Marinos Sariyannis was born in Athens in 1973. He studied History and Archaeology in the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki and obtained his PhD thesis at the same university in 2005 (“Marginal groups and behaviors in Ottoman Istanbul, 16th-18th centuries”). He has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH since 2007, specializing in Ottoman social, cultural and intellectual history. In 2014-2015 he carried out the research project “OTTPOL: A history of early modern Ottoman political thought, 15th to early 19th centuries” within the action “Aristeia II” of the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (NSRF 2007-2013) and from 2018 he directs the project "GHOST - Geographies and Histories of the Ottoman Supernatural Tradition: Exploring Magic, the Marvelous, and the Strange in Ottoman Mentalities", funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant). He is deputy director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH and member of the Editorial Board of Archivum Ottomanicum (Wiesbaden) and Bulletin de Correspondance hellénique moderne et contemporain (Athens – Paris). He has published more than fifty articles and chapters in journals such as Turcica, Archivum Ottomanicum, International Journal of Turkish Studies, Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, Turkish Historical Review, Der Islam and others. His monograph entitled A History of Ottoman Political Thought up to the Early Nineteenth Century was published in 2019.
M. Sariyannis, “Tâshkubrî’zâdah, Ahmad ibn Mustafa”, in M. Sgarbi (ed.), Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer 2015).
M. Sariyannis, "The Dead, the Spirits, and the Living: On Ottoman Ghost Stories", Journal of Turkish Studies / Türklük Bilgisi Araştırmaları 44 (2015) [Çekirge Budu: Festschrift in Honor of Robert Dankoff], 373-390.
M. Sariyannis, «A forged source for the 1821 massacres in Thessaloniki: Avraam N. Papazoglou’s “Hayrullah Efendi”», Μνήμων 34 (2015), 11-36.
M. Sariyannis, “An Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Greek’s Travel Account in Central Asia”, İ. Şahin - B. Isakov - C. Buyar eds, CIEPO Interim Symposium: The Central Asiatic Roots of Ottoman Culture (Istanbul 2014), 47-60.
M. Sariyannis, book review: Georgios Koutzakiotis, Awaiting the End of the World in the 17th Century. The Jewish Messiah and the Great Interpreter. History of Ideas Series No. 8. Institute for Neohellenic Research. The National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2011. 254 pp. [in Greek], Mediterranean Historical Review 29:1 (2014), 106-109.