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The Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship co-host an international event at Ryerson University in Canada

25 May 2022

Anna Triandafyllidou (Toronto Metropolitan University) and Tariq Modood (University of Bristol) co-host a workshop exploring the potential for new forms of nationalism.

We are witnessing today the emergence and growth of different forms of nationalism, conceptually and politically. While some espouse a closed society and nativism, others seek to embrace diversity. This workshop builds on the relevant literature by political theorists, political scientists and sociologists to discuss whether multiculturalism is compatible with nationalism and whether there are feasible forms of ‘progressive patriotism’ today, which would redefine liberal nationalism in more inclusive ways.

In the workshop, we will ask what normative shape an inclusive perspective can take, whether it can be a political force, and if so, how? This means addressing the place of ethnic and religious minorities as well as majorities so that both can identify with the national. Is that a realistic political ideal and how does it relate to theories of ethnicity, race, citizenship and nationalism? The workshop engages with insights from Europe, North America and other world regions.


  • Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta
  • Keith Banting, Queen’s University
  • Alain Gagnon, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Allison Harell, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University
  • Gurpreet Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University

NOTE: This workshop will take place in a hybrid format with in-person and online presentations. Limited in person seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register for the online event

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