Alan Mikhail is widely recognized for his work in Middle Eastern and global history.
He is the author of four books and over thirty scholarly articles that have received multiple awards in the fields of Middle Eastern and environmental history, including the Fuat Köprülü Book Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association for Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History and the Roger Owen Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association for Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History.
His latest book is God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World.
In 2018, he received the Anneliese Maier Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for internationally distinguished humanities scholars and social scientists.
His writing has appeared in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.