Claremont McKenna College

Heather Ferguson, Ph.D.


Areas of Expertise

Middle East, Ethics and Moral Issues, Ottoman History, Middle East, Evolution of Muslim Societies, Early Modern Statecraft, Legal History


Selected Research and Publications

  • Chapter submission "The Circle of Justice and Legal Vocabularies in Ottoman Administrative Genres" for Justice, Statecaft and Law: A New Ottoman Legal History (forthcoming under the editorship of Huricihan Islamoglu)
  • "Occupying the Future." The Tahrir Forum of the Cairo Review (November 29, 2011).
  • "Genres of Power: Constructing a Discourse of Decline in Ottoman Nasihatname." In Osmanli Arastirmalari Dergisi /The Journal of Ottoman Studies (Issue 35, 2010) 81-116.
  • "Reading Kanunname: Law and Governance in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire." In The International Journal of the Humanities 6 (2007-08).
  • "Property, Language, and Law: Conventions of Social Discourse in Seventeenth-century Tarablus al-Sham." In Beshara Doumani, ed., The Family in Middle Eastern History (New York: SUNY Press, 2002).

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2012
  • al-Falah Dissertation Grant, CMES, UC Berkeley, Fall 2008
  • American Research Institute in Turkey Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • Ford Foundation Research Grant for Social Science Concepts in Area Studies, Summer 1998



Heather Ferguson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Masters of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies, 1999
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  Thursday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Email: hferguson@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-3814
Fax:
Address: Kravis Center 203
Website:
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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Dean of the Faculty

Interim Dean of the Faculty Nicholas Warner
Nicholas Warner

Interim Dean of the Faculty

Nicholas Warner is CMC's Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Literature

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Dean of the Faculty Office Staff & Responsibilities

Dean of the Faculty Gregory Hess
Nicholas Warner
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Faculty

Professor of Literature

  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Academic Deans Committee (ADC)
  • Administration Committee
  • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT)
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  • Language Coordinator
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  • Senior Staff
  • Space Planning
  • Tenure Track Appointments

The Dean of the Faculty oversees the following offices:
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  • Off-Campus Study
  • Office of Sponsored Research
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  • Office of the Registrar
  • Teaching Resource Center
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Lee Skinner
Lee Skinner
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Associate Professor of Spanish

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Academic Standards Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Budgets
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee and general curriculum oversight
  • Chair, Diversity Committee
  • Committee Assignments
  • Compensation
  • Director, Teaching Resource Center
  • Non-tenure Track Appointments
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Senior Staff
Ronald Riggio
Ronald Riggio
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Administration Committee
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  • Board of Trustees
  • Committee Assignments
  • Faculty Research Committee
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Sabbatical Leaves
  • Senior Staff
Cindi Guimond
Cindi Guimond
Director of Academic Administration

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  • Convocation / Commencement
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  • General Office Support
  • Language Residents
  • Office Moves
  • Space Planning
  • Supervisor, Faculty Support Centers
Dianna Graves
Dianna Graves
Director of Academic Planning

  • Co-Advisor, Keck Science 3-2 Engineering Programs
  • Compliance
  • Departmental Reviews
  • Faculty Course Evaluations
  • Office of Sponsored Research
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Erica Nichols
Erica Nichols
Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Administration

  • Committee Support for the Curriculum Committee
  • General Office Support
  • Podlich Distinguished Fellows
  • Post Tenure Reviews
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Lori Juan
Lori Juan
Administrative Assistant

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  • Convocation / Commencement
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  • General Office Support
  • Joint Forensics
  • New Faculty Orientation Support
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Office of the Dean of the Faculty

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