Ceyda Karamursel is an assistant professor in the history of the Modern Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, with research and teaching interests focusing on the economic, political, and legal history of the late Ottoman Empire and early Turkish Republic. She holds her B.A. in Economics from Boğaziçi University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Middle East Center. Supported by the Social Science Research Council, Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, and ACLS among others, her work has appeared in the Journal of Women’s History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and most recently in the International Journal of Middle East Studies. She is currently completing her first book entitled The Sack and the Bowstring: A Global History of Ottoman Slavery and Freedom, which places Ottoman practices of slavery and freedom in their wider global economic, political, and legal contexts.