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EMAIL: E.T.Woods@uel.ac.uk

EDUCATION

  • 2014. Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of East London
  • 2012. PhD Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science [awarded with no revisions]
  • 2006. MA Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan [awarded highest GPA in class]
  • 2004. BA International Studies with certification in French and Spanish, University of Saskatchewan [awarded High Honours]

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2014-on. Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sociology, University of East London
  • 2013-14. Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sociology, University of East London
  • 2012-13. Postdoctoral Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2011-12. Associate Lecturer, Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2006-07. Visiting Lecturer, Chernivtsi National University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS), Yale University
  • Advisor, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), LSE
  • Member of Scientific Council, National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE), Antwerp

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • co-Editor-in-chief, The State of Nationalism: An International Review of the Study of Nationalism
  • Editor, Cultural Sociology
  • Editor, Nations and Nationalism
  • Editor, Studies on National Movements

GRANTS

  • 2014-2017. State of Nationalism Project Grant, NISE [Principal Investigator] €36,000
  • 2013. Early Career Research Accelerator Grant, UEL [Principal Investigator] £5,000
  • 2010. Conference Support Fund, British Academy [co-investigator] £5,000
  • 2006. Project Grant, Partnerships for Tomorrow Program, Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada [Principal Investigator] $5,000

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Woods, E.T. (2016) A Cultural Sociology of Anglican Mission and the Indian Residential Schools in Canada: The Long Road to Apology. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Tsang, R & Woods, E.T. (Eds.) (2013) The Cultural Politics of Nations and Nationalism: Ritual and Performance in the Production of Nations. Routledge
  • Woods, E.T., Schertzer, R. & Kaufmann, E. (Eds.) (2012) Nationalism and Conflict Management. Routledge.

Special Issues of Journals

  • Woods, E.T. & Debs, M (Eds.) (2013) ‘Themed Section on Cultural Sociology and Nationalism Studies’, Nations and Nationalism.
  • Woods, E.T., Schertzer, R. & Kaufmann, E. (Eds.) (2011). ‘Special Issue on Nationalism and Conflict Management’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(2). [Reprinted as Woods et al., Nationalism and Conflict Management].

 Journal Articles

  • Woods, E.T. (2015) ‘Cultural Nationalism: a Review and Annotated Bibliography’, Studies on National Movements, 2.
  • Woods, E.T. and Debs, M. (2013). ‘Towards a Cultural Sociology of Nationalism Studies’, Nations and Nationalism.
  • Woods, E.T. (2013) ‘A Cultural Approach to a Canadian Tragedy: The Indian Residential Schools as a Sacred Enterprise’, International Journal of Politics, Society and Culture.
  • Woods, E.T. (2012). ‘Beyond Multinational Federalism: reflections on nations and nationalism in Canada’, Ethnicities, 12(3): 270-92.
  • Woods, E.T. & Schertzer, R. (2011). ‘Ethno-national Conflict and its Management’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(2): 153-161. [Reprinted in Woods et al, Nationalism and Conflict Management].
  • Schertzer, R & Woods, E.T. (2011). ‘Beyond Multinational Canada’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(2): 196-222. [Reprinted in Woods et al, Nationalism and Conflict Management].

Book Chapters

  • Woods, E.T. (2017) ‘On the Making of a National Tragedy: the Transformation of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada’, in Capitaine, B., & Vanthuyne, K. (Eds.) Power through Testimony: Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation. University of British Columbia Press.
  • Woods, E.T. (2015) ‘Cultural Nationalism’, in J.C. Alexander & D. Inglis (Eds.) Cultural Sociology: A Reader. London: Palgrave.
  • Woods, E.T. & Tsang, R. (2013) ‘Ritual and performance: a proposal for new direction in the study of nations and nationalism’, in Tsang, R and Woods, E.T. Forging the Nation: Ritual and Performance in the Production of Nations. Routledge.

 Book Reviews

  • Woods, E.T. (2012). Review of Gordon Lynch’s The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach, LSE Review of Books, Online: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
  • Woods, E.T. (2009). Review of R.Eyerman’s The Assassination of Theo van Gogh: From Social Drama to Cultural Trauma, Social Identities, 15(6), 851-853.
  • Woods, E.T. (2008). Review of P.Mouritsen & K.Jurgensen’s Constituting Communities: Political Solutions to Cultural Conflict, Nations and Nationalism, 16:1, 170-171.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • 2015-on ‘Theorising Modernity’, University of East London
  • 2014-on ‘Nationalism in a Global Era’, University of East London
  • 2013-on ‘Introduction to Thinking Sociologically,’ University of East London
  • 2011-12 ‘MSc in Nationalism and Ethno-Religious Conflict’, Birkbeck
  • 2011-12 ‘BA in Nationalism and Ethno-Religious Conflict’, Birkbeck
  • 2008-09 ‘Theories and Problems of Nationalism’, LSE
  • 2007-08 ‘States, Nations, Empires’, LSE
  • 2006-07 ‘Nationalism in Canada’, Chernivtsi National University
  • 2004-05 ‘Nationalism & the International System’, University of Saskatchewan

