Professor Stephen Reinert received his Ph.D. in History, and M.A. in Turcology, from UCLA. He has held fellowships from Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, the Fulbright Organization, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American School of Classical Studies. His research focus is comparative Byzantine, Balkan, and Turkic history and culture in the 14th and 15th centuries. He is particularly interested in the figures Manuel II Palaiologos and Yildirim I Bayezid, and Christian perceptions of Islam and Muslims. His key articles on late Byzantine and early Ottoman history are published as Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Studies (Ashgate, 2014). He is also the coordinating translator and editor of the English edition of Matei Cazacu’s Dracula (Brill, 2017).