Ferya Tas

King's College London

Ferya started her MPhil/PhD in January, 2011 under the supervision of Professor Maleiha Malik. She obtained her LLB degree from the University of Istanbul in 2004 and her LLM degree from the University of Exeter in International Business Law in 2009. Ferya has been a member of Istanbul Bar Association and a practicing lawyer since 2005.


Ferya’s research lies in the areas of sexuality and gender inequality in Law in the Middle East in general, domestic violence and honour crimes in particular. Her socio-legal research focuses on the crimes of honour in the contemporary Middle East comparatively. 

Ferya’s other research interests include gender studies, women in Muslim societies, family law and criminal caw in the Middle East, Islamic law, and human rights. 


LCSS Welcome Reception 2012/13

A Welcome Reception at the University of Westminster for Turkish postgraduate students.

Latest News

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

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


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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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