Jonathan Hearn is a senior lecturer in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His specialisation in the study of nationalism, identity, and civil society in Scotland, fits within broader interests in the theorisation of power, culture, morality, identity and social change, with a particular interest in the articulation of formal and informal structures of power in society. His first book, Claiming Scotland, is based on ethnographic research on the home rule movement in Scotland in the mid-1990s. His second book, Rethinking Nationalism, takes a critical look at how theories of nationalism deal with concepts of culture and power. As part of the Leverhulme Trust’s Nations and Regions Research Programme he conducted an ethnographic study at a major Scottish clearing bank, exploring the role of institutions in shaping national identity.