Yasin Duman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University. His current research focuses on integration and intergroup relations between Syrian refugees and citizens of 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.
PhD Researcher, Coventry University
Sabancı University, MA/Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Boğaziçi University, BA/Psychology
I/NGOs’ assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey: Opportunities and challenges, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
Reflections on Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Lexington Books
Methodological Approaches in Kurdish Studies Theoretical and Practical Insights from the Field, Lexington Books
A Human-Security Approach to the Syrian ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Turkey: Assessing Third-Party Efforts, Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises
Book Review: Integration of immigrants and the theory of recognition: "just integration" by Gulay Ugur Goksel, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Can identification as Muslim increase support for reconciliation? The case of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Peacebuilding in a Conflict Setting: Peace and Reconciliation Committees in De Facto Rojava Autonomy in Syria, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development
Why does identity matter? A two-path model to intergroup forgiveness via in-group bias and outgroup blame, Psychological Research
Rojava: Bir Demokratik Özerklik Deneyimi, İletişim Yayınları
Li Rojavayê Kurdistanê Perwerdehiya bi Zimanê Kurdî û Rêveberiya Sêzimanî, Zend
The Kurdish Peace Process and Presidential Elections in Turkey, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars