Assistant Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Director, Arizona in Jordan
Kurdish Studies, particularly: Kurdish media, Syrian Kurdish politics, language policy and planning, ethnic identity & nationalism; human rights; minority rights.
Media freedoms and covert diplomacy: Turkey challenges Europe over Kurdish broadcasts. Global Media and Communication, Fall 2014. (forthcoming).
Kurds Will No Longer "Be Quiet." Kurdish Review, 1 (4), December 2011.
The Evolution of Kurdish Politics in Syria, Middle East Report, 31 August 2011.
Syrian Kurds in Europe, 2010: Migration, Asylum, and Deportation. Kurdistan Commentary, 19 December 2010.
Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
Contemporary Ethnography of the Middle East (offered through Arizona in Jordan in Amman)