Home > Middle East Centre > People > Dr Zeynep Kaya
How to contact us

Middle East Centre
Tower 1, 10th Floor
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE 

General Enquiries and Events
Sandra Sfeir|
+44 (0)20 7955 6198

Projects and Scholarships Enquiries 
Chelsea Milsom|
+44 (0)20 7955 7038

Media and Communications Enquiries
Ribale Sleiman Haidar
+44(0)20 7955 6250


Dr Zeynep Kaya


Dr Zeynep Kaya is a Fellow at the London School of Economics. She completed her PhD in International Relations at LSE on the interaction between international norms and ethnicist conceptions of territorial identity with a focus on the Kurdish case. She is currently working on her book titled The Idea of Kurdistan: International Norms and Nationalism for the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Dr Kaya is also leading the research project  'Investigating the Role of International Actors in Enhancing Women's Rights after a Foreign Military Intervention: A Case Study of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq', in collaboration with the American University in Dubai.


Contact Details

Email: z.n.kaya@lse.ac.uk|
Telephone: +44(0)207 955 6198

Research interests

  • Nationalism and international norms, particularly self-determination
  • Kurdish nationalism in the region and the diaspora
  • International political theory
  • Gender and state-building in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
  • Contemporary Turkish politics