ASEN Webinar: Nationalism and Multiculturalism: Reflections from a (post) Covid-19 world

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Join us for out first-ever ASEN Webinar.

Date and Time: 9th July 2020, 12 noon EST / 5 pm BST

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Is multiculturalism another form of nationalism, i.e., another form of national self-affirmation and determination within existing states? Is multiculturalism retreating in Western societies as a result of the rise of national populism? How does Covid-19 affect membership and bordering practices within nation-states?

Anna Triandafyllidou (Ryerson University), Christian Joppke (University of Bern) and Jonathan Hearn (University of Edinburgh) will discuss the intersection between nationalism and multiculturalism in a world defined by the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will be chaired by Daphne Halikiopoulou (University of Reading).

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Anna Triandafyllidou

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto. She was previously Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2012-2019) where she directed the Cultural Pluralism Research Area. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee, and member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges between 2002 and 2018.


Jonathan Hearn

Jonathan Hearn is President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and Professor of Political and Historical Sociology and Head of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He has also been Programme Director for the MSc in Nationalism Studies. He has written widely on nationalism, including the books Claiming Scotland: National Identity and Liberal Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), Rethinking Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), Theorizing Power, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: the path to economic crisis in Scotland (Manchester University Press, 2017). See his professional page.


Christian Joppke

Christian Joppke holds a chair in sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. Previously he taught at the University of Southern California, European University Institute, University of British Columbia, International University Bremen, and American University of Paris. He has also held research fellowships at Georgetown University and the Russell Sage Foundation, New York. Among his recent books are Is Multiculturalism Dead? Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State (Cambridge: Polity, 2017) and The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015).

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