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London Centre for Social Studies

LCSS was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of academics to generate thinking and debate amongst academics, activists, policy makers, practitioners, media and civil society organisations both at the national and international level. As a non-profit independent research organisation, LCSS uses social science research tools to address major social, political and economic issues such as migration, social cohesion, subjectivity, education, gender, human rights in a critical way.

LCSS has specialised competence on the issues of migration and education related research, especially due to its strong connection with UK based institutes and academics. We aim to create inter-disciplinary forums and cross-border networks to facilitate emergence of innovative approaches addressing major global policy challenges. Hundreds of academics, policy professionals and research students contribute to the development of our programmes, and over 14,000 subscribers follow our activities.

As well as original research contributions, our activities include public lectures, panel discussions, round-tables, conferences, workshops, policy papers, reports and a recently launched academic journal to strengthen links between leading actors in society and the wider public. Through our community projects, we aim to develop better understanding of the problems faced by various communities in Europe and the United Kingdom in particular. Our major community projects to date have been supported by the Big Lottery Fund and many other private UK-based and international institutions and funding bodies. We are also grateful to all individual donors for their continuous and generous support to our activities since LCSS’s establishment.

Ana Maria Albulescu

Ana Maria Albulescu PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London Ana Maria Albulescu is a PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, researching the interplay between local and international dimensions of contested statehood in the post-Soviet space. She has studied International Relations at the University of Birmingham and holds an MA in International Conflict Studies from KCL. She is interested in conflict dynamics and political transformations in the [...]

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Dr Nikolaj Serikoff

Dr Nikolaj Serikoff Welcome Library As a scholar, the graduate of the Moscow University Dr Nikolaj Serikoff belongs to the St Petersburg academic school of Classical Arab Studies. His research methods to a major extent were influenced by the traditions laid by the eminent scholars of St Petersburg University, such as: Baron Victor Rosen, Professors Ignatius Krachkovsky and Alexandre Vasiliev to name but a few, who paid special attention to a detailed linguistic and historical analysis of [...]

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Seref Kavak

Seref Kavak Former Academic Coordinator at LCSS & Researcher at Keele University Seref Kavak is a PhD candidate and Module Tutor in Politics and International Relations at Keele University in Staffordshire. He received his B.A in Politics and International Relations at Marmara University and M.A in Modern Turkish History at Bogazici University in Istanbul with his thesis titled “The Democratic Society Party as a ‘Party for Turkey’: Official and Grassroots Politics of a Changing Identity (2005-2009)” which [...]

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Natalie Wortley

Natalie Wortley Barrister & Principal Lecturer in Law, Northumbria University Natalie Wortley is a barrister and Principal Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University. She was called to the Bar in 1999 and is a member of New Park Court Chambers. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and case note editor for the Journal of Criminal Law. Natalie’s research focusses on persons with mental disorder in the criminal justice system, and on capacity and consent [...]

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Dr Filippo Costa Buranelli

Dr Filippo Costa Buranelli Teaching Fellow at King's College London (KCL) & University College London (UCL) Filippo holds a BA cum laude in International Sciences and European Institutions from the University of Milan, Italy. He also holds an MSc (with distinction) in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His Master dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, the Fred Halliday Prize for the best dissertation in the field of International Relations Theory [...]

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Celeste Gianni

Celeste Gianni Library assistant, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation Celeste Gianni is library assistant at Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation since 2012. She is also Ph.D. candidate at SOAS, University of London - Department of Near and Middle East. Her research project is entitled: “Poetics of the catalogue: library catalogues in the Arab cities of the late Ottoman period“. Her recent publication “Kitab salat al-sawa'i: protagonisti, vicende, ed ipotesi attorno al primo libro arabo stampato con caratteri mobili” [Kitab salat al-sawa'i: protagonists, facts and hypothesis around [...]

