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'.