Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Monash University

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.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer in European Studies, Monash University
  • 2004–2013
    Convenor of European Studies, Australian National University


  • 2003 
    Australian National University, PhD in Politics and International Relations


  • 2012
    'English Nationalism and Euroscepticism: losing the peace', (Peter Lang: Oxford),
  • 2010
    'Losing the Peace: Euroscepticism and the foundations of contemporary English nationalism', Nations and Nationalism, vol.16, 3,
  • 2007
    'Rump Britain: Englishness and Britishness, 1992-2001', National Identities, vol. 9, 4,
  • 2002
    'Empire nation: national and imperial discourses in England', Nations and Nationalism, vol. 8, 1,