Deniz Ekici teaches Kurdish language courses in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. He holds an M.A. degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College, CUNY and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Center for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter. He is a former visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University where he taught Kurdish language courses in addition to such courses as Intro to the Middle East, Media in the Middle East, Nationalism in the Middle East and Kurdish Culture and Society.

His research interests include language variation and the role of language in nation-building process, language acquisition, cultural studies, technology in teaching and learning, sociolinguistics, identity formation, nationalism, state formation and linguistics/linguistic human rights.


Selected Publications:
Beginning Kurmanji Kurdish DVD-Rom, University of Arizona Press, Tucson (July, 2009).

Kurmanji Kurdish Reader, Dunwoody Press, Maryland (February, 2007).



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