The Performing Identities research team have been conducting
interviews in Northern Ireland, exploring the themes of identity and Brexit. So
far, we have held workshops in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry, where we asked
participants to join us in person for a conversation.
Now, we are issuing a final call for participants to take
part in a short, anonymous interview via Skype with us, from anywhere in
To compensate you for your time, all participants will have the choice of receiving either a £20 National Book Token or a £20 Amazon voucher!
The Performing Identities research team will be soon holding workshops that will build an understanding of what it means to be Northern Irish. At the workshops we will explore lots of different ideas on identity so we are looking for people from any background who are prepared to discuss this. The workshops will feed into research and creative materials and you will have a say in what the most useful materials are, and how you would like them to be designed.
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.
Prof Aoife O’Donoghue was on the BBC Breakfast couch on the 31st August explaining why prorogation of Parliament will so limit the room for manoeuvre of those opposed to the UK Governments plans. She discussed the prospects of the various legal challenges to prorogation as well as the Parliamentary processes that might result.
PI team member, Clare Rice, recently wrote for the DCU Brexit Institute blog. ‘Brexit has provided a fundamental underpinning to this election, with parties mobilising around the language of ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ as opposed to purely constitutional lines.’ The full article is available here.