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Dr Clemence Scalbert-Yucel


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Telephone: 01392 725254

Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics


I am currently on leave and based in Istanbul at the Institut Français d'Etudes Anatoliennes.

Member of the humanities and social science clusters and of the Centre for Kurdish Studies at IAIS

I have studied geography at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, and geopolitics at the University of Marne-La-Vallée and Paris IV (France). I gained my PhD in Geopolitics at the University of Paris IV- Sorbonne in 2005. My PhD thesis addressed the question of the development of a Kurdish field of literature in the context of language conflict in Turkey. I also graduated in Kurdish Language and Civilisation at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris in 2003. I taught geography at the INALCO from 2003 to 2007, when I joined the University of Exeter as a researcher for EXCEPS, the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies.

I am member of the editorial board of the European Journal for Turkish Studies.

My research interests broadly lie in the interplays between ethnicity (ethnogenesis, ethnic mobilisation, ethnic conflict) and the fields of cultural production and development. I mainly conduct research in Turkey, Kurdistan and the diasporas. 

For a list of publications please see 'Other'

I will be on research leave from the 1st September 2014 until the end of August 2015

For office hours and research leave go here.