Carter Vaughn Findley is Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at the Ohio State University where he teaches the history of Islamic civilization, with emphasis on the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East. He also co-founded Ohio State’s world history program. His newest book, Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity, was published by Yale University Press in 2010. He is also the author of the multiple award-winning The Turks in World History. He is a past president of the World History Association and the Turkish Studies Association.