Diyaree Arif

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Geography
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Advisors: Prof. Barney Warf. 


Dissertation Title:  Nationalism in Kurdistan: Formalizing a Nation through Reterritorialization



Ph.D. Geography expected 2021. The University of Kansas 

M.A TV Broadcasting Management 2009. University of Sulaimani, Iraq 

B.A Media / TV broadcasting 2004. University of Sulaimani, Iraq 

Diploma in Education 1996. Teaching Institution for Males in Sulaimani, Iraq 


Research Interest: I am interested on the phenomenon oh national identity. I focus on the origins of national identity within ethnic, cultural, religion, groups. My focus region is Kurdish identity in Kurdistan and the Middle Eastern nations. 



  • The Human Capacity Development Program (HCDP) in Kurdistan Regional Government, Higher Education and Scientific Research scholarship program, 2012 - 2021.

2019 GPRM-AAG Annual Meeting