I joined the University as a Lecturer (Education) in 2006. Since then my teaching has largely been with the School's Open Learning Programme in the subject areas of History and Politics.
My research interests centre on conflict and conflict transformation. I am particularly interested in the factors that help to generate conflict and the role that adult education can play in addressing such issues. My current research explores how long-term processes of “Othering” helps to generate communal tensions and an exploration of how history is used, alongside contemporary grievances, to maintain social divisions.
Related to this I am interested in processes of identity formation – particularly in national identities and nationalism.
My PhD, completed in 2013, explored the relationship between the Irish language and modern Irish nationalism.
Willingness to take PhD students
I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Conflict and Conflict transformation
- Nationalism and identity politics
- Political extremism
- Othering and Populist Politics
- Early online date
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
- Early online date
Neither/Nor: The rejection of Unionist and Nationalist identities in post-Agreement Northern Ireland
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-9303
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.26 SJR 0.116 SNIP 0.38
ISSNs: 1744-9057, 1744-9065
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1744-9065
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.79 SJR 0.441 SNIP 1.077
Conference of Socialist Economists
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.14 SJR 0.468 SNIP 1.043
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.21 SJR 0.724 SNIP 1.746
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1447-9583
Common Ground Publishing
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.17 SJR 0.102 SNIP 0.071
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities