We are delighted to announce our next webinar 'Migration, Race and Ethnicity' on 24 November 2020 1 - 2.30pm
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Knowing how much time you will be on campus this year will help you to make important decisions and plan your college experience effectively. We have important information for you about your timetable and how teaching will be delivered to help you.
This investigation was carried out by Maria Delaney of Noteworthy. She interviewed Dr Theresa O'Keefe on her research, carried out with Dr Aline Courtois, on gender and precarity in employment. Their research is discussed in these three readings.
Congratulations to Dr. Amin Sharifi Shaloo who will present his paper on Power, liminality and development in the Middle East, at the InMenas (The Irish network for Middle Eastern and North Africa Studies) conference this November.
Amin, who is one of the organisers of this conference, will also chair a panel.
Dr. Amin Sharifi Isaloo has been invited by The CARe project (Career Advancement for Refugee Researchers in Europe), hosted by ACA and DAAD, to give a talk on 'Succeeding as a Researcher in Ireland' on Tuesday November 17th, 11am.
Congratulations Amin from all your colleagues!Read more
We are delighted to announce that Professor Louise Ryan is Visiting Research Professor with us this academic year. She is the Centre Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre, and is Senior Professor in the School of Social Professions at London Metropolitan University.Read more
We are delighted to announce that Professor David Wall is a visiting Professor with us for the academic year. David is Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law, University of Leeds.Read more
Following on from the London Met GDIR Centre launch on 22 September 2020, their first seminar event, Thinking and practice on violence against women in the Global South, will take place on 28 October at 2-4pm.
Prof. Liz Kelly (Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Met) will review how the Latin American feminists use the framework of human rights to address violence against women; and Dr María E. López (Deputy Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre, London Metropolitan University) will present her research work on the crimes against women at the Mexican border.Read more
Following from our successful Seminar Series last College Year, we are delighted to be collaborating with UCC Criminology Society @UCCCrimSoc for the first in our WEBINAR Series on 8th October 2020. 12.00-1.00pm with Prof Ursula Kilkelly (School of Law UCC) who is Chair of the Board of Management of Oberstown.
Respondents: Dr Egle Gusciute and Dr Katharina Swirak (Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC)
Chaired by Callum Francis McGuire (UCC Crim Soc) and Prof. Maggie O’Neill (Head of Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC)
Organising Team: Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo, Callum Francis McGuire and Kevin Hosford.
Congratulations to Professor Maggie O'Neill, who with Dr. Alison Jobe has a chapter in the fifth edition of this best-selling textbook that provides a comprehensive overview of key issues and debates in gender and feminist theory.
'introducing gender and women's studies' by Diane Richardson and Victoria Robinson is just published and Maggie and Alison's chapter is 'Gender and Migration'.
Congratulations to Maggie for chairing this timely and informative webinar with excellent speakers Kayleigh Garthwaite, Tracey Herrington, Shahid Islam, Ruth Patrick and Maddy Power on researching poverty in the pandemic.
Click to connect to the webinar: youtu.be/GmAQgtJBJ_A
Professor Maggie O'Neill is an advisor to the Covid Realities Project.
Covid Realities is a research project looking into the experiences of parents and carers on low incomes during the pandemic.
The disruption caused by Covid-19 means Ireland is likely to enter a severe economic recession. A relatively small body of international research shows that drug consumption and dealing have previously increased during recessions and economic downturns, although there are important variations across national and local markets.
An article by Dr James Windle, a lecturer in Criminology and Director of the BA Criminology Degree at UCC; Dr Sinéad Drew, a Senior Clinical Psychologist at CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) at the HSE and James Leonard, a Youth Support Officer with the Cork Education and Training Board and a Masters in Criminology at UCC, has been published by RTE Brainstorm.Read more
Congratulations to Professor Maggie O'Neill (University College Cork, Ireland), Ruth Penfold-Mounce
(University of York, UK), David Honeywell (University of Hull, UK; The University of Manchester, UK), Matt Coward-Gibbs (University of York, UK), Harriet Crowder (University of York, UK), Ivan Hill (Independent Scholar, UK) on this interesting and informative paper. It is built upon research that combines walking as a research method alongside participatory and biographical research to teach criminology and generate criminological knowledge and understanding in sensory and corporeal ways. They argue for a mobile criminology
that attends to space, place, and time to analyse theories and concepts in criminology, as well
as to undertake and apply research.
Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Orla Lynch from all her colleagues at the Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC! This award is under the H2020 SC6 Governance for the Future call (RIA action) and Dr. Orla Lynch has been awarded 249,000 euros funding for her role in this project.
The project is called PARTICIPATION and is a consortium of 9 European Partners.
Congratulations to James Windle and James Leonard on the publication of this paper that explores how people who formerly used drugs problematically view Irish drug policy and alternative policies.Read more
Congratulations Egle on your recent article!
In this article, Egle looks at how the measures taken to protect those deemed vulnerable have not been extended to include some 7700 international protection applicants living in Direct Provision centres. She reflects on how asylum seekers, one of the most vulnerable groups in Irish society, have been left behind during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more
Congratulations to Theresa and Katharina on the publication of this article!
Critical Sociology and Criminology highlight the importance of asking questions about the nature of policing, its purpose, and its relationship to power and conceptions of justice. Michel Foucault’s work on the origins of the modern prison institution in 18th century France provides a good foundation for thinking critically about what we often leave unquestioned.Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Theresa O'Keefe and Dr. Aline Courtois!
As long-term precarious workers, they founded Third Level Workplace Watch in 2013, a collective of precarious academics who came together to resist casualisation in Irish higher education institutions. Their joint publications on academic precarity can be read here (open access) and here (paywalled).
Great event on Monday 6th July 2020, 2-4.30pm.
Dr. Kieran Keohane from our Department is among those speaking about 'Re-Imagining Political Economy'Read more
Congratulations to the Sociological Association of Ireland's President, Dr. John O'Brien, on the publication of the first issue of the Sociological Observer. This issue - titled 'Covid-19 Pandemic: Sociological Reflections' has sections called Risk and Trust, Inequalities, Health Policy and Expertise, Social Practice.
Dr. Kieran Keohane, Conor Cashman and Melissa Meyer from our Department, have articles in this issue.Read more
Congratulations to Ian Hughes and Kieran Keohane on this timely article about Covid-19 and society!
This stimulating and thought-provoking article brings together René Girard's "scapegoating" and "gift exchange" of Marcel Mauss to view our present society. "COVID-19 is a crisis in the original medical sense of the word, for ‘crisis’ means a turning point in an illness: either things get worse and the patient dies - with society deteriorating further towards authoritarian neoliberalism - or they get better and the ‘patient’ lives by rallying around a renewed social solidarity."Read more
Congratulations to our colleague, Dr. Theresa O'Keefe, who organised this very successful event as part of UCC EQUALITY WEEKRead more
Professor Arpad Szakolczai has written a series of articles that reflect on the world in Covid_19.
Prof. Jan Haaken presented an advance screening of her latest film, Necessity: Oil, Water & Climate Resistance. It was shown on Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 6pm in the lecture theatre at St. John’s Central College, Cork.
There was a Q&A session afterwards with Prof. Jan Haaken, Dr. Tracey Skillington, and Dr. Paul Bolger. Dr. Skillington, the author of Climate Justice & Human Rights and Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice, is a lecturer at Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC. Dr. Bolger is manager of Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork.
This event was collaboration between Women Producing Media; Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC; Environment Research Institute UCC, and St. John’s Central College, Cork.
Congratulations to Agnes Horvath, Arpad Szakolczai, and Manussos Marangudakis on the publication of their edited book: Modern Leaders: In between charisma and trickery.
This is a timely book that considers the current striking rise of ‘outsider’ political leaders, catapulted, apparently, from nowhere, to take charge of a nation. It offers studies of contemporary political figures from the world stage - including Presidents Macron, Tsipras and Bolsonaro, among others - to examine the ways in which charismatic and trickster modalities can become intertwined, especially under the impact of theatrical public media.
Congratulations to Dr. Kieran Keohane, whose article "Modern culture and well being: how we may treat the social pathologies of contemporary civilisation" was recently published in Modern Culture and Well-Being: Towards A Sustainable Future compiled and edited by Dr Catherine Conlon.Read more
Professor Maggie O'Neill, Professor Arpad Szakolczai, Dr. Ger Mullally and some Postgraduates from our Department, in collaboration with the Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub https://dinglehub.com are hosting a walking symposium 6th and 7th March in Dingle!
