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Deniz Ekici  holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Center for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter and an M.A. degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College, CUNY.


He is a former visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University where he taught such courses as Intro to the Middle East, Media in the Middle East, Nationalism in the Middle East, Kurdish Culture and Society and Kurdish Language Courses.

His research interests include language variation and the role of language in nation-building process,  state formation, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, identity formation and nationalism.


Deniz Ekici, Ph.D.

Executive Director

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