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About Jonathan Heaney

Jonathan Heaney Jonathan G. Heaney, originally from Kilkee in Co. Clare, is a lecturer in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast. He completed a PhD in the School of Political Science & Sociology, NUI Galway in 2013 on emotions and social change in the Republic of Ireland in the 20th century, which was funded by the Irish Research Council. His research interests include social, sociological and political theory, the sociology of emotions, power, the sociology and politics of Ireland, political sociology, and narrative/life histories. He is a member and currently the vice-coordinator of the European Sociological Association Research Network on Emotions (RN11). He has published on emotions and power, nationalism, and has a number of articles in preparation on emotions and habitus theory, as well as a book on emotions and power under contract with Routledge. His new project ‘On the Emotional State’ explores emotions in state theory, and the various ways in which the nation-state has been directly and indirectly involved in the construction and deconstruction of the emotional life of various polities, including contemporary ones. He blogs (very sporadically) at Theorytypes, which he founded in 2009, and tweets as @jonathagheaney. He still hasn’t learned the ukulele.