Ipek Demir, PhD

Ipek Demir, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of Centre for Ethnicity and Racism at the University of Leeds (UK)

Ipek Demir, PhD is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Centre for Ethnicity and Racism, University of Leeds (UK). Demir’s research and publications sit at the intersections of the fields of race, diaspora studies, ethno-politics, nationalism, decoloniality, indigeneity, global politics as well as epistemology and interdisciplinarity. Her work has been funded by the EU as well as by national UK agencies such as the ESRC and the AHRC. Before joining Leeds, Demir worked at the University of Leicester and the University of Cambridge, where she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. She has a forthcoming book with Manchester University Press entitled Diaspora as Translation and Decolonisation focusing on how diasporas from the Global South decolonize the Global North.