Dr Elife Bicer-Deveci, postdoctoral fellow of Swiss National Science Foundation and academic visitor at the Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College, gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series.
Bicer-Deveci is specialised in the field of gender studies, history of women’s movement, history of Iran and Turkey. She published several papers and a peer-reviewed monography based on her Phd-project about the history of the Ottoman-Turkish women’s movement and international women’s organisations. Both the Phd-project and the publication of the monography were granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She has defended her Phd-thesis at the Historical Institute of the University of Bern and was a fellow of the Graduate School for Gender Studies and Center for Global Studies in Bern. Her recent research project is about the history of international prohibitionist policies and their impacts on Iran and Turkey from 1900 until today.