Haven Project Postgrad Research


In seeking to develop active research on placing the concept of ‘human security’ at the heart of Western interventionary responses to the Mediterranean crisis, a core Haven Project aim has been to advance critical postgraduate research on humanitarian interventionism. Since the initiation of Haven, three excellent MA in ESD research projects by Teo BicchieriRyan Browne and V’cenza Cirefice have been completed. Drawing upon fieldwork in Hungary, Ireland and Greece, the projects critiqued various aspects of the biopolitical management regimes of the European Union and the social construction of the figure of the refugee within. In addition, a recently graduated MA in ESD student, Thomas Hughes, has begun a PhD on Ireland’s management of refugees via the direct provision mechanism.

About Prof. John Morrissey

John has published widely in the areas of geopolitics, imperialism, security and development. His books include Negotiating Colonialism (2003), Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis (2014), The Long War (2017) and Haven (2020). His research has been supported by various grants, from the British Academy, Clinton Institute for American Studies, ESRC and IRC, and in recent years he has held research fellowships at City University of New York, LUISS University Rome, Virginia Tech, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. In addition to his research, John is passionately committed to teaching. At NUI Galway, he is the Programme Director of the MA in Environment, Society and Development, a leading Masters programme attracting international students from all over the world. The programme has won a number of accolades for its civic engagement element, which involves students working on the ground with the UN in Bosnia. John won the President's Award for Teaching Excellence at NUI Galway in 2011 and for a second time in 2018, and in 2012 won the NAIRTL Irish National Academy Award for Research and Teaching Excellence.
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