Marc Howard Ross







Full Text of Selected Recent Publications


 "Culture in Comparative Political Analysis," in Mark I. Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman, (eds), Interests, Ideals and Institutions: Advancing Theory in Comparative Politics. Second Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 134-161.

 Ritual and the Politics of Reconciliation, in Yaacov Bar-Simon-Tov (ed). From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press 2004, 197-224.

 "The Political Psychology of Competing Narratives: September 11 and Beyond." In Craig Calhoun, Paul Price and Ashley Timmer, (eds), Understanding September 11. New York: The New Press, 2002, 303-320. (A shorter version appears on :

 "Psychocultural Interpretations and Dramas: Identity Dynamics in Ethnic Conflict," Political Psychology. 22 (Spring 2001), pp. 157-178.

 "Creating the Conditions for Peacemaking: Theories of Practice in Ethnic Conflict Resolution," Ethnic and Racial Studies. 23 (November 2000), 1002-1034.


William Rand Kenan, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of

Political Science
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010


Curriculum Vita



Syllabi for Recent Courses


 PS and Anthropology 206. Conflict and Conflict Management: A Cross Cultural Approach

 PS 316. Ethnic and Racial Group Politics

 PS 348. Culture and Ethnic Politics

 PS 101. Introduction to Political Science

 Econ and PS 385. Development and Democracy

 PS and Psych 358. The Political Psychology of Ethnic Conflict


Recently published:

Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict. Cambridge University Press

Winner Best Book in Ethnicity,

Nationalism and Migration Studies (Awarded by ENMISA, 2009)

Culture and Belonging in Divided Societies. University of Pennsylvania Press