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Sinisa Malesevic

Full Professor Of Sociology
School of Sociology
01 716 8504
University College Dublin, School of Sociology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

I was appointed UCD Chair of Sociology in September 2011. Previously I held research and teaching appointments at the Institute for International Relations (Zagreb), the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, CEU (Prague)- where I worked with late Ernest Gellner -, and at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I also held visiting professorships and fellowships at Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Eric Remacle Chair in Conflict and Peace Studies), the London School of Economics and the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. I am a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (elected in 2010) and Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe, elected in 2014) and I am also an Associated Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (elected in 2012). My main research interests include the study of war and organised violence, ethnicity and nationalism, ideology, sociological theory and the comparative historical sociology. Recent books include: Grounded Nationalisms: A Sociological Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2019, in press), The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2017, Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association), Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organization, Ideology and Solidarity (Polity, 2013), The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2010, reprinted in 2012), Identity as Ideology: Understanding Ethnicity and Nationalism, (Palgrave, 2006), The Sociology of Ethnicity (Sage, 2004), Ideology, Legitimacy and the New State (Routledge 2002; reprinted in 2008; paperback edition 2016) and edited volumes Empires and Nation-States: Beyond the Dichotomy (Sage 2017), Ernest Gellner and Historical Sociology (Sage, 2015), Nationalism and War (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Ernest Gellner and Contemporary Social Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2007). I have also authored over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and have given more than 120 invited talks all over the world. My publications have been translated into Chinese, Croatian, Persian/Farsi, Turkish, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Polish, Russian, Serbian and Spanish.More information available at http://sinisa2malesevic.wordpress.com/; Recent publications can be downloaded from https://ucd-ie.academia.edu/SinisaMalesevic.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Full Professor
    University College, Dublin, Sociology, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2011
  • Head of School
    University College, Dublin, Sociology, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2011 - 1 Jan 2014
  • Head of Subject
    University College, Dublin, Sociology, Dublin, Ireland2011

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Adjunct Professor
    National University of Ireland, Galway, Sociology and Political Science, Galway, Ireland1 Jan 2017 - 1 Jan 2022
  • Visiting Professor/Eric Remacle Chair in Conflict and Peace Studies
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Political Science, Brussels, Belgium1 Jan 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
  • Visiting Scholar
    London School of Economics, Government, London, United Kingdom1 Jan 2005 - 1 Jan 2006
  • Senior Lecturer
    National University of Ireland, Galway, Sociology and Political Science, Galway, Ireland1 Jan 1998 - 1 Jan 2011
  • Visiting Research Fellow
    Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria1 Jan 1996 - 1 Jan 1996
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
    Central European University, Centre for the Study of Nationalism, Prague, Czech Republic1995 - 1996

DEGREES

  • BA
    University of Zagreb1989 - 1993
  • MA
    Lancaster University. UK1994 - 1995
  • PhD
    University College Cork1996 - 1999

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • German
    Can read
  • Croatian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Serbian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Bosnian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Slovenian
    Can read