SOAS University of London

Centre for Ottoman Studies

Staff and Members of Centre for Ottoman Studies

Co-Chairs:
Advisory Board:

Co-Chairs

Dr Vanja Hamzić
Advisory Board Member
Vanja Hamzić

Law and Society of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and West Africa (esp. Senegal); Islamic Law; Legal and Social History; Legal and Social Anthropology; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Colonialism and Slavery in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Marxism; Critical Theory; Global Law/Governance; Cold War Studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S336
  • Academic Support Hours: T2: Tue 12:00 - 14:00 (by appointment only)
Dr Senija Causevic
Co-Chair
Senija Causevic

Critical management; critical marketing; (contested) heritage marketing, management and interpretation; experiential marketing; destination branding/marketing/representation; post-conflict cultural settings; Ottoman Empire; Balkans; India

  • Tel: 0207 898 4514
  • Email: sc83@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 542
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Advisory Board


Dr Yorgos Dedes
Advisory Board Member
Yorges Dedes
Early Anatolian Turkish; Ottoman language and literature; Ottoman history; Turkish-Greek relations; modern Turkish culture
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4344
  • Email: gd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 424
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 3-5pm

Members

Professor Gilbert Achcar
Member
Gilbert Achcar

Political economy and sociology of globalisation; global power structure and grand strategy; empire theory and US hegemony; politics and development of the Middle East and North Africa; sociology of religion; Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism; social change and social theory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4557
  • Email: ga3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 292b
  • Academic Support Hours: By Appointment via email
Dr Fiona Adamson
Member
Fiona Adamson

International Relations Theory; International Security; Migration and Diaspora Mobilization; Globalisation and Global Governance; Transnational Identity Movements

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4683
  • Email: fa33@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 212
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 10am - 12noon

Dr Keya Anjaria
Member
Keya Anjaria

The Novel; 20th Century Turkish Literature; Turkish Cinema; World Literature; Comparative Literature;  20th Century Literary Criticism; Modernity and Modernization in late 19th and 20th Century Turkey.

  • Tel: (020 7898) 4587
  • Email: ka13@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 407
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 11am-1pm

Dr Samia Bano
Samia Bano

Muslim Family law in the UK and Europe, Family Law, Multiculturalism, Citizenship, Islamic Jurisprudence and Human Rights, Feminist and Critical Social and Political Theories, Issues concerning the rights of Muslim women and Gender Equality.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4668
  • Email: sb169@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S133
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 11:00 - 13:00
  • On Sabbatical:T2 (2019/20)
Dr Brenna Bhandar
Staff Silhouette

Indigenous rights, law and colonialism, post-colonial, feminist and critical legal theories.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4540
  • Email: bb29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S331
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 - 13:00 (Term 2)

Professor Matthew Craven
Member
Matthew Craven
Public international law, international legal history (particularly colonialism and decolonisation), postcolonial and critical legal theory.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4673
  • Email: mc7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S334
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 15:30 - 17:00hrs

Mr Nicholas H D Foster
Nick Foster
Comparative commercial and comparative corporate law, with special reference to Islamic law and the laws of the Middle East, in particular the UAE; Islamic Finance.

Dr Thomas Marois
Member
Thomas Marois

Political economist; Public banks; Development banks; Climate finance; Green transitions; Privatisation; Alternative development

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4503
  • Email: tm47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 293
  • Academic Support Hours: currently unavailable
  • On Sabbatical:Until September 2022



Associate Members



Dr Veli Yadirgi
Associate Member
Veli Yadirgi

Political, Economic and Social History of Turkey and the Middle East with special reference to the Kurdish Question in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria; Politics and Development Economics of the Countries of the Middle East; Social Change and Social Theory.

  • Email: vy1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 289
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 1-3pm