Maarten Van Ginderachter (b. 1973) holds an Ma. in Germanic languages and history and a PhD in history from Ghent University. Currently he is associate professor ('hoofddocent') at the Department of History at Antwerp University, where he teaches world history and contemporary history. He is the chair of Power in History - the Centre for political history at Antwerp University. His research interests include global perspectives on history, nations and nationalism, the Flemish and Walloon movements, social-democracy and history from below. He has written and co-edited five books, among which: Nationhood from below. Europe in the long nineteenth century (with Marnix Beyen, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012). He has also contributed to international journals such as Nations and nationalism, Social history, the International review of social history and the History workshop journal. From 2006 through 2011 he was secretary of the editorial board of the Revue belge d’histoire contemporaine / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis. A member of the Scientific Board of NISE, he has also held visiting positions at Harvard University (as a Fulbright scholar) and at UC Berkeley (Peter Paul Rubens Chair for the History and Culture of the Low Countries).