Kurdish Studies - an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal of Kurdish Studies on society, politics, geography, culture, and science

Kurdish Studies journal

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.

Editorial Team of Kurdish Studies : Managing editors of Kurdish Studies journal are Dr Welat Zeydanlioglu and Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci who along with Dr Joost Jongerden, and Dr Janet Klein led the launch of Kurdish Studies drawing on the Kurdish Studies Network. The editorial team includes Editor-in-chief, Professor Martin van Bruinessen, Associate Editors Dr Wendelmoet Hamelink, Dr Ergin Opengin, Dr Djene Rhys Bajalan, Book Review Editor Ethem Coban, Copy Editor, Naomi Houghton. Kurdish Studies is also supported by many leading scholars in the field serving as members of the Editorial Advisory Board and Editorial Review Board.
For books to be reviewed, before sending any books for review, the publishers and book reviewers must contact the book review editor, Ethem Coban by email.

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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