Lee Beaudoen

visiting assistant professor, PPCU, Department of Armenian Studies


  • cultural History of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, Mediterranean History
  • Ottoman Mediterranean and Central Europe: imagined histories, historical narrative, conceptions of kingship and empire, historiography, and history of scholarship


  • Translatio Imperii: Contexts for transitions of power and the fifteenth century Ottoman Mediterranean Imperial Paradigm” – in preparation.
  • „A Mediterraneanizing Approach: Constantinople as a Nexus”, in Constantinople as Center and Crossroad, eds. Olaf Heilo and Ingela Nielsson, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. 2019.


  • Ph.D. History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
  • M.A. Museology, University of Washington, 2010
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities, (English, Russian and Communications), Michigan State University, 1998


  • 2019-: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Department of History, visiting assistant professor
  • 2019-: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Armenian and Southeastern-European/Regional History Studies, visiting assistant professor
  • 2017: Central European University in Budapest, Department of History, junior research fellow
  • 2015-16: Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Istanbul, Turkey, junior research fellow
  • 2013-15: UCLA, Department of History, assistant lecturer and researcher

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