Current Undergraduate Teaching:

Sociology of War and Violence

Historical Sociology

War: Ancient and Modern (lectures on gender and war)

Previous Undergraduate Teaching:

Political Sociology

Theories of Ethnicity and Nationalism

Sociology of Warfare

Sociology and Politics of Post-Communism

Research Methods in Sociology: Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques

Theory, Method and Argument

Introduction to Politics and Irish Politics

Perspectives on Development

European Societies

Sociology and Politics of the European Project

Classical Social Thought

Current Postgraduate/PhD level teaching:

Nationalism and Social Change

Organised Violence and Society

Previous Postgraduate/PhD level teaching:

Sociology of Transitions

Ethnicity [Family Studies]

Ethnicity and Minority Rights [Social Work and Human Rights]

Ethnicity and Nationalism

Social and Political Theory


Completed Masters: 20 students

Completed M.Phil’s:

Lisa Walsh on the collective sacrifice in Irish nationalism and Islamism (2008)

Michael Doyle – on nationalism and European integration (2010)

Completed PhDs:

Kevin Ryan on the narratives of social exclusion in Ireland (2005)

Brendan Sweeney on national myths in Sweden and Europe (2005)

Stacey Furlong on ideologies of neo-liberalism and Islamism (2008) (Lady Gregory fellowship Recipient)

Stefanie Dinkelbach – on national trauma in Germany (co-supervised with Film Studies) (2013)

Carol Staunton – on discourses of genocide and rape in Anglo-Boer and Bosnian Wars  (2013) (IRCHSS fellow)

Ronan McDermott – on humanitarian interventions and risks (2014) (co-supervised with Agricultural Science);

Judith O’Connell – on nationalism and educational system in Ireland (2015), (IRCHSS fellow);

Ozgecan Kesici-Ayoubi – on Kazak intelligentsia and national identity (2016) (IRC fellow)

Ann Averill – on nationalism and generational change in Ireland (2018)

Jose Antonio Gutierrez Danton  – on insurgent institutions in rural Columbia (2019) (IRC fellow).

Current PhD students:

Elena Tonkova –  on ethnic identity of immigrant descendants in Ireland (2018-)

Shamal Mirza – on Kurdish nationalism and intellectuals (2017-)

Completed Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Lea David – Nationalism, Human Rights and the Standardisation of Memory (Marie Curie Fellowship, 2017-19);

Dejan Stjepanovic on Multiethnic Regionalisms in Southeastern Europe (2014-15) (IRC fellow);


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