Jonathan Evershed is an anthropologist with a research specialism in political, social and constitutional change in the UK and Ireland. He is the former Newman Fellow in Constitutional Futures at University College Dublin, has also held Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Departments of English and Government and Politics at University College Cork, and completed his PhD in Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast.
He is the author of Ghosts of the Somme: Commemoration and Culture War in Northern Ireland (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018) and co-author (with Mary C. Murphy, University College Cork) of A Troubled Constitutional Future: Northern Ireland after Brexit (Agenda Publishing, 2022). Both books offer ethnographic exploration of Northern Ireland’s conflicted contemporary politics. More recently his work has examined the changing nature of Welsh constitutional politics, and of relationships with and across the Irish Sea.
Having recently returned to live and work in Wales, Jonathan is now seeking to use his research skills and experience to contribute to processes of community development and nation building in Mid and West Wales.
Jonathan will join TEDxAberystwyth 2022 to talk about his reflections on returning to West Wales and what the pandemic taught him about the importance of home. Join us on the 3rd December 2022 to listen more about Jonathan’s idea.