Sanja Kadrić recently received her doctorate in Islamic History from the Department of History at The Ohio State University (B.A., Seattle University; M.A., The Ohio State University). Her work focuses primarily on the history of the Ottoman Empire and elite slavery. Her dissertation examines the Ottoman institution of the devşirme, a levy of young men trained and educated as elite military and bureaucratic servants. This institution's legacy in former Ottoman lands allows her to bridge her work on the sixteenth and seventeenth-century Ottoman Empire with her interests in early modern and modern European, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern history. She is particularly interested in race, ethnicity, religion, and gender within the scope of empire and nation-building, population politics, and immigration. In the History Department, she is affiliated with the Comparative Empires constellation, the Race, Ethnicity, and Nation constellation, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality constellation. Sanja is currently working on her first book and teaching in-person and online World History and Islamic History courses at The Ohio State University."