Dastan Jasim

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2020: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • Since 06/2017: Conflict Researcher for the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research on Kurdish conflicts in Iraq and Syria

    • 07 - 09/2019: Visiting Scholar at the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimaniya

    • 10/2017 - 02/2019: Student assistant at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Mannheim

    • 08–09/2018: Internship at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • Education: M.A. in Political Science & Assyriology, Heidelberg University; B.A. in Social Sciences, University of Stuttgart

    Current Research

    • Kurdish Studies

    • Democratization & Decentralization

    • Political Sociology
    • Security policy in & around Kurdistan

    • Survey data harmonization

    Countries and Regions

    • Kurdistan

    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Syria
    • Turkey

    Dissertation

    • Civic Culture without a State: Conceptualizing Kurdish Civic Culture in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria between State-Control and Resistance

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Dastan.Jasim@giga-hamburg.de

    Blog Article | 10/2022

    Iran Protests: Reform, Revolution, or Status Quo?

    The demands of the protesters for regime change are a clear manifestation of the deep frustration and the loss of hope for reform among the Iranian public and seem to signal that the time is ripe for comprehensive change.

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Dr. Sara Bazoobandi

    Research Fellow

    Contribution | 08/2022

    Amid Nuclear Talks, The West Can’t Ignore Iran’s Kurdish Question

    With a new deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program on the horizon years after the United States left the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Western relations with—and concessions to—Iran are currently on the agenda. Dastan Jasim elaborates on why the West can no longer ignore the situation of the Kurdish minority in Iran.

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Contribution | 07/2022

    Can Kurdistan Address European Energy Needs?

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Contribution | 05/2022

    Germany and Turkey: A Fatal Friendship

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Blog Article | 05/2022

    Jenseits der Doppelmoral des Westens

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Podcast Tonspur Wissen | Interview | 18/10/2022

    Podcast "Tonspur Wissen": Proteste im Iran

    Zunächst gingen Frauen und Studentinnen auf die Straße, jetzt dehnen sich die Proteste im Iran aus. Über die langfristigen Auswirkungen unterhält sich Ursula Weidenfeld im Podcast-Gespräch mit Dastan Jasim, die zu kurdischen Fragen im Nahen Osten forscht und sich auch für Menschenrechte einsetzt.

    ak - analyse & kritik | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 18/10/2022

    Revolution in Şino

    taz | Interview | 12/10/2022

    Political scientist on Iran: "Feminism connects"

    Werden die jüngsten Proteste Iran nachhaltig prägen? Ja, sagt Expertin Dastan Jasim. Ein Beispiel in der Region seien die kurdischen Gebiete in Syrien.

    Speaker | 07/12/2022

    The Fight for Equal Rights and Freedom in Iran

    This GIGA Forum addresses the root causes of the protests in Iran and their significance at the domestic, regional, and international levels.

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Consultant | 20/10/2022

    In Solidarity with the Women on the Streets: Feminist Foreign Policy Demands towards Iran

    We hosted an event on the feminist foreign policy demands towards Iran. The panel discussed the current situation in Iran and articulated clear and actionable feminist reactions and demands towards the Iranian regime, the German government as well as the international community.

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Consultant | 19/10/2022

    Künstleringespräch & Kurzvortrag Im Rahmen von Leyla Yenirce – SO MUCH ENERGY

    Panel discussion 19/10/2022

    Kurzvortrag: Widerstandsgeschichte im Iran, Irak, Syrien und der Türkei und die aktuelle Lage von Dastan Jasim (Doctoral fellow, German Institute for Global and Area Studies)

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

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