Ceren Sengül

Ceren Sengül
Name
Ceren Sengül
Title
Organisation
School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
Telephone
E-Mail
Research Interests
Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Minority nationalism in Middle East, Linguistic nationalism, national identities
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/research_students2/sengul_ceren

PhD Title

Assimilation narratives of ethnic groups within a nation-state: a case study of Kurds in Turkey

Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Nationalism Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2011.

BA with Hons  in Psychology and in Political Science & International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2010. 

 

Research interests

My research aims to look at the assimilation levels of Kurds from different parts of Turkey and whether a certain pattern could be observed in the way they have been assimilated (or not) into the Turkish nation-state. Based on these findings and observations, I try to explore whether the establishment of Kurdish national identity in Turkey is something that has developed bottom-up or in reaction to these assimilation policies of the nation-state.

Supervisors 

  • James Kennedy
  • Ewan Stein

Teaching Experience

Tutoring:

2014-2015: Sociology 1B: The Sociological Imagination:  Private Troubles, Public Imagination

2014-2015: Sociology 1A: The Sociological Imagination: Individuals and Society

2013-2014: Sociology 1B: The Sociological Imagination:  Private Troubles, Public Imagination

 

Research Group Membership

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and National Identity Network (ENNIN)

Book Reviews

  • Sengül, C. 2015. ‘Book Review of Ramazan Aras, the Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain (Routledge: London and New York), 2014’, Middle Eastern Studies, 51 (2), pp. 330-332.
  • Sengül, C. 2012. ‘Book Review of Robert Olson, the Kurdish Nationalist Movement in Turkey: 1980 to 2011(Mazda Publishers Inc.: California), 2011’, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 12 (3), pp. 553-555.

Conference Papers 

  • Sengül, C. 'The linguistic accommodation of ethnic groups in the cases of Turkey and Israel', presented at Nationalism and Multiculturalism Workshop at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen,  December 13-14, 2012.
  • Sengül, C. ‘Different states, same result: a comparative study of Turkey and Israel’, presented at CRONEM Annual Conference at the University of Surrey, Guildford, June 26- 27, 2012.
  • Sengül, C. ‘The linguistic accommodation of ethnic groups in ethnic democracies: the cases of Turkey and Israel’, presented at the New Directions Conference at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, April 26-27, 2012.
 

Other Activities

  • Associate Editor of MOUSEION Project Team 
  • Participant in EURAC Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, June 24-July 5 2013. 
  • Talk titled 'The Kurds in Turkey: 'Kurdish Question' and Other Challenges' at Morningside Justice and Peace Group, 18 March 2015.