1976 …2019

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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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Research Output

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
  • 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

  • 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)

    2 Citations (Scopus)

    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


    Health in conflict and humanitarian settings: Developing an interdisciplinary research network

    Ruth Hunter (Organiser), Chris Jenkins (Organiser), Hastings Donnan (Organiser), Diarmuid O'Donovan (Organiser)
    03 Feb 2020

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

    GCRF workshop on Empathy through dance in a multilingual context, Maputo, Mozambique

    Hastings Donnan (Member of scientific committee)
    06 Feb 201814 Feb 2018

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

    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

    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

    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


    Talking stones : the politics of memorialisation in post-conflict Northern Ireland

    Author: Viggiani, E., Jul 2011

    Supervisor: Bryan, D. (Supervisor) & Donnan, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


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

    Author: Kettner, K. L., Jul 2015

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy