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Belfast campus welcomes visiting researcher, Dr Arin Savran

Dr Savran will be conducting fieldwork on conflict and reconciliation in Northern Ireland during the summer of 2019. In 2018, she completed her PhD in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford with her doctoral thesis titled, ‘Why Peace Processes fail: A Conceptual Analysis of the Peace Talks between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), 2009-2015’. Arin holds an MSc and a BSc in International Relations and has prior to her PhD worked in London for a diplomatic mission as well as for NGOs focused on minority rights. She also did an internship with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva.

During the spring semester of 2019, she was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She has given public lectures at the University of Bradford, Addis Ababa University, University of Notre Dame, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Belmont Abbey College.

List of publications

“The peace process between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)”, 2009-2015. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. (forthcoming 2020)

“The Rojava revolution and British solidarity”, Anarchist Studies, 24 (1), Spring 2016, 7-12.

Book review of Social Ecology and Social Change, Eirik Eiglad (ed.). Anarchist Studies, 25 (1), Spring 2017, 117-119.

“Halklarin Demokratik Partisi/The People’s Democratic Party”. In Barcelona En Comú, Baird, K.S.; Junque, M. (ed.) Fearless cities: A guide to the global municipalist movement. 2019. London: Verso.

Research expertise

Arin’s current research interests include the Kurds, civil wars, peace processes, trust and reconciliation, ethnic and religious minorities, borders and violence, radical democracy, and social justice.

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