Dilar Dirik

Dilar Dirik (Turkey, 1991) is a Kurdish writer and organizer based in the UK. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher and course convener at the University of Oxford (UK) and author of the forthcoming book The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice.

Main publications

> Stateless citizenship: ‘radical democracy as consciousness-raising’ in the Rojava revolution (Informa UK Limited, 2021)

Only With You Thus Broom Will Fly: Rojava, Magic, and Sweeping Away the State Inside of Us in “Deciding for Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy” (Edinburgh, AK Press, 2020)

Overcoming the Nation-State: Women’s Autonomy and Radical Democracy in Kurdistan in Gendering Nationalism: Intersections of Nation, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2018)

> The Revolution of Smiling Women: Stateless Democracy and Power in Everyday Life in Rojava in Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics (Abingdon, Routledge, 2018)


«Kurdish women’s knowledge of the state: from the guerrilla to the refugee camp» (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 2020)