Queens University Belfast

Recipient of the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, Queen’s University is a member of the prestigious  Russell Group  (which contains 20 of the major research-intensive universities in the UK), and stands among the most respected universities in the UK and Ireland. Offering intense research programmes and a broad international portfolio, Queen’s is in the top 250 of world universities.

With PhD programmes offered by the research Schools of philosophy, politics, and history many research dissertations focus on the central themes of the ENGLOBE project.

Featured ENGLOBE Scientist:

Prof. Dr. Vincent Geoghegan


Professor of Political Theory, Director of Research in Political Theory, Director of the MA in Political Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Vincent Geoghegan’s academic interests include the history and theory of utopianism, the emergence of post-secularism, Irish political thought (notably socialism and jacobitism), socialist theory, and post-nationalism.

Geoghegan is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the European Utopian Studies Society. He has been a visiting Fellow at Cambridge and Oxford, and a visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at Oklahoma State University. He has also been External Examiner at eight universities in the UK and Ireland.

Featured Publications:

- Geoghegan, Vincent. Socialism and Religion: Roads to Common Wealth, London, Routledge, 2011. 256 pp.
-Geoghegan, Vincent. Pandora’s Box: Reflections on a Myth: Critical Horizons, 9:1, 2008, pp. 24-41.
-Geoghegan, Vincent. Political Theory, Utopia, Post-Secularism: in T. Moylan and R. Baccolini (eds), Utopia-Method-Vision: The Use Value of Social Dreaming, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 69 – 86.
-Geoghegan, Vincent. Utopia, Religion and Memory. Journal of Political Ideologies, 12:3, 2007, pp. 255-267
-Geoghegan, Vincent. Olaf Stapledon: Utopia and Worship. Utopian Studies, 16:3, 2006, pp. 347-364.