BiographyDr Serkan Delice is Lecturer and Research Coordinator in the Cultural and Historical department at London College of Fashion. Having gained a BA in Western Languages and Literatures and an MA in Critical and Cultural Studies from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, he taught as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Serkan was awarded full-time funding for three years by University of the Arts London to research his doctoral thesis at LCF, where he also taught a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate courses in cultural and historical studies. He completed his PhD in 2015. Currently, he is working on a number of projects for publication whilst continuing to teach a range of undergraduate courses including ‘Fashion and Consumer Culture’, ‘Global Cultures’, ‘The Production of Fashion’ and ‘Fashion Cultures and Histories’. He is also a final year undergraduate dissertation supervisor.
Serkan’s research is concerned with the effects of globalisation and cultural appropriation on contemporary fashion design, fashion media and visual culture. He also investigates the centrality of fashion production/consumption to political dissidence, immigration, and refugee movements in contemporary Turkey. He has recently contributed a chapter about fashion production and the European Refugee Crisis to the edited collection Fashion and Politics (Yale University Press, 2019).
- Delice S. 'Thrown Away Like a Piece of Cloth': Fashion Production and the European Refugee Crisis (2019)
- Delice S. “The Janissaries and their bedfellows: Masculinity and male friendship in eighteenth-century Ottoman Istanbul." (2015)
Conference, Symposium or Workshop item
- Delice S. Fashion and its Refugees: production, consumption and subjectivity in the age of neoliberal authoritarianism (2017)
- Delice S. Cultural Appropriation: Symptom or Diagnosis? (2017)
- Delice S. 'We cannot have love without lovers': Sexuality and Self-fashioning in Early Modern Ottoman Istanbul (2017)
- Delice S. Between Culturalism and Capitalism: the localisation of LGBT identities in Turkey (2015)
- Delice S. ‘They got the guns, but we got the numbers’: Fashion, masculinity, and political resistance in the Middle East (2014)
- Delice S. Orientalism, masculinity, and global interests: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Menswear between East and West (2014)
- Delice S. Fashion, Politics, and Queer Resistance in the Middle East (2012)
- Delice S. In Pursuit of a Queer Historiography: Rethinking Modernity and Heteronormativity in the Middle East (2012)
Current research students
- Karley Thompson, How is Style and Dress Adopted by Black British Women to Signal the Process of ‘Becoming’? (Joint supervisor)