Vangelis Kechriotis has earned his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Program of Turkish Studies, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He is an Assistant Professor, Department of History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, where he is also sponsored by the Onassis Foundation. His research interests focus on late Ottoman imperial ideology; political and cultural history, Christians and Jewish communities, and nationalism in the Balkans. He has published many articles related to these topics. Together with Ahmet Ersoy and Maciej Gorny, he is the co-editor of the volume Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1770-1945): Texts and Commentaries. Vol. 3: Modernism, Part I. The creation of the nation state; Part II. Representations of national culture (Budapest: CEU Press, 2010); together with Lorans Tanatar-Baruch, the co-editor of the volume Economy and Society on both shores of the Aegean (Athens, 2010), ALPHA Bank Economic History series; and together with Malte Fuhrmann, the co-editor of the special issue "The Late Ottoman Port Cities and Their Inhabitants: Subjectivity, Urbanity, and Conflicting Orders’, Mediterranean Historical Review,vol. 24/ 2, December 2009.