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Professor Christine Robins (formerly Allison)


After a BA degree in Classics and French at Magdalen College, Oxford, I studied Kurdish at SOAS. My Ph.D thesis on oral traditions amongst the Yezidis of Iraq was submitted in 1996, and followed by a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship at SOAS (1997-2001). I was then tenured lecturer (maître de conférences) in Kurdish at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris, before taking up the post of Ibrahim Ahmed professor of Kurdish studies in Exeter's new Centre of Kurdish studies in 2007.