Language, religion, and the politics of difference

Professor Rogers Brubaker (Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

CA110 (SAC room), JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics (St. Anthony's), NUI Galway 14:30 :: 21st June 2012

Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles. Brubaker is a world leading authority on ethnicity, nationalism, immigration, citizenship, and social theory. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town (Princeton UP, 2006), Ethnicity without Groups (Harvard UP, 2004), Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe (Cambridge UP 1996) and Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany (Harvard UP 1992).

Brubaker is currently working on integrating the study of religion more closely with the study of ethnicity and nationalism, exploring the ambivalent consequences of newly popular genetic modes of explaining human differences for both the everyday experience and the politics of ethnicity, race, and nationhood, and analyzing the relation between economic structures and processes and politicized ethnicity and nationalism. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. Brubaker is a Senior Editor of Theory and Society and a member of the Editorial Board of numerous journals. He serves as a Recurring Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program of the Central European University in Budapest.

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