Oliver Schmidtke is a Professor in Political Science and History at the University of Victoria where he has also served as the director of the Centre for Global Studies in Victoria since 2011. His research interests are in the fields of the politics and governance of migration, citizenship, nationalism, democracy, and populism. He currently leads two international research projects:
- European Memory Politics – Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture (2019-2023)
- Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech (2019-2024).