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Elif Elmas, Dr. phil.


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Curriculum vitae

born 1978 in Gelnhausen, Germany  


2016: PhD, "Die Balkankrise 1875-78 im Spiegel osmanischer und westlicher Karikaturen" ("The Balkan Crisis 1875-78 as portrayed by Ottoman and Western Caricature")
The present work will deal with Ottoman satire between 1875 and 1878. It will focus on satirical Ottoman periodicals like Hayal and Çaylak, as well as on the influence of the European satire magazines on them. Furthermore the work will show how the Russian-Ottoman war of 1877/78 is reflected in European and Ottoman satire magazines. 

09.2008: Team member of the project “Gauging Cultural Asymmetries: Asian Satire and the Search for Identity in the Era of Colonialism and Imperialism” (B1) of the Cluster of Excellence at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany.

07.2007: M.A. in Islamic Studies and Pedagogy at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

2000-2007: Studies of Islamic Studies and Pedagogy at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

Selected publications

Elif Elmas: "Teodor Kassab´s Adaption of the Ottoman Shadow Theatre Karagöz“. In: Hans Harder und Barbara Mittler (Hg.): Asian Punches. A Transcultural Affair. Springer. Heidelberg 2013. S. 245-270.

Elif Elmas: "Karagöz in Ketten: Teodor Kassabs Kampf gegen die osmanische Pressezensur während der Spät-Tanzimat". In: Johannes Zimmermann, Christoph Herzog und Raoul Motika (Hg.): Osmanische Welten: Quellen und Fallstudien. University of Bamberg Press. Bamberg 2016. S. 115-128.