Kerem Öktem is Open Society Research Fellow at the European Studies Centre and an Associate Faculty Member at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He obtained his D. Phil. on the interaction of nation-building and spatial policies from Oxford's School of Geography in 2006 and an M. St. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the Oriental Institute in 2001.
His research focuses on Turkey’s politics and international relations with a particular focus on minorities and nationalism, and on Muslim politics and networks in the Balkans and Western Europe. He has published in Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Muslims in Europe, Journal of Southeast European Studies, Multicultural Discourses, European Journal of Turkish Studies, and Patterns of Prejudice (forthcoming 2013). He comments on current affairs in MERIP ) Middle East Research and Information Project( and Open Democracy.