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Contemporary Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

A Conversation with Amberin Zaman 

10:30-noon, November 16

Garden Key Meeting Room (221)
UCF Student Union

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The Best Article Award in Kurdish Political Studies.

This award recognizes the best article in Kurdish Political Studies by a rising scholar during the previous calendar year. In this year’s competition, social science and humanities articles published in English language peer-reviewed journals in 2016 were considered.


The First Prize Winner

Kelda Jamison, “Hefty dictionaries in incomprehensible tongues: commensurating code and language community in Turkey,” Anthropological Quarterly 89 (2016): 31-62.


Honorable Mentions

Erlend Paasche, “The role of corruption in reintegration: experiences of Iraqi Kurds upon return from Europe,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42 (2016): 1076-93.

Metin Yüksel, “On the borders of the Turkish and Iranian nation-States: The story of Ferzende and Besra,” Middle Eastern Studies 52 (2016): 656-76.


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