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Sociological Association of Ireland
Annual Postgraduate Conference
Saturday 19 November
Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University
09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 11.30 Parallel Sessions
1.1 Work and professions
Amelia Dulee-Kinsolving (Maynooth University): Pathways to secure jobs?: Stakeholder perceptions of labour market transitions among young interns in the Irish and Spanish ICT sectors
Patrick Gallagher (Maynooth University): Varieties of Financialised Banking in Ireland and Denmark
Lillian Byrne-Lancaster (IT Carlow): Constructs of professions related to Social Care Work
1.2 Arts and Culture
Giulia Rossetti (Dublin Institute of Technology): Adult Individual Cultural Capital Acquisition in Relation to Taste and Participation: A Study of Literary Festivals
Mark Cronin (University College London): Professionals in the popular music world with no formal training: An interview study set in the Irish city of Cork
Michael McLoughlin (University College Dublin): Future commemoration: remembering community action through art making and audio cartography
1.3. Safe spaces
Joshua D. Savage (Maynooth University): Creating Safe Spaces for Creative Diversity: Challenges and Interventions.
Cristín O’Rourke (Maynooth University): The Privacy Shield and the
Surveillance Society: An Analysis of Key Actors and Discourses Using
Ellen Whelan (Trinity College Dublin): How do you navigate that? Exploring student views of sexual consent workshops.
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee
12.00 - 13.00 Plenary Session
Dr Jane Gray (Maynooth University) will talk about her research on the life
courses of Irish families.
13.00 - 13.30 Lunch (included in the conference fee)
13.30 – 15.00 Parallel sessions
2.1 Ethnicity and Race I
Sindy Louise Joyce (University of Limerick): Examining the spatial encounters of Irish Traveller youth in Galway City, Ireland.
Aine Cleary (University of Limerick): A tale of two systems: The Irish Education system from the perspective of Irish Traveller parents.
Paul O’Dwyer (Waterford Institute of Technology): An exploration of Institutional Racism in the Irish Workplace
2.2 Life and Debt in Austerity Ireland
Zach Roche (University of Limerick): Life After Debt: A critical analysis of the engagement/non-engagement of debtors with the Insolvency Service of Ireland
Philip Finn (Maynooth University): Ireland's emerging activation regime – what hope for resistance?
Kenny Doyle (Waterford Institute of Technology): Assessing Ireland’s
Pathways to Work
2.3 Gender, Drugs, Shame
Richard Healy (Maynooth University): The Impact of the Social Opprobrium of Opioid Misusers on Irish Drug Policy.
Clay Darcy (University College Dublin): Drug Taking, Masculinities and Men’s Quest for Pleasure and Excitement
Carol Ballantine (NUI Galway): How can an understanding of stigma and shame contribute to our understanding of gender based violence?
2.4 Remembering and forgetting
Áine Mc Adam (Maynooth University): A Century as a Republic: Remembered or Imagined
Liam Farrell (National University of Ireland, Galway): Reflections on critical
social theory’s possible contribution to our understanding of the 1916
Easter Rising: discourse, hegemony and social change.
Lynsey Kavanagh (Maynooth University): Collecting and Analyzing
Memories Narratively: Methodological Considerations and Challenges
15.00 – 16.00 Plenary Session
Dr Paul Ryan (Maynooth University) will talk about his research on monetized sexual relations online.
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee
16.30 – 18.00 Parallel Sessions
3.1 Ethnicity and Race II
Ewa Malczuk (Waterford Institute of Technology): Polish Immigrants in Ireland: Accent and the Dynamics of Social Mobility
Bobby O’Keeffe (Trinity College Dublin): Negotiating Space: Nigerian Taxi Drivers in Dublin
Washington Marovatsanga (NUI Galway): Social Work, Race/Ethnicity, Notions of Cultural Competence: Potential Theretical Resources
3.2 Millennial matters
Glenn Doyle (Dublin City University): The Attitudes towards the Quotidian Photographing of Children and their Impact upon the practices of photographing and sharing Images of Children.
Aisling O’ Connor (Trinity College Dublin): I am a Millennial... What am I? Exploring Millennials Using Constructivist Grounded Theory
David Jones (University College Cork): The desymbolization of heteronormativity and the forfeiture of symbolic formative identities as a social pathology.
3.3. Gender, Precarity & Violence
Sarah Kelleher (Liverpool John Moores University): Defining the Right
Partner for Procreation Purposes: Contemporary Irish Male’s Perspectives
Aimée Scanlon (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick): Negotiating Gender and Class Identity in an Era of Socio-Economic ‘Precarity’: A Psychosocial Exploration of Personal Life Narrative and Consumption of Media Texts
Maria Ronan (Waterford Institute of Technology): 'Taoiseach Enda Kenny's Apology Speech to the Magdalene Women'.
3.4 Open stream
Hazel O’ Brien (Waterford Institute of Technology): ‘Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel’: Congregational Identity in two Mormon Congregations in Ireland
Tara-Marie McAssey (Maynooth University): Deconstructing and
reconstructing material culture: the movement of ‘pre-loved’ goods and the
transmutation of value in a Dublin flea-market.
Ivan Privalko (Maynooth University): Returns on Mobility in the UK: Gender or Skill Differences?
18.00 Drinks Reception