Dr. Claire Edwards

Director of ISS21

E: claire.edwards@ucc.ie
Tel.: +353 (0) 21 4902313


Dr. Claire Edwards took up the post of Director of ISS21 in June 2017.

Claire's full research profile: http://publish.ucc.ie/profiles/A012/claireedwards


Name: Dr Caitriona Ni Laoire
Position: Deputy Director, ISS21
T: 353 (0)21 4903071
E: c.nilaoire@ucc.ie
Address: School of Applied Social Studies, UCC, Cork.
Office location: Carrigbawn, Donovan's Rd., UCC. 


CaitrionaDr. Caitríona Ní Laoire is Lecturer in Applied Social Studies and Deputy Director of ISS21. Previously she was Research Fellow and Team Leader on a Marie Curie Excellence Team project, the Migrant Children project, located in the Department of Geography UCC. Her research interests lie in the areas of Irish migration, childhood/youth, return migration, rurality, gender, identities and masculinities. Her research has explored the experiences and identity processes of children who move to Ireland with their return migrant parent(s), focusing in particular on family and peer dynamics, negotiations of inclusion/exclusion and identities, and on relationships with place. This is set within the context of intergenerational relations within families, in particular child-parent relations, and involves the use of children-centred research methods. She joined UCC in 2003, and coordinated the all-island Narratives of Migration and Return research project during 2003-2005, which involved collecting life narratives of Ireland 's recent return migrants.

Caitríona's full research profile.

Name: Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan
Position: GREP Director
T: 353 (0)21 021-4902836
E: siobhan.osull@ucc.ie
Nicola Maxwell
T: 353-21-4902612
E: n.maxwell@ucc.ie


Nicola Maxwell was National Project Co-Coordinator on the GENOVATE project (2015-17) and is currently Project Officer on the Safe(r)Space project.

Dr. Orla McGarry is a Post-Doctoral researcher on the YMOBILITY project, a Horizon 2020 research project that examines youth migration and mobility within the EU. In this capacity she contributes to innovative and in-depth analysis of migratory strategies and outcomes for migrant youth as well as investigating the impact of migration on the sending and receiving societies.

Orla’s research interests lie in the areas of youth migration, intercultural and cosmopolitan identities and religious and cultural adaptation. She also has a specific interest in, and expertise on, the development of culturally responsive and age-appropriate participatory research methodologies. She has conducted extensive explorative and evaluative community based research on issues such as intercultural and inter-generational engagement and cross-cultural communication strategies, and has published widely on the themes of migration, research positionalities, and intercultural engagement.

Orla was previous employed as a Research Associate in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway and in the School for Graduate Entry Medicine, UL and as a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI, Galway. She completed a Ph.D. with the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway in 2012 and was awarded an MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies by Trinity College, Dublin in 2008.

Link to Orla's full Research Profile

Name: Dr Orla McGarry
Position: Post-doctoral researcher, YMOBILITY project, ISS21
Email: orla.mcgarry@ucc.ie

Address: Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, UCC, Cork.

Office location: Safari, Donovan's Rd., UCC.

Name: Siobhan O'Brien
Position: Project Administrator
T: +353-(0)21-4903398
E: siobhanobrien@ucc.ie

Siobhan O'Brien is Project Administrator on the YMOBILITY and The GENOVATE HUB projects.

Name: Dr Linda Connolly


LindaLinda Connolly was Director of ISS21 from its establishment in 2008 until 2016. Linda Connolly has published a number of articles and books primarily in the field of Irish studies on a range of subjects, including social movements and politics, feminism and the women's movement, feminist theory and research, postcolonial theory and Ireland, and the development of social and cultural theory in Ireland. She was Project Coordinator of a major European collaborative project on Migration and Networks of Care.

Her 2003 book, 'The Irish Women's Movement: From Revolution to Devolution' (published in paperback by Lilliput: Dublin, 2003 and in hardback by Macmillan/Palgrave: London and New York, 2003) was awarded THE James S. Donnelly, American Conference for Irish Studies Award in 2004 and has been extensively reviewed internationally (including, in the American Journal of Sociology, the Irish Review, the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, The Canadian Journal of Sociology, the Irish Journal of Sociology, History Ireland, Women's History Review, Women's Studies International Forum, International Sociology, the Journal of Irish Economic and Social History, Feminist Review and the Irish Studies Review).

In 2003, Linda Connolly was awarded a one-year IRCHSS Government of Ireland Research Fellowship in order to research and complete a monograph (forthcoming 2005) with the working title 'Theorising Ireland: Social Theory and the Politics of Identity.'

Linda Connolly's other books include, co-authored with Tina O'Toole, 'Documenting Irish Feminisms' (Woodfield Press: Dublin, 2004), which is the outcome of a three-year research project (1999-2003) funded by the HEA Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 1 (see www.ucc.ie/wisp/ for details). She has co-edited with Niamh Hourigan, 'Social Movements and Ireland' (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2005), a collection with several contributors that documents new research on the development of key social movements in Ireland (including, the Irish language, anti-racist, women's, gay and lesbian, civil rights, suffrage and anti-globalisation movements).

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