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Markus Thiel, Prof

Florida International University, Politics & International Relations

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Country of residence

United States

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Prof Thiel has domestic and international radio experience, and is Guest OpEd contributor to the Miami Herald on European/EU Politics issues.

Language Skills

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish (basic)


Markus Thiel is associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University (FIU), Miami,and director of FIU's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence & FIU's European & Eurasian Studies Program. His research on the political sociology of the EU produced a monograph, 'The Limits of Transnationalism' (Palgrave, 2011), and 4 co-edited volume on: 'Diversity and the European Union' (Palgrave, 2009), 'Identity Politics in the Age of Globalization' (Lynne Rienner/First Forum Press, 2010) and 'European Identity & Culture: Narratives of Transnational Belonging' (Ashgate, 2012). Besides his focus on LGBT perspectives in IR (Sexualities in World Politics: How LGBT Claims Shape International Relations), he recently published a book on the linkage of European transnational NGOs with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency: 'EU Civil Society and Human Rights Advocacy', 2017.The latest forthcoming co-edited volume will 'EU Development Policies: between Norms & Geopolitics' will appear with Palgrave later this year.