Axel Rudi holds an M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago, has completed his PhD in Social Anthropology with the dissertation 'Death as Victory, Victory as Death: Violence, Martyrdom and Cosmology of Revolution in the Kurdish Freedom Movement. He has worked in Turkish Kurdistan, in Iraqi Kurdistan and in Germany, and is interested in the Kurdish Movement's transnational connections, and the way in which it constitutes revolution. Specifically, he is interested how ideologies of freedom emerge from violent and warring contexts, and how they are set out in practice.
- 2018. The Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Who are the Ezidis?
- 2018. Martyrdom in the PKK.
- 2018. Dead Children, Living Revolutionaries: Martyrdom and Tragedy in Maxmur, Northern Iraq.
- 2016. Becoming One: Guerilla Democracy in Northern Kurdistan.
- 2015. "In the Event: A Mancunian Transplant in Bergen". Collective paper presented in the Department of social anthropology's seminar series. Chaired by Edvard Hviding. 23 April 2015.
- 2018. Fra Opprør til Kaos. Midtøsten etter den arabiske våren. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. 74-75.
- 2017. Independence from Whom? The Aftermath of the Kurdish Referendum. Focaalblog.
- 2019. Death as Victory, Victory as Death : Violence, Martyrdom, and the Cosmology of Revolution in the Kurdish Freedom Movement.
- 2016. The Role of The PKK in Southern Kurdistan Politics.
- 2016. Intervju med Axel Rudi om situasjonen i Kurdistan.
- 2015. Charlie Hebdo: The West and the Sacred. 11 sider.
Rudi, A. (2018). The PKK's Newroz: Death and Moving Towards Freedom for Kurdistan. Zanj: The Journal of Critical Global South Studies, 2(1), 92-114