Emine Evered

Position: Associate Professor
Field: Public Health, Intoxicants, Science/Medicine, Cultural, Social, Political, Women & Gender
Region: Middle East

Office: 213 Old Horticulture
Email: evered@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 884-4917

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emine-Evered

Emine 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 Empire and Turkish Republic, her first book Empire and Education Under the Ottomans: Politics, Reform and Resistance from the Tanzimat to the Young Turks (I.B. Tauris, 2012; paperback in 2019) 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 currently completing her second manuscript; it deals with the rise and fall of prohibition in Turkey.

Representative Publications (peer-reviewed):

  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “Mandating Immunity in the Ottoman Empire: A History of Public Health Education and Compulsory Vaccination,” Heliyon 6 (2020) DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05488
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “Between Promotions and Prohibitions: The Shifting Symbolisms and Spaces of Beer in Modern Turkey,” in Waltraud Ernst (ed.), In Alcohol Flows across Cultures: Drinking Cultures in Transnational and Comparative Perspective (London: Routledge, 2020): 84-122. DOI:10.4324/9780203732038-5
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “Dispensary, Home, and ‘A Women’s Army’: Framing Tubercular Geographies and Gender in late Ottoman Turkey,” Journal of Historical Geography 68 (2020):33-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2020.02.003
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “Sin in the City: An Urban History of Medicine and Modern Morality in Turke, in Vojnovic,I., Pearson, A., Gershim, A., Deverteuil, D., & A. Allen, A (eds.), Handbook of Global Urban Health (Routledge, 2019). DOI:10.4324/9781315465456-3
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “Framing “Our Social Disaster”: Narratives of Disease and Sexuality in Turkey’s early Republic,” Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 15 (1) (2017): 51-66.
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “From Rakı to Ayran: Regulating the Place and Practice of Drinking in Turkey,” Space & Polity 20:1 (2016):39-58. DOI:10.1080/13562576.2015.1057003
    • Reprinted in Williams, Stewart & Warf, Barney (eds.), Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State (Routledge, 2017) DOI:10.4324/9781315204468-4
  • K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered, “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 (2016):6-1 DOI:10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.05.003
    • Designated as “Editors’ Choice” for the journal’s issue
  • K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered, A Conquest of Rice: Agricultural Expansion, Malaria, and the State in Turkey,” Historia Agraria: Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural 68 (2016):143-178. Historia Agraria 68:103-136
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered., “A Geopolitics of Drinking: Debating the Place of Alcohol in early Republican Turkey,” Political Geography 50:1 (2016):48-60. DOI:10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.06.006
  • K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered, “An Atlas of Maladies, Microbes, and Morals: Tropes of Scientism in early Turkey’s Public Health Education,” Historical Geography 44 (2016):102-126. Historical Geography 44:102-126
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “From Rakı to Ayran: Regulating the Place and Practice of Drinking in Turkey,” Space & Polity 20:1 (2016):39-58.
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “’Protecting the National Body’: Regulating the Practice & the Place of Prostitution in early Republican Turkey,” Gender, Place, & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 20:7 (2013):839-857. DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2012.753584
  • E.Ö. Evered & K.T. Evered, “Sex and the Capital City: The Political Framing of Syphilis & Prostitution in early Republican Ankara,” Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences 68:2 (2013):266-299. DOI:
  • K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered, “Syphilis & Prostitution in the Socio-Medical geographies of Turkey’s early Republican Provinces,” Health & Place 18:3 (2012):528-535. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.02.001
  • K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered, “State, Peasant, Mosquito: Public Health Education and Malaria in Turkey,” Political Geography 31:5 (2012):311-323. DOI:10.1016/j.polgeo.2012.05.002
  • K.T. Evered & E.Ö. Evered, “Governing Population, Public Health, & Malaria in the early Turkish Republic,” Journal of Historical Geography 37:4 (2012):470-482. DOI:10.1016/j.jhg.2011.02.002

For a complete list of publications visit my ORCID page: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2026-8912