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Dr. Brendan Ciaran Browne

Assistant Professor (School of Religion)


Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne is an interdisciplinary scholar with an LL.B, LL.M (Law & Human Rights) and PhD in Sociology, all from Queen's University Belfast. He has previously held positions at Queen's University Belfast, and Al Quds (Bard) University, Palestine, where he taught Transitional Justice and the Laws of Armed Conflict. His research interests include conflict and transitional justice in Palestine, commemorating in conflict, conflict and forced displacement, conflict and resilience, and conducting research in conflict zones. He works predominantly around issues in Palestine where he spends time travelling regularly to conduct fieldwork. Dr Browne has published in top-ranking peer-reviewed journals, including: Third World Quarterly, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and he has contributed op-eds in leading media outlets, including The Irish Times, The Globe Post, and The Conversation. Dr Browne's work has attracted significant research funding including from the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), the Wellcome Trust, and most recently a research development grant from the Arts Humanities Research Council/FCDO (Grant No: AH/T007540/1, total value c€500,000) for a project entitled: 'Palestinian Bedouin at risk of forced displacement: IHL vulnerabilities, ICC possibilities'. Dr Browne is an award winning teacher, having been nominated twice for the prestigious Provost's Teaching Award, winning the accolade in 2019. In addition, he has been nominated twice for his work on community engagement in Northern Ireland and Palestine, having been nominated twice (shortlisted in 2018) for the Trinity Civic Engagement Award. Dr Browne is open to receiving PhD applications from students broadly interested in the research areas listed above and would welcome those with a disciplinary background in Law, Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Anthropology.
  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
 Palestinian Bedouin at risk of forced displacement: IHL vulnerabilities, ICC possibilities
 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
Advisory Board Member, Caribbean Law Review 2nd Feb
External Examiner, PhD, University of Exeter (Supervisor: Prof. Ilan Pappe) 15th May 2019
Peer reviewer for journal: Irish Political Studies
External Examiner, PhD Thesis, University of Exeter (Supervisor: Prof Ilan Pappe) February, 25th 2020
Peer Reviewer for Journal: American Anthropology
Book Manuscript Peer Reviewer: Liverpool University Press Post-Millennial Palestine: Literature, Memory, Resistance edited by Rachel Gregory Fox and Ahmad Qabaha
Peer Reviewer: Settler Colonial Studies June
External Examiner, Thesis, Al Quds University June, 2020
Book Manuscript Reviewer: California University Press. 'Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire' 2020
Advisory Board Member, Kairos Ireland 2021
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Conflict Research Society
Peace and Collaborative Development 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, 2021, Book, ACCEPTED
Brendan Ciarán Browne & Munir Nuseibah , The Bedouin communities of Eastern Jerusalem: the new locus of power in the post-Oslo battle for Palestine?, Socio-Legal Studies Association, Cardiff (online), 29 March - 1st April, 2021, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Elaine Bradley, Promoting Northern Ireland's peacebuilding experience in Palestine-Israel: normalising the status quo, Third World Quarterly, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Disrupting settler-colonialism or enforcing the liberal peace? Transitional (in)justice in Palestine-Israel, Journal of Holy Land & Palestine Studies, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  URL
Conflict Fieldwork in, editor(s)Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka , The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave MacMillan, 2020, [Brendan Ciarán Browne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Emma Keelan & Brendan Ciarán Browne, Problematising Resilience: Development Practice and the Case of Palestine, Development in Practice, 30, (4), 2020, p459 - 471, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Teaching Palestine-Recognising and Responding to the Dangers of Online Learning, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED  URL
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  URL

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Brendan Ciarán Browne, Scope with Waqar Rizvi | Violence in Northern Ireland | Episode 389 | Indus News, 2021, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, 20, (1), 2021, p106 - 116, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Palestinians will never be convinced a deal with Israel is worth making if annexation is packaged as peace, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Expert radio broadcast on the 'Deal of the Century' from a Palestine perspective, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne & Casey Asprooth- Jackson, ''Burn/t Out': Dealing with Historical Displacement in Contemporary Belfast, ISRF Bulletin, 19, 2019, p15 - 22, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, The Troubles: tens of thousands of people were violently displaced in Northern Ireland, 2019, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, À Belfast, les murs ne tomberont pas de sitôt, 2019, -, Notes: [Expert interview with RfI], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Brendan Ciarán Browne, Whilst 18 Israelis are treated for anxiety, 22 Palestinians are taken to the mortuary, 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


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Award Date
TCD Vice Provosts Teaching Award Scheme (Awarded) 2018/19
Department of Employment and Learning, (DEL), Ph.D. Scholarship (£39,750, 2009) 2009- 2012
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
ISSF Wellcome Trust Seed Funding 22nd March 2018
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (Max award) 24/1/2019
TCD Visual & Performing Arts Fund 12/3/2019
AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme (Grant No: AH/T007540/1,c€500,000) February, 2020