Research Associate, School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester

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.

Experience

  • 2014–2016
    Visiting Researcher , Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
  • 2015–2016
    Visiting Lecturer , Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westmisnter
  • 2013–2014
    Visiting Academic , Durham Business School, Durham University

Education

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    School of Government and International Affairs, Ustinov College, Durham University, PhD in Politics and International Relations
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    Centre of Study for Democracy, University of Westminster, MA in Contemporary Political Theory and International Relations
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    Department of Political Science, University of Istanbul, BA in Political Science