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Catherine joined the University in 2007 as a researcher on a Leverhulme funded project and has been a senior lecturer in politics here since 2008. She has taught at the American University of Central Asia and at the University of Salford, where she completed her Phd on loyalist politics in Northern Ireland. Previously she worked in local government administration.
Catherine is the Treasurer for the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Britishness and a member of the University’s Academy for British and Irish Studies. She teaches on a range of modules at Huddersfield which reflect her research interests in conflict, citizenship and national identity and she is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Catherine’s research focuses on citizenship and nationalism, with particular reference to the transformation and resolution of conflict. Her PhD explored these issues in relation to Northern Ireland but she has since broadened this area of interest and is currently writing a comparative study of differentiated citizenship approaches in Northern Ireland and the Kyrgyz Republic for Palgrave MacMillan.
Catherine is organising a conference at the University for January 2013 on the politics of history teaching which builds on previous research on Britishness and the national curriculum and she is currently undertaking a project with her Huddersfield colleagues Andrew Mycock and Chris Gifford on young people’s understanding of their national and ethnic identities.
As part of the PSA’s Specialist Group on Britishness, Catherine has been involved in the organisation of panels and roundtables at the PSA’s annual conference for the past three years. Her work has featured in the group’s publications in Parliamentary Affairs and the British Journal of Politics and International Relations that have been developed from the groups research workshops.
Catherine is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences, the Academy for British and Irish Studies and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.
McGlynn, C. and McDaid, S. (2017) ‘72 Hours to Save the Union: John Major and Devolution’. In: An Unsuccessful Prime Minister? The Premiership of John Major, 1990-97. London: Biteback Publishing. pp. 91-106. ISBN 978-1785900679
McGlynn, C. and McDaid, S. (2016) ‘Radicalisation and higher education: students understanding and experiences’ Terrorism and Political Violence . ISSN 0954-6553
McGlynn, C. and McDaid, S. (2016) ‘Northern Ireland’. In: Harold Wilson The Unprincipled Prime Minister? Reappraising Harold Wilson. : Biteback Publishing. pp. 245-260. ISBN 9781785900310
McDaid, S., Mycock, A., McGlynn, C., McAuley, J. and Gormley-Heenan, C. (2014) The Northern Ireland Culture Wars Symposium Report: November 2013 Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield
Gifford, C. and McGlynn, C. (2013) ‘Its very difficult to enable choice: Citizenship education for welfare professionals in challenging times’ Citizenship Teaching and Learning , 8 (3), pp. 295-308. ISSN 1751-1917
McGlynn, C., Tonge, J. and McAuley, J. (2012) ‘The Party Politics of Post-devolution Identity in Northern Ireland’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations . ISSN 1369-1481
McAuley, J., Ward, P., Thomas, P., Mycock, A., Matthews, J., McGlynn, C., Hayton, R. and Webster, W. (2011) ‘Academy for British and Irish Studies, 2011’. In: Academy for British and Irish Studies (relaunch), December 2011, University of Huddersfield
Mycock, A., Andrews, R., McGlynn, C. and Hearn, M. (2011) ‘History teaching and identity: a comparison of young people in Australia and England’. In: Britishness, identity and citizenship: the view from abroad. Oxfordshire, UK: Peter Lang. . ISBN 9783034302265
McGlynn, C. and Mycock, A. (2011) ‘Five Key Lessons for Organising a Conference’ European Political Science , 10 (1), pp. 59-68. ISSN 1680-4333
McGlynn, C. and McAuley, J. (2011) ‘New Labour and Northern Ireland: delivering peace, prosperity and social justice?’. In: Redefining social justice: New Labour, rhetoric and reality. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. pp. 159-177. ISBN 9780719082207
McAuley, J. and McGlynn, C. (2011) ‘Women within Loyalism’. In: Ulster Loyalism after the Good Friday agreement: politics, processes and futures. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9780230228856
McAuley, J. and McGlynn, C. (2011) ‘Auxiliaries in the Cause? Loyalist Women in Conflict and Post Conflict’. In: Ulster Loyalism after the Good Friday. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 132-146. ISBN 9780230228856
Andrews, R., McGlynn, C. and Mycock, A. (2010) ‘National pride and students' attitudes towards history: an exploratory study’ Educational Studies , 36 (3), pp. 299-309. ISSN 0305-5698
McGlynn, C. and Mycock, A. (2010) ‘Parliamentary Affairs: A Special Edition on Britishness’ Parliamentary Affairs , 63 (2), pp. 223-228. ISSN 1460-2482
Shirlow, P., Tonge, J., McAuley, J. and McGlynn, C. (2010) Abandoning historical conflict? Former paramilitary prisoners and political reconciliation in Northern Ireland . Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719080111
Andrews, R., McGlynn, C. and Mycock, A. (2009) ‘Students' attitudes towards history: does self-identity matter?’ Educational Research , 51 (3), pp. 365-377. ISSN 0013-1881
McAuley, J., McGlynn, C. and Tonge, J. (2009) ‘The Settlement of Asymmetric Conflicts through Symmetric Interests in Peace’. In: An Irish Model for Peace? Interdisciplinary debate, International lessons Political Studies Association of Ireland Specialist Group in Peace and Conflict Conference, 22nd-23rd May 2009, Dublin, Ireland
McGlynn, C. and McAuley, J. (2008) ‘Abandoning historical conflict? Former prisoners and conflict transformation in Norther Ireland’. In: British Society of Criminology, 9-11 July 2008, University of Huddersfield, UK
Shirlow, P., McAuley, J., Tonge, J. and McGlynn, C. (2008) ‘Action Before Ideology': Understanding the role of age and knowledge in the 'Troubles in Northern Ireland/Ireland’. In: Youth Radicalisation And The Role Of Secular And Religious Ideologies In Legitimising Politically Motivated Violence, 25-27 June 2008, London, UK
McAuley, J., McGlynn, C. and Tonge, J. (2008) ‘Conflict resolution in asymmetric and symmetric situations: Northern Ireland as a case study’ Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict , 1 (1), pp. 88-102. ISSN 1746-7594
Mycock, A., McGlynn, C. and Grand, P. (2004) Understanding Britain Salford, UK: ESRI
Areas for research supervision include Northern Irish politics, comparative politics, consociationalism, democratisation and British party politics. Catherine is currently supervising postgraduate research on British foreign policy towards Zimbabwe, a comparative study of Eastern European democratisation and the Arab Spring and multiculturalism in Northern Ireland.
Catherine is the course leader for politics degrees at the University.
Catherine is responsible for teaching and module leadership on: