- 23 Jun 2017
Dr. Theresa O'Keefe
Dr. Theresa O'Keefe
Congratulations to Dr. Amin Sharifi Isaloo on the publication of 'Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere. The Iranian Ta'ziyeh Theatre Ritual'.
Congratulations to Dr. Theresa O'Keefe on the publication of her article 'Policing unruly women: The state and sexual violence during the Northern Irish Troubles' in Women's Studies International Forum, , May–June 2017, Pages 69–77
Good news for Sociology UCC as we enter Top 300 Subjects in World QS Rankings for the first time!
Dr. Niamh Hourigan, Head of Department, thanked everyone for their hard work in contributing to this achievement.
Professor Colin Sumner, Head of Discipline of Criminology, UCC, welcomed Dr. Jonathan Ilan who gave a lecture on the subject of 'States, streets and selves: crime and marginality in the 21st century'. The lecture took place in the Western Gateway Building, on Monday 27th February 2017.
A special issue on “The Political Anthropology of Ethnic and Religious Minorities" in the LSE-based journal “Nationalism and Ethnic Politics”, with a introduction about the use of anthropological concepts for contemporary politics. Prof Szakolczai edited together with Agnes Horvath and Attila Z. Papp.
“Walking into the Void: On the Social and Anthropological Significance of Walking” together with Agnes Horvath
‘From Anthropology to Social Theory: Rethinking the Social Sciences’, written together with Bjørn Thomassen.
The April 2017 number of the journal “Theory and Psychology” will be a special issue devoted to the use of the concept “permanent liminality”, developed by Prof Szakolczai,
Following the successful launch of their book 'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' Professor Ed. Byrne, Dr. Ger Mullally and Dr. Colin Sage made a presentation to An tÚachtarán Michael D. Higgins in December 2016..
This was an inspiring Masterclass! All the contributors gave enthusiastic and inspirational talks on 'The value of Social Science to Human Existance in Hypermodernity'.
See below for more detail:
Congratualtions to Steven Robinson, Discipline of Criminology, on being awarded a National Teaching Hero Award recently.
Since these awards began, UCC has won five National Teaching Hero Awards and we are proud to say that two of the five awards have come to the Department of Sociology, UCC! Well done Steven Robinson in 2016 and Kieran Keohane in 2014!
Congratulations to Eleanor O'Connor who was presented with an Outstanding Colleague Award at the UCC Staff Awards ceremony 2016! This is a well-deserved award for a colleague whose qualities as a professional colleague have been described as “incomparable and irreplaceable”.
Visiting lecturer, Dr. Derek Dalton, presented a lecture on 'Dark Tourism' in Boole 2 recently.
A new article by Professor Arpad Szakolczai has just been published in the British Journal of Sociology.
Congratulations to our former student, Maura Meaney, M.A. on being elected the incoming President of Cork Toastmasters Club!
A poster that Błażej Kaucz, one of our PhD students, co-authored with other PhD students has won two awards - the Judges' Award and the People’s Choice Award - at the 7th Living Knowledge (LK7) Conference.
Congratulations to Professor Arpad Szakolczai whose paper: The Theatricalisation of the Social: Problematising the Public Sphere (June, Issue 2) has been nominated for the 2016 SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence.
Steven Robinson, Discipline of Criminology, UCC, won the prize for the best paper by a postgraduate at the 10th North South Irish Criminology Conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Orla Lynch and Sandra Peake! Their article 'Victims of Irish Republican Paramilitary Violence. The Case of the Disappeared' has been published in Terrorism and Political Violence, Special Issue 100 years of Irish Republican Violence. Vol. 28 (3). This is available online.
Congratulations to our professor, Arpad Szakolczai, whose latest book "Novels and the Sociology of the Contemporary” has just been officially published by Routledge. The follow-up book, “Permanent Liminality and Modernity”, has also been finished, submitted to and accepted by Routledge, and will be published in October 2016. It will be the first volume of a series that Professor Szakolczai is editing, on “Contemporary Liminality”.
