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ASEN International Advisory Council


James Gow


Michael Amoah

Wendy Bracewell

John Breuilly

Prof. Martin Bulmer

Agusti Colomines

Frank Dikotter (biography|)

Chris Flood (biography|)

Jon Fox

Allon Gal

Sebastian Garman

Montserrat Guibernau (biography|)

Daphne Halikiopoulou

Jonathan Hearn (biography|)

John Hutchinson

Atsuko Ichijo (biography|)

Eric Kaufmann

Athena Leoussi (biography|)

Mansoor Mirza

Steven Mock

Diego Muro (biography|)

Anna Paraskevopoulou

Prof. Felicity Rash

Robert Schertzer

Anthony Smith (biography|)

Jack Spence

Jennifer Todd

Gordana Uzelac

Eric Woods

Nira Yuval-Davis


Frank Dikötter

Frank Dikötter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2006, he was Professor of the Modern History of China at SOAS, the University of London. He has published nine books, from the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China (1992) to China before Mao: The Age of Openness (2007). His last book was Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, which was selected as one of the Books of the Year in 2010 by The Economist, The Independent, the Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard, The Telegraph, the New Statesman and the BBC History Magazine. It has been translated in a dozen languages and won the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the most prestigious award for non-fiction in the UK.

Chris Flood

Chris Flood is Emeritus Professor in the School of Politics at the University of Surrey, where was a co-founder and Academic Director of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM). He has published extensively on ideological discourses, theory of political myth, defensive nationalism, and the politics of intellectuals in Britain and France. He was formerly co-editor of the European Horizons series for University of Nebraska Press. His most recent books (co-authored and co-edited respectively with Stephen Hutchings, Galina Miazhevich and Henri Nickels) are Islam, Security and Television News (Palgrave, 2012) and Political and Cultural Representations of Muslims (Brill, 2012).

Montserrat Guibernau

Montserrat Guibernau (MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge) is currently Professor of Politics at Queen Mary College, University of London. Her recent publications include: For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism (Angle, 2009); The Identity of Nations (Polity Press, 2007); Catalan Nationalism (Routledge, 2004); Nations without States (Polity Press, 1999); Nationalisms (Polity Press, 1996); Governing Europe: The developing agenda (Open University: 2006); Nationalism in Latin America. Published as Special Issue of the journal Nations and Nationalism vol. 12 part 2, April 2006; History and National Destiny (Blackwell, 2004) with J. Hutchinson; The conditions of diversity in multinational democracies (IRPP-MacGill University Press, 2003) with A. Gagnon and F. Rocher; Understanding Nationalism (Polity Press, 2001) with J. Hutchinson; The Ethnicity Reader (Polity Press, 1997) with J. Rex; Governing European Diversity (Sage, 2001) editor; Nationalism: debates and dilemmas for a new millennium (Proa Press-CETC, 2000). Guibernau is a co-editor of the journal Nations and Nationalism (Blackwell) and member of the advisory council of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN). She has hold Visiting Professorships/Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Tampere (Finland), the Pompeu Fabra University and the Autonoma University (Barcelona), the UQAM (Montreal), Austrian Academy of Science (Vienna), the European Institute of the London School of Economics and most recently the Sociology Department at the University of Cambridge. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Research Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies at UQAM. She has taught at the universities of Barcelona, Warwick, the Open University and Cambridge.

Jonathan Hearn

Jonathan Hearn lectures in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, where he has been Programme Director for the MSc in Nationalism Studies and the MSc in Global and International Sociology. Trained as an anthropologist, he has a broad interdisciplinary interest in the theorisation and study of power, nationalism, and liberal forms of society, often with empirical focus on Scotland. Current work concerns the relationship between economics and nationalism, particularly in the context of the current economic crisis, and the role of the idea of competition in the historical formation of liberal society. He is the author of Claiming Scotland: National Identity and Liberal Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), Rethinking Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and Theorizing Power (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Atsuko Ichijo

Atsuko Ichijo is Senior Researcher in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, UK.  She is the co-ordinator of the FP7 project, Identities and Modernities in Europe, which is to conclude in April 2012 as well as a member of the editorial team of Nations and Nationalism. She is now working on a book on nationalism and modernity.  She has edited Europe, Nations and Modernity, (2011), Basingstoke: Palgrave and authored ‘Entrenchment of unionist nationalism: devolution and the discourse of national identity in Scotland’ (2012, forthcoming) National Identities, Vol. 15, No. 1, ‘The place of Scotland’s European past’ (2009) Literaria Pragensia, Vol. 19, Issue 38, pp. 60-74 and The Balancing Act: Sovereignty and National Identity for Britain in Europe, (2008), Exeter: Imprint Academic.

Athena Leoussi

Dr Athena S. Leoussi is a founder member and former chair of ASEN, and a founder editor of its journal, Nations and Nationalism. She is Co-Director of European Studies at the University of Reading, UK, and a member of the Standing Committee of Heads of European Studies. Her research area is in the visual and symbolic representation of national identity in painting and sculpture. She has published and edited numerous articles and books, including, Nationalism and Classicism: The Classical Body as National Symbol in Nineteenth-Century England and France (1998), Encyclopaedia of Nationalism (2001), and2001), and The Call of the Homeland:Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present (co-edited with Allon Gal and Anthony D. Smith, 2010).

Diego Muro

Diego Muro is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Prior to joining IBEI he was Associate Professor in European Studies at King's College, London. He has also been Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), visiting professor at James Madison University, and Santander Fellow at the Centre for European Studies at the University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in Political Science from LSE (2004), a Masters degree in European Studies from the University of Sussex (1999) and a BA in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1998). His doctoral thesis on radical Basque nationalism was published by Routledge in 2008 and he also co-edited a volume on The Politics and Memory of Transition: The Spanish Model, which was also published by Routledge in 2010. His work has also been published in Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and South European Society & Politics

Anthony Smith

Anthony D.Smith is Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics. He has pioneered the study of nations and nationalism in Britain, setting up the first undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and has championed an ethno-symbolic approach to their study. He has published over one hundred articles and chapters on nations, nationalism and ethnicity, and seventeen books, translated into twenty two languages, including The Ethnic Revival (1981), The Ethnic Origins of Nations (1986), National Identity (1991), Nationalism and Modernism (1998), Chosen Peoples (2003),The Cultural Foundations of Nations (2008), and Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism (2009). His latest book, The Nation Made Real: Art and National Identity in Western Europe, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013.  Anthony Smith is a co-founder and President of The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, and Joint Editor in Chief of its journal, Nations and Nationalism.