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17 Nov 2023

Book Launch: Social Networks And Migration - Relocations, Relationships and Resources

Join us for the launch of Professor Louise Ryan's book at 4pm on Nov 20th at the Dora Allman Room in the HUB, UCC, This event takes places as part of the UCC Futures Festival of Social Sciences. Leading migration researcher Louise Ryan's topical and intersectional book provides rich insights into migrants' social networks. It draws on more than 200 interviews with migrants who followed various transnational routes in every decade since the 1940s, in order to build valuable longitudinal perspectives and comparisons. With a particular focus on London, it charts how social networks are formed and sustained, how trust is developed and how social support is accessed, and explores the key oppportunities and obstacles that migrants might encounter. This is a seminal fusion of migration studies and social network analysis that casts new light on both subjects essential for those interested in immigration, ethnicity, diversity and inequalities.  Professor Louise Ryan is Senior Professor of Sociology and Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre at London Metropolitan University. Refreshments served from 3.45pm.
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Dr Mastoureh Fathi
15 Sep 2023

Belonging & Narrative Symposium

Congratulations to Dr Mastoureh Fathi for organising this exciting symposium, and Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC, and The Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, UCC, for supporting it: Belonging and Narrative Symposium, Sept 20, 13.00-16.00  ORB G027   Belonging & Narrative Symposium Programme  
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Professor Maggie O'Neill
30 May 2023

Professor Maggie O'Neill elected to the Royal Irish Academy

Congratulations to Professor Maggie O'Neill on being elected to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the highest academic honour in Ireland! All of us in the Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC, are very proud of Maggie's success. This wonderful recognition comes a few months after the great news that Maggie is now the Director of UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures and incoming Director of ISS21 in July - The Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century.
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Cover of current issue of Discover Society
04 Apr 2023

Migration and Hostile Environments, New Series: Volume 3, Issue 2, 3 April 2023

Congratulations to Professor Louise Ryan, our Visiting Professor, who leads this special editon of Discover Society and Professor Maggie O'Neill who has an article in it - Migration & Hostile Environments, New Series, Volume 3, Issue 2, 3 April 2023. This issue of Discover Society brings together discussions of groups who are often considered separately, in order to explore how anti-immigration policies and discourses operate across and within national and ethnic groups.  The authors are all leading researchers and thinkers in their field and use empirical evidence to bring novel insights into this timely and highly topical social issue.
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