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Social Science Festival

Festival of Social Science hosted by UCC Futures: Collective Social Futures

20 - 21 November

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Photo (L-R): University College Cork SFI-IRC Pathway Awardees Dr Neil Coughlan, Dr Friederike Uhlig, Dr Camila Tavares Pereira and Dr Noel O’Connell. Image credit: Ruben Martinez.

CACSSS Researchers receive SFI-IRC funding for interdisciplinary research

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Professor Adrian Favell awarded prestigious ERC Advanced Grant

Expert in international migration studies secures €2.5m ERC Advanced Grant

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Dr Máirín MacCarron presented the Irish Historical Research Prize 2021 Lecture

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Study on Embedded Data Steward to provide direct support with data management and sharing to projects with arts and humanities data

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Roberto Cibin - School of Applied Psychology

I have a PhD in Social Sciences - Interaction, Communication, Cultural Construction from the University of Padova (Italy), and I have always been interested in citizen engagement in relation to science, technology and innovation. My current research reflection and academic production focus on the debate about the design of technology, platforms and services to support empowerment, inclusion and sustainability, with attention to gender and other inequalities.

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Dr Aiste Kiltinaviciute - School of Languages Literatures & Culture

After studying for her BA (English, 2017) and her MPhil (European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures, 2018) at the University of Cambridge, Aistė completed her PhD in Italian at Cambridge under the direction of Prof. Heather Webb in 2022. In 2022, she was Research Fellow at Vilnius University and Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

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Drr Shyamasundar Lakshmipuram Bharathanarayan - School of Film, Music & Theatre

Shyam is a Research Fellow at the Department of Music, UCC and part of the ERC CIPHER project. This project aims to revolutionize research on intertextualities, translation, and knowledge production in Hip Hop, globally. With a PhD earned at VTU, India, his expertise runs deep in the realms of AI and Big Data.

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Noel O'Connell - School of Applied Social Studies

Dr Noel O'Connell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) and the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC. Dr O’Connell was awarded the DOROTHY COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie award from the Irish Research Council (2023). In 2015, he was awarded the GOI Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015)

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Elaine O'Callaghan - School of Applied Social Studies

Dr. Elaine O'Callaghan (BCLG, PhD) works as a researcher on the  ID+ Project  at UCC, focusing on the right to inclusive education for people with intellectual disabilities in higher and further education. Prior to this, Elaine worked with Professor Conor O'Mahony in his role as the Irish Government appointed Special Rapporteur on Child Protection.

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Dr Camila Tavares Pereira - School of Human Env Geog Arch & Classics

Extensive knowledge in the field of Climate Change and enthusiasm to work with research that aims to be inclusive and improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations. Motivated to learn new methods and am an adaptable individual with excellent problem-solving skills.

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Dr Tatiana Vagramenko - School of Society, Politics And Ethics

Tatiana Vagramenko is a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Study of Religions/ Future Humanities Institute. She serves as a Principal Investigator in the SFI-IRC Pathway-funded project “History Declassified: The KGB and the Religious Underground in Soviet Ukraine” and in the British Library EAP project “Religious Minorities Archives and the War in Ukraine”.

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Dr Claire Nolan - School of the English and Digital Humanities

Her work is situated within the purview of the public, medical and environmental humanities. Claire’s doctoral research (University of Reading) focused on heritage experience and the capacity for the historic environment to promote individual wellbeing in the present day. She has recently produced a number of papers on this topic, including the co-authored Historic England (2018) Report, Wellbeing and the Historic Environment.

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Gustavo Souza Marques - School of Film, Music and Theatre, Department of Music

Gustavo Souza Marques is a postdoctoral researcher for the CIPHER Hip-Hop Interpellation project; a five-year, 2-million euro study of Global Hip-Hop knowledge flows on six continents, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Dr. Marques works as a Latin Americanist covering the Caribe and Americas (Central and South) for the project which aims to create a collaborative hip-hop platform on the Internet.studies

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Dr Julius-Cezar Macarie - ISS21 Institute For Social Science in the 21st century

As a night ethnographer and migration scholar, for the past decade Dr Julius-Cezar Macarie (or MacQuarie) has reached out to migrant nightshift workers because he is concerned with their invisibility from public debates, political agendas, and scholarly fields. He founded the NIGHTWORKSHOP and campaigns for migrants’ rights with the NIGHTWORKER CHARTER.

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Dr James Chetwood - School of English and Digital Humanities

James is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities. He completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield (2017) which re-examined the transformation of the personal naming system of medieval England between c.800 and c.1300.

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Dr Donna De Groene - School of the Human Environment: Geography, Archaeology and Classics

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Dr Miguel Garcia Godinez - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

Miguel Garcia is an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at UCC. Before coming to Ireland, he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute for Philosophical Research, UNAM. He has a PhD in Law from the University of Glasgow, where his project explored the institutional nature of law and proposed a novel ontological account. Miguel’s research interests lie at the intersection of legal philosophy, social ontology, and metaethics.

Dr Philip Murphy - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

Dr. Philip Murphy is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork (UCC). As an IRC funded scholar, his doctoral thesis researched the socialisation of political efficacy among adolescents. His publications and research interests include youth political engagement, political socialisation, political education, and deliberative practice.

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Dr Michael Kurzmeier - Shool of English and Digital Humanities

Michael Kurzmeier is a recent PhD graduate in Digital Humanities and Media Studies. His work revolves around the intersections of technology and society. His IRC-funded Phd thesis Political Expression in Web defacements investigates political expression through hacking and introduces novel methods for retrieval and analysis of this special kind of archived web material.

Dr James L Smith - School of English and Digital Humanities

Dr Gustavo Souza Marques - School of Film, Music & Theatre

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