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Professor Montserrat Guibernau, MPhil, PhD (Cambridge), Licenciatura (University of Barcelona)

Professor of Politics

email: m.guibernau@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7882 8601
Location: Arts One 2.28a

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Montserrat  Guibernau

Montserrat is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. She is also Senior Fellow at the Canada Blanch Centre, London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Social and Political Theory, King’s College, Cambridge and a BA in Philosophy, University of Barcelona.

She has taught, researched and supervised graduate students at Queen Mary, having previously held an ESRC senior research fellowship at the University of Warwick and lectureships and a readership at the University of Barcelona and the Open University. Montserrat has held visiting positions at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, the University of Tampere, Finland, the Austrian Academy of Social Sciences, Austria, the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. She has given lectures at many universities in North America, including New York University and Columbia University as well as lecturing at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and being invited as speaker at the Beijing Forum, 2007.

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching:

On research leave 2015/16

Postgraduate teaching:

On research leave 2015/16

Research

Research interests:

Montserrat is the author of six books and edited a number of others. Among her more recent works are Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies (Polity Press 2013). Her book, For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism (Angle Press), won the 2009 Eines Prize on Catalan Studies.  In 2007 she published The Identity of Nations (Polity Press: Cambridge) and in 2004 Catalan Nationalism: Francoism, Transition and Democracy (Routledge). Guibernau is the author of Nations without States: Political Communities in a Global Age (Polity Press), winner of the 1998 Trias Fargas Social Sciences Prize. Her book Nationalisms: The Nation-State and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century (Polity Press) inaugurated the field of nations without states. These books have been translated into eight languages. She is Co-editor of Nations and Nationalism and serves in the Advisory Committee of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

Her current research focuses upon two interrelated topics within the field of Political Sociology: the study of global transformations shaping the construction and expression of nationalism and national identity, and the analysis of national and ethnic diversity within the European Union and North America. Her concerns relate both to cultural issues of identity and political mobilization - including the rise of populism and the resurgence of authoritarian regimes in the West - as well as political questions connected to emerging governance mechanisms and models. She has engaged in empirical research in Spain, Catalonia, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Quebec, the Veneto, Austria, Norway and most recently, Greece.

Publications

Selected Books: single author
(2013) Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies. (Polity Press: Cambridge) 225 pages. ISBN 978-0-7456-5507-9ppb, 978-0-7456-5506-2hb.

(2009) For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism (Winner of the 2009 Eines Prize) (Angle Editorial Press, Barcelona) 123 pages. ISBN-978-84-927-5824-1.

(2007) The Identity of Nations (Polity Press: Cambridge) 235 pages. ISBN-13: 978-07456-2662-8 (hb), ISBN-13: 978-07456-2663-5 (pb).

(2004) Catalan Nationalism: Francoism, Transition and Democracy (Routledge: London) 208 pages. ISBN: 0-415-32240-5 (hc).

(1999) Nations without States: Political Communities in a Global Age (Polity Press) 216 pages. ISBN: 0-7456-1800-6 (hc), ISBN: 0-7456-1801-4 (pbk). (Winner of the 1998 Trias Fargas Catalan Social Sciences Prize)

(1996) Nationalisms: The Nation-State and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century (Polity Press) 174 pages. ISBN: 0-7456-1401-9 (hc), ISBN: 0-7456-1402-7 (pbk).

(Guibernau’s major works have been translated into Catalan, Chinese, Hungarian, Korean, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian).

Selected Edited volumes:
(2010) The Ethnicity Reader Second Edition (Polity Press: Cambridge) 391 pages. ISBN-13:978-0-7456-4701-2, 13:978-0-7456-4702-9 (eds.) with John Rex. (First edition 1997).

(2006) Governing Europe: The Developing Agenda (Open University Press) 150 pages. ISBN: 0-7492-6829-8 (ed.)

(2003) The Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies (IRPP-McGill University Press, Montreal, Canada) 352 pages. ISBN: 0886-45-202-3. (eds.) with Alain Gagnon and François Rocher.

(2001) Governing European Diversity (Sage: London) (editor). 293 pages. ISBN: 0-7619-5464 3(hbk); 0-7619-5465 1 (pbk).

(2001) Understanding Nationalism (Polity Press) 284 pages. ISBN: 0-7456-2401-4 (hc), ISBN: 0-7456-2402-2 (pbk). (eds.) with John Hutchinson.

