Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu

About Deniz

Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu is a research fellow at the Institute.


Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu is an intellectual, cultural, and economic historian with a particular interest in the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkish Republic. He studied economics at Middle East Technical University (Turkey), and he received his PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University (USA). Between 2012 and 2017, he worked at Middle East Technical University-Northern Cyprus Campus as an assistant professor of history and economics. Since 2017, he is a research fellow at the University of Göttingen. 

Kılınçoğlu’s research has largely focused on the history of economic thought; economic sociology; the intercultural circulation of ideas and its social, political, and cultural implications; and more specifically, the intellectual and cultural transformation in the 19th-century Ottoman Empire. He is the author of two books on Ottoman economic thought and several articles on late Ottoman intellectual and literary history.

He is currently writing a book on nationalism and emotions, focusing on the case of Turkish nationalism.



“Changing Reality through Fiction: A Cognitive Approach to Late Ottoman Literature.” Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 7 (1): 205–226. 2020.

“The Dawn of Ottoman Popular Political Economy: The Turkish Translations of Otto Hübner’s Der kleine Volkswirth.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 41 (3), pp. 351–367. 2019.

Economics and Capitalism in the Ottoman Empire, London: Routledge. 2015.