Umut Özkırımlı is a Visiting Professor at IBEI (Barcelona Institut d’Estudis Internacionals) and Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull. He is also a Senior Research Associate at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). He is the author of Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (3rd edition, 2017) and of the forthcoming Dumb Swedes, Smart Turks? Nationalism, Democracy and the Global Crisis of Trust (with Lars Trägårdh and Henrik Berggren).
Even though coronavirus knows no borders, our solidarity often does.
Catalonia mon amour
In which the author goes in pursuit of sanity, and is forced to take a stand.
Entering Brexit Britain, with Eric Cantona as my North star – Bill Bryson a trusty guide
“I liked Britain in 1995, and I like Britain now – from the looks of it, more than she likes herself.”
White is the new black: populism and the academic alt-right
“It is our duty to expose this moral agenda for what it is, not by 'deplatforming' them – only adding victimisation...
Fear and loathing in Turkish academia: a tale of appeasement and complicity
Can fear explain the loathing that the victims of this ‘academic cleansing’ are exposed to, often by their own...
Why Turkification will never work
A country as heteregenous as Turkey can't be held together by an autocrat, so what to do?