Author profile: Markus Thiel

Markus Thiel is assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University, Miami & research associate at Miami-FIU’s EU Center of Excellence. He has published several articles in the Journal of European Integration, International Studies Encyclopedia, Perspectives on European Politics & Society, and others. In addition, 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), ‘European Identity & Culture’ (Ashgate, 2012) and ‘Sexualities in World Politics’ (Picq & Thiel, 2015). Besides his focus on LGBT perspectives in IR, he is currently working on a book on the linkage of European transnational NGOs with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.

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