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Will Smiley

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
History Department
Division of History and Social Sciences

Will Smiley is a historian of the Middle East, especially the Ottoman Empire, with particular interests in the histories of international and Islamic law. He joined Reed in 2015, after holding a postdoctoral fellowship in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He received a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and a JD from Yale Law School. He previously taught at Yale and St. Mary’s University (London), and he has also worked at the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Department of State, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. Since 2011, he has been a non-resident Research Associate of the Harvard-Cambridge Center for History and Economics. His publications have appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, International History Review, Turkish Historical Review, Journal of Ottoman Studies, and Yale Journal of International Law. In spring 2016 he will teach a new course, "International Law and Human Rights in Global History."


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