Women's Studies and Department of Sociology & Criminology are delighted to invite you to a screening of the award-winning film 'OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS' followed by a panel discussion with the director, Professor Janice Haaken, Emily Waszak (Migrants & Ethnic-minorities for Reproductive Justice, MERJ) and Dr. Joan McCarthy (Healthcare Ethics, School of Nursing & Midwifery UCC) in honour of International Women's Day 2020.
Thursday March 5th 2020
5 - 7 pm
Geography Lecture Theatre (C_GG_LT), Donovan's Road, UCC.
(Please join us for refreshments afterwards)
Political Alchemy - Creative Destruction is the title of International Political Anthropology Summer School 2020. This is the 11th year of this successful Summer School which is held in Italy for one week in June.Read more
The ninth international conference on The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilizations again explores the nature of contemporary malaises, diseases, illnesses and syndromes in their relation to cultural pathologies of the social. This time, however we are focusing explicitly on counter developments to these pathologies and their ambivalences.
Keynote speakers: Beverley Skeggs (Lancaster University), Céline Cantat (Central European University), Máté Zombory (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Arpad Szakolczai (University College Cork)
As previously, we welcome contributions from various disciplines attempting to answer these questions
Congratulations Shane! Final Year Undergraduate 2018-2019, Shane Moriarty, Regional Winner for his essay for the Island of Ireland in the category of Social Science: Sociology and Social Policy! Shane contacted his supervisor, Dr. Amin Sharifi Isaloo, to thank him and all lecturers in Department of Sociiology And Criminology.
Read his story below:Read more
Professor Arpad Szakolczai, Department of Sociology and Criminology, UCC, had a rapt audience for his seminar on Tuesday 28th January.Read more
The event runs from the 11-15th of May at picturesque Blackwater Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland. The Economy + Society Summer School is a week-long residential symposium, oriented to doctoral candidates in disciplines ranging from sociology and economics to anthropology, philosophy, aesthetics and business subjects.Read more
In the context of an ageing society, there is increasing attention on how people navigate and make sense of particular places through the ageing process.Read more
Congratulations Tracey! We are delighted to announce that our colleague, Dr. Tracey Skillington, will lead UCC Research for the Horizon 2020 project JUSTNORTH. This is an exciting 15 partner project focused on developing a new evaluation framework to assess how principles of democratic justice for the Arctic region are best combined with those of sustainable development.Read more
We were treated to a very interesting seminar from Tom as he joins us here in UCC!Read more
Dr. Annie Cummins presented a paper that draws on findings from her ethnographic study of children's experience of play in after-school settings in Ireland.Read more
ACE Sanctuary Scholars Welcome Day was held on 19th November 2019 in Aula Maxima, UCC. Dr. Amin Sharifi Isaloo @AminsharifiT from Department of Sociology and Criminology @UCCSOC, gave a fascinating presentation on his experience and journey as an asylum seeker to now being an academic.Read more
It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Blazej and Richard, the latest new Doctors from the Department of Sociology and Criminology!Read more
This was a key public event of UCC's Community week, Professor Maggie O'Neill was one of the panel who joined Jim Carroll of RTE Brainstorm hosted a public roundtable discussion onDepartment inclusive communities.Read more
We held the first of our seminars in the Department of Sociology and Criminology's new Seminar Series on Thursday, 10th October, 2019.Read more
We were delighted to welcome Professor Phillip R.Dyer and Professor Susan Clutter and ten of their YSU Criminal Justice and Forensic Science students to UCC recently.Read more
Best Final Year Project 2017-18.Read more
‘Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking’ by Agnes Horvath & Arpad Szakolczai
‘Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere: The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual’ by Amin Sharifi Isaloo (PhD, UCC), part time lecturer and tutor in Sociology, UCC
‘Home The Foundations of Belonging’ by Paul O’Connor (PhD, UCC), in absentia, Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University
‘The Spectacle of Critique: From Philosophy to Cacophony’ by Tom Boland (PhD, UCC), Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology
Recovering a Sense of Coherence: Salutogenesis and Meaningfulness - November 2nd. & 3rd. at UCC.
Speakers include: Alan Blum, Sabine Flick, Ivan Perry, Chris Rojek and Arpad Szakolczai plus others.....Read more
It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Trish McGrath on her recent graduation. Trish obtained her PhD from UCC recently.Read more