The first issue of Kurdish Studies is out‏

3 11 2013

Kurdish Studies

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISNN: 2051-4891

Kurdish Studies journal is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research and scholarship. Kurdish Studies journal is initiated by the members of the Kurdish Studies Network (KSN) and supported by a large group of academics from different disciplines. The journal aligns itself with KSN’s mission to revitalise and reorient research, scholarship and debates in the field of Kurdish studies in a multidisciplinary fashion covering a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, economics, history, society, gender, minorities, politics, health, law, environment, language, media, culture, arts, and education.

Kurdish Studies offers a universally accessible venue where sound scholarship and research as well as reviews and debates are disseminated. The journal establishes a genuine forum for serious discussion and exchange within the Kurdish Studies community, reaching out to a broad audience of students, professionals, policy makers and enthusiasts alike. Kurdish Studies aims to maintain a fair balance between theoretical analyses and empirical studies. Critical and novel approaches and methods are particularly welcome.

Table of contents


Martin van Bruinessen

Turkey, the Kurds, and the legal contours of the right to self-determination

Derya Bayir

Science-based truth as news: Knowledge production and media in Iraqi Kurdistan

Andrea Fischer-Tahir

Women’s activism in Iraqi Kurdistan: Achievements, shortcomings and obstacles

Choman Hardi

Mobilised diasporas: Kurdish and Berber movements in comparative perspective

Ofra Bengio, Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

Book reviews
Janet Klein, David Romano, Michael M. Gunter, Joost Jongerden, Atakan Ince, Marlies Casier

For further details, contact:

Welat Zeydanlioglu

Managing editor

Kurdish Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISNN: 2051-4891 |



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