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

  • 2016-on Programme Leader, BA (hons) in Sociology, University of East London
  • 2014-2015 Programme Leader, MA in Sociology, University of East London
  • 2013-on Recruitment Leader, Sociology and Social Policy, University of East London
  • 2013-on Organizer, Sociology NOW, Seminar series, University of East London
  • 2008-10 Co-Chair, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)
  • 2011 Organizer, 21st Annual ASEN Conference, ‘Forging the Nation: Ritual and Performance in the Production of Nations’, LSE
  • 2011 Organizer, ‘Cultural Sociology: Between Ritual and Performance’, Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Sponsored Panel for 21st Annual ASEN Conference, LSE
  • 2010 Organizer, 20th Annual ASEN Conference, ‘Nation and Charisma’, LSE
  • 2009-10 Organizer, Public Lecture Series, ‘Nationalism and Ethno-National Conflict Management’, LSE
  • 2009 Organizer, 19th Annual ASEN Conference, ‘Nationalism and Globalization’, LSE
  • 2008- Article Referee: Political Studies; Millennium: Journal of International Studies; Nationalism & Ethnic Politics; Nations and Nationalism

 PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH

Invited Lectures and Keynote Lectures

  • 2017 ‘Performance, Memory and Politics’, Conference on Memory and Politics, University of Philadelphia
  • 2014 ‘The Politics of Regret or Pride? Reflections on the Age of Apology’, Presented to the Guilt Group, Birkbeck University.
  • 2014 (with Dominik Bartmanski) ‘Cultural Nationalism and Material Culture’, Masaryk University
  • 2014 ‘National Galleries in a Global Era’, Royal College of Art
  • 2014 ‘The Age of Regret in a National Context’, Masaryk University
  • 2010 ‘The Cultural Pragmatics of Official Apologies: the Case of the Anglican Church of Canada’, Yale University. Discussant: Jeffrey Alexander.
  • 2010 ‘Official Apologies as Cultural Performance: the Case of the Anglican Church of Canada’, Konstanz University. Discussant: Bernhard Giesen.
  • 2010 (with R.Schertzer) ‘Beyond Canada: Rethinking Multinational Federalism’, LSE. Discussant: Eric Kaufmann.

Conference Papers

  • 2014 ‘The Indian Residential Schools and the Making of a National Tragedy’, CCS Anniversary Conference: Advancing Cultural Sociology, Yale University
  • 2012 (Forthcoming) ‘The Indian Residential Schools as a Sacred Enterprise: A Meaning-Centred Approach to the Persistence of a Canadian Tragedy’, Annual Meeting, Social Science History Association.
  • 2011 ‘Rethinking the Rise of Reparations in the 20th Century West: Accounting for the Perpetrators’, Annual meeting, American Sociological Association.
  • 2010 ‘Canadian Anglicanism and the Trauma of Perpetrators’, Annual Meeting, British Association of Canadian Studies.
  • 2009 ‘Rethinking Nations and Nationalism in Canada’, Triennial Meeting, World Congress of Political Science.
  • 2008 ‘Beyond Multinational Federalism: the Case of Canada’, Annual Meeting, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism.
  • 2006 ‘Beyond the Binary: A Critique of Multiculturalism Policy’, Conference on Multiculturalism in the British World, Université de Toulouse

OP-ED

  • 2012 ‘‘What the Olympics Didn’t Say About Britain’s Place in the World’, British Politics and Policy at LSEhttp://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2012/08/30/olympic-ceremony-woods/
  • 2009 ‘North American trade and ties: it’s time to talk’, Chronicle-Herald. Halifax, Feb 19.
  • 2007 ‘Painful Crisis in Ukraine, Leader Post, Regina, April 17.
  • 2007 ‘Ukrainians Confronting Identity Crisis’, The Star-Phoenix. Saskatoon, April 12.
  • 2006 ‘Romanow wrong on Québecois nation’, The Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Dec 15.

GRADUATE AWARDS

  • 2010 Doctoral Award, Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (£3,500)
  • 2009 Small Research Grant, Central Research Fund, University of London (£3000)
  • 2007-10 PhD Studentship, LSE (£30,000)
  • 2007 Sanderson Scholarship for Study at the LSE ($5,000)
  • 2005 Dorosh Master’s Fellowship, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies ($9,000)
  • 2004 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan ($13,000)

METHODS TRAINING

  •  AHRC Intensive Training Program on Researching the Moral Landscape
  • Qualitative Methods in the Study of Politics, Government, LSE
  • Computer Packages for Qualitative Analysis, Methodology Institute, LSE
  • Quantitative   Analysis 1, Methodology Institute, LSE
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