Nicole F. Watts, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Political Science

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave. HSS 129
San Francisco, CA 94132-4155


Tel: (415) 405-2470



Playing volleyball in Halabja, Kurdistan region of Iraq (2011)


Kurdish New Year Celebrations, Diyarbakır, Turkey. March 2004.

View of Hasankeyf, Turkey, June 2006.


  • PLSI250 Intro to Comparative Politics
  • PLSI 410 Politics of the Middle East & N. Africa
  • PLSI 420 State-Society Relations of the MENA
  • PLSI/SOC 424 Social Movements
  • PLSI 760 Comparative Politics graduate seminar
  • PLSI 765 Social Movements in the Islamic world

Selected Publications & Research

Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey (Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2010).

Negotiating Political Power in Turkey: Breaking Up the Party, ed. by Elise Massicard and Nicole F. Watts (London: Routledge, Dec 2012)




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