Alexander Maxwell is associate professor of history at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He studied at the University of California in Davis California, Georg-August Universität in Göttigen Germany, the Central European University in Budapest and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Choosing Slovakia, Patriots Against Fashion, and Everyday Nationalism in Hungary. He has published widely on nationalism theory. He is currently working on linguistic Pan-Slavism in the Habsburg Empire.