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Dr Cathal McCall

Senior Lecturer in European Studies
(PhD Strathclyde)

Contact Details
Room 024.02.005
tel: ++44 (0) 28 9097 3378

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Teaching Areas

  • Ireland and Europe
  • European Cultural Identities

Research Interests

  • The reconfiguration of the Irish border
  • De-bordering and re-bordering in the European Union
  • Third Sector involvement in cross-border co-operation and conflict transformation
  • Irish identities

PhD supervision

First supervisor for PhD research on: ‘Fortress Europe’ and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla; borders and communities in North Belfast; Evaluating EU Peace programmes; the Chinese community in South Belfast; cross-border co-operation in Ireland; criminal justice and youth gangs in England and Canada; and immigration policy in the Netherlands.

Recent/Selected Publications 

‘European Union Cross-Border Cooperation and Conflict Amelioration’ in Space and Polity (2013, forthcoming).

‘De-Bordering and Re-bordering the United Kingdom', pp. 214-229 in Hastings Donnan and Thomas M. Wilson (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Border Studies. London: Blackwell (2012).

‘Culture and the Irish Border: Spaces for Conflict Transformation’, pp. 201-222 in Cooperation and Conflict, vol. 46, no. 2 (2011).

Ireland and Europe: Europeanisation and Hibernicisation (editor and author of first chapter, both with Thomas M. Wilson). Amsterdam: Rodopi (2010).

‘Hanging Flower Baskets, Blowing in the Wind? Third Sector Groups, Cross-Border Partnerships and the EU Peace Programmes in Ireland’ (with Liam O’Dowd), pp. 29-54 in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, vol. 14, no. 1 (2008)

‘Escaping the Cage of Ethno-National Conflict in Northern Ireland? The Importance of Transnational Networks’ (with Liam O’Dowd), pp. 81-99 in Ethnopolitics, vol. 7, no. 1 (2008).  

Film Documentary

The Border (52 minutes) broadcast on RTÉ 1, 4th September 2007; Writer, presenter, and co-producer (with Gavin Turnbull).