Dylan Cornelius O'Driscoll

Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute


Dr. Dylan O’Driscoll is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester. He has a PhD in Ethnopolitics from the University of Exeter, where his thesis examined the status of Kirkuk within the wider issues of conflict and governance in Iraq. Broadly speaking, Dylan’s research focuses on the links between nationalism and conflict at both an institutional and a local level. He has spent over two years living and conducting fieldwork in Iraq, with a particular focus on the disputed territories. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM), in Warsaw, Poland. Dylan is also Chair for the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), as well as a member of the editorial board for the journal Nations and Nationalism.

Award Information

Conflict Research Fellowship

Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

The Competition between Everyday Nationalism and Everyday Peace in Kirkuk city, Iraq