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Professor Montserrat Guibernau

Professor Montserrat  Guibernau

Montserrat Guibernau works with the Forum on Geopolitics on activities relating to state unity and secessionism, with particular reference to Catalonia and Europe.

Prof. Guibernau holds a PhD in Social and Political Theory, King’s College, Cambridge and a BA in Philosophy, University of Barcelona. She is currently Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London.

Her current research focuses upon wider multidisciplinary intellectual agenda in Politics and Sociology, it concerns key academic and policy debates about migration, nationalism and ethnic diversity in the EU and the US as well as the study of challenges posed by secessionism and ethnic violence.

At present she holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Cambridge (POLIS). She is also a Member of the Management Council at the Canada Blanch Centre, London School of Economics. In 2012-2014 she held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship on: ‘Identity, Emotions and Political Mobilization’.

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 delivered lectures at many universities in North America, including New York University, Columbia University, Princeton and, most recently, Harvard University as well as lecturing at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and being invited as speaker at the Beijing Forum, 2007.


Key Publications

Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies (Polity, 2013).

The Identity of Nations (Polity, 2007).

Catalan Nationalism (Routledge, 2004).

Nations without States (Polity, 1999).

The Ethnicity Reader (Polity, 2010) [with J. Rex].