Staff at Sociology


Myles Balfe (College Lecturer)

William Brady (M.Plan: Planning & Sustainable Development)

Caroline Healy (Administration)

Niamh Hourigan (Head of Department)

Kieran Keohane (Senior Lecturer)

Orla Lynch (Director MA Criminology)

Paula Meaney (Resource Centre Coordinator)

Gerard Mullally (College Lecturer)

Theresa O'Keefe (College Lecturer)

Patrick O'Mahony (Senior Lecturer)

Jerry O'Sullivan (Administration)

Tracey Skillington (College Lecturer)

Colin Sumner (Senior Lecturer) - on sabbatical research leave in 2018

Katharina Swirak (College Lecturer)

Arpad Szakolczai (The Professor of Sociology)



A selection of books published by Department of Sociology staff since 2011:

Niamh Hourigan (2015) Rulebreakers: Why being there trumps being fair in Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Hourigan, Niamh (2011) Understanding Limerick: Social exclusion and change. Cork: Cork University Press

K. Keohane & C. Kuhling (2014) The Political, Domestic and Moral Economies of post Celtic Tiger Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Keohane, M. Hivid-Jacobsen, M. Drake and A. Petersen (eds) (2014) Creative Methodologies. London: Ashgate

K. Keohane & A. Petersen (eds) (2013) The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization. London: Ashgate

Kavanagh, D., Keohane, K., Kuhling, C.; (2011) Organization in Play. Witney, UK: Peter Lang

Orla Lynch, Carmel Joyce (2015) Terrorism and Psychological Processes. London: Wiley Blackwell.

Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz (2015) International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation. London: Palgrave

Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz (2014) Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study. London: Routledge

Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch, Gilbert Ramsay, Alison Watson (2013) State Terrorism and Human Rights. London: Routledge

Edmond Byrne, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage (Ed.). (2016) Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability. Farnum: Ashgate.

O'Mahony, P. (2013) The Contemporary Theory of the Public Sphere. Oxford: Peter Lang.

O'Mahony, P. & Keohane, K. (eds); (2011) Irish Environmental Politics after the Communicative Turn. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Skillington, Tracey (2017) Climate Change & Intergenerational Justice. New York & London: Routledge.

Skillington, Tracey (2015) Climate Justice and Human Rights. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sumner, Colin. The Sociology of Deviance: an Obituary (1994) Open UP and Continuum, now (2013) CrimeTalk Books

Powell F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K. (2012) Youth policy, civil society and the modern Irish state: The politics of youth. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Arpad Szakolczai and Bjørn Thomassen (2018) From Anthropology to Social Theory: Rethinking the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Agnes Horvath and Arpad Szakolczai (2017) ’Walking into the Void: On the Social and Anthropological Significance of Walking. London and New York: Routledge

Szakolczai, Arpad (2016) Permanent Liminality and Modernity. London and New York: Routledge.

Szakolczai, Arpad (2016) Novels and the Sociology of the Contemporary. London and New York: Routledge.

Arpad Szakolczai (2015) Comedy and the Public Sphere: The Re-birth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena (Paperback edition). London and New York: Routledge.

Arpad Szakolczai (2014) Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Parallel Life-Works (Paperback edition). New York and London: Routledge

Arpad Szakolczai (2013) The Genesis of Modernity (paperback edition). New York and London: Routledge

Arpad Szakolczai; (2013) Comedy and the Public Sphere: The Re-birth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena. London & New York: Routledge

Arpad Szakolczai (2012) Sociology, Religion and Grace: A Quest for the Renaissance (Paperback edition). London & New York: