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Eric Kaufmann

Professor of Politics


Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth (Profile 2010), The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America (Harvard 2004), The Orange Order (Oxford 2007) and Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland since 1945 - with H. Patterson (Manchester 2007). He is co-editor, among others, of Political Demography (Oxford 2012) and Whither the Child: causes and consequences of low fertility (Paradigm 2012), and editor of Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (Routledge 2004).  An editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, he has written for Newsweek International, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines, and blogs at Huffington Post. His current ESRC grant, affiliated with the think tank Demos, examines white working-class responses to diversity in the UK. He may be found on twitter at @epkaufm.


Please see Eric's personal webpage for more details.


Eric teaches the BA Nationalism, Ethnicity and Religious Conflict module. He also runs the MSc Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict programme, and teaches the core modules, Nationalism and Ethnoreligious Conflict and Nationalism in International Context. From 2014-15 the latter will be replaced by The Politics of Population Change: Immigration, Ageing and Conflict, which Eric will teach. This is also a core course for the new MSc Politics of Population, Migration and Ecology.

PhD supervision

National identity; political demography; secularization and religion; dominant/majority ethnicity; emotions in politics. Note: I take on very few students so proposals must be well-crafted and empirically rigorous, and must advance a causal - rather than exploratory - argument.


I have given numerous interviews on radio, television and in print. Best way of contacting me is by email. Please see my personal webpage for details of previous media work.

Current Activities

His current ESRC grant (until March 2014), affiliated with the think tank Demos, examines white working-class responses to diversity in the UK. He is also on the steering committee of a new ESRC/Demos project on Social Media Analysis beginning in mid-2013.

Eric Kaufmann

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Twitter: @epkaufm

Eric Kaufmann website

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Birkbeck Voices: London's changing population and national identity

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Eric Kaufmann speaking to the New America Foundation