Selected current projects

Screening Violence: A Transnational Study of Post-Conflict Imaginaries

"Screening Violence" is a 4 year research project that started in April 2018 sponsored by the AHRC based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, St. Andrews and Ulster University. It works with partners in Algeria, Argentina, Colombia, Northern Ireland and Indonesia. It aims to understand how social imaginaries shape conflicts and transitions to peace by engaging communities that have experienced violence through cinema

Cartographies of Conflict: Belfast, 1969-1994

"Cartographies of Conflict: Belfast, 1969-1994", funded by the AHRC from May 2015 for 3 years, assesses the impact that the Troubles on the architecture of Belfast’s communities. The project looks beyond the visible such as 'peace walls' to divisive architecture in housing, roads, landscaping and other structures completed during the Troubles that continue to divide communities