Bjørn Thomassen is associate professor at the Department of Society and Globalization at Roskilde University. With BA and MA degrees in anthropology (University of Copenhagen), a doctoral degree in political and social science (European University Institute, Florence), and a post doctoral position in sociology (University College of Cork), Bjørn works broadly across the social and political sciences. His research interests include urban studies, cultural and political dimensions of globalisation, nationalism, identity & memory politics. He is generally interested in anthropological approaches to political and social change, including the study of political revolutions. His regions of specialization are Italy, Southern Europe, the Mediterranean area, Europe.
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