Personal profile

Research interests

Dr Whiting joined the department of PoLIS as a lecturer in politics in June 2015, having previously worked and studied at the University of Liverpool.

Dr Whiting’s research interests include UK devolution and political parties - with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Dr Whiting is also interested in the role of women and gender within post-conflict politics.

Previous research includes several political party membership surveys (including the DUP and UUP in Northern Ireland), the influence of political violence and ‘spoiler’ groups within peace processes and the representation of women within formal institutions following conflict.

Research interests

  • UK politics and devolution
  • Gender and politics
  • The Northern Ireland peace process
  • Post conflict institutions

Achievements

  • PhD awarded Arthur McDougall Fund Prize, Political Studies Association prize for best PhD in elections, electoral systems or representation (2013).
  • Co- authored book ‘The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power’ was awarded PSAI Brian Farrell Book Prize, Political Book of the Year (2015) and shortlisted for Practical Political Book of the Year, Paddy Power Book Awards (2015).
  • Outstanding Early Career Researcher, University of Liverpool Celebrating Success Awards (2014), commended.

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Projects 2015 2016

Research Output 2012 2017

Deep impact: The fiction of a smooth brexit for Northern Ireland

Braniff, M. & Whiting, S. 23 Mar 2017 In : Juncture. 23, 4, p. 249-253 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nationalism
leader
Northern Ireland
Power sharing
Faultlines

Gender, International Relations theory and Northern Ireland

Braniff, M. & Whiting, S. 2017 Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland . White, T. J. (ed.). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mainstream or revolutionary? The politics of Sinn Féin in 2016

Whiting, S. May 2016 In : British Politics Review. 11, 2, p. 9-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations

Mainstream Revolutionaries: Sinn Fein as a 'normal' political party

Whiting, S. 2016 In : Terrorism and Political Violence. 28, 3, p. 541-560

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
politics
party structure
constitutionalism
peace process
professionalization
4 Citations
gender
politics
equality
party member
party politics