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Centre members

The Centre for Kurdish Studies benefits from the activities of several members of staff recognised as specialists in different disciplinary areas:


Prof Christine Robins

Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies,

Associate Professor and holds the Ibrahim Ahmed Chair of Kurdish Studies

Dr Clémence Scalbert Yücel Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics 
Prof Gareth Stansfield Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies

Sarah Firman

Research Administrator

Honorary research fellows

Dr Li Bingzhong Honorary Research Fellow

Prof Mohammed Ihsan

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Francis Owtram

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Kawa Morad

Honorary Research Fellow

Associate members

Professor Philip Kreyenbroek Professor and Director of Iranian Studies Georg-August University of Göttingen 
Professor Hamit Bozarslan Director of Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales

PhD students

You can search for previous submitted PhD thesis from our centre in the Open Research Exeter page within the library catalogue. There are over 80 doctoral texts which show the key word 'Kurdish.'