Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Religion, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Geographical Expertise - Country: Northern Ireland
Languages: English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Author/Novelist, Think tank/Research center
Jennifer Todd is Director of the Institute for British Irish Studies at University College Dublin, Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations and Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
She has worked and published on conflict and settlement processes, focusing on: the constitution and change of ethnic groups and grievances, state and institutional change in settlement processes. Her area of expertise is Ireland, particularly Northern Ireland, and Western Europe, although she has more recently conducted comparative research projects including research on Macedonia and East Africa.
Professor Todd has worked as consultant to Rowntree Charitable Trust on community relations issues in Northern Ireland, and is presently an academic advisor to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council Monitoring Peace project. She is recognised as one of the leading experts on the politics of Northern Ireland, having published a major book on the Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 1996 with J.Ruane), and very many scholarly articles and book chapters (including in Political Studies (2007) Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (2009), West European Politics (2011)). She has also published on issues of identity, identity change and the multiplex distinctions which make up ‘ethnicity’ (Archives Européennes de Sociologie, 2004, Theory and Society, 2005, Ethnopolitics, 2010). Her work as director of IBIS involves opening linkages between academic research, media and policy makers, through a wide variety of public and private meetings.
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