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Lisa Balabanlilar
Associate Professor
Associate Professor in History
 
e-mail:balabanlilar@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. History (2007) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
 
Primary Department
   Department of History
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Asian Studies
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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    Research Areas
     The Timurid- Mughal Empire, Islamic South Asia, comparative imperial court culture, movement and procession, memory and identity, comparative early modern Islamic Empires (Ottoman, Mughal and Safavid)
     
    Teaching Areas
     South Asian history, Islamic history, comparative imperial gardens (world history)
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "The Begims of the Mystic Feast: Turco-Mongol
    Tradition in the Mughal Harem," The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 69, No. 1 (February) 2010: 123–147.

     
     Articles
     

     

    “Women in the Mughal Empire,” (3800 words), Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, October 2013.


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    Lisa Balabanlilar, “Jahangir,” Encyclopedia Islamica, 3rd edition, 3652 words, accepted 2010

     

     
     Lords of the Auspicious Conjunction:Turco-Mongol Imperial Identity on the Subcontinent, Journal of World History, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-39.
     
     Books
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar "The Emperor Jahangir: Power and Kingship in Mughal India." In Progress

     
     

    Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia, I.B. Tauris/ Palgrave, 2012.

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar "The Jahangirnama, Memoir of an Emperor." Submitted

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia, I.B. Tauris, 2012.

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, Imperial Identity in Mughal India, London: I.B. Tauris, release date Sept. 30, 2011

     
     Book chapters
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar "Mughal Women, the Imperial Household and the State." The [Oxford] Handbook of The Mughal WorldIn Press

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar "The Emperor Jahangir." History of Medieval India-book, 3Submitted

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar "Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur and the Founding of the Mughal Empire." The History of Medieval India, v.3 (2015) Submitted

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar "The Mythical Ancestors of the Mughals." Mythical Ancestory in World Cultures, 1400 1800In Progress

     
     Other
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "Women of the Mughal Empire," Oxford Encylcopedia of Islam and Women, Oxford University Press, 2013 (?)

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, “Jahangir,” Encyclopedia Islamica, 3rd edition, 2011

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    Managing the Turco-Mongol Legacy: Restless Princes at the Ottoman and Mughal Royal Courts,” in The Problem of Imperial Relatives in Agrarian and Nomadic Empires,

    sponsored by the World History Association, American Historical Association, January 7, 2017, Denver, Colorado

     
     

    “Loyalty, Succession and the Restless Prince in Mughal India,” Clemson University Annual Conference: Kings and Queens: Dynastic Loyalties, April 8-9, 2016, Greenville, North Carolina

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, “The Exemplary Hero and the Idiosyncratic Self: The Construction of the Dynastic Narrative of Mughal India,” Annual Conference on South Asia, October 22-25, 2015, Madison, Wisconsin

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, Myth and Memory: Framing the Epic and the Ideal in Canonical Narratives of Dynastic Power, University of Ghent, 2014

     
     Invited Talks
     

    History of the Silk Road, Rice University Glasscock School

     
     

    "“Research and Ideas on Kingship and Legitimacy,” Rice University Women, Spring 2011.." (Spring 2011)

     
     

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    “Imperial Pleasure Gardens,” Rice Faculty Women’s Club, Spring 2011.

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     Lectures
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "India and the Silk Road," Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice Unversity, Fall 2010

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "Origins of Islam," Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, March 2010

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "The Ottoman Empire," Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, March 2010

     
     Panelist
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "The Timurid Kings of India: Turco-Mongol Islamic Identity at the Mughal Imperial Court," Conference of the American Historical Association, San Diego, 2010

     
     

    Lisa Balabanlilar, "Imagining Kingship: Connected Histories of Early Modern Muslim Empires: Mughals, Safavids, Ottomans," Conference of the Middle east Studies Association, San Diego CA, 2010

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Fatma Betul Yavuz, PhD Study of a Case of Sufi Messianism: Bayrami-Malāmis in the Ottoman Empire Between the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Betul Fatma Yavuz, PhD Study of a Case of Sufi Messianism: Bayrami-Malāmis in the Ottoman Empire Between the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Fatma Betul Yavuz, PhD Study of a Case of Sufi Messianism: Bayrami-Malāmis in the Ottoman Empire Between the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Centuries," . (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Swetha Kotamraju, BA Kingship and Sufism in the Medieval Deccan. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Reyhan Basaran, PhD "The Sectarian Inquiry: Sunnism, Shi`ism and the Weaponizing of Alevi Religious Identity". (2018) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, Rice University (2014)

     2011 Winner of Rice University Academic Advising Award, Rice University , Office of Academic Advising (May 2011)

     Sophie Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society (May 14, 2010)

    Positions Held
     Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History. (2014 - 2014)