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Ciara McHugh is a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar at the Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. Her current PhD research explores critical intersections between police surveillance and protester counter-surveillance. She is particularly interested in how police forces and activist groups direct visual technologies towards each other, and how relationships between the two are impacted by that usage within surveillant assemblages. Her previous teaching and research concentrations include nonviolent direct action, gender-responsive SSR, and 20th-century francophone critical philosophies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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