Kurdistan Commentary is a blog about anything at all related to Kurds, Kurdistan, and Kurdish. I try to keep current on the news, but may also post reviews, old stories, and general information. My particular interests are media, politics, and language. I blog pseudonymously…for now.
Some posts with the initials ‘AN’ are from a guest blogger. We welcome guest bloggers to join the Kurdistan Commentary team. Write to kurdistancommentary at googlemail.com if you’re interested in submitting a story.
We have two regular contributors:
Shiler Amini is a PhD candidate in Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter. She is a news journalist with a background in sociology, with interests concentrated around Kurdish politics, media, women’s rights, linguistics and the Kurdish diaspora. Amini currently writes editorials for online journals such as Rojhelat: The Kurdish Observer and Kurd.se | Den Kurdiska Rösten and will now be doing the same for Kurdistan Commentary.
Christian Sinclair is assistant director of University of Arizona’s Centre for Middle Eastern Studies. He is also on the Kurdish Studies Association’s executive committee. Sinclair’s interests — as they relate to Kurdish Studies — include human rights, media, and language policy and he is a frequent speaker on Kurdish issues. His article, The Evolution of Kurdish Politics in Syria, was published by MERIP in August 2011. He will write a fortnightly column, which will appear on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month beginning on 7 May.
EMAIL: kurdistancommentary at googlemail.com
Note on image: It’s a new kilim with a traditional Kurdish design, made of wool, from the province of Hekarî.