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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs

Staff Profile

Dr Claire Sutherland, PhD, MSc, MSc, LLB

Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School in the School of Government and International Affairs
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40626
Room number: SE112, Southend House

(email at

Research Interests

  • Nationalism and nation building
  • South East Asian politics
  • Vietnamese politics
  • Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Diaspora
  • Comparative European and South East Asian politics
  • German politics

Teaching Areas

  • Nations and Nationalism


Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Sutherland, Claire (2018). Lontananza e Rimpianto: I musei delle migrazioni come spazi per costruire la nazione [Leaving and Longing: Migration Museums as Nation-building Sites]. In Approdi: Musei delle migrazioni in Europa. Cimoli, Anna Chiara CLUEB.
  • Sutherland, Claire (2018). Nationalism. In Handbook of Patriotism. Sardoc, Mitja Springer.
  • Sutherland, Claire (2017). Nationalism and Ethnicity in Southeast Asia. In Contemporary Southeast Asia. Beeson, Mark & Ba, Alice PalgraveMacmillan.
  • Sutherland, Claire (2014). Borders of Belonging: The UK Border Agency Museum as a Nation-Building Site. In Challenging History in the Museum. Kidd, J., Cairns, S., Drago, A. Ryall, A. & Stearn, M. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 175-186.
  • Sutherland, Claire (2014). Vietnamese Diasporic Citizenship. In Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies. Isin, E. & Nyers, P. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 522-531.
  • Sutherland, Claire (2009). Europe and Post-Cold War Nationalism. In A Companion to Europe since 1945. Larres, Klaus Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 387-406
  • Sutherland, Claire (2007). Digesting Diasporas: Vietnamese Migrants and German Multiculturalism. In Rethinking Diasporas: hidden narratives and imagined borders. Ní Éigeartaigh, A.,, Howard, K., & Getty, D. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 39-51.
  • Sutherland, Claire (2006). Conceptual Combat: Twentieth Century Vietnamese Nationalism. In Nationalisms across the Globe. Burszta, W. et al Poznan: School of Humanities and Journalism. 125-145.

Edited book

Journal Article


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