Amaan Merali


St Cross


DPhil Oriental Studies

Educational Background:​​​​​​

BA History (SFU), GCert Islamic Studies (IIS), MA Turkish Studies (SOAS)

Research Interests:

Ottoman Syria, confessionalism, Indian Ocean worlds, entangled histories

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

Amaan Merali, 'Legitimising Authority: A Muslim Minority under Ottoman Rule', The Shari’a: History, Ethics and Law, Amyn B. Sajoo, ed. (London: I.B. Tauris, 2018), 153-171.

Amaan Merali, 'Persecution and Partnership: The Ottomans and the Aga Khan Before the Great War', TORCH Conference on Rethinking Nationalism, Sectarianism and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East, University of Oxford, January 2018.

Amaan Merali, 'Between the Sea and Desert: The Historiographical Implications of Ismā’īlī Resettlement of Salamīyya in Late Ottoman Syria', BRISMES Annual Conference on Networks: Connecting the Middle East through Time, Space and Cyberspace, University of Wales, July 2016.

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