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Ms Melek SARAL

Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Law, SOAS University of London


Education

  • 09/2007-07/2012         PhD (Dr. phil) in Political Science (major) and Law (minor), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 09/2009-02/2010         Visiting PhD Student, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 04/2002-02/2007         M.A in Political Science, Law and History, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany                                
  • 09/2004-06/2005         Erasmus exchange student, European Studies Department, University of Bradford, UK

                                   

Current and previous positions

  • Since 05/2017               Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Law, SOAS University of London, UK
  • 09/2015-08/2017        Associated Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University Priority Research Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 09/2014-09/2015        Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Government Excellence Scholar holder at the University Priority Research Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 07/2012-03/2018        Externally Affiliated Researcher at the Professorship of International Politics and Conflict Research, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

 

Additional professional experience

  • 01/2016-04/2017    -    Expert, Prime Ministry, Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities, Office of Legal Counsellor and Human Rights and Law Office, Ankara, Turkey.
  • 06/2016-04/2017     -   Expert, Human Rights Inquiry Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey.

 

Selected publications

  • Saral Melek (2018) - Discourses of Egyptian Women’s Rights NGOs in: Raffaelle Marchetti (ed) Cooperation and Competition between Government and NGOs: Perspectives from Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Routledge, pp. 217-235.
  • Saral Melek (2018) - Constitution Making Process in Egypt: Emerging Human Rights Discourses,   in Asifa Quraishi-Landes and SherAli Taaren (eds.), Constitutions and Pluralism in Muslim States and Societies, Herndon: IIIT, pp. 136-155 (forthcoming)
  • Saral Melek (2017) - Turkey-EU Relations and Turkey’s New Identity, Amsterdam University Press.
  • Saral Melek (2015) - Turkey’s ‘self’ and ‘other’ Definitions in course of EU Accession Process, Critical Muslim 16, October-December.
  • Saral, Melek (2011) - Civil Society and Human Rights Protections in Iraq since 2003, in: Marchaetti and Tocci (eds.) Conflict Society and Peacebuilding, New Delhi, Routledge.
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