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Chris Gilligan has taught at a number of Universities in the UK: Aston University, Edinburgh University, Salford University, University of Ulster and the University of the West of Scotland.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Migration, racisms and anti-racisms, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Desired research direction

social and political protest

Current research activities

Co-authored book chapter on Raya Dunayevskaya

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Chris Gilligan is interested in supervising PhD research in any of the following topic areas: resistance to immigration controls in the UK and/or Ireland; emancipatory anti-racism in the UK and/or Ireland; Raya Dunayevskaya, the founder of Marxist-Humanism in the USA; Harry McShane, the veteran Red Clydesider and later editor of the Scottish Marxist-Humanist; critical examinations of populism; 'self-organising' trade union activity (e.g. IWGB, UVW, IWW).


Available for PhD supervision


  • HM Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies


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