Umut Ozkirimli is currently Professor of Contemporary Turkey Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University. He is also an Honorary Professor in Europe, Nationalism and Globalization at the Center for Modern European Studies (CEMES), University of Copenhagen; a Senior Fellow at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University; and a Research Associate of LSEE (Research on South East Europe), The European Insitute, The London School of Economics. 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 in the Troubled Triangle: Cyprus, Greece and Turkey (edited collection with Ayhan Aktar and Niyazi Kızılyürek, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and the second edition of Theories of Nationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is currently editing a book series on ‘Islam and Nationalism’ (with Spyros A. Sofos) for Palgrave Macmillan. He is also working on  a series of articles on nationalism, multiculturalism and the politics of recognition, both in Europe and in the context of the ‘Kurdish question’ in Turkey; a theoretical piece on Islam and nationalism studies and an entry on cosmopolitanism for the Blackwells Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Finally, he is part of a team who works on hydrosolidarity and the Blue Nile.

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