(2001) Governing European Diversity (Sage: London) (editor). 293 pages. ISBN: 0-7619-5464 3; 0-7619-5465 1. (ed.)

Selected Journal Articles: Refereed
(2015) Guibernau, M. ‘Self-Determination in the 21st CenturyEthnopolitics, Estimated Publication date-25th June 2015 (Online)
ID:1051814 DOI:10.1080/17449057.2015.1051814.

(2014) Guibernau, M. ‘Catalan Secessionism: Young people’s expectations and political change’, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 49:3, 106-117, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03932729.2014.952955.

(2013) Guibernau, M. ‘Prospects for an independent Catalonia’, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (IJCPS) New York, Springer.
DOI 10.1007/s10767-013-9165-4.

(2013) The refereed journal Ethnopolitics has organized a Symposium around my paper ‘Catalan Secessionism: After Democracy’, Vol 12, 4, November 2013 ISSN:1744-9056.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2013.843245. 

(2011) ‘The Birth of a United Europe: On why the EU has generated a ‘non emotional’ Identity’, Nations and Nationalism, vol.17 (2), 2011, pp. 302-315.

(2011) ‘Prospects for a European Identity’, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (IJPCS) New York, Springer, vol. 24 (1), 2011, pp. 31-43.

(2007) ‘La géstion de la diversité nationale au Canada, en Espagne et en Grande-Bretagne’, Éthique Publique: Revue Internationale d’Éthique Sociétale et Gouvernementale, Éditions LIBER, Québec, Ca., vol. 9 no. 1 Spring 2007, pp. 56-68. ISSN: 1488-0946.

(2004) ‘Nation formation and national identity’, Revue belge d’histoire contemporaine RBHC/BTNG Belgisch Tijdschrift woor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, no. 34, vol. 4, pp. 657-682. ISSN: 0035-0869.

(2004) ‘A critique of Anthony D. Smith’s theory of nations and national identity’, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 10, part 1/2. pp. 125-142. ISSN: 1354-5078.  

(2004) ‘Nations without States: political communities in the global age’, Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1251-1282. ISSN: 1052-2867. ISSN: 1052-2867.

(2000) ‘Intellectuals and nationalism in nations without states: the Catalan case’, Political Studies, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 989-1005. ISSN: 0032-3217.


Selected Chapters in Books
(2013) ‘Nationalism without States’ in Breuilly, John Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (Oxford University Press). Part IV, 30. ISBN 978-0-19-920919-4.

(2011) ‘Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in the Global Age’ in Requejo, Ferran and Caminal, Miquel (eds) Political Liberalism and Plurinational Democracies (Routlegde: London) pp. 206-225. ISBN 978-0-415-56450-2.

(2009) ‘Towards a European Identity?’ in Gamble, Andrew and Lane, David (eds.) The European Union and World Politics: Consensus and Division (Palgrave-Macmillan: London) pp. 274-290. ISBN: 978-0-230-22149-9.

(2008)‘National Identity versus Cosmopolitan Identity’ in Held, D. and Moore, H. Cultural Politics in a Global Age: Uncertainty, Solidarity and Innovation (Oneworld: Oxford) pp. 148-156. ISBN: 978-1-85168-550-9.

(2006) ‘On Catalan identity: an account of Jordi Pujol’s theory of nationalism’ in Palard, Jacques, Gagnon, Alain-G., and Gagnon, Bernard (eds) Diversité et identités au Québec et dans les régions d’Europe (P.I.E.-Peter Lang and Les Presses de l’Université Laval: Brussels, and Quebec) pp. 321-336. ISBN: 90-5201-054-4.

(2004) ‘Globalization and identity in the modern nation-state’ in Groof, Jan de, Judo, Frank and Storme, Matthias E. (eds.) De Vlaamse en Europese Uitdaging Vlaming zijn nu (Lannoo Campus: Leuven, Belgium) pp. 71-94.

(2003) ‘Catalonia between autonomy and secession: political options for nations without states’ in Mokre, M., Weiss, G. and Bauböck, R. (eds.) Europas Identitäten: Mythen, Konflicke, Konstruktionen (Campus Verlang: Frankfurt/New York) pp. 92-116. ISBN: 3-593-37231-2.

