Kurdish Studies - an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal of Kurdish Studies on society, politics, geography, culture, and science
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 revitalize 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.
Kurdish Studies journal is founded by a group of Kurdish Studies Network members led by Dr Welat Zeydanlioglu, Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci, Dr Joost Jongerden, and Dr Janet Klein.
The abbreviated title of Kurdish Studies journal is: Kurd. Stud.
Most downloaded papers in Kurdish Studies
1. Nationalism, cosmopolitanism and statelessness: An interview with Craig Calhoun by Barzoo Eliassi
2. Turkey, the Kurds, and the legal contours of the right to self-determination by Derya Bayir
3. Women's activism in Iraqi Kurdistan: Achievements, shortcomings and obstacles by Choman Hardi
4. The Kurds and Middle Eastern State of Violence: the 1980s and 2010s by Hamit Bozarslan
5. Dengbejs on borderlands: Borders and the state as seen through the eyes of Kurdish singer-poets by Wendelmoet Hamelink and Hanifi Baris
6. Science-based truth as news: Knowledge production and media in Iraqi Kurdistan by Andrea Fischer-Tahir
7. Mobilised diasporas: Kurdish and Berber movements in comparative perspective by Ofra Bengio and Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
8. Was Halabja a turning point for the poet Buland al-Haydari? by Hilla Peled Shapira
9. Obituary: Prof Dr Olga Zhigalina (1946-2013) by Khanna Omarkhali
10. The Ideological Transformation of the PKK regarding the Political Economy of the Kurdish Region in Turkey by Gullistan Yarkin
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