Kerem Öktem is a research fellow at the European Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford and an associate of South East European Studies at Oxford. He teaches the Politics of the Middle East at the Oriental Institute and has worked on new political movements and ethno-politics in Turkey, Turkey’s regional neighbourhood, and on the interaction of Muslim immigrant communities and European politics.
His latest books are the co-edited Under the long shadow of Europe. Greeks and Turks in the era of post-nationalism (Brill, 2009, with Kalypso Nicolaidis and Othon Anastasakis), Mutual Misunderstandings? Muslims and Islam in the European media (European Studies Centre, 2009, with Reem Abou-el-Fadl) and Turkey’s engagement with Modernity (Palgrave, 2010, with Celia Kerslake and Philip Robins), as well as his monograph ‘Angry Nation. Turkey since 1989’, by ZED Books (2011). In Angry Nation, he suggests a radically different framework to approach the politics and recent history of Turkey and makes accessible to a general audience the often mind-boggling complications of this important country between Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus.