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The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics have a large and diverse PhD student body who contribute enormously to the vibrant research culture of the school. To view the profiles of our students, please click on the links below.

Anthropology Profiles

History Profiles

Philosophy Profiles

Politics and International Relations Profiles

We are proud of our students who have graduated with their Doctorates.  Where possible we stay in touch so that the link and relationships remain long after a student has left the school.

Graduate Anthropology Student Profiles
Graduated History Student Profiles
Graduated Philosophy Student Profiles
Graduated Politics Student Profiles

PhD Profiles Anthropology

We have a large and diverse PhD Student body whom contribute enormously to the vibrant research culture of the school.

Name of Student PhD Research Theme or PhD Thesis Title Principal Supervisor Secondary Supervisor
Federica Banfi Movements in Argentine Tango: a multilocal ethnography of improvisation and transnationalism Maruska Svasek Ioannis Tsioulakis
Taika Bottner The Art of Caring: New Opportunities for Creative Practitioners in the Ageing Economy Maruska Svasek Fiona Magowan
Bryan Clancy Organised by Faith: The Wright Way to Evangelical Christianity and the Transformation of Culture in an “Urban Village” Joe Webster Dominic Bryan
Edward Cooke Orange Parrésia and Resistance. A Photographic Investigation of Orange Culture, Politics and Philosophy as Demonstrated Annually on the Streets of Scotland, Ireland, England and Ireland Dominic Bryan Graham Walker
Savannah Dodd Photography and the Politics of Representation during and after the Troubles Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Maruska Svasek
Karin Elliot Invisible Walls of Belfast, Visible Walls of Berlin Dominic Bryan Brendan Murtagh
Matthew Gault “Commemorating the Troubles” – Remembrance and Trauma in Contested Spaces Dominic Bryan Prof Hasting Donnan
Alexei Gavriel Conflict Ethnography: Towards Cultural Competence in Population-Centric Conflicts Hastings Donnan Marie O'Neill
Hannah Gibson Cultural intimacy and the country music scene in West Ulster Ioannis Tsioulakis Fiona Magowan
Chrysi Kyratsou Refugees’ Musicking: Meanings and Encounters Ioannis Tsioulakis Fiona Murphy
Amanda Lubit Lebanon’s Refugee Crisis: Rethinking the Refugee-Host Relationship Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Fiona Murphy
Sinead Lynch Youth Agency in Cross Border Music and Peacebuilding on the Island of Ireland: The Cross Border Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the Peace Proms Fiona Magowan Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou
Chiara Magliacane Youth Conflict-Related Trauma through Generations. An Ethnography on the Relationship between Health and Society in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Fiona Magowan
Lee Marshall Navigating Mental Health - The Eastern European Migrant Perspective Maruska Svasek Ciaran Mulholland
Angela Mazzetti 'Living with the Troubles': An ethnographic exploration of memory and emotion. Maruska Svasek Joe Webster
Jamie McCollum An anthropological analysis of the Kurdish diaspora & democratic confederalism: Beyond nationalism and the nation-state? Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Dominic Bryan
Hanna Oberdorfer The Potential of Creativity for the Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK and Turkey: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Maruska Svasek Fiona Murphy
Jacob Posega Musical Livelihoods: Life Histories of American Session Musicians Ioannis Tsioulakis Maruska Svasek
Anna Szabelska Religion, Violence and Newly Created Sacred Values Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman
Wanting Wu Sensing peace through the body: Tibetan dance and conflict transformation in diasporic communities in London and Zürich Fiona Magowan Pedro Rebelo
Mohaddeseh Ziyachi Mothering as a Cultural Model Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman

PhD Profiles Cognition and Culture

We have a large and diverse PhD Student body whom contribute enormously to the vibrant research culture of the school.

Name of Student PhD Research Theme or PhD Thesis Title Principal Supervisor Secondary Supervisor
Nicholas Brown Identity Fusion and Afterlife Beliefs: Understanding Self-Sacrifice Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman
Adam Gilreath Intergroup Conflict, Threat, and Radicalization: The Case of Peace Walls in Northern Ireland. Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman
Mathilde Hernu Supernatural Explanations and Explanatory Coexistence: the cases of Misfortune, Illness, and Natural Disaster. Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman
Anna Szabelska Religion, Sacred Values, Morality and Radicalization. The case of abortion. Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman
Mohaddeseh Ziyachi Mothering as a Cultural Model Paulo Sousa Jon Lanman


PhD Profiles History

We have a large and diverse PhD Student body whom contribute enormously to the vibrant research culture of the school.


Name of Student PhD Research Theme or PhD Thesis Title Principal Supervisor Secondary Supervisor
Melissa Baird Irish-America and the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement 1966-1969 Marie Coleman Kiera Williams
Stuart Brown Building a Dynasty: Ballymena to Baltimore’: Alexander Brown and the Internationalisation of the Irish Presbyterian Network, 1760 – 1840; An Economic, Social and Political Analysis Peter Gray Andrew Holmes
Lauren Browne The Posthumous Representation of Medieval Queens-Consort and Royal Paramours Christopher Marsh James Davis
Catherine Burns Lost Childhoods: Visualising Child Poverty and Inequality in Belfast and Glasgow 1965 - 1995 Kieran Connell Sean O'Connell
Sarah Byrne The Body and Blood in Urban Society: The Rise of Barber-surgeon Guilds in the Provincial Towns of Late Medieval Britain, 1350-1550 James Davis Stephen Kelly
Christopher Cavanagh Androgynous Deities of Asia Minor & Gender Identity Laura Pfuntner John Curran
Gerald Daniel Louis The East India Company and the Transportation of Indian Convict Labor to the Straits Settlements, 1789 – 1858 Emma Reisz Ashok Malhotra
Susannah Deedigan Let the girl go home’: Gender and Political Imprisonment in Britain and Ireland, 1939-1945 Fearghal McGarry Marie Coleman
Shannon Devlin Protestant middle-class sibling relations in nineteenth-century Ulster Elaine Farrell Mary O'Dowd
Padraig Durnin Left Internationalism and the Ends of Empire: British Imperial Decline’s Affect in Shaping Internationalist Solidarity Movements Between 1956 and 1991 Kieran Connell Paul Corthorn
Steven Egan The Commonwealth and the Irish Partition in Transnational Perspectives, 1920-1925 Margaret O'Callaghan Marie Coleman
James Isaac Fazio The Ecclesiological Center of John Nelson Darby’s Dispensationalism Crawford Gribben Scott Dixon
Sean Garland Women of the Irish Citizen Army: An Assessment of their Role and Recognition During and After the Revolutionary Period 1916-1923 Marie Coleman Fearghal McGarry
Matthew Gerth Anti-Communism in Great Britain and the United States During the Early Cold War, 1945 - 1956 Paul Corthorn Alexander Titov
Laura Gillespie Contraband Camps and the Development of African-American Politics, 1860-1866 Brian Kelly Nik Ribianszky
Nadine Gilmore Queer Belfast: Social and Cultural Practices of Gay Men, Circa 1967-2005 Sean O'Connell Kieran Connell
Samantha Gowdy Rights Movement in Arkansas 1919-1939. Brian Kelly  
Bridget Harrison Cultural perceptions of Irish Roman Catholic women religious, 1849-1907. Mary O'Dowd Elaine Farrell
Barry Henderson The Forgotten Tycoon: James McHenry, the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad and British-led European investment in American Railroads (1851-91) Catherine Clinton Brian Kelly
Matthew Houston The churches, Northern Ireland and the Second World War Andrew Holmes Laurence Kirkpatrick
Alexander Jeffery Security, Politics and Public Opinion in the Republic of Ireland During the 'Troubles' 1968-1998 Peter McLoughlin Fearghal McGarry
Johanna Lowry O'Reilly A case study of the Rt. Hon. James MacMahon Under-Secretary, Dublin Castle, 1918-1922, within a framework of political, educational and social historiography Marie Coleman Fearghal McGarry
Maire Mac Bride Commemoration and Social Memory in Northern Ireland: Using Heritage to Remember the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme John Brewer Marie Coleman
