€1.5 million ERC Starter Grant Award for Researcher in Dept of Music, School of Film Music and Theatre


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Dr Máirín MacCarron FRHistS wins the NUI Irish Historical Research Prize 2021


For her book Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World (London: Routledge 2020)


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Professor Claire Connolly (School of English and Digital Humanities) has been appointed to the Irish Research Council for a three-year period.


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

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Dr Hanna Bingel-Jones - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr. Hanna Bingel-Jones is a postdoctoral researcher on the Irish Research Council-funded project ‘Speaking the Predicament: Words and Stories for the Anthropocene’, led by Prof. Caitríona Ní Dhúill (PI). The project explores literary engagements with the human-nature relationship, and how literature brings new dimensions to ecological discourses in the larger context of environmental humanities

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Dr Alba - Montes Sanchez - School Of Society, Politics And Ethics

Her research focuses on the philosophy of emotions and moral psychology, at the intersection of philosophy of mind and phenomenology. She earned her PhD from Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain) with a dissertation on the moral significance of shame, and thereafter worked as a postdoc at the Center for Subjectivity Research (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Her research has been published in journals like the European Journal of Philosophy or Frontiers in Psychology and collective volumes in Cambridge University Press or Routledge.

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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 Lusine Margaryan - School of History

Lusine Margaryan is a Historian, interested in Early History of Christianity. After completing her master’s degree at the Yerevan State University (Armenia, Yerevan), she did her PhD at the Russian State University for Humanities (Russia, Moscow). She spent two years lecturing at the Russian-Armenian University (Armenia, Yerevan) in the subjects ‘Armenia in Context of Global Process’ and researching Early Eastern Christianity as a member of the Research Laboratory of the World-System and Geocivilization Analysis at the same university.

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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. Inês Bento Coelho - School of Film, Music and Theatre

As an artist-researcher, her practice focusses on the intersections between choreographic approaches and installation art within site-responsive contexts. Her research interests include artistic research pedagogies, artistic doctorates, methodologies, research skills, professional practices, contemporary choreography, site and place, performativity, site-dance, minimalism and installation art.

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Dr Janne Rantala - School of Film, Music and Theatre

Janne Rantala (Marie Curie Research Fellow) is a southern Africa based Hip Hop scholar. He will be a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow with his project ‘Performing Political Memory’, which will focus on Hip Hop's performance of historical knowledge in three cities. With his original concept ‘political ancestor’, his research cuts across the rarely-associated fields of global Hip Hop studies and political memory studies in southern Africa.

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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 Floris Verhaart - School History

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Dr Steven Gamble - School Of Film, Music & Theatre

Dr. Steven Gamble is a Marie Curie Research Fellow in Music at University College Cork, researching digital-native hip-hop. He is the author of How Music Empowers: Listening to Modern Rap and Metal (Routledge, 2021). He is an active member of European popular music studies communities, having published work in Popular Music, the Journal on the Art of Record Production, and Metal Music Studies (where he serves on the editorial advisory board).

Dr Edward Molloy

Edward was awarded his PhD from Queen's University Belfast for his doctoral thesis entitled 'Race, History, Nationality: An Intellectual History of the Young Ireland movement 1842-52'.  Previously, he studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he received a distinction in the MA programme in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy

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Dr Jason Ng - School Of Film, Music & Theatre

Jason Ng (Postdoctoral Fellow) is a graduate of Monash University in Melbourne Australia. He has diverse experience in researching and teaching communications, globalization, media studies and cultural studies in Australia and across Asia. His PhD research examines contemporary hip hop exchanges facilitated by passionate community leaders framed as cross-cultural intermediaries.

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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 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 Guido Bartolini - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr Guido Bartolini is an expert on the Italian cultural memory of Fascism and World War II and the relationship between literature and memory. He studied at University of Florence and University of Oxford, and he completed an AHRC funded doctorate at Royal Holloway University of London.

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Dr Ana Stefanovska - School Of Languages Literatures &Culture

Dr Davide Boerio Arts, Celtic Studies & Soc.Sciences

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 Mary King - School Of Film, Music & Theatre

Dr McKay - School of English

Dr Anna McKay’s research focuses on confinement and forced migration in the British maritime world. In the School of English (2021-2022), Anna is undertaking a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, British Prison Hulks, 1775-1875: ‘Wicked Noah’s Arks’? This project expands upon her PhD, an AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral project with the University of Leicester and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (2020).

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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 Valentina Mele - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Valentina received her BA in Italian Literature and her MA in Philology from the Università degli Studi di Padova, during which time she spent a year at the University of Warwick as a visiting student. My research will examine the main textual strategies contributing to the encoding of the first-person position in the Rime and compare them with the most important poets of the Italian love lyric tradition up to Petrarch. In reassessing Cavalcanti’s role within the lyric canon, my research will lay the foundations for future investigations of Cavalcanti’s reception in the early-modern, modern, and postmodern periods.

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Dr Monica O'Mullane - 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 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 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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