Ms Melek SARAL
Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Law, SOAS University of London
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.
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, 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.