Jon Evershed comes from Wales and received his BA and MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In 2013 he came to Queen's to work on an AHRC-funded PhD on the topic 'Lest we forget: the politics of commemoration, loyalty, and peacebuilding at the centenary of the Somme', supervised by Dr Dominic Bryan.
Jon completed in 2016 and has been involved in co-ordinating a number of public history projects and advising on theatrical productions. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher on the ESRC-funded project, 'Brexit between Two Unions: The Constitutional Future of the Islands after Brexit' at University College Cork.
You can find out more about Jon's research here.
'The Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast has continuously sought to interrogate and broaden the boundaries of Irish Studies scholarship, and it was my great privilege to complete my PhD there.
I was made to feel like an integral member of the Institute from day one, and the Institute's Research Associates encouraged and supported me to do my very best work with tough questions and good humour in equal measure. I feel very lucky to count so many leading Irish Studies scholars not only as peers, but as friends. They have helped to make the years I have spent at the Institute some of the very best of my life.'