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Hastings Donnan

BA (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. 

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