Dr Ben Wellings is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Monash University, Melbourne. He is the author of 'English Nationalism and Euroscepticism: losing the peace' (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012).
He researches the links between English nationalism and Euroscepticism that lie behind Brexit, as well as nationalism in the European Union and the politics of war commemoration. He is co-editor (along with Shanti Sumartojo) of 'Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: mobilising the past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand (Bern: Peter Lang, 2014).
In addition to his BA in Contemporary History and French from the University of Sussex, an M.Sc. in Nationalism Studies from Edinburgh University and a PhD from the ANU, he has worked as a museum curator, a public affairs consultant, a researcher at the House of Commons and a merchant seaman maintaining England’s supply lines to cheap French lager in the 1990s.
Senior lecturer, Monash University
Lecturer, Monash University
Convenor of European Studies, Australian National University
Australian National University, PhD in Politics and International Relations
English Nationalism, Brexit and the Anglosphere: Wider Still and Wider, Manchester University Press
Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary, Liverpool University Press
'Euro-myth: nationalism, war and the legtimacy of the European Union', National Identities, 18, 2.
'Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere: traditions and dilemmas in contemporary English nationalism', Journal of Common Market Studies
Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: mobilizing the past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Peter Lang: Oxrfod
'English Nationalism and Euroscepticism: losing the peace', (Peter Lang: Oxford),
'Losing the Peace: Euroscepticism and the foundations of contemporary English nationalism', Nations and Nationalism, vol.16, 3,
'Rump Britain: Englishness and Britishness, 1992-2001', National Identities, vol. 9, 4,
'Empire nation: national and imperial discourses in England', Nations and Nationalism, vol. 8, 1,