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Sivamohan Valluvan

Sivamohan Valluvan

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Email: S.Valluvan@warwick.ac.uk

Room: D0.09

Valluvan joined Warwick Sociology as an Assistant Professor in 2018, having previously worked at the University of Manchester. His MSc and ESRC funded PhD study, the latter awarded in June 2014, was also based at Manchester Sociology. Previously, he attained a BA in Political Science from the University of Stockholm.

Valluvan’s research interests lie in racism and ethnicity, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and cultural and postcolonial theory more broadly. His PhD thesis explored urban multiculture as lived in both London and Stockholm. Other prior writing has engaged the 2011 riots, theoretical debates regarding cosmopolitanism and postcolonialism, alongside interrogations of what is meant by ‘post-race’.

Valluvan's ongoing research areas focus on the rise of a contemporary nationalism that traverses a range of ideological and cultural repertoires – a project that culminated in the 2019 monograph, The Clamour of Nationalism (Manchester University Press). This has been complemented by a British Academy funded research project aimed at critically unpacking and challenging recent invocations of a ‘Left Behind’ in much public analysis.

Valluvan is currently on the editorial board for the journals Citizenship Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Sociological Review, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Commonword, a Manchester (UK) based charity aimed at cultivating the talents and profile of creative writers from underrepresented backgrounds.

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  • Valluvan, S. and Kalra. V. (Forthcoming, 2020), ‘Racial Nationalisms: Brexit, Borders and the Cultural Politics of Belonging, Ethnic and Racial Studies