Berna Ekal

PhD candidate in Social Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris


Berna is a PhD candidate in the Social Anthropology and Ethnology Department of Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. Her thesis is on public women’s shelters in Turkey as an institutional response to violence against women. She worked with Åsa Eldén on a research project that problematises femicides in contemporary Turkey and explores interactions between feminists, media and the state. Her most recent publications include Men’s Violence, Visibility and Media, Women Citizen’s Network Publications: Istanbul, 2014 (in Turkish, edited by Berna Ekal and Åsa Eldén) and ‘Women’s Shelters in Turkey. Whose Responsibility?’ Éthnologie française, XLIV, 2, 2014, pp. 237-246. She also translated Eva Lundgren's book The Process of Normalizing Violence into Turkish.

Forthcoming Events

Jul
31

Tower of London (BEP)

A great opportunity to explore the Tower of London and learn about some of the most famous parts of British history including the monarchy, religion and how British culture has become what it is now.


Aug
8

The Lion King (BEP)

We will see the musical show The Lion King to explore and experience the stage and performing arts culture in the UK.


Aug
10

Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children

Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.


Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis


LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.


LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August


International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


Blog

“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA


In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy


On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.


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