Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written widely on social theory, immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and ethnicity. Brubaker has taught at UCLA since 1991. Before coming to UCLA, he was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows of Harvard University (1988-1991). He has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (1994-99), a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (1994-99), and Fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1995-96), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1999-2000), and the Wissenschaftskolleg of Berlin (2016-2017). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. Brubaker is a Senior Editor of Theory and Society and a member of the Editorial Board of numerous journals.
Brubaker’s most recent books Grounds for Difference (2015) emerged from three new lines of work, engaging three increasingly salient contexts for the contemporary politics of difference: the return of inequality, the return of biology, and the return of the sacred. The introduction can be read here. The seminar on this book will be organized in the framework of the conference.