Yuval Ben-Bassat is an Associate Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Haifa where he teaches Ottoman and Turkish history. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago (2007). His research focuses on petitions sent from Palestine to the Ottoman capital at the end of the 19th century, the rural population of Palestine at that time, the early Jewish-Arab conflict, the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, Gaza at the end of the Ottoman period, and WWI in the Levant. Prof. Ben-Bassat is the author of Petitioning the Sultan: Protests and Justice in Late Ottoman Palestine (London: I.B.TAURIS, 2013, 346pp), the co-editor of Rethinking Late Ottoman Palestine: The Young Turk Rule, 1908-1918 (London: I.B.
TAURIS, 2011, 310pp.), and the editor of
( ,Developing Perspectives in Mamluk History: Essays in Honor of Amalia Levanoni (Brill: 2017), 414p
During the academic years 2014-2016 Prof. Ben-Bassat was a visiting professor at the History Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Between the years 2017-2020 he serves as the chair of his department.