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Muro, Diego

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

University of St Andrews, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2008/2009

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics, United Kingdom


Diego Muro is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Prior to joining IBEI he was Associate Professor in European Studies at King’s College, London. He has also been Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), visiting professor at James Madison University and visiting fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Diego holds a PhD in Political Science from LSE (2004), a Masters degree in European Studies from the University of Sussex (1999) and a BA in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1998). Trained as a political scientist, he has maintained an involvement in politics, sociology and history, working usually within interdisciplinary academic units, and practicing empirical approaches and critical enquiry from political and sociological perspectives. His doctoral thesis on radical Basque nationalism was published by Routledge in 2008 and he is currently editing a book on the Spanish transition, which will also be published by Routledge in 2010. His work has also been published in Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and South European Society & Politics.
Diego’s main research interests are comparative politics, social movements, ethnic conflict and asymmetric warfare. He is currently working on a comparative study of terrorist disengagement in Southern Europe.  

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