Alan Mikhail, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University, is widely recognized for his work in Middle Eastern and global history.

He is the author of four books and over thirty scholarly articles that have received multiple awards in the fields of Middle Eastern and environmental history, including the Fuat Köprülü Book Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association for Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History and the Roger Owen Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association for Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History.

In 2018, he received the Anneliese Maier Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for internationally distinguished humanities scholars and social scientists.

His writing has appeared in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World is his latest book.

Books in order of publication:

Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History – 2011

Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa – 2012

The Animal in Ottoman Egypt – 2013

Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History – 2017

God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World – 2020