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Team&Research

  • Dr Joanna Bocheńska

    Director of the Section of Kurdish Studies at the Department of Iranian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of Jagiellonian University (Kraków), Between 2013-2018 director of the team research project entitled How to make a voice audible. Continuity and Change of Kurdish Culture and of Social Reality in Postcolonial perspectives funded by the National Science Centre of Poland. She is also translator from Kurdish and Russian languages and photographer.

  • Dr Renata Kurpiewska-Korbut

    Doctor of political science, specialization in international relations. Author of the monograph "International Community towards the Kurds of Iraq" (Wydawnictwo Akademickie, Kraków 2014) and numerous publications on various dimensions of the Kurdish issue. Her research interests are focused on issues of “external support” in the Middle Eastern countries and public diplomacy, especially in Turkey, Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

  • Dr Marcin Rzepka

    He is currently working at the Pontifical University of John Paul II, Institute of History, Krakow. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University, Department of Slavic Studies (1999) and Institute of Oriental Philology (2003), he received his PhD in 2008 on the base of the thesis Linguistic and Cultural Aspects of the Bible Translations into Iranian Languages (Persian, Kurdish). Among his fields of interest are ethno-religious situation in modern Iran, history of Bible translations into Iranian languages, and the history of the Kurdistan region.

  • Krzysztof Lalik

    At present he is a PhD student at the Department of Middle and Far East Studies of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2001 he graduated from the Marketing and Management Department at University of Science and Technology in Krakow; he completed two kinds of studies in the field of Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University: in 2006 he was granted MA degree in Middle and Far Eastern Studies and in 2007 MA degree in Ethnic Relations & International Migrations.

  • Dr Karol Kaczorowski

    He did his PhD in the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University, at the moment working at the Department of European Studies, Cracow University of Economics. He wrote his Phd thesis on the social construction of ethnic identity among young Kurds, who are migrants from other parts of Turkey to Istanbul. Author of articles in the fields of: sociology, cultural anthropology, anthropology of religion and policy.

  • Dr Artur Rodziewicz

    Artur Rodziewicz graduated from the University of Warsaw (Institute of Philosophy and Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology). He also studied Classical Greek at the Institute of Classical Studies as well as Arabic and Persian at the Faculty of Oriental Institute at the same University. His scientific interests concern Greek metaphysics and political philosophy, esp. the Greek traces among the Middle-Eastern mystical and theocratic ideas, hence his interest in Sufism and especially Yezidism.

  • Umȋd Demȋrhan

    Umîd Demîrhan is a Kurd from northern Kurdistan. He is a glossarist, poet, translator, teacher of Kurdish language and linguist.