KEREM ÖKTEM is Research Fellow at the European Studies Centre and an Associate Faculty member of the Oriental Institute. Since he defended his Oxford D.Phil. thesis, ‘Reconstructing Geographies of Nationalism: Nation, Space and Discourse in Twentieth Century Turkey’ at the School of Geography in 2006, he has concentrated on questions of conflict and memory in Turkey, South East Europe and the Mediterranean. More currently, he has been dedicated to the study of Muslim politics in the Balkans and Europe. His most recent publications are the co-edited volume Another Empire? Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the decade of AKP Rule (Bilgi University Press, 2012), his monograph Angry Nation: Turkey since 1989 (Zed Books 2011), as well as the collections Turkey’s Engagement with Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) with Celia Kerslake and Philip Robins, and In the long Shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the Era of Postnationalism, Brill and Martinus Nijhoff 2009, with Kalypso Nicolaidis and Othon Anastasakis.