Esin Duzel is a Fellow in Culture and Conflict at the LSE European Institute. She is a socio-cultural anthropologist with a PhD from University of California, San Diego (2016). She also holds MA in Comparative Studies from Ohio State University and BA in Cultural Studies from Sabanci University (Turkey).
Among her research and teachings interests are political violence, radical movements and utopia, gender and sexuality, memory and trauma studies, critical multiculturalism, critical race studies and feminist pedagogy. Her work spans Kurdish Studies, Middle East studies and New Europe studies. She taught courses on multiculturalism, racism and transnational feminism in the departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies at University of California, San Diego.
Her article, “Fragile Goddesses: Moral Subjectivity and Militarized Agencies in Female Guerrilla Diaries and Memoirs” is published by the International Feminist Journal of Politics, as Cynthia Enloe Award 2016 winner. She is currently working on her book, provisionally entitled, “Revolutionary Morality, Gendered Militancy: Kurdish movement in-between Radical and Liberal Democracies.”
Before London, she has lived, worked and studied in Istanbul, San Diego and Helsinki.