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 Dr. Daniele Conversi

Deparment of Contemporary History
Telf.: 946010000 / Fax: 946013399
Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences
University of the Basque Country

P.O. Box 644
E-48080 – Bilbao




Research lecturer of the Ikerbasque Foundation in the Department of Contemporary History of the UPV/EHU, where he has developed his activity since 2009.
Degree in Humanities and Anthropology from the La Sapienza University of Rome, and Doctor in Sociology/European Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) (1994).
He has made stays as a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Studies in the University of Lincoln (1999-2009), as a visiting lecturer at the John Cabot University of Rome (2006-2007), as a visiting lecturer in the Central European University of Budapest (1997-1999) and as a “visiting scholar” in Cornell University ((1994-1999), amongst others.
His current interests include theories of nationalism, with an emphasis on the comparative study of militarism, ideology, the construction of frontiers and cultural homogenization. He has also published works on globalization and genocide. His books are widely used by academics and students in several disciplines.
He is currently working on a political history of cultural homogenization, as well as on cultural globalization and the legacy of the nation-state.
He develops his research activity in the consolidated research group “Biography and Parliament”, in the line of research concerned with the analysis of political elites and the relationship between culture and politics.
In developing this work, he has taken part as a researcher in the Biographical Dictionary and Prosopographic Analysis: MPs of the Basque Country (1977-1982), funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Together with this group activity, he has developed research and teaches in the field of History and Political Sociology and in the field of International Relations. Similarly, he organizes conferences and seminars, coordinates research projects and supervises doctoral students.
He is a member of different academic commissions and a cofounder of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (Asociación para el Estudio de la Etnicidad y el Nacionalismo-ASEN), LSE, London.
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