Melike Yilmaz
Adjunct Assistant Professor, History

Dr. Yilmaz is a Research Coordinator at the Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice. She is a Program Manager of MACLeads Program (McMaster African and Caribbean Leadership Exchange) as well. And her other role is Employment Equity Facilitator (EEF) at McMaster University.

As an academician who has worked, lived and conducted studies in various countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, she is working and coordinating in various Human Rights research projects at the centre. (https://chrrj.humanities.mcmaster.ca/)

She has about 19 years of international teaching and administrating experience at universities in Ghana, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, where she also managed exchange students and programs. Moreover, she has had administrative positions in every university she has taught in. Her last position was the Director of Institute of Languages and African Studies at Regent University, Ghana. She has been a visiting scholar / researcher at the University of Selangor (Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia), University of Johannesburg (South Africa), University of Zurich (Switzerland) and University of Birmingham (UK), where she wrote her PhD thesis.

Research interests: Global Human Rights, Immigration and Refugee Issues, Truth Commissions, Restorative Justice, Generational Trauma and Genocides, Youth Education

Teaching interests: Comparative and Contemporary Literature, Human Rights and Literature, Postcolonial Literature, African Literature

Consulting: Education of Youth, Education of Refugee Children, Education of Girls

She is also collaborator at the Participedia Project Phase 2, which receives $2.5 million from SSHRC. (https://participedia.net/)

2021: The Participedia Project Phase Two: Strengthening Democracy by Mobilizing Knowledge of Democratic Innovations." (Stage 2) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). $2.5 million. Collaborator (Principal Investigator: Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh)

2020: The Participedia Project Phase Two: Strengthening Democracy by Mobilizing Knowledge of Democratic Innovations." (Stage 1) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). $20,000. Project Administrator (Principal Investigator: Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh)
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education and training

  • B.A. English Language & Literature, Istanbul
  • M.A. English Language & Literature, Istanbul
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Istanbul
  • OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS , Interactive E-Learning Module on Operationalizing the Right to Development in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals - It was jointly conducted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the University for Peace, and the United Nations University‚Äôs International Institute for Global Health 2020