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

The degrees of assimilation amongst Kurds in Turkey and the establishment of their national identity

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

The degrees of assimilation amongst Kurds in Turkey and the establishment of their national identity

Research interests

My research aims to look at the assimilation levels of Kurds form 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 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. ‘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, forthcoming.
  • 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 (SEN), 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.