Welcome to the "Performing Identities" website. We are a team of academic researchers at the universities of Newcastle, Durham, Birmingham and Liverpool John Moores. The work we have done to date across multiple projects fits into the general categories below.

This website is named for our current ESRC-funded project, which started in February 2019 and considers in the context of Brexit what the impact of multi-level governance is on how those in Northern Ireland identify.

In addition to our work here, we share regular updates and live analysis of developments on Twitter - @performidentity.


Within our current project, we completed interviews with people across Northern Ireland exploring identity. Watch our video below to hear some key quotes from these interviews; voiced by actors speaking the words of our interviewees, these reflections give an insight to the complexity of identity in Northern Ireland.