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Daniel Cetrà

Daniel Cetrà
Name
Daniel Cetrà
Title
Organisation
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
3.06 St John's Land @DaniCetra
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Research Interests
Nations and Nationalism, Political Liberalism and Minority Rights, Territorial Politics, The Politics of Language
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/sociology/daniel_cetra

Qualifications

  • PhD in Sociology (University of Edinburgh, 2016)
  • MSc with Distinction Nationalism Studies (University of Edinburgh, 2011)
  • BA with Honours in Political Science (Pompeu Fabra University, 2010)

PhD Title

Debating within Liberal Nationalism: The Linguistic Disputes in Catalonia and Flanders

Supervisors

Examiners

Research Interests

My research interests lie broadly in the study of nationalism. My doctoral research focused on the relationship between nationalism, liberalism and language from a combined political theory and political sociology perspective.

I am currently a Research Fellow at the Centre on Constitutional Change, where I compare the evolution of minority nationalism and the case for independence in the Basque Country, Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland. More recently, I explore the territorial implications of Brexit and the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming. ‘Breaking-up within Europe: Sub-state Nationalist Strategies in Multilevel Polities’, Journal of Common Market Studies (with Liñeira, R.)

  • Forthcoming. ‘The 2017 Catalan Independence Referendum: A Symposium’, Scottish Affairs (with Casanas-Adam, E. and Tàrrega, M.)

Refereed Book Chapters 

Book Reviews

Research Experience

Research Fellow

Teaching Experience

Teaching Fellow

  • 2014-17. 'Nationalism in Modern Europe' [Honours] (University of Aberdeen)

Guest Lecturer

  • 2015-17. Comparative Perspectives in Nationalism Studies [postgraduate course] (University of Edinburgh, UoE)
  • 2016. Nations and Nationalism [Honours and postgraduate course] (UoE)
  • 2016. Comparing Scottish Devolution [postgraduate course] (UoE).

Senior Tutor

  • 2012-14: 'Democracy in Comparative Perspective' [undergraduate] (UoE)
  • 2012-14: 'Introduction to Politics & International Relations' [undergraduate] (UoE)*

      * Nominated for the EUSA Teaching Awards 2012-13

Invited Talks

  • 2016. ‘Debates within Liberal Nationalism: The Linguistic Disputes in Catalonia and Flanders’, given at the MultiCite Research Group Seminar Series, University of Geneva, 21 April. Discussant: François Grin.

  • 2014. ‘Catalonia and Scotland: Similar Goals, Different Paths’, given at the session Small Nations and Big Ideas as part of Imagination: Scotland’s First Festival of Ideas, Glasgow, 7 September.

  • 2013. ‘Scottish Autonomy’, given at the session Meglio Soli o Accompagnati? La Governance dell’autonomia in Europa, Officina dell’autonomia, Trento, 13 May.

Conference Presentations

  • 2013. 'Political Liberalism versus Linguistic Nationalism? Examining the Contested Claims on Linguistic Justice in Catalonia and Flanders', presented at Language policies in multilingual societies: can the conflict be avoided? Pablo de Olavide University, Seville.

Media Contributions

Interviews 

'The World Tonight', BBC Radio 4, 31-10-2017.

Good Morning Scotland', BBC Radio Scotland, 28-10-2017.

'STV News Tonight', STV, 27-10-2017.

'Scotland Tonight', STV, 19-10-2017.

South African Broadcasting Corporation (RSG), 17-10-2017.

Newsdrive', BBC Radio Scotland, 04-10-2017.

'Representing Border', ITV Border, 03-10-2017.

'Good Morning Scotland', BBC Radio Scotland, 23-09-2017.

'Spain ramps up its crackdown on Catalan independence vote', The Herald, 22-09-2017 (quoted).

'Scotland Tonight', STV, 20-09-2017.

Representing Border', ITV Border, 19-09-2017.

Informativos EiTB' (Basque public TV), 18-09-2017.

Why Catalonia's independence vote is "very different" from Scotland's', The Scotsman, 14-09-2017.

La propuesta de un segundo referéndum pasa factura al independentismo escocés’, EFE (Spanish News Agency), 09-06-2017 (quoted).

En Jake, EiTB (Basque public TV), 08-06-2017.

Boulevard, Radio Euskadi (Basque public radio station), 08-06-2017.

World in Focus, Radio Sputnik UK, 04-04-2017. 

'El "Brexit" pone a prueba la cohesión política del Reino Unido', EFE (Spanish News Agency), 16-03-2017 (quoted).

