Omer Tekdemir is a Research Associate at the School of History, Politics and International Relations. Before joining the University of Leicester, Dr Tekdemir taught at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster.
Omer’s research interests cover a number of disciplines and primarily lie in political theory, political economy and international relations. Specifically, he is interested in radical democracy, populism, agonism, discourse analysis, nationalism, identity, conflict, peace building as well as embedded and moral economy in the case of Kurdish, Turkey and Middle Eastern studies.
He has also conducted research at the Centre of Peace, Trust and Social Relations, Coventry University and Durham Business School, University of Durham as a visiting researcher, after he gained his PhD at the Institute of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, School of Government and International Affairs and Ustinov College, Durham University.
He earned his MA in Contemporary Political Theory and International Relations, from the Centre of Study for Democracy, University of Westminster. Omer also graduated in Political Science at University of Istanbul, Turkey. He engages with various think-tanks and NGOs.