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Professor Christine Robins (formerly Allison)

Research Supervision

My core areas of supervision are Kurmanji language and literature and popular culture and folklore in Kurdistan. I am also happy to co-supervise work on orality, folklore and popular cultures in other parts of the Middle East, and comparative studies where appropriate.

PhD research subjects I have supervised in Exeter include the following:

  • Orientalism and Imperialism: Protestant missionary narratives of the 'other' in nineteenth and early twentieth century  missions to Kurdistan - a case study
  • The Discourse of Early Kurdish Newspapers
  • Women's Medicine in the Diyarbakir Area (Eastern Turkey)
  • Folkloric Song in Badinan (Iraqi Kurdistan)
  • The Doms (gipsy musicians) of Kurdistan
     

Research Students

I have supervised:

Luqman Turgut - 'L’épopée de Cembelî et la tradition des mitirb' DREA (Masters) dissertation, Inalco 2002.

Zubeida Abdulkhaliq - ‘L’histoire du journalisme kurde dans la région de Badinan (Kurdistan d’Irak) après 1991, DREA dissertation, Inalco 2004.

I have co-supervised:

Zubeida Abdulkhaliq - ‘Le journalisme kurde au Kurdistan irakien’ DEA (pre-doctorate) dissertation, Paris III, 2005.

Engin Sustam - 'La reconstruction de la littérature et la performance de l’art contemporain kurdes dans le contexte de migration politique forcée des années post-1990 en Turquie' , Masters 2, EHESS, 2006.