RC14 - Politics and Ethnicity


Sheena Sookrajowa, University of Mauritius

Department of History and Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
University of Mauritius


Dr. Timofey Agarin, Queen’s University Belfast

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Queen’s University Belfast
25 University Sq,
Belfast BT71NN
Northern Ireland, UK

Dr. Laurence Cooley, University of Birmingham

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Muirhead Tower
Birmingham B15 2TT 
United Kingdom

Board members

Rex Llonora, Southville International School and Colleges Las Pinas City, Philippines, rex_llonora@southville.edu.ph

Natália Nahas Carneiro Maia Calfat, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, nnahascalfat@alumni.usp.br

Bheki Mngomezulu, kizulu@yahoo.com

Cera Murtagh, Villanova University, cera.murtagh@villanova.edu

Damir Kapidzic, University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, damir.kapidzic@fpn.unsa.ba

Madhushree Sekher, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, madhusekher@gmail.com

Galina Gribanova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, ggribanova@yandex.ru

Ryo Nakai, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, nakai@kitakyu-u.ac.jp


Recognized as research committee in 1976.


Focuses on the politics of ethnicity construed very broadly both in terms of methodology and orientation, ranging from broadly historical and deeply descriptive to more theoretical and empirically rigorous approaches. It touches upon such related themes as nationalism and nation-building; the formation and mobilisation of collective identities; cultural pluralism; irredentism; separatism; and the search for autonomy.

It also touches upon questions of race, religion, language, immigration and citizenship, concerns that are reflected in the titles of committee colloquia which deal with specific topics but may include both country-specific case studies as well as comparative analyses.