Professional Activities and Awards

Elected Member of the Academia Europae (The European Academy) August 2014;

Elected Associate Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (December 2012);

Member of the RIA Advisory Committee for the Assessment of Candidates for Membership (2013-);

Member of the RIA Social Science Committee (2010- 2012)

Member of the RIA Social Science Electoral Sub-Committee (2011-2012)

Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy (March 2010);

Area Editor for War, Violence, Conflict and Peace Section for International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioural Science, 2nd edition (2011-2015)

Joint chief editor of Journal of Power (Routledge) (2007-8)

Member of the International Advisory board of Nations and Nationalism  (Wiley-Blackwell) (2012- )

Member of the Editorial Advisory board of Thesis Eleven (Sage) (2016-)

Member of the Editorial board of the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (Sage) (2014-)

Member of the Editorial board of Austrian journal Contemporary Southeastern Europe (2014-)

Member of the Editorial board of the Croatian Sociological Review (Revija za Sociologiju) (2009- )

Member of the Editorial board Culturelink Journal (1994-2002)

Member of the Editorial board of the Polish bilingual journal Social Space/Przestrzeń Społeczna  (2010-)

Member of the Advisory board of the Brazilian bilingual journal World Tensions/ Tensoes Mundiais (2006 -)

Member of the Advisory Board, Institute of Criminology, UCD (2014-)

Member of the Centre for War Studies, UCD (2011- );

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts, CRIC, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013-);

Member of the Editorial Board Manchester University Press Book series on Social and Political Power (2014-)

Co-Director Divided Societies Programme, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia (2014-)

PhD External Examiner at the Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh (Elisabeth Hope Murray) April 2011;

PhD External Examiner at the Department of Government, LSE (Mitchell Young) – December 2010 (thesis withdrawn);

PhD External Examiner at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark (Martin Ledstrup) -January 2016

PhD External Examiner at the Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh (Eirik Fuglestad) – May 2016

External Examiner for MSc Programme in Sociology and Global Change, University of Edinburgh (2015-2018);

External Examiner for MSc Programme in Nationalism Studies, University of Edinburgh (2016- 2019).

PhD Internal Examiner at the School of Political Science, UCD (Justin Sinott) – November 2014;

Member of the Board of Directors, Centre for Humanitarian Action, UCD (2012-)

Board Member – Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) NUI, Galway (2007-11)

Research Associate, Irish Centre for Rural Transformation and Sustainability (ICERTS); NUI, Galway (2004-2008)

– Acting as a referee for the following journals: American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Theory, Sociology, Theory and Society, Sociological Forum, Ethnic and Racial Studies, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of Social Theory, Critical Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, Ethnicities,  Current Sociology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, European Review of History,  Thesis Eleven, Journal of Sociology, War and Society, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Geopolitics, Social ProblemsJournal of Power, Sociological Research Online, Irish Journal of Sociology, Blackwell Sociology Compass, European Journal of American Studies, Societies without Borders, Culturelink, Journal of Migration and Ethnic Themes, Comparative Governance and Politics /Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft (ZfVP) and Croatian Journal of Sociology/Revija za Sociologiju, Cambridge Review of International Affair, Oxford St’. Anthony’s International Review; Social Compass; Comparative Studies in Society and History, Journal of Historical Sociology.

– Acting as a referee for the following book publishers: Princeton University Press, Oxford University PressCambridge University Press, Cornell University Press, Polity Press, Sage, Routledge, Palgrave/Macmillan, Wily/Blackwell, Rowman & Littlefield, Manchester University Press, Pearson/Longman, Pluto Press, University of Illinois Press and Edwin Mellen Press.

– Acting as a policy advisor, peer review referee for the project proposals, analyses and policy papers (division on Western Balkans) for the UK Government’s Department of International Development (2006-9);

– Acting as peer review referee for the grant project proposals for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo; (2010);

– Acting as peer review referee for grant project proposals for the Israel Science Foundation, Tel Aviv; (2011)

-Acting as peer review referee for grant project proposals for Netherland’s (NOW) Council for the Social Sciences (2013);

– Acting as peer review referee for grant project proposals for the Austrian Science Fund, Vienna (2012);

– Acting as peer review referee for grant project proposals for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2015);

– Acting as a peer review referee for grant project proposals for the Swiss National Science Foundation (2015);

– Acting as a peer review referee for grant project proposals for the the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the Netherlands (2016);

