Connor Hayes speaks with Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Lecturer in Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge, about the paradigm of the Kurdish freedom movement, the crises of capitalist modernity, and the question of self-determination in the 21st century.

Dr. Miley is a Lecturer in Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge, where his work focuses on comparative nationalisms and self-determination struggles, and the crises of contemporary capitalism. Originally from the United States, he spent years working in and writing on Spain, including on the Basque and Catalan national questions, and the legacy of Franquism.

In recent years, he has been involved with social movements in Africa, including working together on the ground with the Mathare Social Justice Centre in Nairobi, and the Kurdish movement, participating in delegations to Rojava and the International Peace Delegation to Imrali. He is the author of numerous works on the Kurdish movement, and co-editor of Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey, along with Dr. Federico Venturini. He serves on the board of the EU-Turkey Civic Commission, and is a patron of and close collaborator with the Peace in Kurdistan campaign.

Connor Hayes is an activist, researcher, and a student of philosophy. He was a member of the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali. This interview is sponsored by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign..

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