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    I accept PhD students who would like to conduct research on ethnicity, race, nationalism , multiculturalism, federalism and comparative politics.


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    Dr Imrie-Kuzu is the author of 'Multiculturalism in Turkey: The Kurds and the State' ( Cambridge University Press ) and holds a PhD in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, has taught courses on the theory and problems of nationalism in the Government Department at the LSE and is currently the Course Director for the Master of Public Administration Program in Global Diversity Governance at Coventry University, UK. Dr Imrie-Kuzu  was the co-chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, UK and has published in political science journals including Nations and Nationalism and Comparative European Politics. He often speaks at international conferences, contributes to mainstream media such as CNN International and advises the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada on the treatment of Kurds in Turkey. Dr Imrie-Kuzu is an editor of Nations and Nationalism, a leading journal in the field, as well as often acting as a referee for the University Presses including Manchester University Press, Edinburgh University Press and Syracuse University Press. He also serves as an evaluator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK and Swiss National Science Foundation and as a peer reviewer for scientific journals including British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Democratization, Identities, Ethnicities,Ethnic and Racial Studies ,Turkish Studies, Journal of Politics, Religion and ideology and Studies in Ethnicty and Nationalism.  Dr Imrie- Kuzu is also currently acting as co-chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Review Panel for the Unit of Assesment 19 Politics and International Studies at Coventry University and co-leading the CTPSR Research Cluster on Governace, Trust and Leadership.  

    Area of Expertise:

    • Nationalism,Ethnicity and Race
    • Multiculturalism
    • Comparative Politics
    • Contemporary Political Theory
    • National Minorities and Indepence Movements
    • Political Behaviour and Sociology
    • Turkish Politics
    • The Kurdish Question
    • Corsican Nationalism

    Research Interests

    Human Rights Law; Multiculturalism; Egalitarian Liberalism; Ethnicity and Nationalism; Corsica and the Kurdish Question

    Vision Statement

    I am a comparative political sociologist and a theorist who is interested in the issues of ethnicity, nationalism, war, peace and justice. My work explores social, political and security problems related to ethnic diversity and national minorities, why ethnic groups react differently to similar policies, how they differ from each other and what explains their electoral behaviour and conflict proneness. I also look at more problematic cases in which people’s ethno-cultural freedom is in conflict with their very own economic equal opportunities. I aim to shed light on political designs that best accommodate this tension in different settings such as ethnic conflict, devolution, multi-level governance, and globalization.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Political Science , Doctorate, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Award Date: 31 May 2014


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