Deniz Ekici

ekicidDeniz Ekici is the language director for University of Arizona’s new Kurdish Language and Culture Studies program in Diyarbakir, Turkey. He is a former Visiting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. researcher in the Centre for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter/UK. He received his M.A. in Political Science from the City University of New York. His professional experience has been in educational and learning technologies. He has developed and taught Kurmanji-Kurdish courses at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Research interests:
Language Acquisition; Foreign Language Instruction; Cultural Studies; Technology in Teaching and Learning; Sociolinguistics; Discourse, identity and nationalism; Linguistics/Linguistic Human Rights

Courses Taught:
Kurdish Language Courses
Kurdish Culture and Society
Critical Kurdish Studies
Media in the Middle East
Intro to the Middle East

Selected Publications:
Beginning Kurmanji Kurdish DVD-Rom, University of Arizona Press (July, 2009) http://cls.arizona.edu/kur1/dvd-rom.htm

Kurmanji Kurdish Reader, Maryland: Dunwoody Press (February, 2007). http://www.dunwoodypress.com/products/-/258

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