Omer Pacal

Omer Pacal

Omer Pacal

Sociology: Social movements, knowledge production, colonialism, anti-colonial struggles, ideologies, the Kurdish movements, and the Middle East

Omer Pacal is a PhD student in Sociology at George Mason University.  His research interest focuses on Kurdish political movements in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.  He is interested in understanding the ways in which ideologies shape and mobilize the social and political movements in the context of the Middle East, particularly the political movements of peoples without states, such as the Kurds and the Palestinians.

Education

Ph.D. (Sociology), George Mason University  (in progress)

M.A. (Cultural Studies), University of Maryland Baltimore County

M.A. (Sociology ), Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Istanbul

B.A (History), Istanbul University