Julia Phillips Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of two award-winning books, Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), and—together with Sarah Abrevaya Stein—Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014). Her articles have appeared in various venues, including American Historical Review, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Jewish Social Studies, Jewish Quarterly Review, and AJS Perspectives. Cohen is currently on the board of the Association for Jewish Studies, the advisory council of the Center for Jewish History, and the editorial boards of AJS Review and the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. She has previously served as editorial board member for the International Journal for Middle East Studies and as Sephardi/Mizrahi Division Chair for the Association for Jewish Studies.