Nazife Şişman gained her BA degree in Economics from Bosphorus University and did post graduate studies in Sociology. She works as a freelance writer. Her writing interests centre on women issues in Muslim experience in modern periods. Identity politics, cultural encounters, body politics and everyday life constitute her main study areas. In Günün Kısa Tarihi (Short Histroy of the Present-2008) the writer deals with the question of practicing faith in a secular world. In a recent work, Başörtüsü: Sınırsız Dünyanın Yeni Sınırı (Headscarf: Border of a Borderless World-2009), she makes a study of the socio-politics of headscarf issue in Turkey from a global perspective. Her publications include among others Emanet’ten Mülk’e: Kadın, Beden, Siyaset (Women, Body and Politics-2003), Küreselleşmenin Pençesi İslam’ın Peçesi (Pawn of Globalisation, Veil of Islam-2005), Yeni İnsan: Kaderle Tasarım Arasında (New Human: Between Destiny and Design-2011).