Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker Özçelik is currently working in the English Language and Literature Department at Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is the regional editor of the open-access Global Shakespeares Video and Performance Archive. At the University of Leicester’s School of English, he is a visiting fellow. His research splits into two distinct but nonetheless related strands: textual studies, especially digital text and digital humanities, and contemporary Shakespearean performance. His research has been funded by the European Commission, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, The Turkish Council of Higher Education, the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the International Shakespeare Association, and other agencies. He is co-general editor of Suleyman Demirel University’s Journal of Social Sciences and has guest-edited a number of journal issues. He chaired the first and second Shakespeare festivals in Turkey, and the International Conference on English Language, Literature, and Linguistics (ICELLL) with Noam Chomsky as keynote speaker. He has appeared on the BBC Radio Leicester programme ‘Mid-morning show”. He has also been interviewed on TRT World, TRT Radio, and Anadolu Agency.
Professor in Islamic Law. He completed his undergraduate study at the Islamic University of Madinah KSA and he achieved his master and doctoral degrees at Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan. Currently, he is actively teaching and guiding students’ theses and dissertations in Mataram State Islamic University-Indonesia. He also conducts some researches and becomes a research reviewer at the Directorate of Islamic Higher Education, Ministry of Religious Affair and he is involved in assessing several articles or papers published in Scopus and Sinta 2 indexed journals. He has ever attended workshops and training as well as organized and attended several conferences and seminars held in several countries. Some of his interests are Islamic Law, Usul Fiqh, Maqasid Sharia, Islamic studies, contemporary Islamic thought.