School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
The ‘Greening’ of polarised space: The Environmental movement and the negotiation of space in Northern Ireland.
My PhD research focuses on alternative political movements and environmental activism Northern Ireland. With dynamic shifts in political identification in contemporary Northern Ireland, environmentalism is an example of politically active identities operating outside of the traditional political sphere. Support for environmentalism and climate action is increasingly emerging yet environmental activist groups cannot simply by-pass existing deep societal divisions that exist in the region. Therefore, this research examines the negotiation of polarised public space by environmental activist groups who work to gain recognition for a range of ecological issues in a socio-political arena that tends to favour political ambitions of ethnic groups.