Umut Özkirimli

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science


Senior Lecturer at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre (MEC), London School of Economics and the Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), University of Sussex; Honorary Professor in Europe, Nationalism and Globalization at the Center for Modern European Studies (CEMES), University of Copenhagen; and a Senior Fellow at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University. He is the author of Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Contemporary Debates on Nationalism: A Critical Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey (with Spyros A. Sofos, Hurst & Co. and Oxford University Press, 2008); the second revised and extended edition of Theories of Nationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); and The Making of a Protest Movement in Turkey: #occupygezi (edited collection) (Palgrave Pivot, 2014). His latest book is the third, revised and expanded, edition of Theories of Nationalism, published in March 2017. He is currently editing a book series on Islam and Nationalism (with Spyros A. Sofos) for Palgrave Macmillan and working on a monograph entitled Models Unveiled: Sweden and Turkey as Instantiations of a Global Crisis with Lars Trägårdh, Henrik Berggren and Spyros A. Sofos which will be published in 2018.

Research Interests

Umut has published widely in the areas of nationalism, multiculturalism, identity politics and social movements. His research interests cover a wide spectrum, from theories of and normative debates on nationalism to nationalisms in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, from the “Kurdish question” in Turkey to multiculturalism, radical right and Islamophobia in Europe. .

Recent research outputs

Umut Özkirimli, Spyros Sofos, Trägårdh, L. & Berggren, H., 2018, (Unpublished) Under negotiation.

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Umut Özkirimli, 2017 Sep 19, In : Globalizations. 14, 6, p. 851-856

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Umut Özkirimli, 2017, Open Democracy

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