Patrick is a postdoctoral research associate at Aberystwyth’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and completed his master’s and undergraduate studies at the University of Vienna. Between 2017 and 2021, Patrick was also a researcher at the Centre on Constitutional Change in Edinburgh.

Patrick contributes to the Horizon 2020 projects ROBUST: Rural-Urban Outlooks and IMAJINE: Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe.

His research interests are regional politics and policies, nationalism and European integration. In his PhD thesis, Patrick investigated the impact of European integration on cross-border nationalism on the island of Ireland and in the region of Tyrol.

Utz, Patrick (2021): “Northern Ireland”: Autonomy Arrangements in the World (forthcoming)

Utz, Patrick (2020): “South Tyrol: Minority Identities beyond Linguistic Divisions”: H-Nationalism

Utz, Patrick (2019): “Europeanizing the party politics of minority – kin-state relations: Evidence from Northern Ireland and South Tyrol”: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics: 25 (4): 363-382

Utz, Patrick (2019): “Half in, half out? Sinn Féin’s ‘all-Ireland’ strategy in the European Elections”: EUreka! Everything about the European Union and Europe in general

Utz, Patrick (2018): “Bavaria’s Regional Earthquake Causes Tremors in Berlin”: Centre on Constitutional Change News and Opinion

Utz, Patrick (2018): “Federal reforms in Austria: is now the time to overcome gridlock?”: UCL-The Constitution Unit