Professor Scott Levi joined the OSU History Department in 2008 as a specialist in the history of Islamic Central Asia. He earned his PhD in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000).
Professor Levi's research focuses on the socio-economic history of early modern, pre-colonial Central Asia. In addition to multiple journal articles, book chapters and other publications, Professor Levi has authored The Indian Diaspora in Central Asia and its Trade, 1550-1900 (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002). He has also edited India and Central Asia: Commerce and Culture, 1500–1800 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007) and co-edited (with Ron Sela) Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Sources (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010). His current projects include a history of the Khanate of Khoqand (1799-1876) that seeks to connect the Khanate's rapid rise and fall to larger Eurasian, and global, historical patterns. Professor Levi is a recipient of the 2011 OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.