Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is a member of the School's Research Unit on Language, Policy and Planning. He is a native of Ireland and an authority on linguistic minorities and language planning. He has research interests in certain other specific fields. These include the nature of the relationship between language and conflict, from a comparative, European perspective, and, also, language in city contexts. He has a number of publications in the Social Sciences, Human Geography and the Sociology of Language. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.