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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr Kris Brown lectures in politics at Ulster University, and is a Researcher in the Transitional Justice Institute.His research interests focus on the politics of commemoration in deeply divided societies, especially its interaction with transitional justice, victimhood, conflict narratives, political symbols, and national identities.  Other research interests include ethno-nationalism, Ulster Loyalism, and modern Irish Republicanism.Kris has published in journals such as the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Human Rights Review, Irish Political Studies and the Journal of Intervention and State Building. He has conducted research on commemoration and sites of memory in Lebanon, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Berlin, and amongst the Tamil diaspora.A native of Belfast, Kris obtained his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in 2001. He worked in the Northern Ireland Political Collection of the Linen Hall Library for several years before taking up a research fellowship in the Institute of Irish Studies in 2006.He joined Ulster in 2008 as a research fellow in the Transitional Justice Institute, before becoming a Lecturer in politics in the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy in 2010.  Kris’s specialised teaching interests include the politics of deeply divided societies and Irish politics.

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Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory

Brown, K., 18 Jul 2018, In : Peacebuilding. p. NA 10.1080/21647259.2018.1491275.

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    Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: assessing the role of consociational politics in transitional politics

    Ni Aolain, F. & Brown, K., Apr 2017, Power-Sharing: Empirical and Normative Challenges. McCulloch, A. & McGarry, J. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge, p. 229-249

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    A Lens Over Conflicted Memory: Surveying ‘Troubles’ Commemoration in Northern Ireland

    Brown, K. & Grant, A., 1 Feb 2016, In : Irish Political Studies. 31, 1, p. 139-162

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    Manicured Nails but Shackled Hands? The Representation of Women in Northern Ireland's Post-Conflict Memory

    Brown, K., Feb 2014, Memorials in Times of Transition. Buckley-Zistel, S. & Schafer, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge: Intersentia, Vol. 16. p. 149-170 (Series on Transitional Justice).

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