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Pearce Magee is a PhD History student at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the Northern Irish Department for the Economy. 

His research is focused on the many attempts to achieve the passage of a federal anti-lynching law in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. 

Research Interests

His research interests include: US history, lynching, African American history, racism, racial violence, civil rights activism, national identity, and 20th century US politics. 


Pearce graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 2019 with a BA History (First Class).  A true product of Queen's, Pearce then completed his Masters degree in the following year at the University, achieving First Class honours with distinction.  

Outside of research, Pearce holds a special interest in classical and military history.  In his spare time Pearce enjoys cinema and is an enthusiastic runner, hiker, and member of his local football team.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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