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

PRESENT AND PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT

  • 2014-on. Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of East London.
  • 2013-14. Lecturer in Sociology, University of East London.
  • 2012-13. Postdoctoral Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of East London.
  • PhD in Political Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • MA in Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan.
  • BA (Hons) in International Studies, University of Saskatchewan.

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2019-2021. Co-Investigator (with Robert Schertzer), ‘Understanding Ethno-Nationalist Populism,’ Insight Development Grant, SSHRC. Total Funds: $63,000 (CAD).
  • 2014-2022. Principal Investigator (with Robert Schertzer), ‘The State of Nationalism’. Project Grant, NISE. Total Funds: $78,000.
  • Principal Investigator, ‘Research Accelerator Grant’, UEL. Total Funds: £5,500.
  • Co-Investigator (with Robert Schertzer), ‘Ritual and Performance in the Forging of Nations’, Conference Support Fund, British Academy. Total funds: £4,000.
  • Co-Investigator, (with Robert Schertzer) ‘Ritual and Performance in the Forging of Nations’, Department of Government, LSE. Total Funds £4,000
  • Principal Investigator, Canadian Centennial Doctoral Scholarship. Total funds: £7,000.
  • Co-Applicant (with Robert Schertzer), ‘Seminar Series on Nationalism and Conflict Management’, Department of Government, LSE. Total funds: £4,000.
  • Principal Investigator, Small Research Grant, Central Research Fund, University of London. Total funds: £2,500.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Woods, E.T. A Cultural Sociology of Anglican Mission and the Indian Residential Schools in Canada: The Long Road to Apology. Palgrave.
  • Tsang, R & Woods, E.T. (Eds.) 2014. The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building: Ritual and Performance in the Forging of Nations. Routledge.
  • Woods, E.T., Schertzer, R. (Eds.) 2012. Nationalism and Conflict Management. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Woods, E.T. 2019. ‘The Anatomy of Memory Politics: A Formalist Analysis of Tate Britain’s Artist and Empire and the Struggle over Britain’s Imperial Past’, American Journal of Cultural Sociology. DOI: 10.1057/s41290-019-00081-y
  • Woods, E. 2019 ‘Cultural Trauma: Ron Eyerman and the Founding of a New Research Paradigm’, American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 7(2): 260-74.
  • Woods, E.T. ‘Cultural Nationalism: a Review and Annotated Bibliography’, Studies on National Movements, 2: 1-26.
  • Woods, E.T. and Debs, M. 2013. ‘Towards a Cultural Sociology of Nationalism Studies’, Nations and Nationalism 19(4): 607-14.
  • Woods, E.T.‘A Cultural Approach to a Canadian Tragedy: The Indian Residential Schools as a Sacred Enterprise’, International Journal of Politics, Society and Culture 26(2): 173-187.
  • Woods, E.T. ‘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. ‘Beyond Multinational Canada’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(2): 196-222. [Reprinted in Woods et al., Nationalism and Conflict Management].

Special Issues of Journals 

  • Woods, E.T. & Debs, M (Eds.) 2013. ‘Themed Section on Cultural Sociology and Nationalism Studies’, Nations and Nationalism 19(4).
  • Woods, E.T., Schertzer, R. (Eds.) 2011. ‘Special Issue on Nationalism and Conflict Management’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(2).

Book Chapters

  • Woods, E.T. ‘Conclusion: Ron Eyerman and the Study of Cultural Trauma’, in R. Eyerman, Memory, Trauma, and Identity. Palgrave.
  • Woods, E.T. ‘On the Making of a National Tragedy: The Transformation of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada’, in B-Y. Capitaine & K. Vanthuyne (Eds.) Power Through Testimony: Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation. University of British Columbia Press.
  • Woods, E.T. ‘Cultural Nationalism’, in J.C. Alexander & D. Inglis (Eds.) The Sage Reader in Cultural Sociology. Sage.
  • Woods, E.T. & Tsang, R. 2014. ‘Ritual and Performance: a Proposal for a New Direction in the Study of Nations and Nationalism’, in Tsang, R. and Woods, E.T. (Eds.) The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building: Ritual and Performance in the Forging of Nations. Routledge.

Book Reviews and other short pieces

  • Woods, E.T. (2016). Anthony D. Smith: In Memoriam. National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe. http://nise.eu/news/anthony-d-smith/
  • 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.

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 2015-on. Programme Leader, BA in Sociology, University of East London.
  • 2014-15. Creator and Programme Leader, MA in Sociology, University of East London.
  • 2013-on. Recruitment and Partnerships Leader, School of Social Sciences, University of East London.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE  

Supervision

  • 2016-on. Doctoral Thesis Supervisor for two PhD students, University of East London.
  • 2015-2016. Masters Thesis Supervisor, MA in Sociology, University of East London.
  • 2013-on. Honours Thesis Supervisor, BA (Hons) in Sociology, University of East London.

