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Dr Kieran Rankin

Dr Kieran Rankin is a political and historical geographer, currently working as Research Fellow on the ERC Advanced Grant funded ‘NorFish - North Atlantic Fisheries: An Environmental History, 1400-1700’ project based at the School of Histories and Humanities. His primary task is to investigate the cartographical record of historical fisheries in the North Atlantic with particular reference to the evolution of cartographical knowledge as well as the interdependence between cartography and fishing over time.

He submitted his PhD thesis ‘The Evolution and Entrenchment of the Irish Border, 1911-1926: A Political Geography ‘at the School of Geography, University College Dublin (UCD) in 2005. He had previously received a BA in Geography at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, followed by a MSc in International Politics at the same institution. Before linking with Trinity, Kieran had been Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for British Irish Studies (IBIS), UCD, where he conducted research for the Mapping Frontiers: Plotting Pathways project in collaboration with Queen's University Belfast.

Kieran’s general research interests include political geography, international boundary studies, historical cartography, the Middle East, and modern Irish and British history. He also currently serves as the digital journal manager for both the Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland and the Economic and Social Review.

A listing of Kieran’s previous publications may be accessed here.


Last updated 5 April 2016 History (Email).