Ciara Merrick

Human Geography

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
School of Geographical Science, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2014

Research topic: Breathing Shared Worlds: Northern Ireland, Territory and Peace

My PhD project is concerned with everyday peace building in post-conflict Belfast, Northern Ireland. By tracing the flow, movement and silences of breath, I seek to explore the spatial and embodied materialities that shape how the self, the other, and community relationships are both imagined and created. To move with encounters happening in-between a sharing of breath, is to advance an alternative politics of sharing, which finds its origin within difference rather than sameness.

Research supervisors: Dr Mark Jackson, Dr Maria Fannin

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Member of the Royal Geographic Society

MSc Society and Space Mentor