SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Dr Veli Yadirgi

BA MSc (London) PhD (London)
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Veli Yadirgi
Department of Development Studies

Teaching Fellow & Research Associate

Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States

Research Cluster Member

Centre for Ottoman Studies

Associate Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Dr Veli Yadirgi
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Veli holds a B.A. in Philosophy (King’s College, London), an MSc. in Global Politics (LSE), and a PhD (SOAS), and has worked as a political correspondent and editor in different media companies in Europe.  



  • (Forthcoming, 2020) The Cambridge History of the Kurds.(With Prof. Hamit Bozarslan and Dr Cengiz Gunes). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • (2018)The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Book Awards: 

  • Choice Outstanding Academic Titles List 2018 – Commissioned by the Association of College & Research Libraries (US). 
  • The BKFS Book Prize 2018, Runner-Up Award – Co-commissioned by the University of Cambridge, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, and the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society (BKFS).

Edited Peer-Reviewed Journals:   

  • (Forthcoming, 22 (2) 2020) ‘Special Issue on Turkey: Transformations in Kurdish Politics and Society.’ Guest Editors: Veli Yadirgi and Cengiz Gunes. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • (Forthcoming, 22 (2) 2020) ‘Neoliberalism, Ethno-National Conflict, and Autonomy.’ Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. 



His expertise and research interests include: the political economy of developing countries; politics of development; nationalism and ethnic politics; social change and social theory; development economics; and social, economic and political history of Turkey and the Middle East. 


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