About The Nationalism Project

". . . an impressive collection of resources related to the study of nationalism." — Electronic Resources Review

The Nationalism Project is one of the most widely used nationalism studies resources on the Internet and provides users with a clearinghouse of scholarly nationalism information including: leading definitions of nationalism, book reviews, web links, subject bibliographies, a bibliography of more than 2,000 journal articles, and much more. The site was created in 1999 by Eric G.E. Zuelow, currently Assistant Professor of European History at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. The Nationalism Project is loosely affiliated with the Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas (ARENA), an informal association of international scholars dedicated to the study of nationalism in both North and South America.

The Nationalism Project is a scholarly website and is not affiliated with any nationalist groups or organizations. No political agenda is being advocated by this site; it is intended purely as an educational resource. While scholarly submissions are welcome, contributions containing any clearly ideological political bias will not be accepted.

The Nationalism Project editorial board includes:

Editor/Site Creator

    Eric G.E. Zuelow (Assistant Professor of European History, University of New England) received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in December 2004.  Zuelow is author of Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse University Press, 2009).  He is co-editor of Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations (Routledge, 2007) and has published articles in Éire-Ireland, New Hibernia Review, and Journeys: International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, as well as in Ireland’s Heritages: Critical Perspectives on Memory and Identity (Ashgate, 2005).  Zuelow is the Editor/Creator of The Nationalism Project.

    Assistant Editor

    Catherine M. Burns (Ph.D. Candidate in United States History, University of Wisconsin–Madison) studies American immigration, race, ethnicity, and nationalism in transnational perspective. She is writing a dissertation entitled "Cranks and Kickers, Vixens and Spitfires: American Nativism and New York's Progressive Irish Nationalists, 1913-1925."

Editorial Assistant

Aaron Mitchell is a junior honors student studying both history and political science at the University of New England.

Advisory Committee

    David A. Bell (Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University) is author of Lawyers and Citizens: The Making of a Political Elite in Old Regime France, numerous articles related to nationalism, and is co-editor of Raison universelle et culture nationale au siècle des lumières. His latest book is titled The Cult of the Nation in France and is published by Harvard University Press.

    John Breuilly (Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, London School of Economics) is author of Nationalism and the State as well as numerous works on German and European history. He is currently completing on a two-volume book entitled Modernisation Theory and German History.

    Rogers Brubaker (Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles) is author of Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe, Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany, and The Limits of Rationality: An Essay on the Social and Moral Thought of Max Weber. He is the editor of Immigration and the Politics of Citizenship in Europe and North America.

    Daniele Conversi (Senior Lecturer in European Policy Studies, University of Lincolnshire) is the author of the highly praised The Basques, the Catalans, and Spain: Alternative Routes to Nationalist Mobilization and German-Bashing and the Breakup of Yugoslavia. He has written extensively on issues of nationalism, ethnicity, and violence for a variety of scholarly journals.

    Don Doyle (McCausland Professor of History, University of South Carolina) is author of Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question, Faulkner's County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawpha, New Men, New Cities, New South, and numerous other works. He is currently working a collection of essays with Marco Pamplona titled Nationalism in the New World: The Americas and the Atlantic World.

    Stephen E. Hanson (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington) is coeditor of Can Europe Work? Germany and the Reconstruction of Post-Communist Societies and author of Time and Revolution: Marxism and the Design of Soviet Institutions.

    Michael Hechter (Professor of Sociology, University of Washington) is author of Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, 1536-1966 and Principles of Group Solidarity. His latest book is titled Containing Nationalism.

    Robert Kaiser (Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin—Madison) is author of The Geography of Nationalism in Russia and the USSR and Russians as the New Minority in the Soviet Successor States. He has written numerous articles on issues related to nationalism and identity in Russia and Eastern Europe.

    Adeeb Khalid (Associate Professor of History, Carleton College) is author of Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Tsarist Central Asia.

    Lynette Spillman (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame) is author of Nation and Commemoration : Creating National Identities in the United States and Australia.

    Thongchai Winichakul (Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is author of Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-body of a Nation.

    M. Crawford Young (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is author of several award winning books including: The Politics of Cultural Pluralism, and The African Colonial State in Comparative Perspective. He is co-author of Rise and Decline of the Zairian State and is an expert scholar of African politics.


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