On this page, you will find all the work we are doing that explores how multilevel governance (i.e. different forms of regional and international governance) affects the identity of those living in Northern Ireland. Brexit is an undercurrent in this analysis, but Northern Ireland has grappled with complex identity questions long before Brexit, and therefore makes an excellent case study for analysing how different forms of governance affects identity formation.

Project Fieldwork Begins

One strand of the ESRC funded research we are undertaking involves interview and focus group research within Northern Ireland. The research is designed to be participatory and allow participants a central role in the design of the questions, the way they are answered, and the outcomes of the project.

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Performing Identities: Post-Brexit Northern Ireland and the reshaping of 21st-Century Governance.

The Performing Identities project is being funded by the ESRC Governance After Brexit grant scheme. The project team will spend at least 16 months working on the a set of questions about the effects of Brexit on identity in Northern Ireland, along a new research assistant (Megan Armstrong) and in collaboration with Roots and Wings and the Human Rights Consortium.

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