The discussion will be moderated by Mirela Ivanova, who is currently an ANAMED Post-Doctoral Fellow. The talk will be held in English.
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Gülşah Şenkol is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Orient-Institut Istanbul. She received her Ph.D. in History from Ohio State University in 2019. Her research focuses on the comparative history of feminism in the Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her current book project, A Comparative History of Feminism in Egypt and Türkiye, 1880-1935: Dialogue and Difference, establishes a dialogue between Egyptian and Turkish feminisms, investigates both the secular and Islamic trends within them, and takes stock of their interactions with and resistances to western feminisms.
Mirela Ivanova is a cultural and intellectual historian of Byzantium and Central and Eastern Europe. Currently, Ivanova is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at ANAMED, where she is focusing on one particular genre, hagiography, and how its production sought to mobilize communities in the Late Medieval Balkans. Prior to her appointment at ANAMED, Ivanova was a Junior Research Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Oxford. She recently joined the Department of History at the University of Sheffield as a lecturer.