Pinar Dinc

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research areas and keywords


  • Turkish politics, Kurdish politics, Conflict, Identity politics, Social movements, Environmental politics, Nationalism, Memory Studies


Pınar Dinç has received her Ph.D. degree in Political Science at the Department of Government, London School of Economics in January 2017. Her Ph.D. dissertation, Collective memory and competition over identity in a conflict zone: the case of Dersim, explores the causes and mechanisms of ongoing competition over the nature of national identity through a case study of Dersim in the Turkish Republic. She worked on the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava Cantons) as a Swedish Institute and Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund University between September 2017 and 2018. In October 2018 she started as a Marie Curie Fellow at CMES with the FIRE (Fighting Insurgency Ruining Environment) project, which focuses on conflict and the environment in the Middle East.

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