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Overview

Murray Leith has lectured at universities in Scotland and the United States, and has been at UWS since 2007. He has widely published on several aspects of Scottish and British politics, Diaspora Studies, nationalism, national identity, independence and Union. His current research involves studies of nationalism and national identity, especially in contemporary Scotland (and the wider UK), the Scottish Diaspora in Europe and beyond, as well as considering devolution in the UK and wider aspects of Scottish politics and society.

His current projects include a consideration of contemporary Scotland, for which he is working on a text for Manchester University Press, and the wider Scottish Diaspora, including the Returned Diaspora. He is also a Joint Project Co-ordinator for an Erasmus + funded project involving European and national Identity (in which UWS is leading a consortium of five international partners), and he is also working on a Ministry of Defence Funded project entitled 'Unforgotten Forces, considering welfare services for aged veterans in Scotland.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Scottish & British Politics, nationalism, national identity, diaspora, and the politics of the United States of America

Desired research direction

Scottishness and Scotland in the 21st century; The Scottish Diaspora; The New Age of Nationalism in America; Politics and Identity post Brexit

Target collaborative organisations

Scottish Government,

 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

United States of American; politics, society, policy

Identity and Belonging in Contemporary UK and Europe

External positions

Editorial Board member, National Identities (Taylor & Francis Journal)

1 Nov 2017 → …

Keywords

  • JA Political science (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JK Political institutions (United States)

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diaspora Earth & Environmental Sciences
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myth Social Sciences
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european identity Social Sciences
satire Social Sciences
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Research Output 2008 2019

The Scots in England: a different type of diaspora?

Leith, M. & Sim, D., 15 Mar 2019, In : National Identities. 21, 2, p. 119-134 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

diaspora
England
Diaspora

What’s in a game? a game-based approach to exploring 21st-century European identity and values

Leith, M., Boyle, L., Sim, D., Van Der Zwet, A., Scott, G., Jimoyiannis, T., Jandric, P., Hauge, J. B., Tany, N. S. & Hummel, H., 2019, In : Open Review of Educational Research. 6, 1, p. 12-25 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
european identity
national identity
Values
prejudice
expertise

Scotland then for Scotland now: Scottish political party uses of history, image and myth

Leith, M. S., 1 Nov 2018, Roots of Nationhood : The Archaeology and History of Scotland. Campbell, L., Wright, D. & Hall, N. A. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, p. 195-210 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

symbol
myth
history
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Les Écossais en France: a modern diaspora?

Leith, M. & Sim, D., 25 Mar 2017, In : Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. 23, 2, p. 179-194 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
diaspora
France
Homelands
national identity
driver

Radge politics: satire and Scottish identity

Silveira, C., Leith, M., Quinn, J. & Flynn, R., 10 Apr 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
satire
national identity
politics
multimodality
BBC

Press / Media

A tale of two parties: Why the sun shines on the Scottish Tories

Murray Leith

9/06/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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Person: Doctor of Philosophy

discourse analysis
multimodality
satire
entertainment
national identity