Position: Professor; Deputy Head of School and Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Department: School of Politics and International Relations
Phone: +44 1227 824244
Postal address: School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX, United Kingdom
Publications: Full bibliography
Feargal Cochrane is a conflict studies specialist and has taught and researched in this field for over 25 years. He taught and researched at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University in Northern Ireland before moving to Lancaster University in 1998 and then coming to Kent in 2012. His main interests are: power-sharing in deeply divided societies, the dynamics of violence and especially the political conflict and peace process in Northern Ireland as well as the role of Diasporas in peacebuilding. His current research is focusing on the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland, the Irish border, the devolved political institutions that emerged after the Good Friday Agreement and how Brexit is affecting relations between the political parties in Northern Ireland and between Ireland and Britain. He has written or edited nine books and numerous journal articles on these themes. His last single authored book was Migration and Security in the Global Age: Diaspora Communities and Conflict (2015, Routledge). He also wrote Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace (Yale University Press, 2013). He is currently writing Brexit and Northern Ireland: Breaking Peace? (Manchester University Press, 2020).
Feargal Cochrane will co-supervise one MOVES research project: “Pre-Migration: Motivations and Individual Dispositions”.