Selim Misafir, Turkey

Alumni Portrait Selim Misafir © Işık Şeyma Misafir
  • Current position: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, Akdeniz University, Antalya
  • Scholarship: Ernst Mach Grant Worldwide
  • Duration: 10/2019 – 07/2020

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Selim Misafir is currently a research and teaching assistant at the Akdeniz University in Antalya. His main research areas are Human Rights and State Theory. He was a lawyer at Ankara Bar Association. He did research at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands for his master studies with the focus on international human rights law. He is the member of Turkish Society of General Theory of State and legal advisor of The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action which is co-loaded with UNICEF. He has been hosted at the All Human Rights for All Center of the University of Vienna when staying in Austria. Selim Misafir is now working on the relation between the Law and Art in particular Human Rights and Cinema.


The project I prepared for my research period in Austria reflected a fairly new perspective in the field of law and involved an interdisciplinary subject. The overall scope of the research was to examine the interaction of Law and Cinema, and the representation and narrative dimension of Cinema and its contribution to the Human Rights. The research I could conduct with the Ernst Mach Grant-Worldwide programme financed by the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research was quite considerable and presented me the opportunity in order to improve myself on way to the possible future necessities in the field. With the memorable scientific support of my mentor, Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak, I maintained my work with success not only my predicted research plan but also to widen my study and to get functional results. It was pleasant to be able to do research with people from different countries in a scholarly circle with whom I could gain experiences and share my story as a young academician.