Emine Ö. Evered (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2005) is an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University. A scholar of the modern Middle East with a focus on late Ottoman and republican Turkey, her first book Empire and Education Under the Ottomans: Politics, Reform and Resistance from the Tanzimat to the Young Turks (I.B. Tauris, 2012) dealt with matters of educational policy and schooling in terms of society-state relations, identity politics, and international affairs. Since that time, her research and publications have focused on questions of public health, disease, sexuality and sex work, and intoxicants. She is presently completing her second book; it addresses the rise and fall of prohibition in the early Turkish republic.
Recent Articles (peer-reviewed):
E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered. (accepted & in press). Framing “our social disaster”: narratives of disease & sexuality in Turkey’s early republic. Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica.
K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered. (accepted & in press). An atlas of maladies, microbes, & morals: tropes of scientism in early Turkey’s public health education. Historical Geography.
E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered. 2016. A geopolitics of drinking: debating the place of alcohol in early republican Turkey. Political Geography 50:1:48-60.
E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered. 2016. From rakı to ayran: regulating the place & practice of drinking in Turkey. Space & Polity 20:1:39-58.
K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered. 2016. “Not just eliminating the mosquito but draining the swamp”: a critical geopolitics of TUBİM and Turkey’s approach to illicit drugs. The International Journal of Drug Policy 33:6-14.
K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered. 2016. A conquest of rice: agricultural expansion, malaria, & the state in Turkey. Historia Agraria: Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural 68:143-178.
E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered. 2013. Regulating the practice & the place of prostitution in early republican Turkey. Gender, Place, & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 20:7:839-857.
K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered. 2012. Syphilis & prostitution in the socio-medical geographies of Turkey’s early republican provinces. Health & Place 18:3:528-535.
K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered. 2012. State, peasant, & killer mosquito: public health education & malaria in Turkey. Political Geography 31:5:311-323.
E.Ö. Evered. 2012. An Ottoman representation of Wahhabism: Ahmed Cevdet Paşa’s imperial history as alternative narrative. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, & the Middle East 31:3:622-632.
E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered. 2011. Sex & the capital city: the political framing of syphilis & prostitution in early republican Ankara. Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences 68:2:266-299.
K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered. 2011. Governing population, public health, & malaria in the early Turkish republic. Journal of Historical Geography 37:4:470-482.
E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered. 2010. Decolonization through secularization: a geopolitical reframing of Turkey’s 1924 abolition of the Caliphate. The Arab World Geographer 13:1:1-19.