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Cathal McCall

Professor Cathal McCall

Cathal McCall is Professor of European Politics and Borders in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast. He has published widely on the theme of European Union cross-border cooperation and conflict transformation.

Cathal is involved in the research project "The Irish Border Challenge: From Backstop to Border Poll" funded under the British Academy's Tackling the UK's International Challenges 2019. The PI is Professor Enda McCaffrey (Nottingham Trent University) and the other C-I is Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD).

Cathal is LINCS Programme Coordinator,  and a Fellow of The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice - his full research profile can be found here.

  • The European Union and Peacebuilding: The Cross-Border Dimension (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
  • Secondary Foreign Policy Activities in Third Sector Cross-border Cooperation as Conflict Transformation in the European Union: The Cases of the Basque and Irish Borderscapes’. (with Xabier Itçaina), pp. 261-281 in Regional and Federal Studies, vol. 27, no. 3 (2017).
  • ‘Brexit, Bordering and Bodies on the Island of Ireland’, 292-305 in Ethnopolitics, vol. 17, no. 3 (2018).