Niamh Small is a PhD student in Anthropology in the school of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. She is the recipient of a funded studentship provided by the Northern Irish Department for the Economy.
Her research focuses on environmental activism and the negotiation of polarised political space in Northern Ireland. In particular this research examines how environmental groups overcome barriers of participation and achieve recognition for their activist agendas in a socio-political arena that tends to favour the political ambitions of dominant ethnic groups.
Her research interests include: Environmental activism, peacebuilding and just transition, symbolism and public space, community identity and Anthropology and public policy.
Niamh is a member of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action (SECA) and Queen’s University Belfast
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