Ozel, Eda

Harvard University

Research Topic: The Politics of Piracy: Ottoman Pirates in the 17th-Century Mediterranean

Ms. Özel is a PhD candidate in the History and Middle Eastern Studies program at Harvard University. Her research interests comprise Ottoman maritime history, economic history of the Mediterranean in the 16th and 17th centuries, history of Ottoman cartography, and history of capitalism. Her ANAMED project as part of her dissertation research explores the economic costs and benefits of piracy, and how pirate activities steered political and commercial relations in the Mediterranean. She focuses on the quantitative features of piracy, integrating applications of digital humanities in her methods of historical research.