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, 'Fear and Violence in Late Ottoman Syria: The Ismaʿilis and the School of Agriculture', Diyar: The Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 1:1 (2020), 58-83.

---, 'Righting Wrongs in Late Ottoman Syria: Ismaʿili Petitions to the Sultan in the Second Constitutional Era', MESA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, November 2019.

---, 'Legitimising Authority: A Muslim Minority under Ottoman Rule', The Shariʿa: History, Ethics and Law, Amyn B. Sajoo, ed. (London: I.B. Tauris, 2018), 153-171 [Awarded the 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title].

---, 'Persecution and Partnership: The Ottomans and the Aga Khan Before the Great War', TORCH Conference, University of Oxford, January 2018.

---, 'Between the Sea and Desert: The Historiographical Implications of Ismaʿili Resettlement of Salamiyya in Late Ottoman Syria', BRISMES Annual Conference, University of Wales, July 2016.

Amaan Merali