Morgan Tufan

Ph.D. Student in History, admitted Autumn 2016
Master in History from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France (2013)
Advanced diploma in Arabic from the American University of B
Licence in History and in Political Sciences from Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France (2010)
B.A. equivalent in Turkish and Persian language & literature.

Morgan's research involves the frontier between the Ottoman and the Safavid empires in the exteenth century, with a special focus on Kurdish identity.  By engaging with Ottoman, Safavid, Kurdish, and Western primary sources, he investigates the political negotiations between the Kurdish nobility and the Ottoman and the Safavid empires.  Morgan is particularly interested in the progressive political and social integration of the Kurdish aristocracy within the Ottoman and the Safavid states.  He is also interestd in the Ottoman province of Basra and its role in the Indian Ocean mercantile and bureaucratic networks.