Hadi Hosainy

Reed Hall 203

hadi.hosainy@tcu.edu | 817-257-4943


Ph.D., Early Modern History of Gender and Islamic Law, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)
MA, History, Sabanci Universtiy, Istanbul (2007)
MA, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabanci University, Istanbul (2005)
BS, International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2003)

Courses Taught

HIST 10803 Intro to Islamic Civilization
HIST 30743 Muslim Gunpowder Empires

Areas of Focus

Early Modern Middle East; the Ottoman Empire; Gender; Women; Slavery;
Islamic Law; the Sharia Court; Pious Endowments; History of Family

“Adoption of Domestic Female Salves in 17th Century Istanbul,” Journal of Global Slavery. (Submitted)

“Ottoman Legal Practice and Non-Judicial Actors in 17th Century Istanbul,” The Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, 2 (1), 2015, pp. 21-36.

2018 “Organized Crime against Bondage: Facilitating Slaves’ Flight in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul,” Paper presented at World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain

2017 “Slavery, Women, and the Sharia Court in 17th Century Istanbul,” Public Lecture at SUNY Cortland, Cortland NY.

2017 “Afghanistan, ISIS, and the Taliban,” at the Panel State Sponsored Terrorism? Fact or Fiction, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

2016 “What happened to Waqf in the Long Nineteenth Century? Rethinking the Economic History of the Middle East,” Panel Discussant at the Middle Eastern Studies
Association Conference, Boston

2015 “Gendered Piety: Founding Endowments in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul,” Gender Symposium, University of Texas at Austin

2015 “When the Law was not Just: Women in the Istanbul Court,” Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations Fellow Symposium, Koç University, Istanbul

2015 “Ayşe’lerin Mahkeme Tecrübesi: 17. Yüzyıl İstanbul’unda Mahkeme ve Kadın,” (The experiences of Ayşe’s in the Court: Women and Court in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul), talk delivered at the History Foundation, Istanbul

2014 “Ottoman Law and Family,” The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Ankara, Turkey, (Panel Organizer and Discussant)

2014 “Slavery and Adoption: Integration of Slaves into the Early-Modern Istanbul Households,” paper presented at World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Ankara, Turkey

2013 “‘Daughters’ of their Masters: Convert Female Slaves of Early-Modern Istanbul,” paper presented at The Lure of the Other: Religious Conversion and Reversion in Early Modern Mediterranean, St. Mary’s College University, London

2013 “When the Law Intersects Gender and Class: The Dual Impacts of Early Modern Legal Transformation on the Women of Istanbul,” Paper Presented at the Middle East
Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

2012 “Ottoman Legal Flexibility and Women’s Property Rights,” Paper Presented at the Workshop Titled Justice in Ottoman Society: Institutions, Actors, and Practices
Organized by Institut Français d’études Anatoliennes – Istanbul

2014-2015 Research Fellowship at the Research Center for Anatolian Studies (RCAC), Koç University (Istanbul)
2013-2014 Research Fellowship of the Scientific and Technological Research Council in Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in Affiliation with Sabancı University (Istanbul)
2013 Research Fellowship, History Department, University of Texas at Austin
2013 Professional Development Award, History Department, University of Texas at Austin
2012 Turkish Cultural Foundation, Research Fellowship
2012 Open Society Global Supplementary Grant Program, Research Grant
2011 American Research Institute in Turkey, Research Fellowship
2011 OS Global Supplementary Grant Program, Research Grant

American Historical Association
Middle Eastern Studies Association