December 6: Andreas Wimmer, Princeton – “Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World”
Short Bio: Andreas Wimmer is Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Associate in Politics at Princeton University. His research aims to understand the dynamics of nation-state formation, ethnic boundary-making, and political conflict from a comparative perspective. His articles have recently appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, World Politics, Social Networks, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Theory, and the Annual Review of Sociology. Some of these articles have won awards from the Comparative-Historical, Political, Cultural, Mathematical, Theory, and Rationality and Society sections of the American Sociological Association, the International Network of Analytical Sociologists, the Modeling and Simulation Section of the German Sociological Association, and the Thyssen Foundation. His recent work has resulted in two new books: Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World (Cambridge UP, 2013) and Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Networks, Power (Oxford UP 2013).