Haci Osman "Ozzy" Gündüz
My dissertation research focuses on Arabic literature of 16th-century Bilād al-Shām. My main interest is the literary milieu of Damascus during the first century of Ottoman rule (1516-1600). I am also interested in post-1258 literary history of Arabic. My secondary research interests are early modern Ottoman and Persian literatures, literary criticism and Islamic intellectual history. Before starting my PhD adventure at Harvard, I taught Arabic at Tufts University for 6 years. I have also been the Summer Language Program Instructor in Classical Arabic at Harvard Divinity School since 2018.