Senior lecturer at the Department of Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa where he teaches Ottoman and Turkish history. Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago (2007). His research focuses on petitions sent from Palestine to the Ottoman capital at the end of the 19th century, the rural population of Palestine at that time, the early Jewish-Arab conflict, the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, and WWI in the Levant. Dr. Ben-Bassat is the author of Petitioning the Sultan: Protests and Justice in Late Ottoman Palestine, London: I.B.Tauris, 2013, and the co-editor of Rethinking Late Ottoman Palestine: The Young Turk Rule, 1908-1918, I.B. Tauris, 2011. He teaches at the Department of History at the University of Berkeley during the academic year 2014-2015.