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Dr. David Mitchell

Assistant Professor (School of Religion)


David Mitchell's research interests are in contemporary Northern Ireland politics, the politics of peace processes, and the roles of religion and sport in transitions out of conflict. After a BA in History and Philosophy and MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, David completed a doctorate in Politics at Ulster University (Magee) where he also taught. Prior to joining Trinity, David worked on projects based at the University of Aberdeen, Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health and Ulster University, carrying out qualitative and quantitative research among politicians, ex-combatants, religious activists, top-level and grassroots sports organisations, LGB, ethnic minority and transgender groups, and the general public.
  Conflict resolution   ETHNIC-CONFLICT   Northern Ireland Conflict   Northern Ireland Troubles   Northern Ireland/British-Irish Politics   Peace Studies   Peacebuilding   Religion, Conflict and Peace   Sport Studies
Sports Promotion and the Construction of 'Irish' Identity: Nationalism, Social Exclusion and the Gaelic Athletic Association in, editor(s)Ian Somerille, Lee Edwards, Oyvind Ihlen , Public Relations, Society and the Generative Power of History, London, Routledge, 2020, [Ian Somerville, David Mitchell and Owen Hargie], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
From intractable conflict to global model of peacemaking: interpreting the Northern Ireland transition in, editor(s)Institute for Trans-division and Border Studies, Shinhan University. , Irish Peace Process and the Korean Peninsula, Seoul, South Korea, Ulryuk, 2019, pp106 - 136, [David Mitchell], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, The cycle of insecurity: reassessing the security dilemma as a conflict analysis tool, Peace and Conflict Studies, 26, (2), 2019, p1 - 25, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
David Mitchell, Northern Ireland's Twenty Years of Troubled Peace, Current History, 117, (797), 2018, p89 - 95, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
David Mitchell, Non-nationalist politics in a bi-national consociation: the case of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 24, (3), 2018, p336 - 347, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
David Mitchell, Etain Tannam, and Sarah Wallace, The Agreement's impact on political co-operation, Irish Political Studies, 2018, p283 - 310, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Owen Hargie, David Mitchell and Ian Somerville , 'People have a knack for making you feel excluded if they catch on to your difference: transgender experiences of exclusion in sport'. , International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52, (2), 2017, p223 - 239, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
David Mitchell and Megan Miller, Reconciliation through language learning? A case study of the Turas Irish language project in East Belfast, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2017, p1 - 19, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
David Mitchell, Ian Somerville and Owen Hargie, Sport for Peace in Northern Ireland? Civil Society, Change and Constraint after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 18, (4), 2016, p981 - 996, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
John Brewer, David Mitchell, Gerard Leavey, Northern Ireland: Religion and Transitional Justice, Conflict Studies Quarterly, 14, 2016, p74 - 91, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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David Mitchell, Unionism since 1998: five arguments, Les Accords de Vendredi Saint, 20 Ans Apr├Ęs, University of Caen, France [presentation via video link], 29 March, 2019, University of Caen, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, An anti-Brexit party just made an extraordinary breakthrough in Northern Ireland, 2019, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, How to learn from a peace process: an analysis of comparative contact, Comparative Perspectives on the Korean Peace Process: From Ireland and Beyond, Trinity College Dublin, 1 February 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, The value of comparative peace research , Building a Transnational Network of Scholars and Practitioners for a Comparative Study of Peace Processes in Northern Ireland, Former Yugoslavia and the Korean Peninsula, Leiden University, The Hague, Netherlands, 4 February 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, Sharing learning between peace processes: Ireland, Korea and 'comparative contact', Conflict Research Society annual conference, Brighton, UK, 9-10 September , 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, Comparative peace studies and the cases of Ireland and Korea, Creating an international network for peace studies and research, University of Leiden, The Hague, Netherlands, 13 September, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, How to learn from a peace process: scholarly and practitioner approaches to sharing the Northern Ireland experience of peacemaking, Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 19 October, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, Review of Verwoerd: My Journey Through Family Betrayals, by Wilhelm Verwoerd , Journal of Peace Research, 2019, Review, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, The risks and rewards of putting peace to the public, Review of Making Peace with Referendums: Cyprus and Northern Ireland, by Joana Amaral , European Political Science , 2019, p1-2 , Review, PUBLISHED
David Mitchell, Five reasons to be optimistic about Northern Ireland politics, The Conversation, 2018, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


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