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    Research Interests

    Peace processes; religious peacebuilding; religion and conflict; history of sociology; social science; higher education; qualitative research; ethnography

    Achievements and Distinctions

    Honorary degree for oustanding services to social science, Brunel University 2012

    Honorary Professor Extraordinary, Stellenbosch University, 2017-

    Member of United Nations Roster of Global Experts

    Member of Royal Irish Academy; Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh; Acamedician in Academy of Social Science; Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

    Council Member of Irish Research Council

    Council Member of the UK Academy of Social Science

    President of British Sociological Association (2009-2012) and now Honorary Life President

    Member of Nominations Committee, Section D1 (Economics and Social Science), Royal Society of Edinburgh


    Member of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (since 2002)

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    Frequent Journals

    • Methodological Innovations

      ISSNs: 2059-7991


    • Contemporary Social Science

      ISSNs: 2158-2041

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2158-205X

      Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.15 SJR 0.279 SNIP 0.611


    • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

      ISSNs: 1353-7113

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1557-2986


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.77 SJR 0.385 SNIP 1.269


    • British Journal of Politics and International Relations

      ISSNs: 1369-1481

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1467-856X


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.08 SJR 0.91 SNIP 1.43


    • Sociology

      ISSNs: 0038-0385

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8684

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.807 SNIP 2.207


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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