Seref Kavak

Former Academic Coordinator at LCSS & Researcher at Keele University

Seref Kavak is a PhD candidate and Module Tutor in Politics and International Relations at Keele University in Staffordshire. He received his B.A in Politics and International Relations at Marmara University and M.A in Modern Turkish History at Bogazici University in Istanbul with his thesis titled “The Democratic Society Party as a ‘Party for Turkey’: Official and Grassroots Politics of a Changing Identity (2005-2009)” which examines the transformation of pro-Kurdish political parties with regard to the tension between ethnicity and national integrity. He taught English and political history in Turkey. He currently researches Kurdish diaspora associations in Britain focusing on strategies for political mobilisation of the diasporan community and its implications for the broader scope of the Kurdish Question in Turkey. His main areas of interest are identity politics, (transnational) social movements, diaspora, migration and gender, Kurdish studies, Turkish politics, the Middle East and international organisations.


International Conference on Gender and "The Law": Limits, Contestations and Beyond

4-6 June 2014 - Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey

2nd LCSS PhD Methodology Conference 2014: Mixed Methods in Social Sciences

22 Feruary 2014 - London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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