Will Smiley

Jeremy ZallenWill Smiley successfully defended his PhD thesis at Cambridge in 2012, and expects to receive a JD from Yale Law School in 2014. He is interested in the legal, political, and social history of the Ottoman Empire, and more broadly, of international and Islamic law. His thesis, based on Ottoman, British, and Russian archival sources, approaches these themes through a case study of changes in Ottoman slavery and captivity in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Email: william.smiley@yale.edu