Zeynep is a Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. She is part of the UK DFID-Funded Conflict Research Programme and is leading projects on gendered drivers of conflict in Iraq, the impact of genocide on the Yazidi community, responses to internal displacement in Iraqi Kurdistan, WPS and displacement in the Middle East, and women’s political participation in Kuwait. She is also a Lecturer at the Pembroke-King’s Programme, University of Cambridge.
Zeynep’s research interests are in the international politics of the Middle East with a focus on Kurds, gender and conflict in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, as well as Turkish domestic politics and foreign relations. She has a PhD in International Relations from LSE and is completing her book Mapping Kurdistan: Self-determination, Territoriality and the Quest for Statehood for Cambridge University Press.