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Saoirse McGilligan

Saoirse is a PhD candidate in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral project is a socio-legal analysis, examining the relationship between identity tensions and their governances in Northern Ireland and Catalonia. Her research interests include collective identity formation, culture and nationalism, conflict resolution and constitutionalism, and identity in the Anthropocene.  Saoirse developed her interdisciplinary approach during her previous academic experience. She holds a MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought from the University of St Andrews and a BA in Classics from University College London.