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Owen Fenton

Queen's University Belfast
PhD Student
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I am a 2nd year PhD candidate in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast researching how a national identity’s ontological structure operates within the confines of a post-conflict society. My thesis utilises the national identity designation of ‘Northern Irish’ as its basis for study, and my current research interests in pursuing this involve a mixed method study of media representations of this national identity’s narratives throughout a 45 year period. As the HASTAC Scholar for the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s I am interested in striking a dialogue with fellow scholars on how we can adapt our work within the Arts and Humanities to best embrace the growing emphasis on Digital Humanities to share research in evermore exciting and engaging ways.