Articles and Essays

Some articles and essays based on my academic work, mostly about religion, ethnicity, and loyalism in Northern Ireland. Also some things about interviewing and the process of research.

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Mitchell, C. (2012) ‘Northern Irish Protestantism: Evangelical Vitality and adaptation’, in D. Goodhew ed. Church Growth in Britain: 1980 to the Present. AldershotAshgate, pp.237-252

Mitchell, C. and G. Ganiel (2012) ‘Everyday Evangelicals: Life in a Religious Subculture after the Agreement,’ in Cillian McGrattan and Elizabeth Meehan, eds., Everyday Life after the Irish Conflict, Manchester University Press.

Mitchell, C. (2010) ‘The push and pull between religion and ethnicity: The case of loyalists in Northern Ireland’, Ethnopolitics 9[1]: 53-70.

Templar, S., C. Mitchell &  G. Ganiel (2009) 'No Exit? Opting out of Religious and Ethnic Group Identities in Northern Ireland', Politics and Identity Discussion Paper Series, No. 6, Institute for British Irish Studies: UCD, Dublin.

Mitchell, C. (2008) ‘The limits of legitimacy: Former loyalist combatants and peace-building in Northern Ireland’Irish Political Studies, 23(1): 1-18. Full text here. 

Mitchell, C. (2008) ‘For God and...conflict transformation? The dis/engagement of the churches from contemporary loyalism’, in A. Edwards and S. Bloomer eds. Transforming the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: From Terrorism to Democratic Politics. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Mitchell, C. (2008) 'Devotion, segregation and identity formation: Religious change and persistence in contemporary Northern Ireland', in C. Coulter and M. Murray eds. Northern Ireland After the Troubles? A Society in Transition. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mitchell, C. and J. Tilley (2008) 'Disaggregating conservative Protestant groups in Northern Ireland: Overlapping categories and the importance of a born-again self-identification', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47(4): 734-748. 

Tilley, J. R., G. Evans and C. Mitchell (2008) 'The changing determinants of partisanship in Northern Ireland', British Journal of Political Science, 38(4): 699-717.

Smyth, L. and C. Mitchell (2008) ‘Researching Conservative Groups: rapport and understanding across moral and political boundaries’, International Journal for Social Research Methodology, 11(5): 441-452.

Mitchell, C. and J. Todd (2007) 'Between the devil and the deep blue sea: Nationality, power and symbolic trade-offs among evangelical Protestants in contemporary Northern Ireland'. Nations and Nationalism 13(4): 637-655.

Mitchell, C. (2006) ‘The religious content of ethnic identities’, Sociology 40(6): 1135-1152.

G. Ganiel and C. Mitchell (2006) ‘Turning the categories inside-out: Complex identifications and multiple interactions in religious ethnography’, Sociology of Religion 67(1): 3-21.

Mitchell, C. (2005) 'Catholicism and the construction of communal identity in Northern Ireland',’, Irish Journal of Sociology 14(1): 110-130.

Mitchell, C. (2005) ‘Behind the ethnic marker: Religion and social identification in Northern Ireland’, Sociology of Religion 66(1): 3-21.

Mitchell, C. and J. Tilley (2004) ‘The moral minority: Evangelical Protestants in Northern Ireland and their political behaviour’ Political Studies 52(4): 585-602.

Mitchell C. (2004) 'Is Northern Ireland abnormal? An extension of the sociological debate on religion in modern Britain', Sociology 38(2): 237-254.

Hayward, K. and C. Mitchell (2003) 'Discourses of equality in post-Agreement Northern Ireland', Contemporary Politics 9(3): 293-312.

Mitchell, C. (2003) 'From victims to equals? Catholic identification in Northern Ireland after the Agreement', Irish Political Studies 17(1): 51-71.

Mitchell C. (2003) 'Protestant identification and political change in Northern Ireland', Ethnic and Racial Studies 26(4): 612-631.