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  • Demir, Ipek. (2015). Battlespace Diaspora: How the Kurds of Turkey Revive, Construct and Translate the Kurdish Struggle in London. In: Dismantling Diasporas: Rethinking the Geographies of Diasporic Identity, Connection and Development. eds.  Anastasia Chrsitou and Elizabeth Mavroudi. (Ashgate).
  • Janroj, Keles. (2015). Diaspora, the Internet and Social Capital. In: Migrant Capital: Network, Identities, and Strategies. eds. Ryan, L. (et al.).  pp. 102-116.


  • Gourlay, William. (2014). State vs Society in a Nationalist Framework: The Experience of the Kurds in Modern Turkey. In: The Contemporary Middle East: Revolution or Reform? eds. Adel Abdel Ghafar, Brenton Clark and Jessie Moritz. (Melbourne University Press).  pp. 110-131.
  • Keles, Janroj. (2014). The Politics of Religious and Ethnic Identity among Kurdish Alevis  in the Homeland and in Diaspora. In: Religious  Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. ed. Khanna Omarkhali. (Harrassowitz). pp. 173–224.
  • Omarkhali, Khanna. (2014). Introduction – Religious Minorities in Kurdistan. In: Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. ed. Khanna Omarkhali. (Harrassowitz). pp.XVII–XXXVIII.
  • Omarkhali, Khanna. (2014). Current Changes in the Yezidi System of Transmission of Religious Knowledge and Status of Spiritual Authority. In: Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. ed. Khanna Omarkhali. (Harrassowitz). pp. 67-77.
  • Taş, Latif. (2014). Kurdish ‘Unofficial’ Family Law in the Gurbet. In: Religion and Law: Cultural Encounters in Europe. eds. Prakash Shah, Marie-Claire Foblets and Mathias Rohe. (Ashgate). pp. 209 – 337.


  • Allison, Christine. (2013). Memory and the Kurmanji Novel: Contemporary Turkey and the Soviet Armenia. In: Remembering the Past in Iranian Societies. Christine Allison and Philip G. Kreyenbroek eds. (Harrassowitz Verlag). pp. 189.
  • Amy de la Bretèque, Estelle and Bilal, Melissa. (2013). The Oror and the Lorî: Armenian and Kurdish Lullabies in Present-day Istanbul. In Remembering the Past in Iranian Societies. Philip Kreyenbroek and Christine Allison. eds. (Harrassowitz Verlag). pp.125-140.
  • Altinay, Ertuğ. (2013). The Terrorist with Highlights: Kurdish Female Suicide Bombers in Mainstream Turkish Media. In: Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge. eds. Feona Attward et. al. (Palgrave).
  • Grojean, Olivier. (2013). Violence Against Oneself. In: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. eds. Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, Doug McAdam and David A. Snow. (Wiley-Blackwell).
  • Gunes, Cengiz. (2013). Accommodating Kurdish National Demands in Turkey. In The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy: Theory and Case Studies. ed. Ephraim Nimni, Alexander Osipov and David J. Smith (Peter Lang).
  • Kizilhan, Ilhan. (2013). Oral History of the Yezidis -Recollecting and Forgetting. In: Remembering the Past in Iranian Societies. Christine Allison and Philip G. Kreyenbroek eds. (Harrassowitz Verlag). pp. 177.
  • Spät, Eszter. (2013). On Soil and Jinn. Ritual practices and syncretism among the Yezidis of Northern Iraq. In: Rituale als Ausdruck von Kulturkontakt – “Synkretismus” zwischen Negation und Neudefinition.  eds. Andreas H. Pries et al. (Harrassowitz Verlag). pp. 111.
  • Spät, Eszter. (2013). Religion and Oral History: The Origin Myth of Yezidis. In: Remembering the Past in Iranian Societies. eds. Christine Allison and Philip G. Kreyenbroek (Harrossowitz Verlag). pp. 33.
  • Stoyanov, Yuri. (2013). The Question of the Existence of Dualist Layers in Alevi/Bektāşī Syncretism and their Central Asian, Anatolian or Balkan Provenance  In: Rituale als Ausdruck von Kulturkontakt – “Synkretismus” zwischen Negation und Neudefinition. eds.  Andreas H. Pries et al. (Harrossowitz Verlag). pp.  131.
  • Turgut, Luqman. (2013). Memory and Social Structures in Kurdish Society. In: Remembering the Past in Iranian Societies. eds. Christine Allison and Philip G. Kreyenbroek (Harrossowitz Verlag). pp. 47.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2013). Kurds and the City. In: Joyce Blau, l’éternelle chez les Kurdes. (eds.) Hamit Bozarslan and Clémence Scalbert-Yücel. pp. 273-295.


  • Celik, Ayşe Betül. (2012). Ethnopolitcal Conflict in Turkey: From Denial of Kurds to Peaceful Co-existence? In Handbook of Ethnic Conflict. eds. Dan Landis and Rosita D. Albert. (Springer).
  • Eliassi, B. (2012). Political Terrains of Writing Belonging, Memory and Homeland. In Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies. ed. M. Livholts. (Routledge).
  • Göl, Ayla. (2012). Ethnic Radicalisation: Kurdish Identity as Extremism in Hegemonic Discourses of Turkey. In Islamic Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism. ed. by George Joffe. (I.B. Taurus, 2012). pp.241-268.
  • Sheyholislami, Jaffer. (2012). Liguistic Minorities on the Internet. In Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments. ed. by Kirk St. Amant and Kelsey Sigrid. (IGI Global). pp. 235-250.
  • Sirkeci, Ibrahim. (2012). Remittances in an Environment of Human Insecurity: The Kurdish Case. In Sirkeci, I., Cohen, J., and Ratha, D. eds. Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond. Washington, DC. USA: The World Bank, pp. 277-281.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2012). Reflections on Midyat and Tur Abdin. In: International Midyat Symposium (7-9 October 2011)] Symposium Papers.  (ed.) Ibrahim Özcoşar. Mardin Artuklu University. pp. 1-9.


  • Hardi, Choman. (2011). The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds: Chemical Weapons in the Service of Mass Murder. In Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory. ed. Rene Lemarchand. (University of Pennsylvania Press).
  • Omarkhali, Khanna. (2011-2012). Yezidi Religious Oral Poetic Literature: Status, Formal Characteristics, and Genre Analysis. With Some Examples of Yezidi Religious Texts. In: Scrinium, 7-8: Ars Christiana: In Memoriam Michail F. Murianov (21.XI.1928 — 6.VI.1995). eds. R. Krivko, B. Lourié, A. Orlov. (Gorgias Press & Axioma). pp. 144-195.
  • Spät, Eszter. (2011). The Song of the Commoner: The Gnostic Call in Yezidi Oral Tradition. In: Search of Truth: Augustine, Manichaeism and Other Gnosticism.  eds. Jacob van den Berg et al. (Brill). pp. 663-683.
  • Uçarlar, Nesrin. (2011). How Happy is the One who Speaks Turkish! In Reflections on Knowledge and Language in Middle Eastern Societies. ed. Bruno De Nicola, Husain Qutbuddin and Yoni Mendel. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).


  • Blau, Joyce. (2010). Written Kurdish Literature. In: In Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajiki. eds. Philip G. Kreyenbroek and Ulrich Marzolph. (I. B. Tauris). pp. 1-32.
  • Eccarius-Kelly, Vera. (2010). Reframing the Nationalist Perspective: Kurdish Civil Society Activism in Europe. In Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey, eds. Ayse Kadıoğlu and Fuat Keyman. (University of Utah Press). pp. 289-318.
  • Watts, Nicole F. (2010). The Missing Moderate: Legitimacy Resources and pro-Kurdish Party Politics in Turkey. In The Kurdish Policy Imperative. ed. by Robert Lowe and Gareth Stansfield. (Chatham House).


  • King, E. Diane. (2009). Fieldwork and Fear in Iraqi Kurdistan. In: Violence: Ethnographic Encounters. ed. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi. (Berg). pp.51-69.
  • Omarkhali, Khanna and Rezania,K. (2009). Some Reflections on the Concepts of Time in Yezidism. In: From Daēnā to Dîn. Religion, Kultur und Sprache in der iranischen Welt. eds. Allison Ch., Joisten-Pruschke A., Wendtland A. (Harrassowitz), Wiesbaden, pp. 331-346.
  • Spät, Eszter. (2009). The Role of the Peacock “Sanjak” in Yezidi Religious Memory. In: Materializing Memory – Archeological Material Culture and the Semantics of the Past. eds. Irene Barbiera et al. (Archaeopress). pp. 105-116.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2009). Ahl-i Haqq. The Encyclopaedia of Islam. Third Edition, Part 2. pp. 51-58.


  • Uçarlar, Nesrin. (2008). European Declarations on Minorities: the Kurdish Quest for Turkey’s Membership of the European Union. In Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference: Whose House is This? eds. Bo Petersson and Katharine Tyler. (Palgrave).


  • Chibli, Mallat. (2007). Judicial Review in a War-Torn Country: Courts in the “Safe Haven” of Northern Iraq. In. Introduction to Middle Eastern Law. ed. Mallat Chibli. (Oxford University Press). pp. 230-235).
  • Grojean, Olivier. (2007). Violence Against the Self : The Case of a Kurdish non-Islamist Group. In The Enigma of Islamist Violence. eds. Amélie Blom, Laetitia Bucaille and Luis Martinez. (Columbia University Press). p.105-120.
  • Sirkeci, Ibrahim. (2007). Kurdish Speaking Cologne: From Guest Workers to Asylum Seekers. In Guillou, A.Y., S. Tapia, and     P.M. Wadbled (eds.) Migrations Turques dans un Monde Globalise: Le Poids du Local. Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp.179-198.
  • Watts, Nicole F. (2007). Silence and Voice: Turkish Policies and Kurdish Resistance in the mid-20th Century. In The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism. ed. Mohammed Ahmed and Michael Gunter (Mazda).
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2007).  Foreword.  In: The Settlement Issue in Turkey and the Kurds: An Analysis of Spatial Policies, Modernity and War.  (ed.) Joost Jongerden. Brill, pp. xxi-xxiv.


  • King. E. Diane. (2006). Migration, Internal Displacement: Kurds. In: Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, vol. IV: Economics, Education, Mobility and Space. ed. Suad Joseph. (Brill). pp. 407-409.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2006). Foreword. In: The Origins and Development of Kurdish Nationalism. (ed.) Wadie Jwaideh. Syracuse University Press. pp. ix-xiv.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2006). A Kurdish Warlord on the Turkish-Persian Frontier in the Early Twentieth Century: Isma`il Aqa Simko. In:  Iran and the First World War: Battleground of the Great Powers. (ed.) Touraj Atabaki. I. B. Tauris.  pp. 69-93.


  • Mojab, Sharzad. (2005). Kurdish Women. In: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Family, Law, and Politics. eds. Suad Joseph and Afsaneh Najambadi. Boston. pp. 358-366).
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2005). Kurdish Challenges. In:  Looking into Iraq. (ed.) Walter Posch. Institute for Security Studies, European Union. pp. 45-72.


  • Leezenberg, Michiel. (2004). The Anfal Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. In: Century of Genocide – Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. eds. Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, Israel W. Charny. (Routledge). pp. ??.
  • Watts, Nicole F. (2004). Institutionalizing Virtual Kurdistan West: Transnational Networks and Ethnic Contention in International Affairs. In Boundaries and Belonging: States and Societies in the Struggle to Shape Identities and Local Practices. ed. Joel Migdal.  (Cambridge University Press).
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2004). Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). In:  Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2nd ed., vol.2. (eds.) Philip Mattar et al. Thomson Gale. pp 1342-1344.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2003).Ehmedî Xanî’s Mem û Zîn and its Role in the Emergence of Kurdish National Awareness. In: Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. (ed.) Abbas Vali. Mazda Publishers. pp. 40-57.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2002). Kurds, States and Tribes. In:  Tribes and Power: Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Middle East. (eds.) Faleh Jabar and Hosham Dawod. Saqi Books. pp. 165-183.


  • King, E. Diane. (2001). Employees to Asylees: Iraqi Kurds in an American Dream. In: Negotiating Transnationalism. Mary Carol Hopkins and Nancy Wellmeier. Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants. 9. American Anthropological Association. pp.160-181.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (2001). From Adela Khanum to Leyla Zana: Women as Political Leaders in Kurdish History.  In: Women of a non-state nation: the Kurds. (ed.) Shahrzad Mojab. Mazda Publishers. pp. 95-112.


  • Ahmetbeyzade, Cihan. (2000). Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey and the Role of Peasant Kurdish Women. In Gender Ironies of Nationalism. ed. Tamar Mayer. (Routledge).
  • Gürbey, Gülistan. (2000). Peaceful Settlement of Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict through Autonomy. In The Kurdish Conflict in Turkey: Obstacles and Chances for Peace and Democracy. eds. Ferhad Ibrahim and Gülistan Gürbey. (LIT Verlag).
  • Tezcan, Baki. (2000). The Development of the Use of Kurdistan as a Geographical description and the Incorporation of this Region into Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century. In: The Great Ottoman, Turkish Civilisation. Philosophy, Science and Institutions (vol. 3). eds. Kemal Cicek et al. (Yeni Türkiye).
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin.  (2000). Kurds, Genocide of. In: Encyclopedia of Genocide. (ed.) Israel W. Charny.  ABC Clio Publishers. pp. 383-385.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin.  (1997). Chapter Commentaries. In: Kurdistan in the Shadow of History. (ed.) Susan Meiselas.  Random House.


