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Sarah Kennedy

<p>Sarah Kennedy</p>

Sarah Kennedy

Qualifications

BSc Geography - Queens University Belfast 2008;
Postgraduate Certificate in Education , Geography and Special Educational Needs – University of Ulster 2009

Postgraduate

Email: skennedy15@qub.ac.uk

Address

School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK

Telephone

+44 (0)28 9097 3372

Current Teaching:

GGY1006 Researching Globalisation

Current Research: Society, Space and Culture

Coping with Insularity: social and economic development in a small island setting

Supervisors:
Professor Steve Royle
Dr Niall Majury

Small islands are placed within a unique position in that they vary greatly geologically, ecologically, politically, culturally and economically but despite their diversity share a broad range of constraints to their development. These constraints include the cost of overcoming peripherality and isolation, reliance on aid and remittances, proneness to environmental disasters, the amplified effects of both in and out-migration due to their small size and dependence on limited industries for financial growth. It is through a comparison of the Outer Hebrides and the Faroe Islands that I aim to assess how, and if, these islands are overcoming the constraints to their economic development while at the same time assessing how these coping strategies impact upon maintaining and promoting their individual island identity and culture.

Publications:

Conference Papers:

Forthcoming:
12 – 16 April 2011 The importance of language for island identities. The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle

Additional Information:

Funded by the Department of Education and Learning

Memberships:

Small Island Culture Research Initiative