Sanja Kadrić received her doctorate in Islamic History from the Department of History at The Ohio State University. She is an Assistant Professor of Islamic World History in the Department of History at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her work focuses primarily on the history of the Ottoman Empire, elite slavery, and imperial identity formation. She is particularly interested in race, ethnicity, religion, and gender within the scope of empire and nation-building, population politics, and immigration. Sanja is working on her first book and teaching courses on World History, Islamic History and Ottoman History.