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Yaron Ayalonmy book I am an Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and the Associate Director of the Jewish Studies Program.  A historian of Jews of the Muslim world, the Middle East, and the Ottoman Empire (among other things, and in no particular order), 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 page for students to ask questions and get advice on college, career, and life issues.

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:

And My TEDx talk on religious tolerance in the early modern world (April 2015):

Have a nice day!