Dr Elife Bicer-Deveci
Dr. Elife Biçer-Deveci is Fellow of Early Postdoc Mobility Funds of Swiss National Science Foundation. She is historian and promoted at the Historical Institute of the University of Bern. Her research interest are gender studies, global historical approaches to the Middle East, interactions and exchange processes between Middle East and European countries from 1800 until today. Her recent project is about alcohol regulations policies in Iran and Turkey in the 20th century in the frame of international relations.
She published a monography based of her Phd-project: Die osmanisch-türkische Frauenbewegung im Kontext internationaler Frauenorganisationen (The Ottoman-Turkish Women’s Movement in the Context of International Women’s Organisations). Ottoman Studies / Osmanistische Studien vol. 004. Bonn University Press; Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht, Göttingen 2017. In this book, Elife Biçer-Deveci interprets the relationship of the international women’s movement in its early stage with methods of the entangled history and brings the perspective of Ottoman-Turkish feminists to the fore. Thereby, she highlights ambiguities and cultural communication problems in the history of this relationship. She also wrote among other following articles about women’s movement in Ottoman Empire and Turkey: Ermächtigung oder Entmündigung für türkische Feministinnen? Die Aufnahme des Türkischen Frauenbundes in die International Alliance of Women. In: traverse 2016/2. S. 38-49. The Movement of Feminist Ideas: The Case of Kadınlar Dünyası. In: Kozma, Liat; Schayech, Cyrus; Wishnitzer, Avner. A Global Middle East: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880-1940. London, New York: IB Tauris, 2014. S. 347-355.