Huseyin Yilmaz specializes in cultural and intellectual history of the Ottoman Empire. He received his PhD in 2005 from Harvard University in History and Middle Eastern Studies. He formerly taught at the University of South Florida and Stanford University. His previous fellowships include American Research Institute in Turkey and Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna. He published articles and book chapters on such topics as constitutionalism, imperial ideology, historiography, and cultural geography. He is currently working on a book project examining imageries of the caliphate in sixteenth century Ottoman Empire.