Umut Ozkirimli (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Research themes: Theories of Nationalism, Nationalism in Turkey and Greece, Islam and Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Cosmopolitanism
UMUT ÖZKIRIMLI is Professor of Politics and the Director of Turkish-Greek Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University, Visiting Professor at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden as well as a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSEE (Research on South East Europe), The European Insitute, The London School of Economics and Political Science. He will be spending the part of the academic year 2010-2011 as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His previous publications include Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (2000), Nationalism and its Futures (edited collection, 2003), Contemporary Debates on Nationalism: A Critical Engagement (2005), all published by Palgrave Macmillan, and Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey (with Spyros A. Sofos, 2008), published by Hurst & Co. and Columbia University Press. His most recent publications are Nationalism and Turkey-EU Relations (TESEV, 2008, in Turkish), Nationalism in the Troubled Triangle: Cyprus, Greece and Turkey (edited collection with Ayhan Aktar and Niyazi K¹z¹lyürek, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and the second revised and extended edition of Theories of Nationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Period of stay: Jan - Jun 2011
Office: Badia Fiesolana, BF190
Tel. [+39] 055 4685 441, Int. 2441