Nadia Dobrianska

Nadia’s research is focused on the inter-communal conflict between 1920 and 1922 in the six counties that formed Northern Ireland. Her PhD project explores representations of this conflict in different strands of contemporaneous Irish and British politics of 1920-1922. The conflict claimed 498 lives in Belfast alone and is known as ‘Belfast pogrom’ among Irish nationalists. Nadia’s doctoral project aims to uncover from primary sources, and critically examine, representations of the conflict in Northern Ireland made by its contemporaries and how these representations formed different political discourses. She hopes that this study will produce a nuanced understanding of the nature of this conflict, not only in the political context of Ireland and Great Britain, but also in the context of Europe in the aftermath of the First World War.


Supervisor: Professor Heather Jones, Dr Anna Maguire
Working title: ‘The Troubles during Partition. Representations of the inter-communal conflict in Northern Ireland in 1920-1922 in Irish and British political discourse’
Expected completion date: 2025



Prizes and Scholarships

  • Graduate Research Scholarship / Overseas Research Scholarship at University College London, 2022-2025;
  • Chevening Scholarship (FCDO) at Queen’s University Belfast, 2019-2020;
  • Konstantin Yemelianov Scholarship at the Law School of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy for academic excellence and contribution to the community, 2007-2008.

Teaching (Guest Lecturer)

  • Introduction to public policy and policy process, National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’, 2017-2018.