Below is a collection of resources available online ranging from reviews, reports to MA and PhD dissertations. For journal articles, books, and book chapters see the “Bibliography” section.To assure that publications are enlisted in the bibliography, authors are urged to inform the KSN. Authors can assume that their publications will be indexed. For inclusion contact: Ethem Coban at ethem.coban[at]

Ancient History

Kurdish Studies

  • Alagöz, Mehmet. (2003). Old Habits Die Hard A Reaction To Application Tanzimat: Bedirhan Bey’s Revolt. ( MA Thesis Boğaziçi University).
  • Ali, Othman. (1992). British Policy and the Kurdish Question in Iraq, 1918-1932. ( PhD University of Toronto).
  • Bozarslan, Hamit. “Research guide to Kurdish Studies, Middle East Review of International Affairs.
  • Foley, Sean Ezra. (2005). Shaikh Khalid and the Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiayya, 1776-2005. (PhD Georgetown University).
  • Hassan, Zheger. (2015). The Origins and Evolution of De Facto States: Implications for Iraqi Kurdistan. (PhD – Universtiy of Western Ontario).  
  • Klein, Janet. (2010). “Minorities, Statelessness, and Kurdish Studies Today: Prospects and Dilemmas for Scholars,” Journal of Ottoman Studies/Osmanlı Araştırmaları Dergisi, special issue in honor of Rifa’at Abou-el-Haj, pp.225-237. This special issue has also been reprinted as a book: Donald Quataert and Baki Tezcan (2010) (eds). Beyond Dominant Paradigms in Ottoman and Middle Eastern/North African Studies: A Tribute to Rifa‘at Abou-El-Haj. (İSAM). pp.225-237.
  • Öğüt, Özcan. (2012). The Ghost Identity. (MA Thesis Universitat Pompeu Fabra MA).
  • Scalbert-Yücel, Clémence and Le Ray, Marie. (2006). Knowledge, Ideology and Power. Deconstructing Kurdish Studies, European Journal of Turkish Studies, 5.
  • Sönmez, Ebru. (2006). An Acem Statesman in the Ottoman Court: İdris-i Bidlisi and the Making of the Ottoman Policy on Iran. (MA Thesis Boğaziçi University).
  • Yusupova, Z. A. (2005). Kurdish Studies at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in Russia (1959—2005), Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in Russia, tr. by A. Zorin.

The Kurdish Question

Nationalism and Nation-building


Diaspora and Migration



Forced migration



Imperial Powers and the Kurds




  • Hourani, Guita G. (2011). The Kurds of Lebanon: Socioeconomic Mobility and Political Participation via Naturalization. (The Lebanese Emigration Research Center Research Paper Series).


  • Mohammadi, Rojan. (2014). Moving a Market: Impacts of Heritage Nomination on a Local Community. A Case Study of Delal Khaneh in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Waterloo University MA Thesis).