Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne

PhD, University of Technology Sydney; MA (Research), BA, Aix-Marseille University
Lecturer in Turkish Studies
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Transnational History 430323
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 470212
  • Comparative And Transnational Literature 470507

Research interests

  • First world War Studies 

  • Ethnic and migration history in Australia 

  • Memory Studies 

  • Public history 

  • Emotional history 

  • Migrant writing 

  • Place and identity 

  • Gender Studies 


Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne is a historian and a lecturer in Turkish Studies at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies. She specialises in transnational histories of remembrance of the First World War and Turkish migrant cultures.  

Her research focuses on the social and cultural legacies of the First World War and politics and practices of remembrance of the war in post-imperial and postcolonial nations. Her research uncovers intercultural experiences of the war and its current memorialisation among diasporas in Australia. 

Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne’s research is multidisciplinary and remains engaged in First World War Studies, transnational creative writing and cross cultural studies.  

Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne is the convenor or Turkish Studies at ANU and the student advisor for Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. She teaches Turkish language as well as Turkish history, society, culture and politics courses. 

Current student projects

  • James Freeman (Master), "Central Asian imagery in contemporary Turkish visual and material culture"

Past student projects

  • Anna-Marieke Lechner Scott (Honours), "Settler Narratives in the Canberran Landscape"
  • Cassandra Collier (Honours), "The UK Media’s Portrayal of Female ISIS Members: From Bride to Bridezilla" 


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