Prof. Dr. Cemal Kafadar was born in Istanbul in 1954. He received his Ph.D. from the McGill University Institute of Islamic Studies in 1987. He taught for two years in Princeton′s Near Eastern Studies Department before transferring to Harvard University. Since 1990, Dr. Kafadar has served in the Department of History at Harvard University. He served as a director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard University from 1999 to 2004, and for the 2009–10 academic year. Professor Kafadar is interested in the social and cultural history of the Middle East and Southeastern Europe in the early modern era. He teaches seminars related to popular culture, hagiography and Ottoman historiography as well as the early modern history of the Middle East and Balkans. His publications include Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State (University of California Press, 1995), Suleyman the Second and His Time, edited with Halil Inalcik (Isis, 1993), and Kim var imiş biz burada yoğ iken (Metis, 2009). In 2010, Prof. Kafadar received Turkey′s 2010 Presidential Grand Award in Culture and Arts. He is a member of the editorial board of the Historians of the Ottoman Empire.
"Self and Others: The Diary of a Dervish in Seventeenth Century Istanbul and First-Person Narratives in Ottoman Literature" in Studia Islamica (1989)
Suleiman the Second and His Time, edited with Halil Inalcik (1993)
Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State (1995)
"The Question of Ottoman Decline" in Harvard Middle East and Islamic Review (1999)
Kim Var İmiş Biz Burada Yoğ İken Dört Osmanlı: Yeniçeri, Tüccar, Derviş ve Hatun (2009)
Reference: history.fas.harvard.edu, cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu, yeniaktuel.com.tr