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Karima Benaicha

Karima Benaicha Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, Head of the Library & Online Database Department Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, Head of the Library & Online Database Department Karima Benaicha has been with Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation since 1997, serving as Head of the Library & Online Database Department since 2007.  Karima has a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a Master's degree in Information Science.  Her research interests are centred on information access, cataloguing practices for Islamic manuscripts [...]

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Dr Colin Heywood

Dr Colin Heywood Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull, UK Dr Heywood has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (1965, 1967-8); the University of Michigan (1967-8, 1969-71), and Tufts University, Boston (1971-4); subsequently at SOAS, from 1974 to his retirement in 1999. He has been a visiting Professor at Princeton University (2000), the University of Chicago (2005, 2006) and the University of Cyprus (2006-7). He now lives in his native town and is an [...]

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Dr Fred Anscombe

Dr Fred Anscombe Head of Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London, BA History (Yale), MA and PhD Near Eastern Studies (Princeton), Reader in Modern History Dr Anscombe’s research interests lie in the history of the Ottoman Empire and Post-ottoman States, ranging from the late seventeenth to twentieth centuries. While he has strong interest in Ottoman imperial history, he prefers to break away from the traditional focus upon the centre, looking instead at Balkan [...]

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Dr Muhammad Isa Waley

Dr Muhammad Isa Waley Curator for Persian & Turkish, Asian and African Studies at British Library Expertise: Persian, Turkish and Arabic manuscripts: palaeography, codicology, illumination, illustration, cataloguing etc. Dr Waley is a Member of the Islamic Manuscript Association. Dr Waley co-authored a recent (2014) publication The Mughals: Life, Art and Culture: Mughal Manuscripts and Paintings in the British Library. The publication showcases an extensive collection of illustrated manuscripts and paintings that depict the splendour and vibrant colour of Mughal [...]

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Dr Marios Hadjianastasis

Dr Marios Hadjianastasis Historian of the Ottoman Empire, the early modern Mediterranean and global history and an academic practice advisor at the Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD) at the University of Birmingham Dr Hadjianastasis has PhD in Ottoman History from University of Birmingham (Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies).  His doctoral research at Birmingham focused on aspects of social and economic history of Ottoman Cyprus in the seventeenth century.  He has since engaged [...]

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Dr Jan Fidrmuc

Dr Jan Fidrmuc Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, School of Social Sciences and Centre for Economic Development and Institutions (CEDI), Brunel University, London, UK Dr Jan Fidrmuc is a Senior Lecturer in Economics,Department of Economics and Finance, School of Social Sciences and Centre for Economic Development and Institutions (CEDI),Brunel University, London, UK. His research interests include political economy, economic development, institutional economics and labour/family economics. He has published his research in leading European and international [...]

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Tony Osborne

Tony Osborne London Bureau Chief, Aviation Week After working for four years in regional newspapers in his hometown of Swindon, Tony Osborne followed his passion for aviation landing a job with Shephard Media a small defence publishing house acting as deputy editor on two helicopter magazines, before joining Aviation Week as the U.S. aerospace publication's London Bureau Chief in 2012. He has also contributed articles and images for a wide range of periodicals and provided aerospace analysis [...]

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Dr Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay

Dr Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay Associate Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture at the Faculty of Oriental Studies and a Fellow of Wolfson College Dr Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay is currently an Associate Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture at the Faculty of Oriental Studies and a Fellow of Wolfson College. Her research interests include the late medieval and early modern Islamic architecture; illustrated manuscripts; Sufi shrines; hagiography and historiography. Prof.  Yürekli-Görkay’s forthcoming publications include 'Sufi Shrines under the Ottomans',  in [...]

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Dr Nur Sobers-Khan

Dr Nur Sobers-Khan British Library, Lead Curator for South Asia Dr Nur Sobers-Khan completed a PhD in Islamic History in 2012 at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University Cambridge, having previous completing a BA in Oriental Studies (Arabic and Persian) at the same institution in 2006.  Her PhD dissertation, entitled, ‘Slaves without Shackles: Forced Labour and Manumission in the Galata Court Registers: 1560-1572,’ consisted in a microhistorical study of the social and [...]

