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Interport Lecturer

Joshua White

Joshua White is an assistant professor in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He received his B.A. in History and Islamic studies from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan. He studies and teaches the history of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean and Middle East, with a particular focus on the social, legal, and diplomatic history of the early modern Ottoman Empire. His current book project—entitled Catch and Release: Piracy, Slavery, and Law in the Early Modern Ottoman Mediterranean—is a study of the Ottoman legal and administrative response to rising piracy in the eastern half of the Mediterranean basin in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has lived, researched, and studied in Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco, the U.K., and, of course, Turkey.