– Member of the several appointment, promotion and evaluation boards for the University of California, Los Angeles (Department of Sociology), University of Edinburgh (School of Social and Political Science), UCD (School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Sociology), NUI, Galway (School of Political Science and Sociology), University College, Cork (School of Sociology and Philosophy), NUI, Maynooth (Department of History), University of Limerick (Department of Government) and St. Angela’s College, Sligo;

– member of the College Board for promotions to Associate Professor and Professor (UCD,  2013/2014);

Research Grants Awarded:

– IRC fellowship grant for a PhD student under my supervision (J. Guiterrez) (2015-2018) – (GRANT- 50,000 euros);

– Sharing Power and Dividing Space: Ethnicity, Conflict and Territory in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina UCD Seed Funding – Horizon Scanning (2014/15) – Principal Investigator (GRANT 3000 Euros);

The Mediated Settlement of Armed Conflicts in Northern Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina: Lessons for Conflict Resolution in African States? IRCHSS Research Development Initiative Scheme, (2011/12) – Principal Investigator (GRANT 47,802 Euros);

Negotiating an End to Violent Conflict in Northern Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina, RSF Strategic Initiative Scheme, NUI, Galway (2010/11) – Principal Investigator (GRANT 10,000 Euros);

Wars and Nationalisms Conference (2010/11) – Social Science Research Centre Conference Series Grant, NUI, Galway (GRANT – 3000 Euros);

– 3 IRCHSS/IRC fellowship grants for PhD students under my supervision (J. O’Connell, C. Staunton, O. Kesici) (2009/10, 2013) (GRANT 150,000 Euros);

IRCHSS Graduate Research Education Programme Exploratory Grant for the establishment of the The Atlantic Universities Social  Sciences Graduate Programme, a team member (2006) (GRANT – 59,000 Euros);

-The Political Economy of Change in Western Balkans, UK Department for International Development, Joint Principal Investigator (2006) (GRANT – £ 10,000);

– Travel Grant Millennium Research Fund, NUI, Galway for the International Political Science Association XXth World Congress, Fukuoka, Japan  (2006) – (GRANT- 1200 Euros);

Hot or Cold Nationalisms: The Perception of the Nation in the USA, UK and Ireland (2004-2005) – Millennium Research Fund, NUI, Galway (GRANT – 2500 Euros);

Ernest Gellner Conference (2005) – Social Science Research Centre Conference Series Grant, NUI, Galway (GRANT – 3000 Euro); Sociological Association of Ireland (GRANT – 500 Euro); Faculty of Arts (GRANT – 600 Euros);

– Travel Grant Millennium Research Fund, NUI, Galway for the LSE Nationalism Debate Conference (2003/4) – (GRANT- 400 Euros);

– Theorising Collectivities Conference (2000) – Social Science Research Centre Conference Series Grant, NUI, Galway (GRANT – 2000 £);

Ethnicity and Federalism in the Comparative Perspective (1997-2000) – International Centre for

Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka (a section on ethnicity and federalism in former Yugoslavia and its successor states)  (GRANT: $ 500);

Ideology after Poststructuralism Conference (1999) – the British Academy and the School of Politics, Queens University, Belfast (GRANT 2000£);

– Project head in an international research project – Culture in Central and Eastern Europe: Institutional and Value Changes (1995-1997) – Institute for International Relations, Zagreb, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam and  UNESCO, Paris  (GRANT: $ 8000)

– Joint principal investigator with Dr. B. Cvjeticanin in an international research project – Changes in the Status and Function of Cultural Centers: A Study of Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition (1994-1995) – Institute for International Relations, Zagreb and Pro Helvetia, Zurich  (GRANT: $ 6000)

Ethnic Identity Perceptions, Political Attitudes and Nationalism among the CEU Students (1995) – Department of Sociology, Central European University, Prague (a section on ethnic identity perceptions, conformism and individualism) (GRANT: $ 300);

The Potential Brain Drain of University Students from Croatia (1993) – Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (a section on the perceptions of an ideal society) (GRANT: $ 300);

– Impact of the New European Countries on the Structure and Transformation of World Society (1993) – Institute for  International Relations, Zagreb and World Society Foundation, Zurich ( a section on the identity problems of new European states) (GRANT $ 1000);

Nationalism, Political Attitudes and Ethnic Identity among Croatian Students (1993) – Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (a section on the perception of ethnic identity, ethnic distance and ‘life aims’) (GRANT: $ 500);

– The Social Anatomy of Political and Cultural Determinants of Life-Words in Post-war Croatia (1992) – Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (a section on defeatism and ethnic distance) (GRANT: $ 300).


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