I am a comparative political sociologist and a theorist who is interested in the issues of ethnicity, nationalism, war, peace and justice. My work explores social, political and security problems related to ethnic diversity and national minorities, why ethnic groups react differently to similar policies, how they differ from each other and what explains their electoral behaviour and conflict proneness. I also look at more problematic cases in which people’s ethno-cultural freedom is in conflict with their very own economic equal opportunities. I aim to shed light on political designs that best accommodate this tension in different settings such as ethnic conflict, devolution, multi-level governance, and globalisation.
Before joining the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, I was awarded my PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in May 2014 for my thesis on national minorities and multiculturalism having previously been awarded an MSc. in Comparative Politics (Europe) from the LSE in 2009. My research interests are centred on contemporary political theory, multiculturalism, human rights law, migration, refugees, ethnicity, ethnic conflict, justice, peace building and the Kurdish question.