1900 …2015

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Historical Sociologist and International Relations scholar.


BA Hons (Sociology), London School of Economics and Political Science; PhD (Sociology), University of Hull

Research interests

Sociology of global politics, war, genocide and racism

Research projects

I am currently working on the historical context of the emergence of 'genocide', in particular how ethnic/ national targeting came to define anti-population violence despite the links between these and class/political targeting; and on the changing character of racism in Britain and its role in Brexit and Conservative hegemony.

Professional affiliations

International Network of Genocide Scholars


Education/Academic qualification

External positions

Emeritus Professor of International Relations and Politics, University of Sussex

1 Oct 2012 → …

Research Professor, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

15 Feb 2010 → …


  • HM Sociology
  • historical sociology, racism, hegemony
  • JZ International relations
  • global politics, war, genocide