Dr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem

Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University

Dr. Mehmet Ali Dikerdem has been involved with Middlesex University for many years, teaching a wide range of courses on Third World development, social, urban and ethnic policy studies in social sciences and humanities, and was appointed 0.5 Lecturer in 1990 in social policy and ethnic studies, and was a founding member of the Race & Culture honours programme (1995-2001). He was also appointed 0.5 Lecturer at Bristol University's postgraduate Development Studies programme (1991-95)where he worked with the late Professor Peter Townsend.

Dr Dikerdem joined the Institute for Work Based Learning in 2002, becoming the Postgraduate Curriculum Leader for Work Based Studies (2003-8) and then Programme Leader for the Masters and Doctorate in Professional Studies (M/DProf) in 2009. Apart from the design and delivery of professional doctorates and work based learning programmes,his academic interests include practice based research methodologies,sociology of work and professions, Gramsci studies,multiculturalism, and Turkish migration and diaspora studies. He is also a regular commentator on issues relating to Turkish-speaking communities in Britain and Turkish affairs. His BA is in Politics and Modern History from Manchester University (1992) and MA and DPhil in Sociology from Sussex University (1980).  Languages spoken: Bilingual in Turkish and English with reading knowledge of French.


Political Participation of Turks in the UK- Forthcoming Local Elections

His Excellency Bahadir Kaleli, Ms Ayfer Orhan, Labour, Cllr Mr Ertan Hurer, Cllr Mr Dogan Delman, Cllr Ms Nilgun Canver, Cllr Ms Meral Ece

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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

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