Call for Papers: Serbest Kurdish Studies Conference*

11 03 2018

Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University, June 1 and 2, 2018

Buffett Institute for Global Studies invites paper proposals for its 2018 Kurdish Studies Conference. The Kurdish Studies Conference Series aims to support the production and dissemination of knowledge and to strengthen the network of scholars in Kurdish Studies. The conference convenes annually to discuss the experiences and struggles of Kurds, and the historical and comparative study of Kurdish politics, society, and culture.

Call for Papers

This year’s conference will focus on three themes:

  • The development of Kurdish Studies as a field
  • The idea of Kurdistan and its transformation in relation to political and cultural change in the region and diaspora
  • The possibilities and dilemmas of Kurdish politics across the Middle East region

In this framework, we ask participants to contribute to the discussion of at least one of these topics based on their research.

We have funds to support air travel (up to $300 for domestic and up to $600 for overseas) and hotel accommodation (up to 3 nights).

To apply, please send a detailed summary of your proposal (~ 750 words) and your current CV to Please name your files NameSurname_Summary and NameSurname_CV. The deadline for submissions isMarch 30, 2018. Participants will be notified by mid April.

*This conference is made possible by the generous support of Northwestern Alumnus Metin Serbest, Esq. (Law’05).

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