I am a PhD student in Anthropology focusing on discourses of intergenerational trauma and the navigation of urban borderlands in a working-class Catholic neighbourhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Previously I received a BA in Global Health and Social Medicine from King’s College London in 2019 where my dissertation focused on historical trauma in the US.

I completed my MA in Anthropology and Sociology at L’Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement (IHEID) in Geneva, where I wrote my thesis on Brexit’s impact on political identity and political precarity among young adults in Belfast.

Education & Certifications

  • Master of Arts, Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute Geneva (IHEID) (2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honors), King's College London, Global Health and Social Medicine (2019)
  • Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, Political Science and Anthropology (2017)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Research interests: urban landscapes, intergenerational trauma, (contentious) commemorative practises, collective memory, time and space/place-making, narrative and storytelling, borderlands, walls, post-conflict space, Northern Ireland/Ireland, political identity, precarity, hope(lessness).

I am interested in post-conflict Northern Ireland, and the emotional weight of living with memories of the Troubles for the ceasefire generation. Broadly, I am interested in how intergenerational trauma, physical sectarian divisions (by way of Belfast’s peace walls) and navigating the tumultuous post-Brexit political landscape affect and alter teenage life in a West Belfast neighbourhood.

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