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I am Professor of Sociology.  I received my PhD in Anthropology from Queen's University Belfast. I was then appointed to positions at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's and at INCORE, a United Nations Research Centre for the Study of Conflict at the University of Ulster, as lecturer at the University of East London, and as Reader in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. I have also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies at the University of Exeter, Fellow at University College London, and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the United Arab Emirates University. I am currently a team member of SEPAD (Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation), a project hosted at the Richardson Institute, Lancaster University.

I have published five books and a number of articles in leading international journals. My research has been published in the Conversation, Slate Magazine, the Independent, the Times Higher, and Huffington Post. I have been interviewed on BBC News, Sky News, BBC Scotland, and LBC.

I have also been an an Inner International Board Member for the Irish Research Council and have sat on the Carnegie Trust Panel. My research has been funded by - among others - the Leverhulme Trust, AHRC, and the Scottish Funding Council.

You can listen to me talk about some aspects of my research on this podcast

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Research Output

Defying State Amnesia and Memory Wars: Non-Sectarian Memory Activism in Beirut and Belfast City Centres

Nagle, J., 10 Feb 2020, In : Social and Cultural Geography. 20, 3, p. 380-401 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • اندثار تقاسم السلطة... والبقاء لتوافقية حيّة-ميّتة!

    Translated title of the contribution: Power-Sharing is Dead. Long Live Zombie ConsociationalismNagle, J., 25 Jan 2020, 2 p. Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (Lebanese American University).

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access

    Civic Identity and Public Space: Belfast since 1780

    Bryan, D., Connolly, S. & Nagle, J., 01 Jun 2019, Manchester University Press. 272 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Ethnonationalism and Attitudes Towards Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion in Northern Ireland

    Hayes, B. C. & Nagle, J., 01 Sep 2019, In : International Political Science Review. 40, 4, p. 455-469

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Prizes

    Leverhulme Research Fellowship

    John Nagle (Recipient), 01 Sep 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    SEPAD (Sectarianism, Proxies, and De-Sectarianisation), Richardson Institute, Lancaster University

    John Nagle (Member)
    01 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

    Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (Journal)

    John Nagle (Guest editor)
    04 Apr 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    External Examiner: Ulster University (sociology)

    John Nagle (Examiner)
    01 Jan 2019 → …

    Activity: Examination typesUG external examination

    Press / Media

    Academic Freedom: Interviewed on the Andrew Castle Show (LBC)

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    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Interviewed by Sky News on academic freedom

    John Nagle


    1 Media contribution

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    Academic Freedom: Interviewed by Simon McCoy on BBC News (Live)

    John Nagle


    1 Media contribution

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    Academic Freedom: interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland

    John Nagle


    1 Media contribution

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