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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

      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)

      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 (2016): CiteScore 0.71 SJR 0.215 SNIP 0.598


      • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

        ISSNs: 1353-7113

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1557-2986


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.37 SJR 0.286 SNIP 0.442


      • British Journal of Politics and International Relations

        ISSNs: 1369-1481

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1467-856X


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.85 SJR 1.146 SNIP 1.549


      • Sociology

        ISSNs: 0038-0385

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8684

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.42 SJR 1.318 SNIP 2.067


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      Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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