Research Overview

The mission of this Unit raises the importance of the Kurdish role in the research of regional and international politics. Therefore this Unit covers the politics of Kurdistan and related issues of regional concern. Consideration is also given to a current events dimension with regular analysis of news related to Kurdistan and the Middle Eastern region. Emphasis on a conceptual framework is also important. The Unit’s research output in the form of articles, monograph series and consultancy reports aims to fill gaps in the existing literature in the field of Kurdish Studies.

KISU’s interdisciplinary research interests range from international relations and foreign policy to political theory, political economy, identity, political Islam and regional studies.

As a Unit our Mission is to:

  • Driving and producing a programme of new research in the field of Kurdish studies.
  • Providing a range of exciting events, talks and public lectures. Expanding Leicester's leading teaching in International Relations and the Middle East, and providing a particular focus on Kurdish affairs.
  • Developing new partnerships with scholars from UK and international Universities, as well as governments, NGOs and charitable organisation

What we can do for you:

We can support and guide your research, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. If you are interested in studying or researching within this area, please contact us at KISU@leicester.ac.uk for an informal discussion.


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Kurdistan International Studies Unit
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

KISU@leicester.ac.uk

Contact Details

Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester 
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: politics@le.ac.uk