Faisal Husain, Assistant Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University, presents his research project, "Water and Power in the Ottoman Tigris-Euphrates Basin," to an interdisciplinary group of NDIAS Fellows, guest faculty, and students.
Professor Husain specializes in the early modern history of the Ottoman Empire, with a regional focus on the southeastern provinces in Anatolia and Iraq. His current book project examines the establishment of a unified imperial regime over the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the sixteenth century and the consequences of this political transition on the Ottoman state, provincial settlements, and the environment.
Husain’s articles appeared in Environmental History and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, for which he received the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society for Environmental History and the Ömer Lutfi Barkan Prize of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. He currently serves on the editorial board of Global Environment.
His research has been supported by the Institute of Turkish Studies, the Fulbright-Hays Commission, and the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.