CACSSS Research Highlights

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Applied Social Studies team win ESWRA Outstanding Publication Award 2020

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Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships 2021

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Meet the CACSSS Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Seán Hewitt- School of English

Dr. Seán Hewitt read English at the University of Cambridge, and completed his PhD at the University of Liverpool. He joins UCC after spending two years as a Leverhulme Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

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Dr Annie Cummins - School of Applied Social Sciences

Annie is a postdoctoral researcher on the SOAR project in the School of Applied Social Studies. This inter-institutional project promotes equity of access for under-represented groups in Higher Education.

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Dr Federica Coluzzi - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Expounding the phenomenon in its greater, unexplored complexity, the project will shed light on new agents of reception: from celebrated poets and men of letters.

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Dr Reana Maier - ISS21

Dr. Reana Maier is a Canadian academic who recently moved to Ireland to take up a postdoctoral researcher position at UCC in the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century. She previously held a postdoc in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

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Dr Tim Groenland - School of English

Dr Tim Groenland’s research focuses on the role of literary editors in twentieth- and twenty-first century American fiction

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Dr Margaret Brehony - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

A psychology graduate from NUIG, Dr Margaret Brehony has an MA in Culture and Colonialism and a PhD in Irish Studies from NUIG. She also has an MA in Digital Arts and Humanities from UCC.

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Dr Vasilis Vasiliou - School of Applied Psychology

My research focuses primarily on developing pragmatic behaviour change interventions for chronic health problems and young at-risk populations, informed by contemporary Health Psychology paradigms.

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Dr Gabriel Lins De Holanda Coelho - School of Applied Psychology

I am working in the Food Allergy Coping and Emotions Scales (FACES) project, funded through the National Children’s Research Centre.

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Dr Riona Doolan - School of Irish Learning

Dr Katherine Bond - School of History

Katherine Bond is an IRC Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellow with the School of History whose research centres on early modern visual and material culture, dress, and ethnography.

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Dr Rebecca Boyd - School of the Human Environment

My work explores houses and homes, one of the Viking world’s most important places, and urbanism, one of the medieval period’s defining developments.

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Dr Mastoureh Fathi - Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21)

Her research revolves around everyday experiences of migration with a focus on intersectionality, gender and class in migration processes, identity, home-making and belonging in diaspora and the importance of objects in displacement

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Dr Rahat Imran - School of Film, Music and Theatre

My project will break new ground as the first comprehensive study of Muslim women filmmakers’ first-person documentary and auto/biographical cinemas from the Muslim world

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Dr Jennifer Arnold - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Dr Ailbhe McDaid - School of English

Stories of action dominate our understanding of the literature of conflict. What though of the experiences of civilians, most often women and children on the domestic front, who are psychologically, practically and politically affected by war?

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Dr David Bowe - School of Languages, Literature and Cultures

David Bowe is interested in medieval Italian literature and the ways it travels beyond Italy and beyond the middle ages.

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Giovanni Pietro Vitali - School of Languages Literatures and Cultures

Last Letters from the World Wars: Forming Italian Language, Identity and Memory in Texts of Conflict, deals with a linguistic and thematic analysis of the last letters of people sentenced to death to death during the First and the Second World Wars, conducted with digital humanities tools.

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Dr Valeria Venditti - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

This project explores a paradox that arises when human rights provide a solution to certain cases of social injustice.

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Dr Monica O'Mulane - ISS 21

Monica will explore gender equality in Irish higher education through qualitative research on Athena SWAN, a gender equality programme which seeks to promote good practice in retaining and promoting women in science and research.

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Dr Mark Cullinane - School of Applied Social Studies

He holds a PhD in Social Science from UCC. Mark is contributing to an Irish Research Council-funded study on local participatory governance in Ireland.

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Dr Rebekah Brennan - School of Applied Social Studies

Her current research is focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the voluntary care system in Ireland and how it can be reformed to better protect children and families.

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Dr Tatiana Vagramenko - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

IRC funded postdoctoral research project: Religious Minorities in Ukraine from the Soviet Underground to the Euromaidan: Pathways to Religious Freedom and Pluralism in Enlarging Europe

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Dr Nicola Bidwell - School of Applied Psychology

Dr Gabriela Nicolescu - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

Her general research and teaching interests include the anthropology of art and museum studies; medical, economic and political anthropology from material and visual perspectives.

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Dr Jonathan Evershed - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

His research on the ESRC-funded project ‘Between Two Unions’ explores the consequences of Brexit for political relationships within and between Northern Ireland, Ireland and Great Britain.

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Dr Robert Bolton - School of Applied Social Studies

Is currently a postdoctoral researcher based in the School of Applied Social Studies, working on the Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland project

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Dr Lijuan Qian - Film Music and Theatre

My project will contribute fresh knowledge on the maintenance of threatened culture heritage by building on recent theoretical advances in applied ethnomusicology.

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Dr Alexandra Revez - Society, Politics and Ethics

Alexandra Revez is a Senior Post Doctoral Researcher with Imagining2050 (2018-2020).  Her work has concentrated on key public participation issues linked to environmental, disaster management and social care policy.

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Dr Carlotte Paltrinieri - CACSSS

This proposal is for a book that considers Ireland’s place in the life and works of the English writer William Wordsworth (1770-1850

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