My research is translated into a number of public engagement projects. The bilingual, public exhibition, Tangled Threads/Fils entremêlés was exhibited in Newfoundland communities (2017): St. Anthony (Community Partner: Grenfell Historical Properties), Daniel's Harbour, Conche, Corner Brook, & St. John's. In 2018, it will be exhibited in Labrador, and will include six related videos. This exhibition examines the system of clothing exchange at the International Grenfell Association, with attention to the role of clothing in building transnational connections & shaping local practices. Please contact me to display the exhibition in your community.
Lead researcher on
Tangled Threads/Fil entremêlés Video Project Jan 2018 - May 2018
Tangled Threads/Fils entremêlés Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
Active Research Interests
Northern Ireland; Republic of Ireland; human rights; historical photography & visual analyses; Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland and Labrador
Public exhibition (historical photographs & research knowledge translation activities)
International Grenfell Assocation activities in Northern Newfoundland and coastal Labrador
Past Research Interests
1. Jennifer Connor and Katherine Side, Co-editors. American Aid and Influence in Newfoundland and Labrador: The Grenfell Medical Mission, 1890s-1940s. (10 contributors, 448 pp.; equal contributions by co-editors).
Katherine Side (2015) Patching Peace: Women's Civil Society Organizing In Northern Ireland. St. John's: ISER. ISBN-13: 978-1-894725-23-1
Katherine Side (2017) Legacy's Legacy: Lessons for the Stormont House Agreement's Oral History Archive. Irish Studies Review 25 (3): 336-356. doi: 10.1080/09670882.2017.1331507
Katherine Side (2016) The Geopolitics of Abortion, Migration, and Mobility: The Republic of Ireland. Gender, Place and Culture. 23 (12): 1788-1799. doi: 10.1080/096639X.2016.126281
Katherine Side (2015) E. Mary Schwall: Traveller, Mission Volunteer, and Amateur Photographer. Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 30 (1): 55-90.
Emerging Research Interests
Visual representations of republicanism in the Post Good Friday Agreement period in Northern Ireland
Transnational aid and support to the International Grenfell Association
Irish volunteers at the International Grenfell Association
Northern Ireland and transitions out of conflict; Republic of Ireland, human rights and reproductive justice; Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland and Labrador; rural communities