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Dr. Brendan Ciaran Browne

Assistant Professor (School of Religion)


Assistant Professor (School of Ecumenics)

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 Assistant Professor in Human Rights and International Law at Al Quds (Bard) University, Palestine where he spent a year teaching Transitional Justice and the Laws Governing Armed Conflict. He currently coordinates the MPhil in Conflict Resolution in TCDs Belfast campus. Dr Browne's research interests are situated around political conflict, the impact of post-conflict reconstruction on children and young people, commemorating conflict, transitional justice, displacement in conflict and conducting research in conflict zones. His research is heavily focused on Northern Ireland and Palestine where he spends time travelling regularly to conduct fieldwork with children and young people growing up in the West Bank. He has received research funding for his work both internally at TCD and beyond, by the Independent Social Research Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
  At-Risk Children/Youth   Commemoration   Fieldwork   International children's research   Israel-Palestine Conflict   Northern Ireland Conflict   Post-Conflict Justice, Truth and Reconciliation   Refugees   Research Methods   Resistance   Risk and resilience   Transitional Justice
 Problematising Resilience: Risk, Resistance and Palestinian Youth 'coping' Under Occupation
 The 'Forgotten Victims': Violent Displacement in the Northern Ireland Conflict
 Risk, Resilience & Resistance: Palestinian Youth Under Occupation
 Beyond Sumud: Palestinian Resilience in the face of forced Displacement in the Old City of Jerusalem

Details Date From Date To
Conflict Research Society
Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Northern Ireland Open Government Network
Fellow at Centre for Post-Conflict Justice
Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)
Gilmartin, N. & Browne, B. C. (Forthcoming), 'Burnt Out: Refugees, Displacement and the Northern Ireland Conflict', Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2020, Book, ACCEPTED
Dwyer, C., Browne, B., & Shirlow, P. (forthcoming), Young People, Risk and Social Justice in a Transitional Society: the Case of Northern Ireland , Oxford, Hart, 2019, Book, ACCEPTED
Browne, B. C. & Asprooth-Jackson, C. , From 1969 to 2016: Relocating historical narratives of displacement during the "troubles" through the European migrant crisis., Capital & Class, 2019, p23 - 38, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Rivas, Althea. Maria., & Brendan Ciarán Browne. (Eds). , Experiences in Researching Conflict & Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted, Policy Press, 2018, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
'Attempting to 'write' the wrongs: keeping diaries and the benefits of continuous reflective practice when conducting conflict research' in, editor(s)Altea Maria-Rivas & Brendan Ciarán Browne , Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted , Policy Press, 2018, pp187 - 205, [Brendan Ciarán Browne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Introduction in, editor(s)Rivas, A. M. & Browne, B. C. , Experiences with Violent Research and Researching Violence, Policy Press, 2018, pp1 - 13, [Rivas, A. M. & Browne, B. C.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Emma Keelan & Brendan Ciarán Browne, Resilience: Friend or Foe?, Clinical Medicine, 2018, p350 - 351, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Response paper' to; Rubinstein, R. A., Lane, S. D., Mojeed, L., Sanchez, S., Catania, E., Jennings-Bey, T., Arnett Haygood, E., & Mitchell, E. (2018) "Blood in the Rust Belt: Mourning and memorialization in the context of community violence", American Anthropology, 2018, p447 - 448, Review Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Transitional Justice: the Case of Palestine in, editor(s)Luke Moffett, Cheryl Lawther, Dov Jacobs , The International Handbook on Transitional Justice, Elgar, 2017, pp488 - 507, [Brendan Ciarán Browne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Visualising Conflict in Palestine', Imagine Belfast Festival , 2016, -, Exhibition, EXHIBITED

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Brendan Ciarán Browne, The Troubles: tens of thousands of people were violently displaced in Northern Ireland, 2019, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne & Casey Asprooth- Jackson, ''Burnt Out'', Artsetera, 2019, -, Visual art production, EXHIBITED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Expert analysis on the escalation in Palestine', Enca News, South Africa, 2018, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Cyber Security & Big Data in Conflict Settings', DSAI , 27th June, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Lessons from the Northern Ireland Conflict', Concern Workshop onIrish Responses in and to Conflict, UCD, 21st June , 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Burnt Out: Forgotten Victims of the Northern Ireland Conflict', Al Quds Public Library, Old City, Jerusalem, 27th November, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, 'Beyond Exportability: the limits of the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the context of Palestine', Al Quds University, 28th November, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Stop telling Palestinians to be 'resilient' - the rest of the world has failed them (The Conversation), 2018, -, Notes: [], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, The Gaza shootings show that a two-state solution is out of reach (The Newstatesman), 2018, -, Notes: [], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Argentina vs Israel cancellation highlights the power of politics in sport (Politics-Means-Politics), 2018, -, Notes: [], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Department of Employment and Learning, (DEL), Ph.D. Scholarship (£39,750, 2009) 2009- 2012
ISSF Wellcome Trust Seed Funding 22nd March 2018
EACEA Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency Grant (Erasmus) € 515,000 8th August 2018
TCD Vice Provosts Teaching Award Scheme (Shortlisted) 2018/19
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (Max award) 24/1/2019
Small travel grant, British Academy, Council for British Research in the Levant (Max Award) 2011, 2012, 2013
The Sir Robert Hart Fund, Queen's University Belfast (Max Award) 2011
ISRF Flexible Grants for Small Groups (ISF4) (Max Award) 30 December 2017
TRISS Short Courses & Workshops Programme (Max Award) 15th January 2018
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (Max award) 29 January 2018
FAHSS Visiting Professors Fund (Max award) 6th February 2018
TCD Vice Provosts Teaching Award Scheme (Nominated) 2017/18
TCD Civic Engagement Award (Shortlisted) 2017/18