The second issue of Kurdish Studies is out‏

20 07 2014

Kurdish Studies

Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2014

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


The Kurds and Middle Eastern “State of Violence”: the 1980s and 2010s

Hamit Bozarslan

Was Halabja a turning point for the poet Buland al-Haydari?

Hilla Peled-Shapira

Dengbêjs on borderlands: Borders and the state as seen through the eyes of Kurdish singer-poets

Wendelmoet Hamelink, Hanifi Barış


Nationalism, cosmopolitanism and statelessness: An interview with Craig Calhoun

Barzoo Eliassi


Obituary: Prof Dr Ol’ga Zhigalina (1946–2013)

Khanna Omarkhali

Book Reviews

Ulrike Flader, Vera Ecarius-Kelly, Clemence Scalbert-Yücel, Michael M. Gunter, Tozun Bahcheli, Ethem Çoban


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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