Dr Åsa Eldén

Uppsala University, Sweden

Åsa Eldén holds a PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden, and has recently completed a research project on femicides in contemporary Turkey. The research was conducted in collaboration with Berna Ekal (EHESS, Paris), and discusses the understanding of femicides as defined in constant interaction between feminists, the media and the state. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, at Bosphorus University in Istanbul and a researcher at Uppsala University.

Selected publications related to the project include: ‘From Icons to Emblematic Cases: The Media and Murders of Women in Turkey’ artikel accepterad för publicering i Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication (Åsa Eldén and Berna Ekal; forthcoming in 2014); Men’s Violence, Visibility and Media, Women Citizen’s Network Publications: Istanbul, 2014 (in Turkish, edited by Berna Ekal and Åsa Eldén) ‘När mord blir emblematiska. Våld mot kvinnor i turkisk och svensk media’ Tidskrift för genusvetenskap 35 (2-3): 79-99. (In Swedish).

Forthcoming Events


7th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

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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


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

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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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