Skip to main content

Welcome to the Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations (CIIR)

The CIIR aims to advance the academic and public understanding of some of the key challenges facing individuals, groups and societies, from the perspective of social and political psychology. Our research focuses on the role of identity in explaining attitudes and behaviour, and examines intergroup relations in a variety of contexts both within and beyond Northern Ireland. The Centre is multidisciplinary, working with academics in the Schools of Anthropology, Architecture, Education, and Politics amongst others, multi-methodological, conducting both basic and applied research using a variety of different methodologies (e.g., experimental, survey, interview and ethnographic research), and multinational, with collaborators and research projects taking place across Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The Centre currently holds funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Global Challenges Research Fund, the Leverhulme Trust, the Richard Benjamin Trust, the Spencer Foundation, and UEFISCDI.

 

 

Four stacks of three cups each, one on top of the other, are shown in different colours

About the Centre

An international and multidisciplinary team

See who we are
A blue coloured marble with a light spot on it is surrounded by more marbles

Our Research

Commited to research excellence

See how we are making a difference
A male adult wearing a VR equipment seems to be playing a game

Facilities

Infrastructure supporting innovative ideas

Find out more
A small rounded table holds 8 coffee cups with different coffee styles

Opportunities

Current vacancies and opportunities

Join our international team

Follow us on Twitter

Stay tuned for the last activities and updates