Professor John Breuilly


Chair in Nationalism and Ethnicity

Office: CON 3.04, Connaught House
Office Hours: Tuesdays 16:30-17:30 (drop-in)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6153


John Breuilly's first degree was in History and Politics (1968) and his PhD with in History (1978), both from the University of York. He taught at Manchester University from 1972 until 1995 and at Birmingham University from 1995 until 2004. He has held visiting Professorships at Hamburg (1987-8) and Bielefeld (1992-3) Universities and was a Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin in the academic year 2001-2.

Research Interests

  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Modern German History
  • Comparative European History with special interests in Labour Movements and the Bourgeoisie
  • Urban Cultural History in 19th Century Europe
  • Modern Liberalism

Teaching Responsibilities

  • GV247Theories and Problems of Nationalism  
  • GV479: Nationalism
  • GV4G6: Nationalism and Global Politics
  • GV510: Ethnicity and Nationalism Research Workshop