Ephraim Nimni is reader on Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict Resolution in School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast. His teaching areas are comparative ethnic conflict, theories of ethnicity and nationalism, national cultural autonomy and minority rights, extra-territorial self-determination, multiculturalism, the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. His research interests follow two interrelated directions. He study comparative ethnic conflicts, theories of nationalism and minority rights, models of national self-determination that do not require separate nation states, multiculturalism and the applicability of the national cultural autonomy model to contemporary multination states. The second direction is the study of the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the perspective of conflict resolution. He is a member of the board of the journal Nations and Nationalism and Politikon.