Wilson's research interests include national identity and nationalism, international borders and frontiers, the anthropology of Europeanization and European integration, drinking cultures and identities, and anthropology and cinema. He is also interested in ethnicity and ethnic conflict, political ritual and symbolism, commercial farming, agrarian economic strategies and politics, public policy and interest group formation, local government and political parties, and the borderlands of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hungary, Canada, and the United States.
- PhD, MPhil, City University of New York
- Political anthropology
- international borders
- European integration
- National identity and nationalism
- Ethnicity and ethnic conflict
- Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities