Visiting Researchers

Inna Rudolf

Inna Rudolf is Visiting Researcher at IRIS from January 2019 to December 2019. She is currently pursuing her PhD at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. She also serves as a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London. Focusing on the hybridization of security sector governance, in her PhD thesis she analyses the evolving relationship between the Iraqi state and the Popular Mobilization...

John Holland-McCowan

John Holland-McCowan is Visiting Researcher at IRIS from October 2018 to March 2019. He is currently pursuing his PhD at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London. His PhD research analyzes to what degree scholarly understandings of insurgencies can account for the YPG and ISIS’s rival campaigns from mid-2014 to mid-2017....

Nicola Degli Esposti

Nicola Degli Esposti is Visiting Researcher at IRIS from July 2018 to August 2019. He is currently pursuing his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research project investigates the development of the Kurdish national movement in historical and sociological perspective with a focus on the interaction between class and nationalism. He is also interested in International Relations theory, nationalism studies, and in the foreign...

Kerem Ussakli

Kerem Ussakli is Visiting Researcher at IRIS from January 2018 to June 2019. He is also a doctoral student at the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. Kerem’s doctoral dissertation project, funded by the National Science Foundation and The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, looks at everyday trust relationships between Iraqi internally displaced people and their Kurdish hosts in the governorate of Sulaymaniyah. By conducting an ethnographic study of informal contracts and...

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