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Marisa McGlinchey


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Dr Marisa McGlinchey joined Coventry University as a Research Fellow in 2012 after having completed a PhD in ‘Irish Politics’ at Queen’s University Belfast. Her thesis examined the decline of the ‘Social Democratic and Labour party’ in the post-Good Friday Agreement period. Dr McGlinchey currently holds a book contract with MUP to publish her thesis. Prior to her PhD Marisa received a Masters with Merit in ‘Irish Politics’ from Queen’s University. Her thesis examined the on-the-runs legislation in the North of Ireland.

In 2012 Dr McGlinchey was selected as one of ten people from Ireland to undertake the Women in the Workplace programme which is certificated by the Irish Institute at Boston College, USA. Between 2009 and 2012 Dr McGlinchey taught in the Politics Department of Queen’s University on several courses including ‘Irish Politics’, ‘UK devolution’ and ‘Politics in a media culture’. Dr McGlinchey has undertaken extensive field research in Ireland, the Basque country and Israel-Palestine and has presented her work widely at academic conferences and summer-schools.

Dr McGlinchey is currently the Principal Investigator of two research projects entitled ‘Impact of state policies on non-violent mobilisation in the West Bank and the Basque country’ and ‘A comparative study of Basque prisoners in the Spanish state and Irish republican prisoners in the British state’.

Dr McGlinchey is the author of a book titled 'The unfinished business of Irish republicanism; politics and ideology of "dissident" republicans' which is forthcoming in 2017 with Manchester University Press.


Area of Expertise:


Irish Republicanism, Irish nationalism, Basque political mobilisation

Research Interests

Irish Politics; Basque Politics; Israel-Palestine

Vision Statement

I am a political scientist interested in social and political mobilisation. My work aims to achieve an understanding of on-the-ground mobilisation in Ireland, the Basque country and Palestine. In academia these issues are often presented through a security orientated lens. In contrast, my work seeks to illuminate the motivations and aspirations of political activists through on-the-ground research. The peace-process in the state of Northern Ireland has been sold world-wide as a ‘model peace-process’. My work on Irish republicanism and so-called ‘dissident’ republicanism throughout Ireland seeks to illuminate the unresolved issues of this process and the imperfect nature of this peace.

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republicanism Social Sciences
dissident Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Basque Social Sciences
Palestine Social Sciences
Israel Social Sciences
prisoner Social Sciences
campaign Social Sciences

Research Output 2019 2019

Unfinished Business; the politics of 'dissident' Irish republicanism

McGlinchey, M. Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) Manchester: Manchester University Press. 364 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Activities 2007 2015

  • 15 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Ireland: Shared Futures

McGlinchey, M. (Speaker)
10 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Political Studies Association annual conference: Rebels and Radicals

McGlinchey, M. (Speaker)
1 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Conference: Dissent! Histories and meanings of opposition since 1968

McGlinchey, M. (Speaker)
17 Jan 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Political Studies Association annual conference: Rebels and Radicals

McGlinchey, M. (Speaker)
1 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

The First annual Global Peace and Youth workshop

McGlinchey, M. (Speaker)
1 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference