Dilar Dirik is a sociologist and activist. Native of Kurdistan, she is actively involved in Kurdish feminist and freedom movements. In recent years, Dilar has repeatedly appeared all over the globe, speaking about building a stateless democracy in the region of Kurdistan, particularly in Rojava, area located in the north-west Kurdistan. She published, among others, in Open Democracy, Roar and New Compass. She is finishing her doctoral thesis at the Department of Social Sciences at the Cambridge University, UK.