Applied Social Studies

Lecturer: Dr Jacqui O’Riordan
Department: Applied Social Studies.

In this submission Dr O’Riordan details aspects of her involvement in migration research, support and activism over the past number of years. As an academic involved in social analysis, she considers it imperative that we challenge normalised dichotomies that separate the academic from the practice of our societies. As sociologists/social scientist our areas of interest are that of society, of people and the social forms in which we live and die. Our academic interests in order to speak to social dynamics, trends, influences and so on are necessarily embedded in the realities of the lives and contexts in which people live out their lives.



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I joined the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC in 2006. Previous to this I worked as an researcher in Tanzania, from 1996 – 1998. Following this I gained extensive experience in a range of equality concerns through my work with the Higher Education Equality Unit (HEEU) from 1998-2002. I continued to work as an independent researcher in Ireland from 2002 – 2006 during which time I tendered for and completed a number of community sector research consultancies. I also completed my PhD, ‘Balancing Lives and Livelihoods: interactions of employment and gendered identities in Ireland’ in 2005.

Research Interests: My research interests embody the activist and academic and focus on a range of issues concerning gender, equality and diversity in local and global contexts.

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