Macken Keefe

Macken  Keefe
  • Political Science Scholar


Macken Keefe is from Lake Arrowhead, CA. His two majors are Political Science - Pre-law and Internation Studies in Social Science (International Development). His research interests include immigration, intergroup contact, conflict resolution, judicial politics, and education. Currently, he is using Allport’s intergroup contact hypothesis to investigate the state of relations between Catholic Republicans and Protestant Unionists in 21st century Northern Ireland. So far, he has found that residential and educational segregation remains high between the two groups—particularly in Belfast and other post-conflict areas—resulting in the perpetuation of conflicting memories, resentment, and out-group anxieties. After he graduates from MSU, Macken plans to attend law school to study international law and property law.