Emma McAlister Investigating the Impact of Perceived Provenance, Space and Appropriated Ritual Responses on the Understanding of Sacred Objects Leonie Hannan Mary O'Dowd
Rowena McCallum Friars, Identity and Space in Medieval Irish Towns James Davis Sparky Booker
Barry-John McCann Ourselves Alone? Partition, Pensions and Northern Veterans of the Irish Revolution Marie Coleman Fearghal McGarry
Michelle McCann A Nineteenth Century Irish Coroner: William Charles Waddell (1846-1878) Peter Gray Olwen Purdue
Conleth McCloskey The Afterlife of Michael Collins 1922-98: Commemoration, Literature and Politics. Fearghal McGarry Marie Coleman
Conor McFall Red Scare: Anti-Communism and the Labour Party in 20th Century Britain Paul Corthorn Christopher Marsh
Sarah McHugh The institutional care of Ireland’s elderly female population, 1845-1908 Elaine Farrell Mary O'Dowd
Elizabeth McKee Clothing the Poor in Ulster, Circa 1850-1914 Elaine Farrell Olwen Purdue
James McNaney Against Materialism, Anarchy and Godlessness: Anticommunism in Ireland 1917 - 1939 Fearghal McGarry Danny Kowalsky
Claire McNulty The Experience of Discipline Amongst the Community of the Faithful in Lothian, Scotland 1640 -1671 Crawford Gribben Ian Campbell
Miren Mohrenweiser Martyr or Mother: Irish Nationalism Versus Irish Motherhood in Northern Ireland Prison Protests, 1975-81 Peter McLoughlin Cahal McLoughlin
Georgios Moraitis The Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs and the Negotiation of International Law, 1842-1911 Emma Reisz Jack Seddon
Rhianne Morgan Belfast Baths: Exploring and Interpreting the Historic Spaces of the Victorian Industrial City Olwen Purdue Tom Hulme
Declan O'Doherty The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Post-Revolutionary Ireland Marie Coleman Ciaran Mulholland
Naomi Petropoulos Remembering the Agenda of the Civil Rights Movement in Derry 1967-72: An Oral History Sean O'Connell Peter McLoughlin
Brigid Rafferty Caught in the Crossfire: Catholic Sisters in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles’ Mary O'Dowd Margaret O'Callaghan
Karie Schultz The Reception of Calvinist Resistance Theory in Early Seventeenth-Century Scotland Ian Campbell Crawford Gribben
Matthew Stanton Charisma and Controversy: Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) and the Debate about Congregational Song  Crawford Gribben Ian Campbell
Kaitlyn Tate The Public History of Gender, Power and Space in Hillsborough Castle 1925-1972 Olwen Purdue Leonie Hannan
Emma Taylor Vanished Veterans: The Multifaceted Reasons for Minimal Historical Representation and Public Commemoration of Disguised Female American Civil War Soldiers Nik Ribianszky Keira Williams
Lauren Taylor 'Emyr Estyn Evans and the cultural identity of Ulster, 1929 - 1969' Peter Gray Eamonn Hughes
Rachael Thomas International Responses to the Northern Irish Hunger Strikes, 1980/81 Richard English Fearghal McGarry
Glenn Wasson Our Most Dear Enemies’; Anglo-French Relations from 1956 to 1973 Ralph Dietl Paul Corthorn
Patricia Wilson An Exploration of the Development of Country House Gardens and Landscapes in Ireland during the Nineteenth Century and what Impact, if any, of the Social, Economic and Political Situation on their Design Olwen Purdue Leonie Hannan
Lucy Wray National Museums Northern Ireland Northern Bridge Partnership Award:  The Photographer and the City Olwen Purdue Kieran Connell
Lauren Young

