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Yaron Ayalonmy book I am an Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and a historian of the Middle East, Ottoman Empire, and Jews of the Muslim world (among other things).  I’m the author of Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

I also maintain an online writing guide for students, and a website for students to ask questions and get advice on college, career, and life questions.

Previously, I taught as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and Emory University.

For more about me and what I do, please browse the links above or contact me.

Please watch and share my Last Lecture talk, delivered in front of 500 students at Ball State University on 19 February 2014.

Have a nice day!