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Dr Cillian McGrattan

Political Violence

Ulster University



Cillian McGrattan lectures in politics at Ulster University, UK. He previously taught at Swansea University, UK, and the University of the West of Scotland. He was awarded a PhD at Ulster University in 2008 and was subsequently a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for British-Irish Studies at University College Dublin. His PhD was updated, extended and published as Northern Ireland, 1968-2008: The Politics of Entrenchment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

He has published an introductory guide to the Northern Irish conflict/Troubles, The Northern Ireland Conflict (Oneworld, 2010/2012, with Aaron Edwards). His second monograph was published in 2012 as Memory, Politics and Identity: Haunted by History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), together with the edited collection (with Elizabeth Meehan) Everyday Life after the Irish Conflict: The Impact of Devolution and North-South Cooperation (Manchester University Press, 2012).

Cillian has published over 20 journal articles on the themes of conflict, political violence and terrorism, conflict resolution, dealing with the past in post-conflict situations, trauma and peacebuilding, transitional justice, and Northern Irish nationalism.

Other recent publications include the monograph The Politics of Trauma and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Northern Ireland (Routledge, 2016) and Sunningdale and the Ulster Workers' Council Strike: The Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2017), co-edited with David McCann), and he and Stefanie Lehner are currently working on The Promise of Peace (Manchester University Press, forthcoming).