Spyros A. Sofos is a researcher and research coordinator at at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University. Spyros is editor of openDemocracy’s #rethinkingPopulism, and serves on the editorial committee of the “Journal of Contemporary European Studies”. His work focuses on political identities and collective action, and the construction and articulation of “the popular” through politics. His publications include ”Nation and Identity in Contemporary Europe”(Routledge); ”Tormented by History” (Oxford University Press); ”Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks” (Palgrave Macmillan).
Published in: Rethinking Populism: InterviewSituating populism beyond the deformation of Eurocentric and post-democratic narratives
Spyros Sofos talks to Paula Biglieri and Luciana Cadahia about their book ‘Seven Essays on Populism’ and...
Is Left populism possible?
We need to fight precarity now and to ensure that, in the process, we retain and enhance the best of our...
Charting the waters: populism as a gendered phenomenon
Take this first “walking tour” of openDemocracy’s rich archive of material dealing with the complex relation between...
Bringing gender into the populism debate: a guided walk
openDemocracy’s latest partnership launches with an ambitious question to answer.
Published in: HomeThe Turkish election as a warning against the irresistible charms of populism
We urgently need a constructive and open dialogue between different strands of thought within the populism...
Published in: HomeTurkey: of coups and popular resistance
The construct of ‘the people’ thrives on and demands homogeneity of values and unity of purpose and banishes...