(2003) ‘Nations without states as new political actors’ in Duchastel, J. (ed) Fédéralismes et Mondialisation: L’Avenir de la Démocratie et de la Citoyenneté, (Athéna Editions, Montreal, Canada) pp. 185-198. ISBN:  2-922865-13-4.

Other Publications
(2014) The refereed Journal Sociology run a Book Review Symposium on my book Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies (Polity Press, 2013) alongside Nira Yuval-Davis’ The politics of belonging.

Languages other than English
Spanish and Catalan, native speaker –speaking, reading, writing.
French: Fluent speaking and reading, writing moderate.
Italian: Moderate speaking and good in reading. No writing.

Awards, Prizes and Research Grants
2012-2014 Leverhulme Trust Fellowship project: ‘Identity, Emotions and Political Mobilization’.

2009 The EINES Essay Prize (Irla Foundation) on Catalan Studies for a book length manuscript. Title: For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism.

2007-2010 The Westfield Trust. Research project: Religious Diversity and National Identity in Britain and Spain.

2003-2006 Leverhulme Trust Fellowship. Research project: The Impact of Migration on National Identity.

1999-2001 ESRC 'One Europe or Several?' Programme. Research project: Regional Identity and European Citizenship. Co-director. Award reference number L213 25 2031.

1990-93 King's College, Cambridge: PhD studentship.

Visiting fellowships (selected)
2015 Visiting Fellow, Politics Department, MIT (September 2015).

2015/16 Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIS) University of Cambridge.

2012-2015 Senior Fellow, Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, London School of Economics.

2011 Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Visiting scholar at St. John’s College.

2005-2009 Visiting Fellow, The European Institute, London School of Economics.

2004-2006 Visiting Fellow, Austrian Academy of Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

2003-2004 Visiting Professor, International School of Social Sciences (Jean Monet Centre), University of Tampere, Finland. Course title: Nations and Nationalism in the Global Era.

Invited Talks: Keynote Speaker, Selected recent talks
13th March 2015. The University of Newcastle, CSoP event around Montserrat Guibernau’s book: Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies, Polity Press, 2013. Title: Belonging: The Necessary Ambiguity of Symbols.

16th March 2015. The British Library, Conference Centre, Bronte Room, London. Title: ‘Prospects for an independent Catalonia’.

24th September 2014, British Academy. Title: Immigration and the Making of British Identity.

11-13th June 2014, States, Peoples, Languages: A Comparative Political History of Ukrainian, 1863-2013. Title: Francoism: Portrait of a Dictatorship, CGIS, Harvard University.

27-29 April, Self-Determination in 21st Century. A Double Edged Word? Title: The Consequences of Democracy: On Catalonia’s self-determination. Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, LISD/WWS, Princeton University.

24-26th April 2014, Annual ASN World Convention, Columbia University, New York. Title: Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies.

4th February 2014. Title: Migration and the Rise of the Radical Right in Europe, European Union Studies Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York.

3rd February 2014. Title: Belonging: solidarity and Division in Modern Societies, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University.

2-3 May 2013, ESRC Conference. The Future of the UK and Scotland. John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh.

28 September 2012, Redesigning Devolution: International Lessons for the UK International Conference. Title: Policy cooperation: how to work together to solve shared problems. Institute for Government, London.

22 May 2012, International Conference on the Politics of Secession in the European Union. Title: The Rise of Secessionism in Catalonia. London School of Economics, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.

12-14th April 2012. Symposium ‘The Patriation of the Canadian Constitution, 30 years later’. Title: The Rise of Secessionism in Catalan Society. Université du Québec à Montréal. Canada.

8th February 2011, Sociology Seminar, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Title: Migration and the Rise of the Radical Right: a Comparative approach. University of Cambridge.

10-13 June 2010, 5th Galilee International Colloquium, The End of the Nation State? Theoretical Dimensions and Historical Realities. Title: The birth of a united Europe. Hebrew University, Israel.

11th March 2010, Migration and the rise of nationalist right-wing parties: Confrontation, isolation or engagement? Policy Network. Title: Migration and the rise of the radical right: social malaise and the failure of mainstream politics (Policy Network commissioned paper). University of Copenhagen.

1-5 November 2007, Beijing Forum. Title: Ethnicity and National Diversity in Canada, Spain and Britain. Beijing (China).

2-3 February 2006, The Remarque Institute, New York University-Institute Ramon Lull. International Workshop: Catalonia and Beyond: National and Regional Identities and the “New Europe”. Title: Nationalism and Anti-nationalism. The Remarque Institute, New York.

