Adam Brodie

Mr Adam Brodie

Job Market Candidate

Research topic:
Social movements and non-military conflict in post-war Northern Ireland
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Conflict management Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Public Policy Social movements Violence security and conflict Constitutions, Institutions and Governments Groups, Identities and Social Movements Violence, security and conflict 

Academic Profile

My doctoral thesis examines the the cause of three previously-unstudied types of Northern Irish collective action – parades-related protests, riots, and parades dispute negotiations – to understand why social conflict persists after a civil war, why it might take particular forms, and how these conflicts may be resolved without descending back into violence. Through the use of a brand new dataset on collective action in Northern Ireland, and a combination of both quantitative and qualitative methods, my research aims to offer the first truly comprehensive study of post-war social movements in Northern Ireland.

My broader interests include the politics of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as a whole, with a particular focus on community relations and conflict at all levels, as well as the functioning of identity within the United Kingdom. I am pursuing these interests further through Violence Studies Oxford, an indisciplinary research network of which I am network partner.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Teaching Experience

Nov '17 - External Tutor for Queens College & St Catherine's College

Taught one tutorial for each College, for the 'British Politics and Government Since 1900' course. Subject was 'The Irish Question Before and After 1922'.


Teaching Specialisms

Politics of modern-day United Kingdom

Politics of Northern Ireland

Social movements, protest & riot

Conference Papers and Presentations

June '17 - Landscapes of Power | University of Nottingham 

“The Causes of Nationalist Counter-Protest in Northern Ireland 2006-2015”


April '17 - Alternative Futures & Popular Protest | Manchester Metropolitan University

“The Causes of Nationalist Counter-Protest in Northern Ireland 2006-2015”