Wendelmoet Hamelink is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) of Oslo University. She has an MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her book The Sung Home. Narrative, Morality, and the Kurdish Nation (Brill 2016) investigates the lyrics, life stories, and live performances of Kurdish singers that offer fascinating insights into cultural practices, local politics, and everyday life in borderlands. Her methodological and theoretical perspectives consist of narrativity and oral history research, musical anthropology, gender and migration, conflict-studies and nationalism, morality and post-colonial theory. She has long-term fieldwork experience in many countries in the Middle East, Europe and Africa and she speaks Kurdish and Turkish. Her current work includes research on cultural memories and histories of Armenians originating from eastern Turkey, and on cultural resources and resilience of refugees living in Europe. Her research project Images in Exile focuses on gender and representation among Kurdish women who recently fled Syria and live now in Norway.
Please see her most recent book http://www.brill.com/products/book/sung-home-narrative-morality-and-kurdish-nation