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Fredrick Walter Lorenz



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Fredrick Walter Lorenz is a PhD candidate in the UCLA History Department. He specializes in the history of the modern Middle East and Africa. His dissertation, “An Empire of Frontiers: Between Migrant and State in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1835-1911," focuses on Ottoman imperialism, colonialism, and migration in North Africa and the Middle East. 

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Field of Study

Africa
Middle East

Subfield

Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Ottoman North Africa and the Horn of Africa
Saharan and Mediterranean Trade
Mobility, Migration, and Refugee Studies
Transimperialism
Settler Colonialism

Research

My dissertation focuses on the intersection of imperialism, migration, and settler colonialism. In particular, I investigate the centralizing and expansionist agenda of the late Ottoman Empire in Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica (Ottoman Libya) from 1835 until the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-1912. I examine the roles Ottoman settler colonies played in transforming Africa into a lucrative space for Ottoman colonization, security, and agricultural development.

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Lorenz, Fredrick Walter. “Agents, Ambassadors, and Imams: Ottoman-British Transimperialism in the Cape of Good Hope, 1862-1869.” Journal of World History (forthcoming).

Lorenz, Fredrick Walter. (2021). The “Second Egypt”: Cretan Refugees, Agricultural Development, and Frontier Expansion in Ottoman Cyrenaica, 1897–1904. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 53 (1), 89-105. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020743820000975

Grants and Awards

(Selected)

  • 2021 Graduate Student Dissertation Grant, Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES), UCLA.
  • 2020 First Article Award for "‘The Second Egypt’: Cretan Refugees, Agricultural Development, and Frontier Expansion in Ottoman Cyrenaica, 1897-1904", The Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA.
  • 2020 Graduate Student Dissertation Grant, University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), UC Irvine.
  • 2019 The Vangelis Kechriotis Memorial Travel Grant, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA).
  • 2019 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship,  The Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS), UCLA.
  • 2019 Mark Pinson Grant for Graduate Research on the Ottoman Balkans, Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS).
  • 2018 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship for Middle East North Africa Studies (MENA), US Department of Education.
  • 2017 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program (GSRM) Fellowship, UCLA.
  • 2017 Graduate Research Mentorship Program (GRM) Fellowship, UCLA.
  • 2017 Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS) Conference Travel Grant, UCLA.
  • 2017 Mark Pinson Grant for Graduate Research on the Ottoman Balkans, Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS).
  • 2016 Mark Pinson Grant for Graduate Research on the Ottoman Balkans, Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS).    
  • 2016 Boğaziçi University Fellowship for Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT).
  • 2016 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program (GSRM) Fellowship, UCLA.

Conference Presentations

(Selected)

2021 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting: “Nomads, Refugees, and Empires: Dilemmatic Mobility along Tripoli-Tunisia Border, 1881-1893” (Montreal, Canada)  

2020 Fifteenth Annual American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT): “Whose Sovereignty? Local Responses to Turkish educational campaigns in Ottoman Libya during the Tanzimat period, 1839-1876” (Washington DC, USA)

2019 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting: “Migrants, Militias, and Martinis: Generative Forces of Local Security in the late Ottoman Balkans” (New Orleans, LA USA)       

2019 California Scholars of the Middle East and North Africa Workshop (CaliMENA): “Mobilizing Against Exile: Migrant Strategies of Repatriation to the Balkans, 1878-1885” (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

2019 Western Social Science Association Annual Conference: “The Challenges to Returning Home: Muslim Migrants between Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire following the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877-1878” (San Diego, CA, USA)

2017 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting: “Relocation, Resettlement, and Conscription: Refugee Policies during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.” (Washington DC, USA)

Advisors

Degrees

C. Phil., History, UCLA, 2018

M.A., History, Indiana University, 2009

M.A., Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, 2009

B.A., Middle Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, Georgia State University, 2007