'El Brexit dur aboca Escòcia a un nou però molt incert referèndum', Diari Ara (Catalan newspaper), 18-01-2017 (quoted).

‘Catalonia still asking for independence’, EU Observer, 12-09-2016 (quoted).

Boulevard, Radio Euskadi (Basque radio station), 23-06-2016

'L'SNP repeteix victòria a Escòcia però es queda a tocar de la majoria absoluta', Nació Digital (Catalan online newspaper), 06-05-2016

Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 13-01-2016 (47.30 mins in)

Representing Border, ITV Border, 12-01-2016 (16.48 mins in)

Representing Border, ITV Border, 10-09-2015 (10.05 mins in)

‘Catalans eye new independence “referendum”’, Al Jazeera, 29-01-2015 (quoted)

Ganbara, Radio Euskadi (Basque radio station), 14-11-2014

Sunday Politics Scotland, BBC One, 09-11-2014

Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 07-11-2014

‘Scotland votes “No” but others still say “Yes”’, Ozy, 20-09-2014 (quoted)

Hoy por Hoy, Cadena SER (Spanish radio station), 19-09-2014.

‘Le référendum en Écosse sous la loupe des indépendantistes à travers le monde’, L’Orient Le Jour (Lebanese newspaper), 18-09-2014

NTN24 (Latin America news channel), 18-09-2014

El Món a Rac 1, Rac 1 (Catalan radio station), 18-09-2014

‘Debate: qué tan distintos son Escocia e Inglaterra?’, BBC Mundo, 17-09-2014 (online chat)

‘Es poco factible que el Gobierno español vete la entrada de Escocia en la Unión Europea’, DEIA (Basque newspaper), 13-09-2014

Press Articles and Blog Posts

'Catalonia's "difficult balancing act"', The Herald, 12-10-2017.

How will Spain respond to a Catalan independence vote?', The Herald, 04-10-2017.

Comparing Scotland and Catalonia's bid for independence', The Herald, 13-09-2017.

'El dilema d'un segon referèndum a Escòcia', El Punt Avui (Catalan newspaper), 09-12-2016

‘Roadmaps and gridlock: the drive for Catalan independence’, CCC Blog, 12-09-2016.

'Catalan elections: three possible scenarios that could shape Catalonia's future', LSE EUROPP Blog, 24-09-2015

'Decision Time for Catalonia', Centre on Constitutional Change, 29-07-2015 

'Labour’s coalition dilemma has Spanish echoes', Centre on Constitutional Change, 16-03-2015

'A symbolic and non-binding vote on independence in Catalonia', The Future of the UK and Scotland, 10-11-2014

'Catching the Referendum bug', The Future of the UK and Scotland, 01-10-2014

'Spain is unlikely to veto an independent Scotland’s EU membership', LSE EUROPP Blog, 15-09-2014

'Scotland vote may change little in Catalonia – but Cameron’s an unlikely hero there', The Conversation, 13-09-2014

'The Flemish Nationalists may have been successful in Sunday's (other) elections, but it will be a bumpy road to government', Political Studies Association Blog, 29-05-2014

'Belgium won't split after Sunday's elections, but it could take a step in that direction', The Conversation, 20-05-2014

'Quebec's Election', The Future of the UK and Scotland, 15-04-2014

'Catalonia deadlocked as nationalists plan new offensive', The Conversation, 02-04-2014

Awards

Research Grant for Foreign Doctoral Students 2012-13. Spiral Research Centre, University of Liège . 

Conference Grant Award 2012 and 2013. The University of Edinburgh.

Community Involvement 

Assistant Editor. Regional and Federal Studies, October 2012 – present.

Moderator. Fulbright Roundtable with Professor Michael Ignatieff, 7 June 2016, Edinburgh.

Member. IPSA Research Committee 50 (RC50) The Politics of Language.

Participant. Summer School ‘Politics in Fragmented Societies: Cohesion, Recognition, Redistribution and Secession’, co-organised by the Institute for Minority Rights (EURAC) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Bozen / Bolzano, 15-26 June 2015.

Discussant. Workshop ‘Recognition and Redistribution in Multinational Federations’, organised by the Research Group in Political Philosophy of KU Leuven, 2-4 May 2013.

Organiser. Workshop ‘Crossing Perspectives: Concepts and Methods in the Study of Nationalism’, 11 November 2011, Edinburgh.

Member. Territorial Politics Research Group, University of Edinburgh.