Chris Gratien

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Chris Gratien is an environmental historian of the late Ottoman Empire and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His forthcoming book The Unsettled Plain: An Environmental History of the Late Ottoman Frontier (forthcoming with Stanford University Press in Spring 2022) explores the modern transformation of the Çukurova region of modern Turkey, also known as Cilicia. He also maintains a research interest in the history of the Ottoman diaspora, with an emphasis on the migration to and deportation from the United States during the interwar period.

Since 2011, Dr. Gratien has been producer of Ottoman History Podcast, a collaborative internet radio program featuring interviews with students and scholars.