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Name Finlay, Andrew Robert
Main Department Sociology
College Title Assistant Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 2353
Andrew Finlay is interested in anthropological approaches to the state and the management of ethnic difference and conflict. He is currently supervising doctoral research on Irish 'Military Wives', citizenship and identity in Cote d'Ivoire, and the management of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Topics of recently completed PhDs include Depoliticisation and the Post-Conflict State in Northern Ireland, the Polish community in Dublin, body marking, cultural identity and Irish advertising, and the NGOs in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Among his publications are two books: Nationalism and Multiculturalism (LIT Verlag, 2004) and Governing Ethnic Conflict (Routledge, 2010)
Details Date
Member Advisory Committee of the World Council of Anthropological Associations 2010 - ongoing
International Delegate to the World Council of Anthropological Associations 2008 - 2010
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Anthropology Association of Ireland - Chairperson 2008 2010
European Association of Social Anthopology
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
The Irish Association for Cultural, Economic and Social Relations - Council Member 1999 - 2009
American Anthropological Association
Awards and Honours
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My doctoral research was supported by grants awarded by the following: Dept of Education for Northern Ireland (Research Studentship), Thomas Witherton-Batt Trust Fund (University College London) and the Radicliffe-Brown Memorial Fund for Social Anthropological Research
Description of Research Interests
I am currently working in two areas. Firstly, the anthropology of peace and pacification; ie the use of what is taken to be anthropological knowledge about culture, identity and ethnicity in 'liberal' and 'humanitarian' intervention. Secondly, ongoing debates about ethnic statistics, ethnic categorisation and anti-discrimination initiatives in Europe.
Research Interests
Anthropology CONFLICT Citizenship Ethnic Studies
Ethnography Government Studies Identity politics and social change Nationalism
peace agreements
Research Projects
Project title Global Networks
Summary Locating the peace process in Ireland in an International context
Funding Agency Institute of International Integration Studies
Programme PRTLI
Type of Project
Date from 2005
Date to 2007
Person Months

Project title Evaluation of ATGWU Equality Project
Summary Evaluation of anti-sectarian education project for ship stewards
Funding Agency Central Community Relations Unit (NI Office)
Type of Project
Date from 1992
Date to 1997
Person Months

Project title Teenage Pregnancy and Adolescent Reproductive Behaviour in the North West
Funding Agency Western Health & Social Services Board (NI)
Type of Project
Date from 1990
Date to 1994
Person Months

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Andrew Finlay , Ethnic statistics: Ringelheim, reification and the, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37, (4), 2014, p753 - 756
Finlay A ,, Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace, , , , Paperback, London and New York, Routledge, 2011, 152pp
Finlay A , Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace, hardback, London and New York, Routledge, 2010, 152pp
Finlay, Andrew R., The Persistence of the Old Idea of Culture, the Peace Process in Ireland and Anthropology, Critique of Anthropology, 28, (3), 2008, p279 - 296
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