Dr Giada Lagana
Giada was awarded her PhD in Political Science and Sociology, in January 2018. Her thesis is entitled 'The genesis of the Europeanisation of the Northern Ireland peace process', submitted under the supervision of Dr Niall O'Dochartaigh.
Giada started out as an historian, completing her undergraduate studies in modern and contemporary history at the University of Pavia (Italy). She then obtained an MA in International Relations and History, under the joint supervision of Didier Poton (Université de La Rochelle) and Michel Catala (Université de Nantes).
She is author of 'A preliminary investigation on the genesis of EU
cross-border cooperation on the island of Ireland', Space and Polity, Volume 21, 2017 - Issue 3.
Dr Anita Naughton
'O'Connor, Anne, Ciribuco, Andrea, & Naughton, Anita. (2017). Language and migration in Ireland, Immigrant Council of Ireland. immigrantcouncil.ie
Anita was awarded her PhD in Political Science and sociology, in December 2016. Her thesis is entitled 'Everyday racism in the West of Ireland', submitted under the supervision of Dr Kevin Ryan.
Initially working in the private sector in financial services, training and human resources, and currently a tutor with the School of Political Science and Sociology, she is interested in migration, everyday forms of exclusion and visual sociology.
Anna Tulin Brett
Anna Tulin Brett is a PhD candidate at the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUIG. Her thesis looks at how specific models of peace theory have been appropriated and deployed by practitioners working with peacebuilding and intercultural practice in Northern Ireland. Anna currently holds two Masters. One in International Cooperation and Crisis Management from Uppsala University, Sweden as well as one in Psychoanalytic Studies with the School of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin. Most recently Anna worked as Head of Education at the Multicultural Centre in Botkyrka, Sweden on issues of diversity, anti-racism and intercultural policy. Previously she has also worked with women’s involvement in peacebuilding through UNSCR 1325 in Aceh, Indonesia.