Liah Greenfeld

Liah Greenfeld
University Professor and Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology
Boston University
United States

Liah Greenfeld has studied nationalism in England/Britain, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, the USA, and most recently China. She is the author, among numerous other publications, of the nationalism trilogy: Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity; The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth; and Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (Harvard University Press, 1992, 2001, 2013). Upon the publication of Nationalism, she has emerged as a preeminent authority on the subject, a distinction repeatedly reinforced by the appearance of the remainder of the trilogy, three volumes of collected essays in English, Catalan, and Spanish, her most recent books on the subject, Advanced Introduction to Nationalism (Edward Elgar, 2016) and Nationalism: A Short History (Brookings Academic Press, 2019), and Globalization of Nationalism: Political Identities around the World, which she edited for the European Consortium for Political Research in 2016. A University Professor and Professor of Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology at Boston University, she has taught in Distinguished Visiting Professor capacity in Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. Her work has appeared in numerous languages.