Eva Urban-Devereux

    Eva Urban-Devereux

    Senior Research Fellow

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    Eva Urban-Devereux is a Senior Research Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen's University Belfast, an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, a Research Associate of the Centre for Breton and Celtic Studies, University of Rennes 2, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. She has held a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, a Région de Bretagne Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and an Université de Bretagne Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Breton and Celtic Studies, University of Rennes 2 where she was also a lecturer at the English Department; and she has lectured, tutored, and supervised student research at Queen's University Belfast, the University of Cambridge, and University College Dublin. A graduate of UCD, she was awarded a UCD Postgraduate Open Scholarship and an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Doctoral Research Scholarship. She is the author of Community Politics and the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Drama (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011) and La Philosophie des Lumières dans le Théâtre Breton: Tradition et Influences/Enlightenment Philosophy in Breton Theatre (Rennes: TIR Université Rennes 2, 2019), and she has published numerous articles on Irish Studies, internationalist and cosmopolitan theatre practices, humanist drama and Enlightenment in the journals New Theatre Quarterly, Etudes Irlandaises, Caleidoscopio, and chapters in book collections. Her current research explores intersections of drama, theatre, performance, cultural heritage, philosophy, peace-building and social justice in Northern Ireland and in a wider European context. She studies the role of enlightenment humanism in intercultural drama in Celtic Europe since the eighteenth century, emphasizing contemporary cosmopolitan performances and community engagements opposed to conflict and divisions. 




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