Professor of Politics, University of Leuven, Belgium
Peter Vermeersch is a professor of politics at the University of Leuven in Belgium (KU Leuven), where he is affiliated with LINES (Leuven International and European Studies) and the Centre for Research on Peace and Development. In 2007 and 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
He is the author of two academic books: The Romani Movement: Minority Politics and Ethnic Mobilization in Contemporary Central Europe (Berghahn Books, 2006) and Het Vredesfront (The Peace Front, Acco Publishers, 2011). His academic papers have appeared in a wide range of journals, including The European Journal of Sociology, Europe-Asia Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and East European Politics and Societies. He is an associate editor of Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity.