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Diego Muro

Assistant Professor, IBEI

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Diego Muro is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Prior to joining IBEI he was Lecturer (tenured) in European Studies at King's College, London. He has also been Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford, Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), visiting professor at James Madison University and visiting fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He holds a PhD in Political Science from LSE (2004), a Masters degree in European Studies from the University of Sussex (1999) and a BA in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1998). Trained as a political scientist, he has maintained an involvement in politics, sociology and history, working usually within interdisciplinary academic units, and practicing empirical approaches and critical enquiry from political and sociological perspectives. His doctoral thesis on radical Basque nationalism was published by Routledge in 2008 and he has also co-edited a volume on The Politics and Memory of Transition: The Spanish Model, which was also published by Routledge in 2011. His work has also been published in Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and South European Society & Politics.

His main research interests are comparative politics, social movements, ethnic conflict and asymmetric warfare. He is currently working on a comparative study of terrorist disengagement in Southern Europe.

Background and education

  • (2004) PhD in Political Science, London School of Economics (LSE)
  • (1998) MA in Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex
  • (1997) BA in Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)


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Research Interests

  • Comparative politics, social movements, ethnic conflict and asymmetric warfare.