M.A. Eda Elif Tibet

PhD student


Elif, is currently a Phd student on Social Anthropology and Research Assistant in the PH Institute working on a SNF funded project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabine Strasser and Prof. Dr. Kathrin Oester. Her research is on the Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers and their transnational biographies on Education in Turkey. Elif holds a BA degree on Economics from Istanbul Bilgi University (2009), and an Mphil on Social Anthropology from the University of Kent (2013) where she was a graduate research assistant, specializing on Visual Anthropology. Her first anthropological research was among the cave dwellers of Cappadocia in which as part of her thesis, she has produced a documentary film 28 Days on the Moon that was broadcast by IZ TV and made it into many visual anthropology and mainstream festivals. Her second documentary film AMCHI (2014) on Tibetan healers of Ladakh was also broadcast by TV and have received many awards among of those for being the most inspirational filmmaker and best soundtrack from Jakarta International Film Festival –Environment-Health-Culture (2014). Her recent film Hey Goat! (2013) on the nomadic pastoralists of Turkey was screened in the Geneva’s natural History Museum and latest documentary film Refugee Here I Am (2015) a participatory musical documentary in which she directed together with Enzo Ikah is now currently doing its’ festival circuit.