Michael Hechter is a Foundation Professor and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hechter has taught at the Universities of Washington, Arizona and Oxford. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and the Russell Sage Foundation, and was a visiting professor at the Universities of Bergen and Llubljana. Hechter is the author of numerous books, including "Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, 1536-1966" (1975; 1999); "Principles of Group Solidarity" (1987); "Containing Nationalism" (2000), and "Alien Rule" (2013). He is editor/co-editor of "The Microfoundations of Macrosociology" (1983); "Social Institutions: Their Emergence, Maintenance and Effects" (1990); "The Origin of Values" (1993); "Social Norms" (2001, 2005); and "Theories of Social Order" (2003). His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Rationality and Society, Sociological Theory, European Sociological Review, and many other journals. His writings have been translated into Italian, Japanese, Hungarian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Georgian.