Ben Rosher holds a NINE doctoral training scholarship in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast and is a Postgraduate Associate of the Institute for Irish Studies. Ben has written and presented widely on Brexit and political attitudes in Northern Ireland for a variety of organisations and audiences including the Centre for Cross Border Studies, where he has been a Research Associate since the start of 2021.
Ben’s research sits within the interdisciplinary field of critical border studies and touches on questions of borders, migration, citizenship, and security. He is presently working on a PhD exploring how “taking back control” of the Irish border is manifesting following Brexit, with a particular focus on the experiences of EEA nationals.
Ben has written an article for the CCBS Research Platform “Brexit border: the Frontier Worker Permit” and, most recently, analysed and presented the results of the CCBS Quarterly Surveys on the Conditions for North-South & East-West Cooperation.