19-20 March 2004, The Michigan Journal of International Law, 25th Anniversary Symposium. Title: The right of self-representation at international level of culturally distinct minorities. University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

13-15 December 2001, Europäische Identitäten: Konstruktionen und Konflicte International Seminar. Title: Between autonomy and secession: the accommodation of minority nationalism in Western Europe (UK, Spain and Italy). Diplomatic Academy Vienna- Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Honours, Prizes and Research Grants
1989 British Council scholarship (M.Phil. University of Cambridge).

1990 Enrique Ferrán Essay Prize.

1990-92 King's College, (Cambridge). Internal studentship.

1991-1992 CIRIT (Catalan government) studentship.

1992 Eric de Bunsen scholarship  (King's College, Cambridge).

1998 Ramon Trias Fargas Prize, (Catalan social sciences prize awarded annually) book length manuscript, Title: Nations without States.

1999 European Research Conference: Minority Nationalism and Ethnic Politics in the Changing State Order. Organiser, together with: Prof. Michael Keating (European Institute, Florence), Prof. James Mitchell (Sheffield) and Prof. Sean MacLauglin (Cardiff). Obernai, France, 3-8 September 1999. European Science Foundation. Value of the award 41000 Euro.

1999-2001 ESRC 'One Europe or Several?' Programme. Project: Regional Identity and European Citizenship. Co-director. Value of the award £136,523. Award reference number L213 25 2031.

2001 International Seminar: The Institutional Accommodation of Diversity: Political Practices of Recognition. Montreal 20-23 September 2001. Organiser together with: Prof. Alain Gagnon (McGill University) and Prof. François Rocher (Ottawa University). Funding from: Canadian Government, Quebec Provincial Government and Catalan Government.

2003 International Research Seminar: Democracy and Globalization. Spanish High Council for Scientific Research, Barcelona 22 September 2003. Academic director.

2003-2006 Leverhulme Trust Fellowship. Project title: The Impact of Migration on National Identity. Award £20,000.

2007-2010  The Westfield Trust. Project title: Religious Diversity and National Identity in Britain and Spain. Award £12,200.

2008 Nations and Nationalism Publisher’s Report 2008 (Blackwell). Top ten most downloaded articles list. The article ‘National identity, devolution and secession in Canada, Britain and Spain’ by Montserrat Guibernau was the second most downloaded in Blackwell Synergy during 2007. And the article ‘Anthony D. Smith on nations and national identity: a critical assessment’ by Montserrat Guibernau’ occupied position 7. She was the only author to have two articles in the ‘top ten’ list.

2009 The EINES Essay Prize (Irla Foundation) on Catalan Studies for a book length manuscript. Title: For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism.

2010-2011 Visiting Professorship, Centre for Global Governance, London School of Economics.

2012-2013 Leverhulme Trust Fellowship to research the project: ‘Identity, Emotions and Political Mobilization’. Award £44,456.

2013 The refereed journal Ethnopolitics has organized a Symposium around my paper ‘Catalan Secessionism: After Democracy’, Vol 12, 4, November 2013 ISSN:1744-9056.

2014 The refereed Journal Sociology run a Book Review Symposium on my book Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies (Polity Press, 2013) alongside Nira Yuval-Davis’ The politics of belonging. Four reviewers are to be involved.

PhD Supervision

Public engagement

Visiting Fellowship and Professorships
1994-95 and 1995-96 Visiting Lecturer in Sociology, Social and Political Sciences Faculty, Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona.

1996-97 Visiting Professor in Politics. Social and Political Sciences Department, ESADE Business School, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona.

1999 Honorary Visiting Associate, International Social Sciences Institute, University of Edinburgh.

2000 Visiting Scholar, Centre de Recherche Interuniversitaire sur les Transformations et les Régulations Économiques et Sociales, Université de Montréal, UQAM, Canada.

2000-2001 Visiting Professor in Politics at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, to contribute to a doctorate course on Nationalism and the Nation-State at the Social and Political Sciences Faculty.

2003-2004 Visiting Professor, International School of Social Sciences (Jean Monet Centre), University of Tampere, Finland. Course title: Nations and Nationalism in the Global Era.

2004-2006 Visiting Fellow, Austrian Academy of Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

2005-2009 Visiting Fellow, The European Institute, London School of Economics.

