Dr. Sinisa Malesevic, MRIA, is a political sociologist with a research interest in the comparative-historical and theoretical study of ethnicity and nationalism, ideology, war, violence as well as in sociological theory. He is author of five and editor of four books, numerous book chapters and his work has appeared in the following international peer reviewed journals: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Nations and Nationalism, European Journal of Social Theory, Critical Sociology, Government and Opposition, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, International Political Sociology, Journal of Language and Politics, East European Quarterly, Journal of Power, Development in Practice and Europa Ethnica. Previously he was a research fellow in the Institute for International Relations (Zagreb) and the Centre for the Study of Nationalism (Prague). He also held visiting research fellowships in the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) and the London School of Economics. In March 2010 he was elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.