Ceren Sengül

Ceren Sengül
Ceren Sengül
School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Minority nationalism in Middle East, Linguistic nationalism

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. 


PhD title

Linguistic accommodation of minorities in ethnic democracies: the cases of Turkey and Israel

Research interests

My research aims to look at the nationalism of the different ethnic groups within 'nation-states' and the relationship between the states they live in and their languages.  


  • James Kennedy
  • Ewan Stein

Tutoring Experience

2013-2014: The Sociological Imagination:  Private Troubles, Public Imagination


Research Group Membership

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and National Identity Network (ENNIN)


Publications and Conference Papers 

  • Sengül, C, 2012. ‘Book Review of Robert Olson, the Kurdish Nationalist Movement in Turkey, 1980 to 2011: Oppression, Resistance, War, Education in the Mother Tongue and Relations with the Kurdish Regional Government (Mazda Publishers Inc.: California), 2011’, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN), 12 (3), pp. 553-555.
  • 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 accommodation of different ethnic groups in ethnic democracies: the cases of Turkey and Israel', presented at New Directions Conference at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, April 26-27, 2012.

Other Activities

  • Participant in EURAC Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, June 24-July 5 2013. 
  • Member of MOUSEION Project Team