Aimee Genell is Assistant Professor of at the University of West Georgia (Ph.D., Columbia University). Her research focuses on the history of the late Ottoman Empire and its entanglements with Europe in the arena of international law. Her manuscript, Empire by Law: The Ottoman Origins of the Mandate System in the Middle East (under contract, Columbia University Press), traces the Ottoman roots of the post-imperial political order through an analysis of the inter-imperial contest over autonomous Egypt in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With a grant from the American Research Institute, she began research on a new project, “Empire under Occupation,” which examines the fragmentation of imperial space, networks, and institutions during the Armistice period (1918-1923). She has published several articles on Ottoman legal history from a transnational perspective, including, among others, “The Well-defended Domains: Eurocentric International Law and the Making of the Ottoman Office of Legal Counsel” (Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association).