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Alasdair Watson

Alasdair Watson Bahari Curator at the Bodleian Libraries with responsibility for Middle Eastern and Islamic manuscripts at University of Oxford Alasdair Watson is Bahari Curator at the Bodleian Libraries with responsibility for Middle Eastern and Islamic manuscripts. He is also a Welcome Research Fellow for the History of Medicine at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. Alasdair’s current research includes the Qur’anic manuscripts of Tipu Sultan, 9th–10th century Islamic codicology, and the philosopher physicians of Iraq and Iran in the 9th–13th centuries.

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Dr Juliette Desplat

Dr Juliette Desplat Head, Modern Overseas Records, Advice & Records Knowledge Department, The National Archives Juliette Desplat has a PhD in British Studies/History of ideas (2011) from the University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and joined The National Archives in June 2013 after having worked as a research analyst in the private sector. She is a Middle East specialist, with a particular interest in national identity in the 19th and 20th centuries and in the interaction between politics and archaeology. [...]

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Prof Lisa Webley

Prof Lisa Webley Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster Lisa Webley is Professor of Empirical Legal Studies and holds a Senior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London. She has extensively researched gender and diversity in the legal profession, which has included major collaborative research projects on the barriers and challenges faced by women and minority individuals within the profession and the role of women in law firms.  She also [...]

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Dr Nicola Janz

Dr Nicola Janz Research Methods Associate at University of Cambridge, Social Sciences Research Methods Centre, UK Dr Nicole Janz is a political scientist at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Her current research agenda includes the impact of globalisation on human rights; determinants of labour standards; and corruption in Brazil. Methodologically, Nicole focuses on data transparency and replication. She is involved in a number of initiatives such as the Political Science Replication Initiative (PSRI), the Center for Open [...]

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Nicola Wake

Nicola Wake Senior Lecturer in Law & Risk and Vulnerability research coordinator for the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies, Northumbria University, UK Nicola Wake is Senior Lecturer in Law and Risk and Vulnerability research coordinator for the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies at Northumbria University. Nicola’s research focus is on vulnerable offenders within the criminal justice system, and specifically those who have killed an abuser in response to long-term family violence. Nicola has [...]

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Fariha Shaikh

Fariha Shaikh Post Doctoral Research Fellow, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin Fariha is an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. After her AHRC-funded PhD in 2014, she worked as a teaching fellow at King's College London for a year. She is currently living in Dublin and working on her first monograph, provisionally entitled, 'Imaginary Distance: Textual Cultures of Nineteenth-Century Settler Emigration in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Art'. [...]

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Dr Aidan Elliott

Dr Aidan Elliott Lecturer, King's College London & University of Notre Dame in London Dr Aidan Elliott teaches part-time at King's College London on courses such as 'Early Modern Literary Culture', 'Renaissance Wordplay' and 'The Film of the Play' (an analysis of six early modern plays on film). He also teaches 'Shakespeare in the Cinema'  at the University of Notre Dame in London.

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Dr Natalie Leeder

Dr Natalie Leeder Royal Holloway, University of London Visiting Lecturer Department of English Natalie Leeder has recently been awarded her PhD on the work of Samuel Beckett and Theodor W. Adorno. She currently works as a Visiting Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London and is interested in the intersection between Beckett and German philosophy.

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Hava Dayan

Hava Dayan Lecturer at the School of Criminology, University of Haifa, Israel Hava Dayan is a Lecturer at the School of Criminology, University of Haifa. She has 2 degrees in Sociology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore (2001) and an LLB from the University of Haifa (2006). She researches in the field of criminal law and society, with a particular focus and interest in gender and crime. These [...]

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