Gülistan Gürbey is Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Freie Universitaet Berlin. Her main research interest lies in the areas of peace and conflict studies, international protection of minorities, de facto states, illiberal democracies and foreign policy with special regional focus on Turkey, Kurdistan and Cyprus.
She is the author of several books and articles on Kurdish politics, Turkish domestic and foreign policy, and the Cyprus conflict. She is the author (with F. Ibrahim and S. Hofmann) of Between State and Non-State. Politic and Society in Kurdistan-Iraq and Palestine, Palgrave McMillan, forthcoming. She is also the author of The Kurdish Conflict in Turkey. Obstacles and Chances for Peace and Democracy, New York/Frankfurt : LIT, 2000.
Among her recent publications are : “Kurds in Turkey”, in : The Kurds : An encyclopedia, ABC Clio USA, forthcoming ; “The new role of the Kurds in the Middle East”, In : The Time for the Kurds ? The current dynamics of the Kurdish nation, Middle East and Caucasus of the Anahuac University of the Mexico South, forthcoming ; “The effects of the Islamist advance in Iraq on the Kurds”, In Orient. German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, Berlin, 2014, 22-28 ; “The Role of Turkey : Secular Statehood and Islam”, In Governance in the 21st Century. Conflict, Institutional Change, and Development in the Era of Globalization, Northampton, Massachusetts : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 61-73 ; “The urgency of post-nationalist perspectives : ‘Turkey for the Turks’ or an open society ? On the Kurdish conflict”, In Turkey Beyond Nationalism. Towards Post-Nationalist Identities, London/New York : I. B. Tauris 2006, 155-163.