GendeResearchIreland Symposium: Reflections on Institutionalising Gender Equality in Higher Education



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New York Times reports on CACSSS Researcher Dr Alexander Khalil’s (School of Film, Music & Theatre) collaborative music and neuroscience work at Lincoln Center



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CACSSS Researcher secures major IRC Laureate award for project GENCHRON to explore gender, chronology and time in the Medieval world


IRC Laureate Consolidator Grant - Dr Máirín MacCarron


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CACSSS Researcher secures major IRC Laureate award for project Cyber Social examining how human values and technology interact in the digital transformation to a smart city


Dr. James Cuffe


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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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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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Leonardo D'Amico - School of Film, Music and Theatre

Leonardo D’Amico is a Post-doctoral Researcher in Ethnomusicology at the Department of Music in the School of Film, Music, and Theatre at University College Cork. His research fields are Audiovisual Ethnomusicology, Minority music in southwest China, African diaspora and Colombian music, Music and storytelling in West Africa, Italian extemporary poetry.

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Dr Iuliia Buyskykh - School Of Society, Politics And Ethics

Dr. Julia Buyskykh, a socio-cultural anthropologist affiliated with the Institute of History of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and an NGO the Centre for Applied Anthropology in Kyiv. She had a post-doc at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw (2015 – 2016), and several research stays in Polish academic institutions

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

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.

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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.

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Dr Alan McCarthy - School of History and Adult Continuing Education Department

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Dr Sophie Corser - School of English and Digital Humanities

Dr Sophie Corser’s research focuses on issues of reading in modern and contemporary literature and criticism. Her first monograph, The Reader’s Joyce: Ulysses, Authorship, and the Authority of the Reader (forthcoming 2022, Edinburgh University Press), rethinks the relationships between author, reader, and text through a study of James Joyce’s Ulysses. After working on Joyce for several years, Sophie has more recently been exploring her interests in intertextuality, metacriticism, classical reception, and formal experimentation

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Dr James McNally - School of Film, Music and Theatre

James McNally is Marie Curie Research Fellow in the CIPHER project at University College Cork. He is a writer and cultural historian with a long history as a rap critic, most recently for the album analysis podcast Decode. He was Staff Writer at Hip-Hop Connection for almost a decade and as a postdoc James worked at the University of Bristol on the AHRC-funded project Regional Rap in Post-Devolution Britain.

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Dr Jesse Harrington - School Of History

He completed his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Medieval History at the University of Cambridge, with a doctoral thesis on vengeance and saintly cursing in the saints’ Lives of England and Ireland, c. 1060–1215. His research interests cover the religious cultures of the medieval Latin West (including Britain, France, Ireland, and Italy), with special emphasis on the tenth to thirteenth centuries.

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Dr Janne Rantala - School of Film, Music and Theatre

Janne Rantala (Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow) is a southern Africa based Hip Hop scholar, currently working in the Music Department of the University College Cork in collaboration with Professor Griff Rollefson's ERC CIPHER project about global Hip Hop gems of wisdom.

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Dr Cliona Loughnane - ISS21

Dr Cliona Loughnane is a postdoctoral researcher on the CareVisions project. Previously, Cliona worked for more than 15 years in research and policy positions in the health and social care sector. Most recently, Cliona worked as women’s health coordinator with the National Women's Council, working to improve women’s health outcomes and experiences of healthcare.

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Dr Leyla Livraghi - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Research interests embrace the transmission and transformation of Latin culture and texts from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Dante, the early commentators to the Commedia (especially Benvenuto da Imola), Medieval Italian lyric poetry (Cino da Pistoia), Neoclassical art and literature (Foscolo), and the implementation of digital knowledge and resources in the Humanities.

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Dr Deirdre Foley - School of History

Dr James L Smith - School of English and Digital Humanities

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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 Paolo Saporito - School of Film, Music and Theatre

Has a PhD in Italian Studies from McGill University, where he also taught courses on Italian culture and cinema and eco-cinema. His research focuses on the ethics and politics of films, literature and online media.

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Dr Anna Viola Sborgi - School of Film, Music and Theatre

A Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Film and Screen Media. Her interests are in film, media and urban studies, with a focus on housing precarity and the aesthetics and politics of gentrification. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from King’s College London, where she also taught, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Genoa.

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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 Richard William Reid - School of Society, Politics and Ethics

Dr Davide Boerio Arts, Celtic Studies & Soc.Sciences

Dr Mary King - School Of Film, Music & Theatre

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 Gustavo Souza Marques - School of Film, Music & Theatre

Dr Walther Camaro - School Of Human Env Geog Arch & Classics

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 Gabor Mihaly Toth

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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