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Matthias vom Hau

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A sociologist by training, Matthias has a PhD (2007) from Brown University and previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Manchester. He has also been a visiting researcher at Princeton University, the Freie Universität and the Humboldt Universität in Berlin, the Universidad de San Martín (UNSAM) and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP) in Lima.

Matthias’ research is centrally concerned with the relationship between identity politics, institutions, and development, with a comparative-historical focus on Latin America. He has published widely on how states construct a sense of national belonging, how civil society actors negotiate and contest official nationalisms, and the extent to which ordinary citizens subscribe to official and counter-state identity projects. A second line of research explores the rise and consequences of indigenous movements in Latin America and beyond, while his third line of work corrects for the fundamentally ahistorical approach that underpins the supposedly negative relationship between ethnic diversity and public goods provision.

In 2019, Matthias vom Hau obtained an European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to carry out his research focusing on the relationship between ethnic diversity and public goods provision

With the support of:

Formación académica

  • (2007) PhD, Brown University
  • (2000) BA, Humboldt Universität Berlin


2019. European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant

2016Editorial Best Paper Award by Comparative Political Studies (CPS)

2016Ramón y Cajal Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (July 2016– December 2020).

2007Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award (Brown University)

Afiliaciones profesionales

  • American Political Science Association (APSA): Sections on Comparative Politics and Qualitative and Mixed Methods
  • American Sociological Association (ASA): Sections on Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology and Sociology of Development
  • Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Research Associate, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID) 


Líneas de investigación

  • Política comparada
  • Sociología Política
  • Sociología Histórica
  • Desarrollo Internacional
  • Nacionalismo
  • Política Étnica
  • Movimientos sociales
  • Estados y Formación Estatal
  • Gobernanza de la tierra
  • Investigación cualitativa

Publicaciones más destacadas

  • vom Hau, Matthias; Peres-Cajías, José; David Soifer, Hillel

    2021.No Taxation Without Informational Foundation: On The Role Of Legibility In Tax State Development.WIDER Working Paper,117-4EnlaceLogo open access
  • vom Hau, MatthiasSrebotnjak, Hana

    2021.Bridging Regionalism and Secessionism: Territorial Autonomy Movements in the Iberian World.Cambridge University Press: Nationalities Papers,1 - 20Enlace
  • Kelsall, Tim; vom Hau, Matthias

    2020.Beyond Institutions: Political Settlements Analysis and Development.IBEI Working Papers,2020/56.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.EnlaceLogo open access
  • Kyriazi, Anna; vom Hau, Matthias

    2020.Textbooks, Postcards, and the Public Consolidation of Nationalism in Latin America.Qual Sociol,43:515–542EnlaceLogo open access
  • Vom Hau, Matthias; Abbott, Jared; Soifer, Hillel

    2018.Inculcating Populist Nationalism? Education and Ideological Change in Venezuela.In:

    F. López-Alves; D.E. Johnson (Eds)

    Populist Nationalism in Europe and the Americas.London:Routledge.
  • vom Hau, Matthias

    2018.The Developmental State and the Rise of Popular Nationalism: Cause, Coincidence, or Elective Affinity?.In:

    Miguel Centeno and Agustín Ferraro, eds

    State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain. The Rise and Fall of the Developmental State.New York:Cambridge University Press,pp: 317-345.Enlace
  • vom Hau, Matthias

    2018.The Political Mediation of Indigenous Land Conflicts in Argentina.In:

    Rami Zurayk, Eckart Woertz and Rachel Bahn, (eds)

    Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture.Wallingford, UK:CAB International,pp: 261-275.Enlace
  • Abbott, Jared A.; Soifer, Hillel; vom Hau, Matthias

    2017.Transforming the Nation? The Bolivarian Education Reform in Venezuela.Journal of Latin American Studies,EnlaceLogo open access
  • Singh, Prerna; vom Hau, Matthias (equal co-authors)

    2016.Ethnicity in Time: Politics, History, and the Relationship between Ethnic Diversity and Public Goods Provision.Comparative Political Studies,49:10:1303-1340EnlaceLogo open access
  • Bastia, Tanja; vom Hau, Matthias (equal co-authors)

    2014.Migration, Race, and Nationhood in Argentina.Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,40: 3:475-492Enlace
  • vom Hau, Matthias

    2013.Nationalism and War Commemoration - A Latin American Exceptionalism?.Nations and Nationalism,19: 1:146-166
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