M. Sukru Hanioglu, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, lectures  primarily on late Ottoman political and diplomatic history, late Ottoman history, and Turkish political life. His teaching has taken him to Istanbul and Bosphorus Universities and the Turkish Naval Academy, as well as Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. He is the author of a three-volume work on the history of the Committee of Union and Progress during the period from 1889 to 1908, from its foundation to the Young Turk Revolution. The three volumes were published in 1986, 1992, and 1995. Ph.D. Istanbul University.

Erika Gilson, a native of Istanbul, is a senior lecturer in Turkish in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies. A lifelong student of languages, Gilson began her studies at the University of Heidelberg and has taught all levels of Turkish and introductory Ottoman at Columbia as well as Princeton. Her publications include: Intermediate Turkish II: Manual for Individualized Study (Ohio State University Foreign Language Publications 80 and 80A, 1994), and The Turkish Grammar of Thomas Vaughan: Ottoman Turkish at the End of the XVIIth Century According to an English Transkriptionstext, Near and Middle East Monographs, N.S. II (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1987). Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.