Editorial Team

Editor in Chief:

Prof Martin van Bruinessen

Managing Editor:

Dr Welat Zeydanlıoğlu is the founder and coordinator of the Kurdish Studies Network, a global research network for scholars working in Kurdish Studies. Some of his forthcoming and recent publications are: The Kurdish Question in Turkey: New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation (Routledge, 2013, co-edited with Cengiz Gunes) and “Turkey’s Kurdish language policy”. Special issue: The Kurdish Linguistic Landscape: Vitality, Linguicide and Resistance. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language (2012). He has also published several articles on the Kurdish issue as well as on the politics of nation-building and modern Turkish and Kurdish history.

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Associate Editors:

Assistant Editor

Book Review Editor

  • Ethem Coban, American University Washington College of Law,  United States

Copy Editor