Spyros A. Sofos

Spyros A. Sofos is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Southeast European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

He has previously worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University where he set up and directed the University’s MSc in International Conflict, and at the University of Portsmouth. He has been a NATO Research Fellow and has taught Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the University of Siena, Multiculturalism and Interethnic Relations at Tartu University, and Greek-Turkish Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University.

He has advised and worked with a number of NGOs on conflict transformation projects and has co-founded a not-for-profit organization promoting respect and understanding of cultural alterity in Southeastern Europe. His areas of research and practical expertise include conflict analysis and conflict transformation, post-conflict institutional architecture, identity, nationalism and interethnic conflict.

He has written extensively on Southeastern European politics, Turkey and on European Muslim communities. Spyros is editor of a book Series on Islam and Nationalism published by Palgrave Macmillan (with Umut Özkirimli) and of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Selected publications:

  • Changing identities in South East Europe, Palgrave Macmillan 2013. (with Othon Anastasakis and Renée Hirschon)
  • Islam in Europe: Civic Networks and Public Spaces, Palgrave Macmillan 2012 [with Roza Tsagarousianou]
  • Το βάσανο της Ιστορίας, Καστανιώτης 2008
  • Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey, London: Hurst and NY: Columbia University Press 2008. (with Umut Özkirimli)
  • Nation and Identity in Contemporary Europe, Routledge 1996. (with B. Jenkins)
  • Beyond the intractability of the Greek-Macedonian Dispute (contributor), Skopje 2012
Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey – by Spyros A. Sofos
Nation and Identity in Contemporary Europe – by Spyros A. Sofos
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