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Dr Johanne  Devlin Trew


School of Crim. Politics & Social Policy
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Jordanstown campus
Room 03A24B
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 28 9036 6557
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Johanne joined the School in October 2010, having transferred from the School of English & History where she was researching and teaching Irish history and politics.

Prior to joining the Ulster University, Johanne held research and teaching posts at Queen's University Belfast, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Concordia University, Montreal.

ince 2004, she has also been a research associate on several joint projects with the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park.

Johanne completed her education in Ireland and Canada: PhD, University of Limerick; MA, McGill University, Montreal; MLIS (Information Science), University of Western Ontario; B. Mus., University of Ottawa; and PG CHEP, Ulster University.

Johanne’s principal research is in migration and diaspora studies, but she maintains a strong interest in Canadian and Québec studies and is a fluent French-speaker.

She has a keen interest in Irish, British and Canadian history and is committed to employing historical approaches in social policy.

Since 2014, she has been a co-investigator at the AHRC funded Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre ( ), where she has led community engagement activities in oral history, creative writing and drama in relation to the on-going centenary commemorations of the First World War.

With a background in IT, Johanne has been involved in the creation and design of several digital humanities projects and is always on the lookout for new technology applications for research.

She is the author of two books: Place, Culture and Community: The Irish Heritage of the Ottawa Valley (CSP, 2009); and Leaving the North: Migration and Memory, Northern Ireland, 1921-2011 (Liverpool UP, 2013; pbk 2016).