Diabetes in Northern Ireland 1950-2000

Olwen Purdue Sean O'Connell
Yiran Zhang

The Maritime Customs Service and the shaping of modern China at the local level, 1854 to 1949

Emma Reisz Aglaia De Angeli


PhD Profiles Philosophy

We have a large and diverse PhD Student body whom contribute enormously to the vibrant research culture of the school.


Name of Student PhD Research Theme or PhD Thesis Title Principal Supervisor Secondary Supervisor
Ruth Hewitson What is Morally Required or Justified when Making Treatment Decisions for Children with Mental Illness? Tom Walker Jeremy Watkins
Femi Omotoyinbo The Moral Responsibility of Arms Industry in Just War Theory Jeremy Watkins Keith Breen

PhD Profiles Politics and International Studies

We have a large and diverse PhD Student body whom contribute enormously to the vibrant research culture of the school.


Student Name PhD Research Theme or PhD Thesis title Principal Supervisor Secondary Supervisor
Antonella Acinapura Middle East Politics (Political Violence in Israel/Palestine)    
Tufail Ahmed The Fifth Insurgency in Balochistan, Pakistan: Its Causes, Evolution, Sustenance and a Way Forward    
Jack Armstrong Voting in Northern Ireland: Explaining Electoral Developments Before and After 1998 Christopher Raymond Elodie Fabre
Jennifer Arthur Identifying Diversity in Irish Nationalism: A Study of Irish Identity in the Gaelic Athletic Association Richard English Graham Walker
Sinan Baran State-Business Relations and Economic Transition in the Modern World-System: A Comparative Study of South Africa and Zimbabwe Stefan Andreasson Andrew Thomson
Samuel Beckton The Lost Tribe: The Transformation of the Southern Irish Unionist Ideology and Identity Since 1921 Graham Walker Margaret O'Callaghan
Claire Bevan Regulating the Use of Big Data: The Challenge for Government Muiris MacCarthaigh Deepak Padmanabhan
Olivia Brabazon Young people and PEACE: the EU PEACE Programmes and young people's experiences of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region Cathal McCall Lee McGowan
Alexander Brammer SYMBOLIC DOMINATION: THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE FOR LEGITIMACY IN IRAQ, 2004-2014 Beverley Milton-Edwards Dominic Bryan
Patrick Brown The Case for a Universal Basic Income in Northern Ireland and its Effect on Conflict Transformation John Barry Peter Doran
Raymond Brown Nowhere To Hide! - Edward Snowden, Mass Surveillance and the Politics of Classified Information Richard English Michael Bourne
Oliver Donnelly Playing with Fire? – Monitoring and Engineering Political Interactions in Video Games Michael Bourne Kieran McLoughlin
Fabian Espejo Fandino Multinational Corporations: Friends or foes of peace? Multinational Corporations and state capture in Colombia. Andrew Thomson Stefan Andreasson
Muhammad Feyyaz A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Terrorism in Pakistan, 2001-2016  Richard English Andrew Thomson
Emma-Louise Fletcher Wildlife Security: A posthumanist analysis of violence, surveillance and care in South African poaching and Conservation. Michael Bourne John Barry
Matthew Foster

Regional integration and Democratization: the EU and ASEAN

David Phinnemore Christopher Raymond
Gerard Gallagher

The political economy of SME finance in post-crash UK.

To find out more about Gerard's journey through Queen's studying a BA Politics, Master in International Relations and currently a PhD in Politics please click here

Stefan Andreasson Fabian Schuppert
Dominik Hamm Government Communication and Terrorist Organizations: Towards a Concept of
“Crisis Communication” for Western Governments
Richard English Andrew Thomson
Dan Hanlin Prisoner Radicalisation and the International Implications of Contrasting National Philosophies of Punishment    
Richard Hargy The United States Department of State and Northern Ireland 2001 – 2007:
How the Bureaucratic Dynamics of an Executive Branch of the Federal Government Affected American Intervention in the Peace Process
Richard English Peter McLoughlin
Sean Heron

Fields of Possibility; Northern Ireland’s Rural Environment after Brexit

This research project aims to explain current developments in Northern Irish Rural Environmental Governance using post-structuralist discourse theory. The rural environment identified here is the agricultural environment which dominates the Northern Irish landscape and will focus on the issue of sustainable agriculture, funding, site designation for nature conservation, and mechanisms for governing the rural environmental. This project aims to explain why certain issues are prioritized over others.

As governance occurs over multiple levels, and the practices adopted by those who govern and are governed change and are changed by each other, this thesis will consider this interaction as central to the politics of this area in Northern Ireland as a member of the UK leaving the European Union, expanding on theories of discourse theoretical conceptions of governance.

