Kaya, Zeynep

Dr Zeynep Kaya  

Department

Position held

Research Fellow

 

Non LSE positions held

Pembroke-King's Programme, University of Cambridge

Lecturer

 

Experience keywords:

Kurds; gender; international relations of the Middle East; international state building; nationalism; self-determination

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Zeynep specialises in Kurdish politics and international relations of the Middle East. She carried out research on Kurdish nationalist groups' use of international norms, especially self-determination, and their relationship with the international society. Currently, she is working on the role of international actors in enhancing women's status in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Iraq; Iraqi Kurdistan; Syria; Turkey

Languages:

Turkish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6508

LSE email:

z.n.kaya@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2017

Kaya, Zeynep and Lowe, Robert (2017) The curious question of the PYD-PKK relationship In: Stansfield, Gareth and Shareef, Mohammed, (eds.) The Kurdish Question Revisited. Hurst, London, UK, 275-600. ISBN 9781849045629

Kaya, Zeynep and Whiting, Matthew (2017) Sowing division: Kurds in the Syrian War Middle East Policy, 24 (1). 79-91. ISSN 1061-1924

Kaya, Zeynep (2017) Outperforming Baghdad? Explaining women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Women, Peace and Security (8 Feb 2017) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep N. (2017) Gender and statehood in the Kurdistan region of Iraq LSE Middle East Centre papers series, 18. LSE Middle East Centre, London, UK.

2016

Kaya, Zeynep (2016) The AKP and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East Collected Papers, Kaya, Zeynep, ed Vol. 5. Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK.

Kaya, Zeynep N. (2016) Book review: the politics of international intervention: the tyranny of peace Middle East Centre Blog (18 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep N. (2016) Women in post-conflict Iraqi Kurdistan Open Democracy (26 Feb 2016) opinion

Whiting, Matthew and Kaya, Zeynep N. (2016) Floating or sinking? The state of democracy in Turkey and the rise of the HDP Open Democracy (25 Feb 2016) opinion

Kaya, Zeynep and Whiting, Matthew (2016) Tackling radicalism in Turkey Kearney, James and Silverman, Tanya, eds Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London, UK.

Kaya, Zeynep (2016) Women, Peace and Security in Iraq: Iraq’s National Action Plan to implement Resolution 1325 LSE Middle East Centre Report, Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK.

2015

Kaya, Zeynep (2015) The declining health of Turkish democracy LSE Middle East Centre Blog (20 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep N. (2015) When sovereignty and self-determination overlap in claims to statehood: The case of Iraqi Kurdistan’. In: International Relations and a new Middle East Symposium, 07-08 May 2015, Aarhus, Denmark

Kaya, Zeynep and Whiting, Matthew (2015) Ethnonational separatism in East Asia: the international dimension In: Pacheco-Pardo, R. and Reeves, J., (eds.) Non-Traditional Security in East Asia. Imperial College Press, London, UK, 93-118. ISBN 9781783267033

Kaya, Zeynep (2015) Cautious hope for Turkey: between a coalition government and early elections LSE Middle East Centre Blog (10 Jun 2015) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep and Keranen, Outi (2015) Constructing identity through symbols by groups demanding self-determination: Bosnian Serbs and Iraqi Kurds Ethnopolitics, 14 (5). 505-512. ISSN 1744-9057

2014

Kaya, Zeynep (2014) Further distance between EU and Turkey might jeopardise PKK-Turkish government talks Euro Crisis in the Press (26 Sep 2014) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep (2014) Initial reflections from a research trip to the Kurdistan region of Iraq LSE Middle East Centre Blog (10 May 2014) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep (2014) Book Review: The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy by Zaid Al-Ali LSE Review of Books (5 Aug 2014) Blog entry

2013

Kaya, Zeynep and Whiting, Matthew (2013) Turkey’s protests have stirred debate about democracy and the unchecked power of governments that have an electoral mandate. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (18 Jun 2013) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep and Whiting, Matthew (2013) Can Turkey learn anything from Northern Ireland? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Mar 2013) Blog entry

2012

Kaya, Zeynep (2012) Oil dispute and ethno-politics in the Kurdish region of Iraq International Affairs at LSE Blog (7 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Kaya, Zeynep (2012) Thoughts on the ethno-territorial demands of Kurdish political groups LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 Jul 2012) Blog entry

2008

Kaya, Zeynep (2008) Book Review: Kerim Yildiz and Tanyel B. Taysi, The Kurds in Iran: the past, present and future Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 36 (3). 649-651. ISSN 0305-8298

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Awards

Emirates PhD Award, LSE Middle East Centre, 2012 LSE Teaching Prize, 2014

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