Assistant Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Director, Kurdish Language & Culture Studies (summer) program
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, December 2014.
Oil for Sovereignty? America, Iraq, and Kurdistan. SISMEC, 08 September 2014.
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
Kurdish Society and Culture
Intercultural Communication: Middle East