Lee McGowan Viviane Gravey
Aylisha Hogan An Examination of the Failure of ‘Fortress Europe’ to Protect Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and Recommendations for What Could be Done Differently Fiona Murphy Heather Johnson
Patrick Hughes Brexit and the Fantasy of the Frictionless Border Debbie Lisle  
Juneseo Hwang 'Collaborative Governance for Waste Enforcement as a Catalyst for Environmental Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: A Justice-Sensitive Perspective on Environment, Peace and Security Nexus John Barry Cathal McCall
Mazen Iwaisi Landscape Archaeology as Politicised Space in Palestine (West Bank) Beverley Milton-Edwards Timofey Agarin
Neale Jagoe Football Allegiances in Depply Divided Societies Graham Walker Sean O'Connell
Keysha Jaime Responding to Climate Migration: Engaging with Pacific Perspectives Heather Johnson John Barry
Alexander Jeffery Security, Politics and Public Opinion in the Republic of Ireland during the 'Troubles' 1968-1998 Peter McLoughlin Fearghal McGarry
Rebecca Kerr Has the Influx of Predominantly Muslim Refugees into the EU Influenced a Native Ideological Move Towards a Right-Wing Agenda? A Study with a Political Sociological Framework and Case Study Countries the UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands Lee McGowan Christopher Raymond
Matthew Kirk Female Suicide Bombers: Gender, Ethnicity and Mass Media Debbie Lisle Beverley Milton-Edwards
Anna Kruglova Marketing, propaganda and the jihadi threat in twenty-first century Europe Richard English Shane Brighton
Darren Litter European Integration and British-Irish Intergovernmentalism: Inextricably Intertwined? Cathal McCall Lee McGowan
Cian Luddy "He is /ourguy/” – Trump’s Securitizing Moves and the Alt-Right Online Public Michael Bourne Kieran McLaughlin
Konstantin Macher Programming Security Ethics in Cyber-Physical Systems Michael Bourne Kieran McLaughlin
Dora Maynard The Ethics of Data Use and Data Ownership in the Digital Information Society    
Meabh McAuley Women, Daesh & Discourse: A Critical Analysis. Beverley Milton-Edwards Birgit Schippers
Elayne Cronin (McCabe) Visualizing Global Drug Flows: Transnational Connections to the Overdose Crisis in New England, USA. Debbie Lisle Michael Bourne
Calum McGeown Energy (In)Justice in Northern Ireland: Rights, Grassroots Responses and Political Struggles John Barry Stefan Andreasson
Stephen McGookin The Currency of Credibility: Reputation, Trust and Esteem as Indicators of Value in News Organizations Cillian McBride Debbie Lisle
Ciara McHugh Returning the Gaze: Global Perspectives on the Impact of Surveillance Technology in Police-community Relations Debbie Lisle Katy Hayward
Damian McIlroy Climate Breakdown,  Crisis Capitalism and the Challenge of Brexit:  An Eco-Socialist Perspective on the Role of Trade Union Agency in Social Partnership to promote a ‘Just Transition’ John Barry Stefan Andreasson
Ian McInnes A Separatist Tendency: A Political History of Bill Craig and the Vanguard Unionist Party Graham Walker Margaret O'Callaghan
Connel McKeown Does open government increase government accountability? Muiris MacCarthaigh Michael Bourne
Charlene McKibben Rethinking the Populist Threat: Addressing the Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Case for Agonistic Democracy Keith Breen Cillian McBride
Ryan McLean The Rise of ‘Green’ China: A Comparative Study of Beijing’s Modern Energy Policy in the Global South Stefan Andreasson Fabian Schuppert
Kathryn Mitchell Development Efforts to Increase Security and Emancipation to End Female Radicalization Michael Bourne Heather Johnson
John Mooney 'For Men and Ulster?': Post-Agreement Loyalism, Patriarchy and Identity John Barry Margaret O'Callaghan


Matthew O'Neill The ‘Border Porotype’: Understanding Europe’s New Frontier the Digital Single Market Cathal McCall Sakir Sezer
Jaeim Park

Towards Strong Sustainability: Green Republican Perspective on Transforming an Environmental Welfare State Into a Green State

Emanuel Quashie

Stakeholders of Terrorism, the War on Terror and Caribbean Preparedness

Richard English Michael Bourne
Gail Ritchie

Confronting Commemoration: Visuality, Aesthetics and Multiplicity as Concepts for a Troubles Memorial

Debbie Lisle Margaret O'Callaghan
Niall Robb

The Influence of Non-state Actors on the Outcome of the UK’s EU Withdrawal Negotiations: The Ireland/Northern Ireland Dimension

David Phinnemore Lee McGowan
Severine Robert

An empirical assessment of citizens supports for post-growth alternatives: case study of the island of Ireland.

John Barry Fabian Schuppert
Jessica Simonds

Mitigating the Piratical Threat Through Institutions: Securitizing Piracy Across Land and Sea

To find out more about Jessica's journey through Queen's studying a BA International Politics and Conflict Studies, MA Violence, Terrorism and Security and currently a PhD in International Relations please click here

Heather Johnson Mike Bourne
Federica Simone On the Road to Independence: A Comparison of Ethnic Nationalistic Movements in Europe, and their Impact on Domestic and EU politics Timofey Agarin Elodie Fabre
Erin Tumulty Hamas’ Female Candidates of the 2006 Legislative Elections Beverley Milton-Edwards Yvonne Galligan
  An examination of the role of novel technologies in addressing food security; an interdisciplinary perspective. Michael Bourne Katrina Campbell
  Northern Ireland's Constitutional Political Status and the Implications of "Brexit" David Phinnemore Gordon Anthony
Eleanor Williams The Dark Side of Peace: Were the Intelligence and Military Activities in Northern Ireland and Colombia Unethical, and Did Those Activities Have an Impact on the Peace Processes? Richard English Andrew Thomson