News from 2023

Simone Varriale published the monograph Coloniality and Meritocracy in Unequal EU Migrations with Bristol University Press. The book explores the impact of intersecting inequalities on post-2008 Italian emigration, drawing on interviews with working and middle class, white and Black Italian migrants in the UK.

We are very pleased to welcome five new LUNN members:

  • Marcus Collins (Research interests: public attitudes to imperialism, decolonisation, migration, ‘race’ relations and Americanisation in twentieth-century Britain),
  • Sam Edwards (Research interests: intersections of war, memory, commemoration, nationalism and transatlantic relations),
  • Anastasiya Pshenychnykh (Research interests: digital memory wars, contested heritage, national identity, Ukraine, Russia, the EU),
  • Varun Uberoi (Research interests: multiculturalism, nationalism, national identity and political theory) and
  • Simone Varriale (Research interests: intersections of race, class, migration and nation).

Alan Bairner edited a special issue of National Identities on Sport and Nationalism (Vol 25, Issue 4, 2023). Great to see that among the contributors are some Loughborough University graduates: Stuart Whigham (MSc Sociology of Sport, PhD); Priyansh (MSc Sociology of Sport); Gyozo Molnar (PhD); 

Peizi Han (MSc Sport Management, PhD). In addition Ying Chiang spent six months at Loughborough while studying for her PhD at National Taiwan Sport University.

On 3-5 April 2023, LUNN hosted the 2023 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN).

Find out more about the conference

News from 2022

Marco Antonsich has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant for the project entitled "Beyond the white nation: Exploring the nexus between race and nation among Black Italians in the Uk" (2022-2023).

Two LUNN colleagues have featured prominently at the ASEN 2022 annual conference in Antwerp: Sabina Mihelj has offered the biennial Anthony D. Smith lecture and Michael Skey one of the three keynotes.

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