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Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, Monash University

Ben Wellings is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations. He is the author of 'English Nationalism Brexit and the Anglosphere' (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019).

He researches the politics of English nationalism and British disintegration, the Anglosphere, and nationalism in the European Union. He is co-editor (along with Andrew Mycock) of 'The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location' (Proceedings of the British Academy 232. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

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 during the 1990s.


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Monash University
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2004–2013
    Convenor of European Studies, Australian National University


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


  • 2019
    English Nationalism, Brexit and the Anglosphere: Wider Still and Wider, Manchester University Press
  • 2018
    Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary, Liverpool University Press
  • 2016
    'Euro-myth: nationalism, war and the legtimacy of the European Union', National Identities, 18, 2.
  • 2015
    'Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere: traditions and dilemmas in contemporary English nationalism', Journal of Common Market Studies
  • 2014
    Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: mobilizing the past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Peter Lang: Oxrfod
  • 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,

Research Areas

  • Comparative Government And Politics (160603)
  • International Relations (160607)