Thomas Paul Burgess
Thomas Paul Burgess
|Birth name||Thomas Paul Burgess|
|Origin||West Belfast, Northern Ireland.|
Background & academic career
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Paul from Northern Ireland was born in Shankill road, Belfast. He attended University of Ulster and had his Bachelor of Art (BA) degree in English Literature. He had a scholarship and studied Ethics & Moral Education at Oxford university. He had his PhD at the University College Cork where he researched social policy developments in the area of conflict resolution. He is a lecturer at the university college Cork.
As a songwriter with his band Ruefrex his work met with considerable critical acclaim, the group being described as “…the most important band in Britain”. He appeared on the cover of the Melody Maker after they had recorded the controversial ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’ denouncing Irish-Americans for sending guns and money to the IRA. The record entered the UK top 30. Their music was featured in the motion picture ‘Good Vibrations’.
Fiction & Academic Writing
Burgess has published a number of titles ranging from critically acclaimed fiction, 'Through Hollow Lands'(2018.Urbane) and 'White Church Black Mountain'(2015.Matador) to academic peer reviewed titles on cultural identity and politics 'The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants' (2015.Palgrave MacMillan) and 'The Contested Identities of Ulster Catholics' (2018. Palgrave MacMillan). He has also published in the areas of Moral Education and Youth Participation and Citizenship in Europe.
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