Bülent Sarper Ağır is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations of Aydın Faculty of Economics of Adnan Menderes University, Aydın/Turkey. Previously he studied as a research assistant and PhD candidate in Ankara University. Also, he had a position of visiting researcher in the Central European University in Budapest/Hungary and Paradigma Research Center, and European Center for Minority Issues in Priština. His academic works have been concentrated on the Balkans region, ethnic conflicts, identity, non-traditional security issues, and security studies in the context of critical perspectives. He has participated in several international academic conferences, congresses and symposiums organized in many countries such as Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, and made publications in renowned academic journals and international edited books.