2010-2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Global Governance, LSE.

2011 Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Visiting scholar at St. John’s College

2012-2015 Senior Fellow, Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, London School of Economics.

2015/16 Visiting Fellow, Politics Department, MIT (Fall 2015-16).

2015/16 Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIS) University of Cambridge, (February to end of August 2015) UK.

Membership or offices held in learned societies and professional bodies
Co-Editor, Nations and Nationalism (Blackwell) since January 1996.

Co-Editor, Política y Sociedad (Politics and Society is the refereed Social Sciences journal of the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, since 17th February 2009)

Member of the advisory board of the following journals:

  • Autonomies  (Institute of Autonomous Studies, Barcelona, Spain, from 2000) 
  • International Journal of Iberian Studies (from September 2006)
  • Journal of Catalan Intellectual History (from March 2011)

2009- Member of the Managing Council of the Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, London School of Economics.

2011 Member of the Catalan Academy (Section: Philosophy and Social Sciences) Elected in  27th June 2011.

Member of the Advisory Council of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (LSE) since January 1996.

Member of the Scientific Committee, Canadian Research Chair in Canadian and Quebec studies. UQAM (Université de Québec a Montreal, CA).

Member of the Advisory Council of Globernance (The Institute of Democratic Governance) San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain. (http://www.globernance.com/)

Organiser of Ethnicity and Nationalism: Trends and Debates, Academic Conferences (ASEN-CRER, LSE and University of Warwick, 1995-97).

Member of the Advisory Board, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick (1995-1998).

British Sociological Association, International Sociological Association, Political Studies Association.

Regular consultant for Sage, Blackwell, Ashgate, Cambridge University Press and Polity Press, on politics and sociology book proposals.

Regular referee for Political Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Millennium, Idees, Nations and Nationalism, Innovation, Federal and Regional Studies, Constellations, Revista Mexicana de Sociologia and Democratization.

1997-2000 Member of the British Council European Network and active contributor to the European Series as keynote speaker and invited participant to international conferences on Europe.

Membership of Government or other public committees
2013 United Nations University. Invited to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee of the UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) 2013-14.

2013 European Council, invited by Van Rompuy, President of the European Council for a private discussion/exchange of views on the European idea and its future (a small discussion group, seven in total. Brussels, January 2013). A publication on the way forward is being prepared.

2012 Quebec government. Consulted as an expert on devolution, Catalan and Scottish politics by the minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, London 3rd October.

2013 FCO. Consulted on Catalan and Scottish politics within the framework of the EU.

2000-present, FCO. Consulted as expert on Spanish politics by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

2006-2011 Member of the ICREA (Institute for Research, Catalan Government) evaluator’s panel for the adjudication of senior research positions within the Catalonian university system.

2004- Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation Congress of Catalan Culture (Fundació Congrés de Cultura Catalana). Re-elected in 2008.

2005-2012, Member of the Ramon Llull Catalan International Prize board.

2002- Adviser to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner on National Minorities, 11-14 April, The Hague.

2002-2004 Europa Futura Forum (Catalan Government-Institute for Autonomic Studies- Pi i Sunyer Foundation) Member of a selected group of international experts to study EU further integration and enlargement in the light of the 2004 EU Intergovernmental Convention.

2002-2004 Catalan Convention for the Debate on the Future of the EU, organized by the Catalan Government. Member of the Experts’ Commission. Responsible for drafting the paper on ‘Cultural diversity and linguistic pluralism in the EU’ submitted to the Intergovernmental Convention drafting the EU Constitution.

External Examiner

2014, PhD Examiner, Asanga Weiwala 2nd November 2014. University of Edinbugh.

2009-2010, Evaluator of the paper proposals submitted to the Sociology International Conference on Diversity, University of Graz (Austria) April 2010.

PhD and M.Phil. examiner for different universities, among them: University of Cambridge (1995-present), University of Edinburgh, University of Sheffield (2001), London School of Economics (2000-present), UCL (2002), Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, (2000-present), R. Llull University and the University of Barcelona (1995-present), Madrid Autonoma University 2012).

2003- 2007, External examiner for the M.Phil and MSc in Nationalism at the University of Edinburgh.

2009-2010, Evaluator of the paper proposals submitted to the Sociology International Conference on Diversity, University of Graz (Austria) April 2010.

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