Karwan Osman



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies

B.A. in Kurdish Language & Literature- Salahaddin University- 2003

M.A. in Kurdish Literature- Koya University- 2008

An active member of both Kurdistan Journalist's Syndicate (KJS) and International Federation Journalists (IFJ)

My Research in brief:

I’m now working on “a structural study of Abdulla Goran’s Poetry” and I will attempt to contribute to our understanding of Abdulla Goran’s poetry by organising his work into periods and demonstrate particular characteristics of each period in terms of its form, language, theme and use of symbols and mythology.


I have 10 years’ experience in civil society and journalism fields. I had managed several strategic and long-term projects of youth, women and culture development in the frame of a civil society organization in south Kurdistan. I also had a considered experience in journalism field especially in Khwendni Liberal (Liberal Education) newspaper that I participated as member of Editor Staff, Editor in Chief Assistant and Concessionaire in publishing (104) issues of it. In 2007, I have been awarded by the Ministry of Sport and Youth as youth of the year in the activity towards reinforcing civil society.

Teaching: Lecturing Kurdology, Human Rights and Genocide, and Research Methods as assisstant lecturer-Erbil Polytechnic University, 2009-2011.

Administrative Positions Held: Director of quality assurance and invigilating general examination at Erbil Polytechnic University, 2009-2011

Consultancy: An independent Kurdish Sorani consultant and Social Media Evaluater for Appen. I do web evaluation using Excel spreadsheet or an annotation tool. I review and rate web content, using a web application to support the measurerment of search data relevence. I do evaluate online web content according to detailed criteria. 2015-2016

Academic interest:

Kurdish Literature, Kurdish Modern Poetry, Kurdish literary rhetoric, comparison literature. 


I have contributed as a joint editor of the following publication:

1.  Forced Marriage: life and a critical destiny, forced marriage traditions, lack of public awareness, and authority negligence, 2010

2.    Gender Assessment Report on Justice Council Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Justice Council, and Ministry of Health, 2010

3.    Combating Forced Marriage, 2009

4.   Non participation of Youth in the Kurdistan political process, 2007

5.    Media Sustainability Index Iraq, IREX Europe, 2006

I also published five of my literary articles in (Shin), (Raman) and (Aynda) magazines which include:

1. Concept of life and love a poem of Baxtyiar Ali in the name of "Ay law rozhgara khoshana".

2.A research of literary equilibrating-comparison in the name of the "symbol of water" in the three poems of (Suhrab Supehry, Jamal Ghambar, Abdulmutalib Abdullah).

3. Romanticism in the "Plague"poem of (Mardin Ibrahim).

4. Succinctness and verbosity in Kurdish literature.

5. Exaggeration in Kurdish literature.

And a number of essays in (Khwendni liberal) Newspaper and (Xelik) publication.


"Myths and Symbols of Kurdish Modern Poetry-Abdulla Goran as Example" BRISMES Annual Conference- London 24 June 2015