Dr Nazand Begikhani


  • BS8 1TZ


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Research interests

Nazand Begikhani is a leading researcher on gender-based violence and has conducted research on many aspects of violence and gender relations, including honour-based violence and honour killings in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and inside the UK Kurdish diaspora, rape and sexual violence in Iraq and Syria, domestic violence, and family policy and practice in Kurdistan. She is currently researching gender-based violence and displacement, theorising women and war, sexual violence and slavery in the Middle East, focusing on ISIS war strategies. 

External positions

Senior International Adviser on Higher Education & Gender/KR

Mar 2013 → …

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GCRF Forced displacemnt

Williamson, E., Aghtaie, N. & Begikhani, N.


Project: Research

  • The Iraqi Kurdistan project

    Hester, M. & Begikhani, N.


    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Theorising women and war in Kurdistan: A feminist and critical perspective

    Begikhani, N., Hamelink, W. & Weiss, N., May 2018, In : Kurdish Studies. 6, 1, p. 5-30 26 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 309 Downloads (Pure)

    Experiences of Honour Based Violence and Moving Towards Action in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Begikhani, N. & Hague, G., 2017, The Kurdish Question Revisited. Sansfield, G. & Shareef, M. (eds.). UK, Vol. Hurst and Company London. p. 509-518 9 p. 34

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Piyaseyek legal John Donne: Poetry Collection

    Begikhani, N., Apr 2017, Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan. 147 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    14 Downloads (Pure)


    Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize

    Begikhani, Nazand (Recipient), Oct 2000

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Kurdistan Gender Equality Prize

    Begikhani, Nazand (Recipient), Nov 2015

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Simone Landrey French Feminine Poetry Prize

    Begikhani, Nazand (Recipient), Mar 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Expert Advisor

    Nazand Begikhani (Advisor)

    Jan 2018Jan 2020

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyPrivate

    Cyber crimes against women inside Kurdish communities

    Nazand Begikhani (Speaker)

    6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Transnational Press London (Publisher)

    Nazand Begikhani (Editor), , Wendelmoet Hamelink (Editorial board member), & Nerina Weiss (Editor)

    May 2017May 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity