Jon’s main areas of research are in nationalism, ethnicity, and international migration. With each topic, he is interested in the ways in which ordinary people reproduce ethnic, national, and racialised forms of collective belonging in their everyday lives. Whilst appreciating the important role politics, culture, and the economy play in shaping social identities, Jon’s research pays special attention to the ways such identities are also the practical accomplishments of ordinary people engaging in routine activities. His research to date has examined these issues around questions of nationalism and ethnic return migration in Hungary, Romania, and the UK. He recently completed an ESRC funded project on the racialisation of East European migration to the UK entitled “Hungarian and Romanian migrant workers in the UK: Racism without racial difference?”. He is also leading the Hungarian portion of the research for an EU-funded project (ACCEPT) that examines tolerance in 15 European countries.