Modules Taught

  • 2016-on. Module Leader, ‘Culture, Media and Communication’ (year three), University of East London.
  • 2013-on. Module Leader, ‘Introduction to Social Theory’ (year one), University of East London.
  • 2015-2016. Module Leader, ‘Theorising Modernity’ (masters class), University of East London.
  • 2014-2016. Module Leader, ‘Nationalism in a Global Era’ (year three), University of East London.
  • 2011-12. Module Leader, ‘Nationalism and Ethno-Religious Conflict’ (masters class), Birkbeck.
  • 2011-12. Module Leader, ‘Nationalism in International Context’ (masters class), Birkbeck.
  • 2008-09. Class Teacher, ‘Theories and Problems of Nationalism’ (year three), LSE.
  • 2007-08. Class Teacher, ‘States, Nations, Empires’, (year two) LSE.
  • 2006-07. Module Leader, ‘Multinational Federalism’ (masters class), Chernivtsi National University.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Membership of Editorial Boards

  • 2015-on. Editorial board, Cultural Sociology.
  • 2009-on. Editorial board, Nations and Nationalism.
  • 2013-on. Editor-in-Chief, The State of Nationalism: An International Review of the Study of Nationalism.

External Examiner for PhD Viva

  • External Examiner for PhD, School of Sociology and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
  • External Examiner for PhD, Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London.

Membership in Research Associations

  • 2015-on. Faculty Fellow, Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS), Yale University.
  • 2015-on. Member, British Sociological Association.
  • 2013-on. Advisor, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), LSE
  • 2013-on. Associated Member, National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE), Antwerp.
  • 2010-2015. Member, Research Committee on Cultural Sociology, American Sociological Association.
  • 2009-2015. Member, Research Committee on Ethnic Politics, International Political Science Association.
  • 2008-2011. Chair, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), LSE.

Organisation of Conferences, Panels and Seminars

  • ‘Seminar by Ron Eyerman on Cultural Trauma and Collective Responsibility’, Senate House, University of London.
  • ‘Panel on the State of Nationalism’, World Congress of Political Science, Poznan.
  • ‘Panel on New Approaches in the Study of Nationalism’, ASEN annual Conference, LSE
  • ‘Seminar by Jeffrey Alexander on Multiculturalism’, Bikbeck, University of London.
  • ‘Panel on Cultural Sociology and the Study of Nationalism’, ASEN Annual Conference, LSE.
  • ‘Conference on Ritual and Performance in the Study of Nationalism’, ASEN Annual Conference, LSE.
  • ‘Seminar on Nationalism and Conflict Management’, LSE.

Referee for Journals and Book Publishers

  • Cultural Sociology; The American Journal of Cultural Sociology; Current Sociology; International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society; Manchester University Press; Palgrave; Millennium: Journal of International Studies; Nationalism & Ethnic Politics; Nations and Nationalism; National Identities; Ethnicities; Political Studies; Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH

Keynote lectures

  • Keynote Lecture, Conference on Trauma and Survival in the Church, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.
  • Keynote lecture, Conference on Politics of Memory, University of Pittsburgh

Invited Lectures

  • Invited Lecture, Conference on Nationalism and Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age, Durham University.
  • Invited Lecture, Centre for Cultural Sociology, Yale University.
  • Invited Lecture, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh.
  • Invited lecture. Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University.
  • Invited Lecture, CMRB seminar series, University of East London.
  • Invited Lecture, Collective Memory Master Class, Masaryk University.
  • Invited Lecture, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Warwick.
  • Invited Lecture, ASEN Seminar Series, LSE.

Conference Presentations

  • Presentation, BSA Annual Conference, Northumbria University.
  • Presentation. ASEN Annual Conference, LSE.
  • Presentation. World Congress of Political Science, Poznan University.
  • Presentation. NISE Annual Gathering, Swansea University.
  • Panelist for Discussion on Jeffrey Alexander’s The Dark Side of Modernity, Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Presentation, NISE Annual Gathering.
  • Presentation, ASA Annual Conference, LSE.
  • Presentation, ASEN Annual Conference, LSE.
  • Presentation, ASEN Conference, LSE.
  • Presentation. UK Association of Canadian Studies, Cambridge University.
  • Presentation, World Congress of Political Science, National University of Chile.
  • Presentation, ASEN Annual Conference, LSE.

POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Doctoral Scholarships, Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund.
  • PhD Teaching Fellowship, Department of Government, LSE
  • Sanderson Scholarship for Study at the LSE.
  • Dorosh Master’s Fellowship, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan.