Dr Máire Braniff joined Ulster University in 2013 as a Lecturer in sociology and was Director of INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) from 2016-2018 .
Máire’s research expertise lies at the nexus of peace, justice and truth recovery.
In her work she explores competing and conflicting narratives, relationships of power and victimhood in a comparative and conceptual way.
Specifically, she researchers, supervises and teaches on a wide range of issues in peace and conflict including: conflict resolution, legacies of violent conflict, memory and commemoration, victimhood and peace agreements in the following areas: Balkans, Northern Ireland, South Caucasus and South East Asia.
She has published a number of books on politics and societal change. Her monograph was published by IB Tauris in 2011 “Integrating the Balkans: from Conflict to EU Expanision”.
Máire's co-authored books include: “Inside the Democratic Unionist party: from Protest to Power” (OUP) with Tonge et al and “Conflict as Commemoration” with McDowell (Palgrave). A forthcoming book on Ulster Unionist Party will be published by OUP in 2017.
Máire has held several research grants and is involved in international research partnerships. She has a British Academy Rising Star Award for Engagement holder in 2016/2017.
Máire has been involved in the peer-review process for the European Commission Research Executive Agency, the AHRC Peer Review College and she is an Academic Friend of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO).