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Faika Celik


Faika Celik is a historian of the early modern and modern Middle East with a particular focus on the history of Ottoman Empire and Turkey. She holds a B.A. in History from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Currently she works as an Assistant Professor and the Vice-Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey. She also serves as an associate faculty member of Women’s Studies. At Manisa Celal Bayar, she teaches a broad range of courses on Ottoman-Turkish history and historiography, the social and political transformation of the Middle East and women in Islamic societies. Her research interests include history and historiography of the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey with an emphasis on the Gypsy -Roma communities. Her most recent research focuses on history of women in the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Her publications contribute to the cross-disciplinary areas of Romani Studies, Women Studies, and History. She has worked extensively in the Ottoman-Turkish archives and trained in oral history at UC Berkeley’s Oral History Center. Her research on marginalized groups in early modern Istanbul was awarded by the SSHRC grant in Canada.

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