Laura Brody is a rising junior from Thomasville, North Carolina pursuing majors in both International Comparative Studies and French Studies and a minor in Linguistics. Her research will investigate the role of historical representation in the perpetuation of sectarian tensions across Northern Ireland. Throughout July and August she will be conducting a case study on the Irish Republican History Museum located in West Belfast, which aims to depict the history of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). In addition to creating a catalogue of the museum’s exhibits, she will conduct interviews with museum curators, Irish Republican history scholars and former IRA members. Her research will contribute to a thesis concerning the representation of contentious history in post-conflict societies. Check back for updates starting in July.