Sinisa Malesevic

Professeur invité 2023-2024

March 2024

Siniša Malešević is a Full Professor/Chair of Sociology at the University College, Dublin. He is an elected member of Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea (the European Academy) and an elected Associated Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also a Senior Fellow and Associate Researcher, at CNAM, Paris, France. Previously he held research and teaching appointments at the Institute for International Relations (Zagreb), the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, CEU (Prague), NUI, Galway, the London School of Economics, the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Visiting Professor/Eric Remacle Chair in Conflict and Peace Studies), Uppsala University and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam.

His recent books include Why Humans Fight: The Social Dynamics of Close-Range Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2022, shortlisted for the 2023 CRS book prize), Contemporary Sociological Theory (Sage, 2021) and Classical Sociological Theory (Sage, 2021) both with S. Loyal, Grounded Nationalisms: A Sociological Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2019, runner up/honorable mention in the 2020 Stein Rokkan book award), The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2017, American Sociological Association PWSC outstanding book award 2018), Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organisation, Ideology and Solidarity (Polity 2013) and The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

He has also authored over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and 9 edited volumes. His work has been translated into Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, Croatian, Persian/Farsi, Turkish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Japanese, Serbian, Indonesian, and Spanish. Professor Malešević has been principal investigator for many research grants, has organised 11 international conferences and has given more than 160 invited talks all over the world. He regularly acts as an academic adviser/referee for the research projects in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Canada, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia and Japan. He also serves on the editorial boards of 18 international academic journals.

Lecture "Why Humans Fight: The Social Dynamics of Close-Range Violence"