We're delighted to announce that from October 2016 Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu will be the Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College.
Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu is a social anthropologist working on gender and subjectivity specialised on Turkey and the Middle East. She analyses human subjectivity in relation to seemingly mundane and trivial aspects of everyday life and investigates the creative capacities of human agency. Sehlikoglu is particularly interested in desire in wider social, economic and religious conventions. Her work maps out the dynamic interactions between a) the intangible aspects of human subjectivity, such as desires, aspirations, and longings and b) the historical, religious, political, and familial makings of social life.