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Nasar Meer

Visiting Scholar 2011-2012


Nasar Meer

Nasar Meer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Northumbria. During the second part of 2012-13 he will also be a Visiting Fellow with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. He has studied at the Universities of Essex, Edinburgh, and Bristol, and during his doctoral studies held a visiting fellowship with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Studies, Harvard University. He presently holds a visiting fellowship with the University of Aarhus. Nasar was previously a Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and has undertaken research at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship (CSEC), Bristol Institute for Public Affairs. Meer's research focuses on the relationships between minority identities and citizenship programmes, and during his Center for European Studies fellowship he will explore the extent to which Europe has witnessed an observable 'retreat' from approaches of multiculturalism across a variety of national citizenship regimes (and specifically what a retreat of multiculturalism in Europe actually resembles). His recent publications include Citizenship, Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Palgrave-2010); European Multiculturalism(s): cultural, ethnic and religious challenges (co-edited with A. Triandafyllidou and T. Modood) (EUP-2011), and Race and Ethnicity (Sage-Forthcoming). He is also working on a monograph under contract with Palgrave-Macmillan entitled Despots After Political Death: Case Studies and Developing Legal Frameworks. He is a Co-editor of Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series, and editorial board member of the journals Sociology and Sociological Research Online.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Visiting Scholar 2011-2012, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University