Thomas Schmidinger

Thomas Schmidinger

Thomas Schmidinger was born in Austria in 1974 and studies political science and social anthropology at the University of Vienna. He teaches now at the University of Vienna and The University of Applied Sciences Oberösterreich. His research topics range from the Kurdish region to Jihadism and Migration. His research in Kurdistan began when he was still a student in 1999, when he visited Rojava the first time. Currently he is working so a book on the Yazidis in Sinjar. Schmidinger is secretary general of the Austrian Association for Kurdish Studies and Co-editor of the Vienna Kurdish Studies Yearbook. Additional he is advisor of some members of the European Parliament on Kurdish issues. Check out his homepage here. He blogs in German language in the Austrian daily Der Standard. Some of his academic publications are also available on Academia.edu.




The Battle for the Mountain of the Kurds: Self-Determination and Ethnic Cleansing in the Afrin Region of Rojava

The Battle for the Mountain of the Kurds: Self-Determination and Ethnic Cleansing in the Afrin Region of Rojava

SKU: 9781629636511
Author: Thomas Schmidinger • Preface by Andrej Grubačić • Translated by Michael Schiffmann
Publisher: PM Press/Kairos
ISBN: 9781629636511
Published: 3/2019
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 192
Subjects: Current Events/Middle East



Praise

“Preferable to most journalistic accounts that reduce the Rojava revolution to a single narrative. It will remain an informative resource even when the realities have further changed.”
—Martin van Bruinessen, Kurdish Studies on Rojava: Revolution, War and the Future of Syria’s Kurds


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