Faisal Husain

Faisal Husain
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Residential Fellow (2019-2020)
  • “Water and Power in the Ottoman Tigris-Euphrates Basin”

Faisal Husain is Assistant Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University. He 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, Water and Power in the Ottoman Tigris-Euphrates Basin, 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.

Professor 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.

Professor Husain’s research has been supported by the Institute of Turkish Studies, the Fulbright-Hays Commission, and the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.