Sophie Whiting

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20122020

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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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Ulster Unionist Party: Country before Party?

Hennessey, T., Braniff, M., McAuley, J., Tonge, J. & Whiting, S., 2019, Oxford University Press.

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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