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Coree Brown Swan

Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Queen's University Belfast

Dr Coree Brown Swan is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Queen's University Belfast.

She completed her PhD in politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focused on how substate nationalist parties, namely Scotland's SNP and Flander's Nieuwe-Vlaams Alliantie, understand and articulate their territorial goals in a changing world.

Her research interests include intergovernmental relations, comparative territorial politics, self-government parties and movements, and qualitative research methods.

Key publications include a co-authored report Reforming Intergovernmental Relations in the United Kingdom (McEwen et al 2018) and Intergovernmental Relations and Parliamentary Scrutiny, prepared for the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament. (McEwen et al 2015). She has also published chapters on the currency union (Petersohn and Brown Swan, 2015) and the independence question in the Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics (forthcoming).


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Politics, University of Edinburgh


  • 2012 
    University of Edinburgh, MSc(R) in Multi-Level and Regional Politics
  • 2008 
    Jagiellonian University, MA in European Studies
  • 2006 
    St Mary's College of California, BA in European Studies