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Dr Latif Tas

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Latif Tas
Centre for Gender Studies

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow

Dr Latif Tas
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Dr. Latif Tas is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London. For the period of 2017-2019, he will also be Assistant Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (New York). His work is interdisciplinary and focuses on the comparative politics, legal and political anthropology, gender, citizenship, social movements, conflict and peace in the Middle East and Europe, especially on Turkey, Kurds and their diasporas.


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Most recently Dr. Tas works on the politics of justice, gender and transnationalism in the Middle East and Europe. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 703201. SOAS, University of London (London); Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (New York) and Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology (Halle) are hosts of this ongoing project.


Authored Books

Tas, Latif (2014) Legal Pluralism in Action: Dispute Resolution and the Kurdish Peace Committee. Farnham, UK: Routledge.


Al-Ali, Nadje and Tas, Latif (2018) 'Clashes, collaborations and convergences: evolving relations of Turkish and Kurdish women’s rights activists'. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, (21) 3, pp 304-318.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Tas, Latif (2018) 'Reconsidering nationalism and feminism: the Kurdish political movement in Turkey'. Nations and Nationalism, (24) 2, pp 453-473.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Tas, Latif (2017) '“War is like a Blanket…:” Feminist Convergences in Kurdish and Turkish Women’s Rights Activism for Peace'. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, (13) 3, pp 354-375.

Tas, Latif (2016) 'Peace Making or State Breaking? The Turkish-Kurdish Peace Processes and the Role of Diasporas'. Review of Social Studies, (3) 1, pp 25-65.

Tas, Latif (2016) 'How international law impacts on statelessness and citizenship: the case of Kurdish nationalism, conflict and peace'. International Journal of Law in Context, (12) 1, pp 42-62.

Tas, Latif (2014) 'The Myth of the Ottoman Millet System: Its Treatment of Kurds and a Discussion of Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy'. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, (21) 4, pp 497-526.

Taş, Latif (2013) 'One state, plural options: Kurds in the UK'. The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, (45) 2, pp 167-189.

Tas, Latif (2013) 'Resolving family disputes in the Gurbet : the role of Kurdish peace committee and Roj women'. Onati Socio-Legal Series, (3) 6.

Book Chapters

Tas, Latif (2017) 'The Influence of Diaspora Politics on Conflict and Peace: Transnational Activism of Stateless Kurds'. In: Cament, David and Sadjed, Ariane, (eds.), Diaspora as Cultures of Cooperation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 171-198.

Tas, Latif (2014) 'Kurdish ‘Unofficial’ Family Law in the Gurbet'. In: Shah, Prakash and Foblets, Marie-Claire, (eds.), Family, Religion and Law: Cultural Encounters in Europe. Farnham: Ashgate, pp 209-337.

Tas, Latif (2013) 'Kurdish Customary Law under the Ottoman Millet System'. Kurds and Kurdistan in the Ottoman Period. Erbil: Salahaddin University Press.

Monographs and Working Papers

Al-Ali, Nadje and Tas, Latif (2018) Dialectics of struggle: challenges to the Kurdish women's movement. London: London School of Economics; LSE Middle East Centre Paper Series 22.

Book Reviews

Tas, Letif (2014) 'Review of: Nivedita Das Kundu (Ed.), India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Prospects'. South Asia Research, (34) 2, pp 171-173.


Tas, Letif and Akat, Ayla and Al-Ali, Nadje (2016) 'Kurds and Turks are at the edge of a cliff'.

Tas, Letif and Al-Ali, Nadje and Kisanak, Gultan (2016) 'Kurdish women’s battle continues against state and patriarchy, says first female co-mayor of Diyarbakir. Interview with Diyarbakir’s Co-Mayor, Gulten Kisanak'.

Tas, Letif (2016) 'Virtual roundtable : Latif Tas' response #PoliticalAgency'.

Tas, Letif (2016) '15 steps for Turkish-Kurdish peace' Open Democracy.


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