Dates: 9-13th of May 2016
Location: Blackwater Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland
Speakers include: Laurence Fontaine, ÉHESS,Paris| Martin Parker University of Leicester | Tom Inglis, Colette Kirwan UCD | Marcelo Vieta, University of Toronto| Mary Murphy, NUIM | Arpad Szakolczai, Kevin Scally, Fiona Dukelow, Kieran Keohane, Niamh Hourigan, Orla Lynch, Ger Mullally , all of UCC | Lorcan Byrne, Respond | Tina Kinsella, NCAD | James Cuffe, Jennifer Yeager, John O’Brien, Gillian Ormond, all of WIT | Carmen Kuhling, Tríona Ní Shíocháin, UL
We welcomed Professor Krzysztof Czekaj from the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland, to our Department last week to finalise the Erasmus Exchange Programme. It is hoped that five students from Poland will join us in September 2016 under this programme.
Annalisa Porfilio, an IRC Doctoral Fellowship awardee, was conferred on 26th February 2016. Congratulations Dr. Annalisa from all at Department of Sociology, UCC!
Marc Mbanda, pictured here with Dr. Niamh Hourigan, Head of Department of Sociology, UCC, was awarded an M.A. on 26th February, 2016.
The launch of the implementation of a new Leaving Certificate subject, Politics and Society took place in Limerick on 1st February 2016.
So says Dr. Myles Balfe, researcher at the National Cancer Registry and lecturer in Medical Sociology in UCC, who is lead author of the study and paper just published in the Journal of Psycho-oncology by researchers at the National Cancer Registry. The study also found that head and neck cancer tends to be diagnosed in older people and often in people who are from poorer backgrounds.
Dr. Niamh Hourigan, Head of Department of Sociology, UCC, and Joanne O’Riordan, 2nd Year B.A. Criminology student at UCC, spoke at Barnardos Conference recently.
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, officially launched the Centre for the Study of Moral Foundations of Economy & Society at an event held at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.
This launch is the final event under the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative, which ran from November 2013 to November 2015. The Centre is a collaboration between University College Cork (UCC) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).
Department of Sociology, UCC’s Dr. Kieran Keohane, Professor Colin Sumner and Professor Arpad Szakolczai lead the Centre jointly, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Boland, Dr. John O’Brien and Dr. Ray Griffin at WIT.
Eleanor O'Connor, our Senior Executive Assistant, received a Long Service Award from UCC recently. On Thursday 12th November 2015 Dr. Niamh Hourigan, Head of Department of Sociology and Professor Colin Sumner, Head of School of Sociology and Philosophy, joined Eleanor and her husband, Francis, to celebrate the achievement of receiving a UCC 2015 Long Service Award. They attended the ceremony at DeVere Hall where Eleanor was presented with her award by President of UCC Dr. Michael Murphy.
Dr. Orla Lynch has been elected as a member of the Editorial Board of the European Commission's RAN Centre of Excellence.
Dr. Myles Balfe interview with the Irish Examiner was published on 29th October, 2015.
This seminar is on 15th October 2015 - all welcome.
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Connolly and Dr. Kieran Keohane who won two of the four 2015 University Staff Recognition Leadership Awards.
Congratulations to Dr Orla Lynch and Sandra Peake on their award of a Strategic Research Fund Postgraduate Fellowship. Sandra will be looking at the conflict in Northern Ireland, particularly the Disappeared.
Change, Transformation and Rhetoric vis a vis the 'Irish' Family.
Congratulations and well done to Dr. Linda Connolly and Dr. Kieran Keohane! They were nominated and awarded Leadership Awards in the Staff Recognition Awards 2015. Well deserved.
Dr. Niamh Hourigan will give a talk “Political Polarization and Water Protests: Austerity, Resistance and Changing Values in Ireland” at the 'performance and politics and protest' conference in UCC on Friday, 4th September 2015.
Congratulations to Joanne O'Riordan (@NolimbsNolimits) from all in Criminology and Sociology at UCC!
