Mylie Brennan

Mylie Brennan

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Research Focus

Mylie Brennan's PhD research focuses on political identities of the Good Friday Agreement generation in Northern Ireland, specifically examining political identity in the face of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. She also examines how non-national minority identities (gender, sexuality, race and class) interplay with national and political identities. She has also done work with rhetoric, feminism, and identity.

Research Interests

Mylie is interested in the real-world impact of individual and group identities, particularly on the political scale. She is focused on gender and politics, and on international relations. Mylie is also interested in how non-political, social activity group membership impacts personal identity and behaviour.


Mylie is a recipient of the Fulbright US Student Grant for PhD research at Queen's University Belfast. She is the PGR representative for Athena SWAN within the school of History, Anthropology, Politics & Philosophy (HAPP). Mylie has published an article titled Dungeons & Dragons and damsels in distress: A visual rhetorical critique of the Dungeon Master's Guide in Women & Language (Fall 2020 issue). During her master's program at Ball State University, Mylie was named Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Graduate Student by the department of communication studies. She was also the recipient of the Richard G. Nitcavic scholarship, the World Tour Initiative grant for international research travel, a graduate fellowship, several conference travel grants through the department of communication studies, and placed 3rd overall in Ball State University's 3-Minute Thesis competition. She was also awarded the Lily scholarship, which fully funded her undergraduate degree.

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


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