Emre Erol (1984) obtained his MA in history at Sabancı University in Istanbul in 2009. He is currently in the last stage of his PhD research at Leiden University on the history of the Ottoman county of Foçateyn. He has been teaching a variety of courses at Leiden University since 2009, in the BA programme of International Studies in 2013, and at Leiden University's international Honours College since the fall 2013 (LUC The Hague). He is currently employed at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) / School of Middle Eastern Studies. His main areas of interest are late Ottoman history, elite networks, migration, and the comparative history of capitalism, modernity and nationalisms.