Christophe Roux is professor of political science at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (ERMES) and an associate researcher at the University of Montpellier (CEPEL-CNRS). He holds a joint PhD from the Universities of Siena, Italy and Lille, France. A former post-doc at the University of Siena (CIRCaP) and CNRS (CEPEL/University of Montpellier), he has been an associate professor of political science at the University of Montpellier 1 from 2008 to 2013 before moving to the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis as a full professor. His research interests deal with comparative politics (nation-building and regional nationalism) and South European politics. He is chief-editor of Pôle Sud and a member of the editorial board of the Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée. He is also an elected member of the board of the French Political Science Association (AFSP) and a member of the executive committee of the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (CONGRIPS) of the American Political Science Association (APSA).