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Research Statement

Professor Donnan is Director of the Mitchell Institute and co-Director of the Centre for International Borders Research.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a foundational Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is chair of the Esperanza Trust and the British Council's Newton Fund Programme for Social Science.  He has conducted extensive field research at Pakistan’s borders with Kashmir and Afghanistan and has published over twenty books and lectured worldwide.


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Projects 2005 2017

Research Output 1976 2019

Introduction: Sounding and Performing Resistance and Resilience

Magowan, F. & Donnan, H., 23 Dec 2019, In : Music and Arts in Action. 7, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
economic structure
everyday life

Crossing borders and changing times

Donnan, H., 2017, Migrating borders and moving times: Temporality and the crossing of borders in Europe. Donnan, H., Hurd, M. & Leutloff-Grandits, C. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 1-24 24 p. (Rethinking Borders).

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

Migrating Borders and Moving Times: Temporality and the Crossing of Borders in Europe

Donnan, H. (ed.), Leutloff-Grandits, C. (ed.) & Hurd, M. (ed.), 2017, Manchester: Manchester University Press. 186 p. (Rethinking Borders; vol. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ordinary Everyday Walls: Normalising Exception in Segregated Belfast

Donnan, H., 2017, The Walls Between Conflict and Peace. Gasparini, A. & Ben-Rafael, E. (eds.). Amsterdam: E. J. Brill, p. 238-260 22 p.

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

A Companion to Border Studies paperback

Donnan, H. (ed.) & Wilson, T. M., 2016

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Hastings Donnan (Recipient), 1984

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of British Academy

Hastings Donnan (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Hastings Donnan (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Election to learned society

Member of Royal Irish Academy

Hastings Donnan (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1990 2018

Editorial Board Member, 'Frontera Norte', the Journal of Mexican think tank El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Journal)

Hastings Donnan (Editorial advisory board member)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

London School of Economics and Political Science (External organisation)

Hastings Donnan (Advisor)
Mar 20182020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Keynote on 'Boundaries' at University of Rome

Hastings Donnan (Keynote speaker)
Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Beijing Normal University and Anshan University, Keynote series of (four) lectures on 'Borders'

Hastings Donnan (Keynote speaker)
Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

GCRF workshop on flooding and cultural heritage in Majuli, Assam

Hastings Donnan (Advisory board member)
05 Mar 201809 Mar 2018

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

Press / Media

Building Peace; The Belfast / Good Friday Agreement Twenty Years On

Hastings Donnan & Claire Kelly


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


‘What’s the news? Nothing but bonfires’: The Eleventh Night Bonfire: tradition and change

Author: Kettner, K. L., Apr 2015

Supervisor: Knight, J. (Supervisor) & Donnan, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy