Research

Evangelicalism and Political Change

Project Description

Dr Claire Mitchell was awarded the Guinness Newman Scholarship in British-Irish Studies in 2001. Her research in IBIS built on her doctoral work on political attitudes in the Catholic and Protestant communities by exploring the attitudes of evangelicals to social and political change in Britain and Ireland. Dr Mitchell compared British and Northern Irish evangelicals in order to contrast the impact of differing political experiences on religious identities. Dr Mitchell's research resulted in the publication of her book Religion, Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland: Boundaries of Belonging and Belief, Ashgate 2005.