Djene Rhys Bajalan is a D.Phil candidate in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford and Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). His research focuses on Ottoman-Kurdish relations in the late Ottoman period. He is the author of Jön Kürtler Birinci Dünya Savaşı'ndan Önce Kürt Hareketi (1898-1914) (Istanbul: Avesta, 2010).