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Kerem H L Oktem
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Ca' Bembo
Ca' Foscari University of Venice Dorsoduro 1075
Venice 30123
Kerem Öktem is Professor of Southeast Europe and Modern Turkey at the University of Graz and its Centre of Southeast European Studies. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford. Kerem read Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford, where he also completed his D. Phil. thesis at the School of Geography in 2006 and stayed on for a research fellowship at St Antony's College and Southeast European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX). His research interests range from the history of nationalism, ethno-politics and minority rights in Turkey to debates on history, memory and trauma, and Turkey’s contested relations with Armenia and Greece. More recently, he also works on the emergence of Islam as a central discursive category in European public debates.
Political Science
Sub Areas
Armenian Studies
Kurdish Studies
Ottoman Studies
Turkish Studies
Urban Studies
Middle East/Near East Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
Mediterranean Countries
Contemp Turkish Pol-Natlsm, Min & Human Rights
Turkish-Armenian Rltns & Reconciliation Stds
Diaspora Studies
French (intermediate)
German (native)
Turkish (native)
English (native)
PhD | 2006 | School of Geography | University of Oxford
MA | 2001 | Oriental Institute | University of Oxford
MA | 1994 | Urban Planning | Tech U Hamburg
Manufacturing Monochrome: Ethno-Territoriality and the Transformation of a Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Religious Ottoman Province into a “Turkish” City Atatürk in Yehud: Turkish-Jewish communities in Israel between Zionism and 'new' Turkey Democratic counter-politics in the context of autocratization and personalization of power: The case of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality The Space of Religion in Turkey’s ‘Domestic Abroad’: Mosque Projects in Lisbon and Tirana