Congratulations to Dr. Ger Mullally, lecturer in Department of Sociology and Niall Dunphy, Director of Cleaner Production Promotion Unit who wrote a NESC Research Series, paper no. 7 on Environmental Policy Integration which was published recently.
Dr. Kurt Braddock of Pennsylvania State University (pictured) was one of the speakers at the recent conference.
Congratulations to our Head of School of Sociology and Philosophy, Professor Colin Sumner.
Dr. Niamh Hourigan's new book has just been published. It's called 'Rule-breakers: Why 'being there' trumps 'being fair' in Ireland.
MA Sociology and the MA in Sociology of Development & Globalisation - applications now being accepted.
Read Dr. Niamh Hourigan's article published in Irish Times recently about how the role of community is key to understanding the current water protest confrontations.
Congratulations to our M.A. and PhD. students whose graduation ceremony is on today.
We are delighted to congratulate our Professor of Sociology, Arpad Szakolczai, on his Career Achievement Award from UCC. The Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, 9th October 2014 at 5.30 pm in the Aula Maxima.
"The Career Achievement Award recognises those researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge and raising the national and international profile of University College Cork."
On being presented with the UCC Career Achievement Award Arpad Szakolczai’s contribution to scholarship was described as follows:
“Arpad Szakolczai is a world-class scholar whose research & publications have made major contributions to the theoretical and conceptual core of his field, particularly sociology & anthropology and extending also to cognate fields in the social sciences & humanities. An encyclopaedic thinker, Szakolczai has written extensively on a range of social theorists. In a series of important books and articles he has pioneered a reflexive historical sociology that has been inspirational in revitalizing the mission of social science as a transdisciplinary pursuit of integrated meaning.
We are delighted to announce that our Head of Department, Dr. Kieran Keohane, has been awarded one of the two UCC Teaching Heroes Awards (Dr. Eileen O'Leary, Department of Chemistry being the second) and was honoured at the National Award ceremony at Dublin Castle recently.
He was named as Teaching Hero as part of a national student-led awards scheme. These awards were established by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) and other student bodies to recognise and celebrate students' experiences of great teaching throughout all higher education institutions.
Professor Mary McAleese, the National Forum's patron, presented the awards and highlighted the vital role of teachers in her speech. "Excellence in teaching is about much more than simply getting students through their exams. It is about inspiration, passion, generosity of spirit, and a genuine desire to make a positive difference to students' lives.
Professor Kevin Stenson gave a talk entitled ‘Making Police Accountable’ to B.A Criminology students, M.A. Criminology students, Sociology students and other interested parties on Monday 10th November, 2014 at 6p.m. in Boole 3.
Congratulations to Tairin Biasci on being awarded a Highly Commended Undergraduate Award 2014 for her essay for Module SC3046 – Family, Gender and Sexualities. Christine Gaffney was her lecturer for the course which is one of Dr. Linda Connolly’s modules for the Department of Sociology.
Cork Simon's follow-up report on homelessness was launched by Dr. Niamh Hourigan on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
One of our senior lecturers, Dr. Niamh Hourigan has written an excellent article about social class and the Leaving Certificate in Ireland, 2014. It is published in the Irish Examiner, 23-08-2014.
The BA Criminology launches in early September: 3 tutors for the First Year and a Criminology Society Secretary required.
President of Ireland announces nationwide Ethics Initiative
Dr. Kieran Keohane and Professor Colin Sumner attend consultative session.
Crimetalk, the online criminology magazine, is re-launched.
Response in Ireland to new BA Criminology described as "phenomenal"!
15th November 2013:
Information Session in Boole 6 between 2-3p.m. on Monday, 2nd December 2013
Two of Professor Arpad Szakolczai’s books, published by Sage, now in paperback.
“Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology” edited by R. Jon McGee and Richard L. Warms, was published by Sage in November 2013.
The Introductory Lecture for First Year students will be held next Monday - 8th September at 12 noon.