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Personal profile

Research Interests

Since joining the University in 2006 my teaching has largely been in the subject areas of historical and political sociology.  

My research interests centre on conflict and conflict transformation. I am particularly interested in the factors that help to generate conflict. My current research explores how long-term processes of “Othering” helps to generate communal tensions and an exploration of how history is used, alongside contemporary grievances, to maintain social divisions.

Related to this I am interested in processes of identity formation – particularly in national identities and nationalism.

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peace process Social Sciences
violence Social Sciences
working class Social Sciences
nationalism Social Sciences
radicalization Social Sciences
university research Social Sciences
language education Social Sciences
ethnic conflict Social Sciences

Research Output 2010 2019

Becoming an Other: Understanding the Neither Unionist nor Nationalist Population in Northern Ireland

McManus, C., 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Identity and Conflict in Northern Ireland

McManus, C., 31 Jan 2019, The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity. Ratuva, S. (ed.). Singapore: Springer Nature, p. 1-16 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

militancy
peace process
optimism
grouping
nationalism

Neither/Nor in Northern Ireland - Group Identity in Northern Ireland

McManus, C., 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Northern Ireland: Society and Culture

Hayward, K. & McManus, C., 22 Jul 2019, (Accepted) The Routledge Handbook of British Politics and Society. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2008 2019

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 2 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Duncan McDonnell

Cathal McManus (Host)
15 Oct 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Workshop to discuss the loyalist transition into political activity

Cathal McManus (Speaker)
04 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Collaboration for Conflict Transformation

Cathal McManus (Organiser)
27 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Oliver Richmond

Cathal McManus (Host), Katy Hayward (Host)
26 May 201627 May 2016

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

'Community Relations and Education'

Cathal McManus (Organiser)
03 Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

The Cultural War Needs to End to Give Peace its Chance

Cathal McManus

19/02/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities