Dr John Hutchinson

Dr John Hutchinson

Associate Professor (Reader) in Nationalism in Europe

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 6113
Room No
CON 3.02
Office Hours
Currently on leave (2017/18)
Key Expertise
Theories of Nationalism, Cultural Nationalism, Warfare and Nationalism

About me

John Hutchinson was formerly Assoc Professor (Reader) at the LSE, having previously taught Griffith University, Brisbane for many years. He undertook an undergraduate History degree at the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Sociology at the LSE. He has authored and edited eleven books in the field of Nationalism, including The Dynamics of Cultural Nationalism (1987), Modern Nationalism (1994) and Nations as Zones of Conflict (2005) and Nationalism and War (2017), which was nominated for the ENMISA book prize and the Hedley Bull Book Prize in International Relations. He is currently Vice-President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and Co-Editor-in Chief of Nations and Nationalism. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences, Boston University, and of the Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms, University of Amsterdam. He is working on a book, provisionally entitled 'The Herderian Explosion'.

Research interests

  • Theories of nationalism
  • Cultural nationalism
  • Warfare and nationalism

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV247: Theories and Problems of Nationalism
  • GV479: Nationalism
  • GV4C7: Warfare and National Identity

My research