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  • Gray, Breda (Cork University Press, 2015)
    Models for Movers is a unique collection of Irish migrant women's oral histories spanning three waves of twentieth-century emigration, skilfully brought together and contextualised by the author, Ide B. O 'Carroll. The ...
  • de Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti; Rossitto, Chiara; Lampinen, Airi; Ciolfi, Luigina; Gray, Breda (IISI - International Institute for Socio-Informatics, 2017)
    In this issue we explore the conceptual, analytical and design challenges inherent in the notion of “Nomadic Culture”. The papers included highlight how research on mobility has contributed to the CSCW community, while ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (MDPI, 2018)
    Despite the feminisation of universities in terms of their student intake [1,2], formal positions of academic leadership in higher education remain concentrated in male hands. Thus, for example, in the EU, 79 per cent ...
  • Rossitto, Chiara; Pinatti de Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano; Ciolfi, Luigina; Lampinen, Airi; Gray, Breda (IISI – Internationales Institut für Sozio-Informatik, 2017)
    In this issue we explore the conceptual, analytical and design challenges inherent in the notion of “Nomadic Culture”. The papers included highlight how research on mobility has contributed to the CSCW community, while ...
  • Ciolfi, Luigina; Gray, Breda; D'Andrea, Anthony (Springer, 2012)
    This chapter examines the importance of “where” mobile work/life practices occur. By discussing excerpts of data collected through in-depth interviews with mobile professionals, we focus on the importance of place for ...
  • de Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti; Ciolfi, Luigina; Gray, Breda (Association for Computing Machinery, 2017)
    Recent CSCW research has shown that nomadicity can be seen as a dynamic process that emerges as people engage with practices supporting them in the mobilisation of their workplace to accomplish work in and across different ...
  • Gray, Breda (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    The proliferation of migrant social media campaigns calling for a ‘Yes’ vote in the Irish Marriage Equality referendum (May 2015) raises new questions about the conventions of political participation and non-resident ...
  • Gray, Breda (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    .This article analyses David Monahan’s photographic portrait series of over 120 people before emigrating from post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, entitled ‘Leaving Dublin’. As a digital series that circulates across multiple media ...
  • Roche, Zachariah John Joseph (University of Limerick, 2018)
    The state established the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in 2013 to respond to an arrears crisis involving almost 150,000 mortgages. The ISI’s strategy has focused upon teaching financial skills to insolvent debtors ...
  • Joyce, Sindy (University of Limerick, 2018)
    This thesis is an ethnography of how young Travellers experience and negotiate urban space in the city of Galway, Ireland. This research builds upon the understanding that our relationships to space are mediated through ...
  • Schweppe, Jennifer; Haynes, Amanda (2018)
    The relationship between the police service and the communities it serves is vital to an open and functioning democracy. While Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, enjoy very high levels of public confidence overall, ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (MDPI, 2018)
    Despite the feminisation of universities in terms of their student intake [1,2], formal positions of academic leadership in higher education remain concentrated in male hands. Thus, for example, in the EU, 79 per cent of ...
  • Haynes, Amanda (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This article argues for the importance of disciplinarity in the education of novice sociologists and considers the impact of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on opportunities for undergraduate students to achieve ...
  • Ryan, Majka Monika (University of Limerick, 2017)
    This interpretive study explores how decision-makers in welfare institutions deploy discretion. This thesis is based on a case study of decision-making on the Habitual Residence Condition (HRC). Citing the need to safeguard ...
  • Haynes, Amanda; Schweppe, Jennifer (Irish Council for Civil Liberties, 2017)
    The purpose of this research was to understand and explore the Lifecycle of a Hate Crime in the Irish criminal justice process. The objectives of the research were to: -Detail the operational ...
  • O'Connor, Pat; Montez López, Estrella; O'Hagan, Clare; Wolffram, Andrea; Aye, Manuela; Chizzola, Valentina; Mich, Ornella; Apostolov, Georgi; Topuzova, Irina; Sağlamer, Gulsun; Tan, Ming G.; Çağlayan, Hulya (Taylor and Francis, 2017)
    Excellence has become a ‘hoorah’ word which is widely used in higher education institutions to legitimate practices related to the recruitment/progression of staff. It can be seen as reflecting an institutionalised belief ...
  • Montes, Estrella; O'Connor, Pat (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    Universities present themselves as meritocratic organizations; however, there is evidence that such claims are ‘rationalised myths’. This article is concerned with the perceived effect of micropolitics on academic careers ...
  • O'Connor, Pat; O'Hagan, Clare; Gray, Breda (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This article describes a typological framework with axes relating to career and (non-work) relationship commitment to show how a specific cohort of women enact femininity(ies) in the context of the institutionalised practices ...
  • Schweppe, Jennifer; Haynes, Amanda; Walters, Mark A. (Irish Council for Civil Liberties, 2018)
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  • O'Connor, Pat; Carvalho, Teresa; Vabo, Agnete; Cardoso, Sónia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)
    This chapter is concerned with describing and critically evaluating the literature on the existence of and explanations for gender imbalances in higher education (HE) focusing particularly on girls’ increasing access to ...

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