Zeynep is Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She is also Lecturer at the Pembroke-King's Programme, University of Cambridge.
Zeynep is currently researching gender, displacement and the implementation of the WPS agenda in Iraq. Her wider research interests are in the international politics of the Middle East with a focus on Kurdish politics in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, as well as Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. Zeynep recently completed a research project on how international–local interactions shape gender norm compliance in Iraqi Kurdistan, and is currently leading a research on responses to internal displacement in Iraqi Kurdistan. Zeynep completed her PhD in International Relations at LSE and is working on her book Mapping Kurdistan: Self-determination, Territoriality and Quest for Statehood.