Aydin Mehmet Ali

International Education Consultant, Author and Trainer

 Aydin Mehmet Ali is an international education consultant, author and trainer and lives in London. She specialises in multiculturalism, bilingualism and equalities work with the Turkish Speaking Communities (TSCs), women, and young people. 

As a well-known peace campaigner she uses the arts in conflict resolution work amongst Cypriot communities. Until recently she was advisor to the London Mayor and Chair of Hackney Action for Racial Equality. She has set up and managed a large number of empowering projects as an intellectual activist over the last 30 years and has been an evaluator and project-monitoring officer for international projects. 

Aydin's most recent research includes the impact of September 11 on the TSCs in London. Her book, Turkish speaking communities and education: no delight (2001) has been highly praised. She is the editor/translator of Turkish Cypriot Identity in Literature. She set up FATAL (For the Advancement of Turkish-speakers Arts and Literature) a London-based NGO, which organises arts and literature festivals, events and workshops. 

Aydin was project manager of three highly successful projects completed in November 2003, in Cyprus, including a children's photographic project in a mixed village and a Family Cycling Day, which crossed the borders: both attracted wide media coverage. 

She is one of the winners of the 2002 London New Writing Competition organised by London Arts and her short stories and poetry translations have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Pink Butterflies / Bize Dair, a collection of Aydin's short stories and her sister's poems - the story of two sisters separated by wars and part of the Cypriot Diaspora

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.

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


“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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