  • Blau, Joyce and Yasir, Suleiman. (1996). Language and Ethnic Identity in Kurdistan: an Historical Overview. In: Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa. ed. Yasir Suleiman. (Routledge). pp. 153-163.
  • Shakely, Farhad. (1996). The Kurdish Qasida. In: Qasida Poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa‎. eds Stefan Sperl et. al. (Brill). pp. 327-338.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1996). Historical Background. In: Violations of Human Rights in Turkish Kurdistan. Report of a Fact-finding Mission of Pax Christi and the Netherlands Kurdistan Society to Newroz 1993. (ed.) Netherlands Kurdistan Society. pp. 1-8.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1996). Developments Since Newroz 1993. In: Violations of Human Rights in Turkish Kurdistan. Report of a Fact-finding Mission of Pax Christi and the Netherlands Kurdistan Society to Newroz 1993. (ed.) Netherlands Kurdistan Society. pp. 22-33.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin.  (1996). Shakak.  Encyclopaedia of Islam.  Vol. IX. pp.  245-246.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin.  (1996). Shamdinan. Encyclopaedia of Islam. Vol. IX. pp. 282-283.


  • Yalcin-Heckmann, Lale. (1995). Gender Roles and Female Strategies Among the Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Kurdish Tribes of Turkey. In: Women in Modern Turkish Society: A Reader. ed. Sirin Tekeli.  (Zed). pp. ??.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1995). When Haji Bektash Still Bore the Name of Sultan Sahak. Notes on the Ahl-i Haqq of the Guran District.  In Bektachiyya: études sur l’ordre mystique des Bektachis et les groupes relevant de Hadji Bektach.  Éditions Isis. pp. 117-1387.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1995). Uprising in Kurdistan. In: A Democratic Future for the Kurds of Turkey. Proceedings of the International Conference on North West Kurdistan (South East Turkey). eds. Frankfurt: medico international / London: Kurdistan Human Rights. pp. 32-36.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1994). Genocide in Kurdistan? The Suppression of the Dersim Rebellion in Turkey (1937-38) and the Chemical War Against the Iraqi Kurds (1988).  In: Conceptual and Historical Dimensions of Genocide. (ed.) George J. Andreopoulos.  University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 141-170.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1994). Genocide of Kurds.  In: The Widening Circle of Genocide [Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, vol 3]. (ed.).  Israel W. Charny. Transaction Publishers. pp. 165-191.
  •  Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1994). Shabak. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam.  Vol. IX. pp. 152-153.


  • Hassanpour, Amir. (1993). The Pen and the Sword: Literacy, Education and Revolution in Kurdistan. In: Knowledge, Culture and Power: International Perspectives on Literacy as Policy and Practice. eds. Peter Freebodya and Anthony R. Welch. (Falmer Press). pp. 23-54.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1993). Kurdistan. In:  The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. (ed.) Joel Krieger. Oxford University Press. pp. 518-519.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1992). Kurdish Society, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Refugee Problems. in: The Kurds: a Contemporary Overview. (eds.) Philip G. Kreyenbroek and Stefan Sperl. Routledge. pp. 33-67.
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1992). Kurdish `Ulama and their Indonesian Students. In: De Turcicis aliisque rebus commentarii Henry Hofman dedicati. Utrecht Instituut voor Oosterse Talen en Culturen.pp. 205-227.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1991). Kurdish Society and the Modern State: Ethnic Nationalism Versus Nation-building. In: Kurdistan in Search of Ethnic Identity. Papers presented to the First Conference on Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity in the Middle East and Central Asia. (eds.) Turaj Atabaki and Margreet Dorleijn. Utrecht Department of Oriental Studies. pp. 24-51.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1989). The Ethnic Identity of the Kurds. In: Ethnic Groups in the Republic of Turkey. (eds.) Peter Alford Andrews and Rüdiger Benninghaus. Dr. Ludwich Reichert. pp. 613-21.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1984). Popular Islam, Kurdish Nationalism and Rural Revolt: The Rebellion of Shaikh Said in Turkey (1925). In: Religion and Rural Revolt. (eds.) János M. Bak and Gerhard Benecke. Manchester University Press. pp. 281-295.


  • Van Bruinessen, Martin. (1983). Kurdish Tribes and the State in Iran: The case of Simko’s Revolt. In: The Conflict of Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan. (ed.)Richard Tapper (ed.). Croom Helm. pp. 364-400.

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