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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 (Cambridge University Press,2015;look inside and buy it here).

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 issues. The latter has reached over 900 followers so far via its Facebook page.

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!