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Michelle Campos

Office: 234 Keene-Flint
Office phone: (352) 273-3397
Fax: (352) 392-6927
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Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Michelle Campos is an Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History. She is a graduate of Stanford University (’93, MA ’97, PhD ’03), and she previously taught in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University from 2003-2006. A former Fulbrighter, Dr. Campos has lived and researched in Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, and Germany. Her scholarly areas of interest include the late Ottoman Empire and its political culture, the social history of historical Palestine, Muslim/Non-Muslim relations, Middle Eastern urban history, and the digital humanities (particularly spatial history and social networks).

Dr. Campos’s first book, Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early-Twentieth Century Palestine, explored the development of Ottoman collective identity in the aftermath of the July 1908 Ottoman revolution, tracing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews defined, practiced, and contested the contours of imperial citizenship and local belonging. Ottoman Brothers was the recipient of the 2010 Yonatan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, awarded by the Association for Israel Studies, as well as the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Culture. A Turkish-language translation entitled Osmanlı Kardeşler was published by Koç University Press in 2015. Dr. Campos’s research also has been published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Ab Imperio, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly File, and numerous edited books.

Dr. Campos is currently writing an urban social history of nineteenth and twentieth century Jerusalem. This project has been funded by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.