A Global Research Institute of Queen's University Belfast

Research

Academic Staff

Professor Hastings Donnan

A Professor of Anthropology, Hastings is Director of the Mitchell Institute and co-Director of the Centre for International Borders Research.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a foundational Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has conducted extensive field research at Pakistan’s borders with Kashmir and Afghanistan and has published over twenty books and lectured worldwide.

Professor Hastings Donnan

Professor John Brewer

A Professor of Post-Conflict Studies, John is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

He has an honorary degree from Brunel University for services to social science, is a former President of the British Sociological Association and is a member of the prestigious United Nations Roster of Global Experts for expertise on religion and peacebuilding. Author of 15 books and editor of three.

Professor John Brewer

Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards

A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Higher Education Authority; Beverley's research focuses on violence, terrorism and security.

She has worked as a Special Advisor to a number of high-level governmental representatives, including the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, and the EU’s Middle East Peace Envoy.

Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards

Professor Fiona Magowan

A Professor of Anthropology, Fiona’s research examines value conflicts in Australian Aboriginal domestic moral economy & the effects of art in reparation & reconciliation processes

She is the author or editor of seven books, including Christianity, Conflict and Renewal in the Australia Pacific (2016), as well as more than fifty chapters and journal articles. She has held positions as Chair of the Anthropological Association of Ireland and Vice-President of the Australian Anthropological Society.

Professor Fiona Magowan

Professor Kieran McEvoy

A Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, his research interests include transitional justice; human rights; political imprisonment, restorative justice, and conflict resolution

He has written or edited six books and over fifty journal articles and scholarly book chapters and has conducted research on transitional justice in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Uganda, Colombia, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, Italy, Cambodia, Chile, Israel, Palestine as well as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Professor Kieran McEvoy

Professor Richard English

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Internationalization and Engagement at Queen's, he is also Professor of Politics, and Distinguished Professorial Fellow at the Mitchell Institute.

Author of the award-winning studies Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006), Professor English is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Professor Richard English