Dissertations in Kurdish Studies

Dissertations in Kurdish Studies

Ancient History

Kurdish Studies

  • Alagöz, Mehmet. (2003). Old Habits Die Hard A Reaction To Application Tanzimat: Bedirhan Bey’s Revolt. ( MA Thesis Boğaziçi University).
  • Ali, Othman. (1992). British Policy and the Kurdish Question in Iraq, 1918-1932. ( PhD University of Toronto).
  • Bozarslan, Hamit. “Research guide to Kurdish Studies, Middle East Review of International Affairs.
  • Foley, Sean Ezra. (2005). Shaikh Khalid and the Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiayya, 1776-2005. (PhD Georgetown University).
  • Hassan, Zheger. (2015). The Origins and Evolution of De Facto States: Implications for Iraqi Kurdistan. (PhD – Universtiy of Western Ontario).

  • Klein, Janet. (2010). “Minorities, Statelessness, and Kurdish Studies Today: Prospects and Dilemmas for Scholars,” Journal of Ottoman Studies/Osmanlı Araştırmaları Dergisi, special issue in honor of Rifa’at Abou-el-Haj, pp.225-237. This special issue has also been reprinted as a book: Donald Quataert and Baki Tezcan (2010) (eds). Beyond Dominant Paradigms in Ottoman and Middle Eastern/North African Studies: A Tribute to Rifa‘at Abou-El-Haj. (İSAM). pp.225-237.
  • Öğüt, Özcan. (2012). The Ghost Identity. (MA Thesis Universitat Pompeu Fabra MA).
  • Scalbert-Yücel, Clémence and Le Ray, Marie. (2006). Knowledge, Ideology and Power. Deconstructing Kurdish StudiesEuropean Journal of Turkish Studies, 5.
  • Sönmez, Ebru. (2006). An Acem Statesman in the Ottoman Court: İdris-i Bidlisi and the Making of the Ottoman Policy on Iran. (MA Thesis Boğaziçi University).
  • Yusupova, Z. A. (2005). Kurdish Studies at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in Russia (1959—2005)Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in Russia, tr. by A. Zorin.

The Kurdish Question

Nationalism and Nation-building


Diaspora and Migration



Forced migration



Imperial Powers and the Kurds




  • Hourani, Guita G. (2011). The Kurds of Lebanon: Socioeconomic Mobility and Political Participation via Naturalization. (The Lebanese Emigration Research Center Research Paper Series).


  • Mohammadi, Rojan. (2014). Moving a Market: Impacts of Heritage Nomination on a Local Community. A Case Study of Delal Khaneh in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Waterloo University MA Thesis).