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PhD, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University

Yasin Duman holds a PhD from the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University. His research presents a multidimensional analysis of intergroup relations and integration in the context of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Before joining the CTPSR, Duman did a master's degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Sabanci University (Turkey). His MA thesis investigated the emergence of the de facto Kurdish autonomy in Rojava/Northeast Syria and how it resolves the sociopolitical conflicts in this region. His thesis was published by Iletisim Yayinlari as a book in Turkish titled Rojava: Bir Demokratik Özerklik Deneyimi [Rojava: An Experience of Democratic Autonomy] in 2016.

His previous research with Syrian refugees in Turkey and Kurdish and Turkish immigrants in Belgium was published in peer-reviewed journals and edited books.

He is also a freelance psychologist offering mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and research consultancy supporting local and international humanitarian organizations in Turkey. He worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Welthungerhilfe (WHH), and Concern Worldwide in different locations in Turkey and Iraq.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, Coventry University


  • 2015 
    Sabancı University, MA/Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • 2013 
    Boğaziçi University, BA/Psychology


  • 2019
    I/NGOs’ assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey: Opportunities and challenges, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
  • 2019
    Reflections on Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Lexington Books
  • 2019
    Methodological Approaches in Kurdish Studies Theoretical and Practical Insights from the Field, Lexington Books
  • 2019
    A Human-Security Approach to the Syrian ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Turkey: Assessing Third-Party Efforts, Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises
  • 2018
    Book Review: Integration of immigrants and the theory of recognition: "just integration" by Gulay Ugur Goksel, Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • 2018
    Can identification as Muslim increase support for reconciliation? The case of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, International Journal of Intercultural Relations
  • 2017
    Peacebuilding in a Conflict Setting: Peace and Reconciliation Committees in De Facto Rojava Autonomy in Syria, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development
  • 2016
    Why does identity matter? A two-path model to intergroup forgiveness via in-group bias and outgroup blame, Psychological Research
  • 2016
    Rojava: Bir Demokratik Özerklik Deneyimi, İletişim Yayınları
  • 2015
    Li Rojavayê Kurdistanê Perwerdehiya bi Zimanê Kurdî û Rêveberiya Sêzimanî, Zend
  • 2014
    The Kurdish Peace Process and Presidential Elections in Turkey, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars