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Dr Brendan Browne

Course Coordinator, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation



Contact Details
Direct Tel: +44 (0) 28 9037 3988
General Tel: +44 (0) 28 9077 5010

Brendan Ciarán Browne holds an LL.B and LL.M in Law, and Law & Human Rights from Queen's University Belfast. His PhD, a comparative analysis of commemorative events in Ireland and Palestine, was completed through the School of Sociology at Queen's University Belfast (2012). Previously Dr Browne has worked in the School of Law (Queen's University Belfast) as a Research Fellow on a National Institute of Healths grant (NIH) project entitled: 'Growing up on an Interface: Findings and Implications for the Social Needs, Mental Health and Lifetime Opportunities of Belfast Youth'. His most recent appointment was as an Assistant Professor in Human Rights and International Law at Al Quds (Bard) University, Palestine.

Dr Browne's research interests are situated around political conflict, the impact of post-conflict reconstruction on children and young people, commemorating conflict and conducting research in conflict zones. His research is heavily focussed on Palestine where he spends time travelling regularly to conduct fieldwork with children and young people growing up in the West Bank. His forthcoming co-authored book (with Dr C. Dwyer & Prof. P. Shirlow) examines the impact of growing up during this period of transition away from conflict in the north of Ireland (forthcoming 2016).

Areas of Expertise
Youth transition in conflict
Growing up in Palestine
Irish republican and Palestinian commemoration
Conducting research in conflict zones

Modules Taught
Transitional Justice

Select publications:
Dwyer, C., Browne, B., & Shirlow, P. (Forthcoming 2016) ‘Young People, Risk & Social Justice in a Transitional Society: The Case of Northern Ireland’, Hart, Oxford.

Browne, B. (2016) 'Choreographed Segregation: Irish Republican Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising in 'Post Conflict' Belfast', Irish Political Studies, Vol. 31(1), pp. 101-121. 

Browne, B. & McBride, R. (2015) ‘Politically sensitive encounters: Ethnography, access and the benefits of “hanging out”’, Qualitative Sociology Review, Vol. 11(1), pp. 34- 50.

Browne, B., & Moffett, L. (2014) ‘Finding your feet in the field: critical reflections of early career researchers on field research in transitional societies’, Journal of Human Rights Practice, Vol.6(2), pp. 223- 237.

Browne, B. (2014) ‘Commemoration in Conflict: Comparing the generation of solidarity at the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations in Belfast Northern Ireland and the 1948 Nakba Commemorations in Ramallah, Palestine’, Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, Vol.4(2), pp. 143- 163.

Browne, B. (2013) ‘Recording the personal: the benefits in maintaining research diaries for documenting the emotional and practical challenges of fieldwork in unfamiliar settings’, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Vol.12, pp. 403- 419.

Last updated 1 December 2016 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).