Middle East Studies
Hiroko Miyokawa is a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Middle East Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. She conducted field work in Egypt from 2007 to 2011 and she obtained her Ph. D. in area studies from Sophia University (Tokyo) in 2016. Her current research interests include the construction of ethno-religious identity among the Coptic Christians in early twentieth century Egypt, the relationship between ethnicity and religion, the use of archaeology in the development of nationalism in the Middle East.
Ceren completed her PhD in May 2015 at the London School of Economics, Government Department, focusing on the role of the state and the ulema, in the rise of political Islam in Turkey. She holds a master’s degree from Oxford University (St Antony’s College) in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Alongside her academic career, Ceren previously worked in finance as an economist focusing on Turkey, the Middle East and Eurozone.