Sinisa Malesevic

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Siniša Malešević, MRIA, MAE (born 5 April 1969) is Full Professor/Chair of Sociology at the University College, Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include the comparative-historical and theoretical study of ethnicity, nationalism, ideology, war, violence and sociological theory. He is author of six and editor of seven books including influential monographs Ideology, Legitimacy and the New State (2002), The Sociology of Ethnicity (2004), Identity as Ideology (2006) The Sociology of War and Violence (2010) and Nation-States and Nationalisms (2013)[1]. Professor Malesevic has also authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has given more than 100 invited talks all over the world [2]. His work has been translated into several languages including Chinese, Croatian, Persian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian and Serbian. Previously he held research and teaching appointments at the Institute for International Relations (Zagreb), the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, CEU (Prague)- where he worked with late Ernest Gellner -, and at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He also held visiting professorships and fellowships at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Eric Remacle Chair in Conflict and Peace Studies), the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna and the London School of Economics. In March 2010 he was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy[3]], in December 2012 he was elected associated member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina[4]] and in August 2014 he was elected a Member of Academia Europaea [5]].

Selected publications[edit]

•(2017). The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

•(2017). Empires and Nation-States: Beyond the Dichotomy, Guest Editor of Thesis Eleven special issue. London: Sage. (

•(2015). Ernest Gellner and Historical Sociology, Guest Editor of Thesis Eleven special issue. London: Sage. (

•(2013). Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organization, Ideology and Solidarity. Cambridge: Polity (Croatian translation 2017, Persian translation 2017).

•(2013). Nationalism and War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (co-edited with J.A. Hall).

•(2011). Sociological Theory and Warfare. Stockholm: Forsvarshogskolan (Spanish translation 2015).

•(2010). The Sociology of War and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (reprinted in 2012; Croatian translation 2011; Turkish translation 2017).

•(2007). Ernest Gellner and Contemporary Social Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (co-edited with M. Haugaard).

•(2006). Identity as Ideology: Understanding Ethnicity and Nationalism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Persian translation 2017).

•(2004). The Sociology of Ethnicity. London: Sage (Serbian translation 2009; Persian translation 2011 and 2012; Turkish translation 2017).

•(2002). Ideology, Legitimacy and the New State: Yugoslavia, Serbia and Croatia. London: Routledge (reprinted in 2008 and 2016 paperback edition; Serbian translation 2004).

•(2002). Making Sense of Collecitivity: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalization. London: Pluto (co-edited with M. Haugaard).

•(2002). Ideology after Poststructuralism. London: Pluto (co-edited with I. Mackenzie).