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Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Dr Diego Muro is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

He previously held positions at King’s College London (2003-2009) and the Barcelona Institute of International Affairs (IBEI) at the Pompeu Fabra University (2009-2016). He was Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford (2011-12) and Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (2008-09).

His research interests are terrorism, ethno-nationalism, and secession. He is the author of Ethnicity and Violence (Routledge, 2008), Politics and Memory of the Transition (Routledge, 2011), From Bullets to Ballots (Routledge, 2017) and When Does Terrorism Work? (Routledge, 2018).

His work has also been published in the following journals: Ethnic and Radical Studies, Ethnicities, Georgetown Security Studies Review, Mediterranean Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Politics, South European Society & Politics, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and West European Politics.

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  • –present
    Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews


  • 2004 
    London School of Economics, Political Science