Marc David Baer is an American and British historian specialising in Ottoman history. He conducts research utilising Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, and Persian sources. He has lived extensively in Turkey.
His book, The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs was published by Basic Books in 2021.
Since 2013 Professor Baer has been Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He completed his PhD in History at the University of Chicago in 2001. He previously taught at Tulane University and the University of California, Irvine.
He is also the author of Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), winner, Albert Hourani Prize, Middle East Studies Association of North America, Best Book in Middle East Studies; The Dönme: Jewish Converts, Muslim Revolutionaries, and Secular Turks (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010); At Meydanı’nda Ölüm: 17. Yüzyıl İstanbul’unda Toplumsal Cinsiyet, Hoşgörü ve İhtida (Death on the Hippodrome: Gender, Tolerance, and Conversion in 17th century Istanbul) (Istanbul: Koç Yayınları, 2016, in Turkish); Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks: Writing Ottoman Jewish History, Denying the Armenian Genocide (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2020), winner Dr. Sona Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), USA; and German, Jewish, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020). His books have been translated into Turkish and Greek.