Dr. Michael Nizri
I hold a Ph.D degree in Middle East Studies from Tel-Aviv University. I teach English for Academic Purposes at all levels, from pre-basic to advanced B. I also specialize in the history of Turkey. Before joining the English for Academic Purposes Unit as a full-time lecturer, I taught for nine years at Ariel University. My fields of interest include social and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, Modern Turkey, and English literature
2001-2006 Ph.D. in Middle East Studies. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Dissertation title: The Kapı in Ottoman Society: The Household of Şeyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi, 1695-1703 Adviser: Prof. Toledano, E.
1997-2000 M.A. in Middle East Studies. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel Dissertation title: The Kul in the Reform Era, 1789-1856: The Household of Husrev Pasha. Advisers: Prof. Ze'evi, D. and Dr. Shuval, T.
1994-1997 B.A. in English Literature and Middle East Studies. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
B.Sc. program. English for Academic Purposes Unit, SCE - Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Beer Sheva, Israel.
Nizri, M. Ottoman High Politics and the Ulema Household. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Nizri, M. "Between Sacredness and Worldliness: The Involvement of Ulama Households in Ottoman High politics— The Case of Şeyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi (1695-1703)". Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol. 48 (2009), pp. 55-73 [in Hebrew]
Nizri, M. “Defining Village Boundaries at the Time of the Introduction of the Malikane System: The Struggle of the Ottoman State for Reaffirming Ownership of the Land.” Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 2:1 (2015): 37-57.
Nizri, M. “The Kethüda of the Ottoman Provincial Governor: The “True” Master of the Household?” Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol. 55 Vol. 55 (2016): 17-34 [in Hebrew]
Nizri, M. “The Importance of the Kapı Kethüdası as a Communication Channel between the Center and the Provinces in the Ottoman Empire.” Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient 59 (2016): 473-498.
Nizri, M. “The Position of Steward to the Ottoman Provincial Governor as a Stepping-Stone to Regional Influence.” International Journal of Turkish Studies, 22 (1/2) (2016): 17-30.
Nizri, M. "The Memoirs of Şeyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi (1638-1703): Self, Family and Household", in Yavuz Kӧse and Ralf Elger (eds.), Ego-Documents: Arabic, Persian, Turkish (14th- 20th Century). Wisebaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010, pp. 29-38.
Nizri, M. "Distribution of Food by the Imperial Kitchens to High-Ranking Officials: The Case of Şeyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi (1695―1703)", in Arif Bilgin and Özge Samancı (eds.), I. Türk Mutfak Kültürü Sempozyumu. Bilecik Şeyh Edebali Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2012, pp. 159-170.
Nizri, M. "The Religious Endowments of Şeyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi: The Dynamism of the Wakf Institution and its Economic Contribution to the Survival of Ottoman Elite Households", in Ehud R. Toledano and Dror Ze'evi (eds.), Society, Law and Culture in the Middle East. De Gruyter Open, 2015, pp. 31-43.
Nizri, M. "Defining Village Boundaries at the Time of the Introduction of the Malikane System: The Struggle of the Ottoman State for Reaffirming Ownership of the Land" in Kent F. Schull, M. Safa Saracoglu, and Robert Zens (eds.), Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2016, pp. 43-64.