Nationalists and the problem of overcoming invisibility

Catalonia and Wales


  • Syd Morgan
  • Enric Ucelay-Da Cal

Author Biographies

Syd Morgan

Syd Morgan is a Research Officer in Swansea Universitys European Institute of Identities. Previously, he was a Lecturer in Humanities at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His research paper Questions of Political Communication in Wales was published in 2009 and Welsh state-building or UK state-reforming? Plaid Cymru and the Scottish Nationalist Party in 2014. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he was a political practitioner for Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, and an elected councilor for the party. He is an honorary member of the Centre Maurits Coppieters, a Brussels think-tank associated with the European Free Alliance political party. He is currently a PhD candidate researching The Relationship between Fianna Fl and the Welsh Nationalist Party, 1925-1951. His professional memberships include the University Association for Contemporary European Studies and the Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Enric Ucelay-Da Cal

Enric Ucelay-Da Cal (1948) is senior professor emeritus of contemporary history in the World History Graduate Programme at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Born and raised in the United States, he earned his PhD at Columbia University in 1969 with a thesis on Catalan radical nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s. He has taught at university level for thirty-eight years, at Spanish universities and abroad. Considered by many as one of the leading scholars on Catalan nationalism, Ucelay-Da Cal has dealt with other subjects like imperialism, populism and political religion. Much of his work may be freely accessed in pdf format at



How to Cite

Morgan, S., & Ucelay-Da Cal, E. (2014). Nationalists and the problem of overcoming invisibility: Catalonia and Wales. Studies on National Movements (SNM), 2. Retrieved from