The Dean's Table Podcast

The Dean's Table Podcast

Sociology Professor Andreas Wimmer – DT007

February 04, 2020

Andreas Wimmer is the Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy at Columbia University. Andreas is the author of many books both in English and in German, including, Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks, Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World, and Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart.

Professor Wimmer speaks with Dean Harris about his research on and definitions of nationalism and ethnic exclusion, his turn from anthropology to sociology, and why he uses a wide range of methodological tools to make sense of nationalism, war and ethnicity.