Hastings DonnanBA (QUB 1975), DPhil (Sussex 1981), FBA, FAcSS
Professor of Anthropology and Director, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice QUB
Member PL&AElected in 2001
Professor Donnan is Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and co-Director of the Centre for International Borders Research, both at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is chair of the Esperanza Trust and the British Council's Newton Fund Programme for Social Science; and he chaired the Anthropology and Anthropology and Development Studies panels in RAE2008 and REF2014 respectively, when he was also a Main Panel Member for Social Sciences. He has conducted extensive field research at Pakistan’s borders with Kashmir and Afghanistan and has published over twenty books and lectured worldwide.