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Dr Elsa Tulin Sen is a teaching fellow in geopolitics at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. She is the associate editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) 

Elsa holds a BA in Philosophy and Sociology and an MA in Sociology from Sorbonne University. She has earned her PhD from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London, which was awarded a nomination for the Graduate School’s Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize and a Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize. Elsa’s doctoral research examined the past and present-day dynamics of the Kurdish movement in Turkey from a social movement perspective.


Research areas and interests

Nationalism, social movements, total social movements, geopolitics, ethnicity, diasporas, conflict resolution, Kurds, Turkey, Syria and the wider Middle East