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Dr Clemence Scalbert-Yucel


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Telephone: 01392 725254

Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics

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 include the following :

- ethnicity and the fields of cultural production. 


- cultural heritage, space, and identity

- Kurdish literatures

- environment, ecological mobilisation, and rurality.

I mainly conduct research in Turkey, Kurdistan and the diasporas. 

For a list of publications please see 'Other'

For office hours and research leave go here.