Jonathan Hearn lectures in sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, where he has been Programme Director for the MSc in Nationalism Studies and is currently Programme Director for the MSc in Global and International Sociology. Trained as an anthropologist and ethnographer, he works in areas of political and historical sociology, and has a broad interdisciplinary interest in studying power, nationalism and liberal forms of society, often with empirical focus on Scotland. He is the author of Claiming Scotland: National identity and liberal culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2000) and Rethinking Nationalism: A critical introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). His latest book, Theorizing Power (Palgrave Macmillan) was published in 2012.
Alastair MacLachlan is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre. He taught at Cambridge University, Sydney University (for nearly 30 years) and Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, and is the author of books and articles on British eighteenth-century political and intellectual history, the French Revolution and modern British historiography. He is currently finishing a dual biography/historiographical study of G. M. Trevelyan and Lytton Strachey, entitled ‘The Pedestal and the Keyhole’.
Ben Wellings is Convenor of European Studies and Deputy Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at The Australian National University. His most recent publication is English Nationalism and Euroscpeticism: Losing the peace (Peter Lang, 2012). He has published on English nationalism in Nations and Nationalism and National Identities. He gained his PhD from The Australian National University in 2003, graduated from Edinburgh University with an MSc in Nationalism Studies in 1997 and holds a BA (Hons) in Contemporary History with French from the University of Sussex.
Christian Wicke is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies. He is currently finishing a book on the personal nationalism of Helmut Kohl. He has taught European history and integration, and organised interdisciplinary workshops at The Australian National University. Before he took his PhD in Australia, he studied at Maastricht University, Bogazici University in Istanbul, and the University of Edinburgh. In 2012, he worked with a DAAD Scholarship at the Collaborative Research Centre 804 at Dresden University of Technology, Germany.
Stefan Auer is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Interdisciplinary Studies and Senior Lecturer in History and Politics at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His book Liberal Nationalism in Central Europe (Routledge, 2004) won the Best Book in European Studies (2005) from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies. He has published articles in Australian Historical Studies, Critical Horizons, East European Politics and Societies, Europe–Asia Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Osteuropa and Telos. His lastest book, Whose Liberty is it Anyway? Europe at the crossroads, was published in 2012 by Seagull Books (distributed by the University of Chicago Press).
Stephanie Lawson has held teaching and research positions at the University of New England, The Australian National University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Birmingham. She is currently Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has published widely in the fields of comparative and international politics, normative theory and Asia-Pacific studies on issues ranging from nationalism and ethnic politics to the theorisation of democracy and human rights in cross-cultural settings. Her most recent research monograph is Culture and Context in World Politics (Palgrave, 2006), while her latest edited work is a special issue of the Australian Journal of Politics and History on Politics and Time (September 2011).
Paul James is Director of the Global Cities Institute (RMIT University) and Director of the UN Global Compact, Cities Programme (Melbourne and New York). He is Professor of Globalization in the Globalism Research Centre, on the Council of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London). He is an editor of Arena Journal, as well as an editor/board member of nine other international journals, including Globalizations and Global Governance. He has delivered invited addresses in more than 20 countries and is author or editor of 24 books, including, most importantly, Nation Formation (Sage, 1996) and Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism (Sage, 2006). He has been an advisor to a number of agencies and governments including the Helsinki Process, the Canadian Prime Minister’s G20 Forum, the National Economic Advisory Council of Malaysia and the Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. His work for the PNG Minister for Community Development became the basis for Papua New Guinea’s Integrated Community Development Policy.