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).