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.
He is professor of international relations and conflict resolution at the Arab American University, Palestine. He is the Board’s Director of Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center at the same university where this center is acting as think tank and policy-oriented platform for both graduate students and local and foreign experts as well. He acted as ex dean for Arts school at the Arab American university in 2015-2017 and head for board of directors of the policy and conflict resolution studies center 2019-2021. He wrote books and articles in international refereed journals dealing with IR and peace studies. He obtained wide range of awards including Fulbright fellowship, Erasmus plus, DAAD and Marie Currie awards. His major research interests are conflict and peace studies, civil society and political elites. He supervised more that fifty research master ad PhD thesis local and globally. His latest article is “The Vitality of Popular Resistance in Transforming the Conflict with the Occupation in Palestine”, published in Conflict Studies Quarterly, Romania 2021. He also presented a research paper in Ankara, Turkey conference on exploring the relationship between crisis management and public relation in public and private organizations in August 2022.
Curriculum and Educational Supervision Specialist at the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain, she holds a PhD in sustainable environmental sciences from Ain Shams University, and a master’s degree in geographical and environmental sciences from Beirut Arab University – and a higher diploma in geographical sciences and a higher diploma in teaching from the University of Bahrain
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