Sinisa Malesevic is Full Professor/Chair of Sociology at the University College, Dublin, Ireland. He is also a Senior Fellow and Associate Researcher at Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), Paris, France. Previously he held research and teaching appointments at the Institute for International Relations (Zagreb), the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, CEU (Prague) - where he worked with late Ernest Gellner - and at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He also held visiting professorships and fellowships at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Eric Remacle Chair in Conflict and Peace Studies), the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, the London School of Economics, Uppsala University, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Amsterdam. He is an elected member of the Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea. His research interests include a comparative-historical and theoretical study of ethnicity, nation-states, nationalism, empires, ideology, war, violence, and sociological theory. He is the author of 10 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He has also edited eight books and volumes. His work has been translated into 14 languages. Recent books include The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge UP, 2010), Nation-States and Nationalisms (Polity, 2013), The Rise of Organised Brutality (Cambridge UP, 2017), Grounded Nationalisms (Cambridge UP, 2019)Classical Sociological Theory (Sage, 2021), Contemporary Sociological Theory (Sage, 2021) (both with S. Loyal) and Why Humans Fight: The Social Dynamics of Close-Range Violence (Cambridge UP, 2022, in press). The Rise of Organised Brutality is a recipient of the 2018 outstanding book award from the American Sociological Association's Peace, War and Social Conflict Section and Grounded Nationalisms received honorable mention (runner up) award in 2020 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research.