Sıla Uluçay joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies as a Doctoral Candidate in 2017. Her research, under the supervision of Professor Marina Kurkchiyan, explores the ways in which criminal charges raised against authors and publishers are shaping the publishing industry in Turkey.

Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Sıla completed an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford and was awarded the Zander Prize for achieving the highest result in the final examinations. She wrote her MPhil thesis on the development of the copyright regime in the Ottoman Empire under the supervision of Professor Eugene Rogan.

Sıla has trained as a lawyer in Cyprus, and has experience working for the Ministry of Communications and Works during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU. She holds an MA in Near Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and an LLB from the University College London (UCL)

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