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Nikos Christofis

Brief Biographical Note

I am associate professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern history and politics at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China. I am also adjunct lecturer at the Hellenic Open University, and affiliate researcher at the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), as well as involved in various research centers in China, Turkey, and Greece. My work has focused on political and social movements, ideologies and political parties, anti-/post-colonial politics, anti- imperialism, politics of memory, foreign policy, authoritarian politics, and others, in the Eastern Mediterranean, with particular focus on Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece, and the Middle East.

I studied history and politics (B.A.) at the University of Cyprus, (M.A.) at the University of Manchester, UK, and (PhD) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Since 2013 I held teaching and research positions in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey. I hold affiliations as researcher at the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), and as adjunct lecturer at the Hellenic Open University.

My work has been funded by the European Union, the Ministry of Education in China, the Ministry of Education in Greece, and private institutions, like the Research Centre for the Humanities in Athens.

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