Research Profile

Caitriona Ni Laoire

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Studies, having joined the School in 2012. I previously worked in UCC as Research Coordinator in the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) and as Research Fellow in the Department of Geography (from 2003 to 2009).

I teach across a range of programmes in the School and am currently Director of the Doctor of Social Science programme. I am also Deputy Director of ISS21 and have had particular responsibility for developing the research activities of this interdisciplinary social sciences research institute.

My research interests lie in the areas of migration, childhood/youth, return migration, gender, equality and rurality, and I have published widely in these areas. I am a Research Associate of ISS21 and member of the ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster.

I joined UCC in 2003, and directed the all-island Narratives of Migration and Return research project  from 2003 to 2005, which involved collecting life narratives of Ireland's recent return migrants. In 2005, I was awarded a Marie Curie Excellence Grant to lead the Migrant Children project from 2005 to 2009 - a team project which explored the experiences of children who migrated to Ireland during the boom years. I was recently Scientific Coordinator in UCC of GENOVATE - an EU action-research project on gender equality in research and innovation.

I completed a PhD on Irish rural youth migration at the University of Liverpool in 1997, and after that took up academic posts in Edge Hill University College (as Lecturer in Urban Policy Studies) and in Queens University Belfast (as Lecturer in Geography). I subsequently took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis at NUI Maynooth, during which I conducted research on young farmers, identities and change in rural Ireland.


Research Interests

My research interests coalesce around the themes of migration/diaspora, childhood/youth, gender, equality, rurality and identities and the use of qualitative research methods such as life-narrative and children-centred methods.

My research has focused in particular on understanding young people’s lives and identities within their socio-spatial contexts, whether as migrants, non-migrants, children or young adults. Throughout my research career, I have sought to contribute to in-depth understandings of the power relations inherent in and the multiple lived realities of being young in and of contemporary Ireland, for example, through my research with rural youth and young farmers, or my research with young migrants. 


I have made contributions in the following areas:
  • In-depth understandings of the socio-spatial worlds of migrant children and youth;
  • New conceptualisations of migration decision-making; 
  • Critical evaluations of host-newcomer dualisms and of adult-centrism in migration research and policy, with particular emphasis on return migration;
  • Understandings of rural youth identities in the context of changing rural realities, with particular emphasis on gendered identities and rural masculinities;
  • Understandings of contemporary Irish rural society (critically engaging with issues such as rural suicide, gender relations and intergenerational issues in Irish farming culture). 
Between 2005 and 2009, I led a major Marie Curie Excellence team project on migrant children's experiences of moving to and living in 'Celtic Tiger' Ireland. As part of that project, I explored the experiences and identity processes of children who moved to Ireland with their return migrant parent(s), focusing in particular on family and peer dynamics, negotiations of inclusion/exclusion and identities, and on relationships with place. This was set within the context of intergenerational relations within families, in particular child-parent relations, and involved the use of children-centred research methods.

Throughout my research career, I have had a particular interest in issues of equality and gender in academic labour markets, with a particular focus recently on action research on addressing gender inequalities in academic and research careers, while in the past I have conducted research on the casualisation of the academic labour force and on the gendered nature of the discipline of Geography in Ireland. From 2013 to 2017, I was Scientific Coordinator in UCC of GENOVATE, an FP7-funded European project on gender equality in research and innovation (www.genovate.eu).

Some current and recent research projects I have been involved in...
Through the Glass Ceiling: Career progression for women academics and researchers; Pobal Equality for Women Measure; 2010-2011 (Principal Investigator)
Transnational Childraising Arrangements between Africa and Europe; Norface Migration Programme; 2010-2012 (Team member)
Migrant Children: children's and young people's experiences of immigration and integration in contemporary Irish society; Marie Curie Excellence Project, 2005-2009 (Principal Investigator and Team Lead)
Narratives of Migration and Return in Contemporary Ireland; HEA North-South Project 2003-2005 (Project Coordinator)
Migration and Networks of Care in Europe; Eurocores/ESF 2006-2010 (Team member)
Young Farmers and Farming Life in Contemporary Ireland: the social and cultural implications of rural restructuring; NIRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2001-2003Migration, Power and Identity: life-path formation among Irish rural youth; PhD project; Department of Geography, University of Liverpool, 1993-1997 

Research project supervision and mentorship

Dr. Monica O'Mullane; 'GendeResearchIreland', Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, ISS21, 2018- (Mentor)
Dr. David Ralph; Transnational Commuting; Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century, UCC, 2013-2015 (Mentor)
Dr. Caroline Crowley; Farm Succession and Diversification: expectations, potential and outlook; IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, UCC, 2007-2009 (Mentor)
Dr. Fiona Kelleher: Growing up in the Revanchist City: place, teenagers and urban identities; PhD Co-supervision, Department of Geography, UCC; conferred 2014
Dr. Susan McDonnell: States of Play: Irish chidhoods, race and belonging; PhD Co-supervision, ISS21/ISSP PhD Fellow, UCC; conferred 2015

  



Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Transforming organisational culture for gender equality in research and innovation.European Union01-JAN-1330-JUN-17€394,357.00
H2020 788503: Responsible Research & Innovation Networked GloballyHorizon 202001-MAY-1830-APR-21€70,193.00
Children's & young people's experiences of immigration & integration in Irish societyEuropean Union01-OCT-0630-SEP-09€1,226,677.00
Through the Glass Ceiling.Government Departments01-DEC-1031-DEC-12€125,823.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits of mobility, identity and belonging in contemporary Ireland.
Ni Laoire, C., Carpena-Mendez, F., Tyrrell, N. and White, A.; (2011) Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits of mobility, identity and belonging in contemporary Ireland. UK: Ashgate.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2017)Movement, Mobilities and Journeys (Geographies of Children and Young People 6)
Ni Laoire, C., White, A., Skelton, T (Ed.). (2017) Movement, Mobilities and Journeys (Geographies of Children and Young People 6) Singapore: Springer Major Reference Work. [Details]
(2012)Transnational Migration and Childhood
Tyrrell, N., White, A., Ni Laoire, C. and Carpena-Mendez, F (Ed.). (2012) Transnational Migration and Childhood Transnational Migration and Childhood. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Informality, emotion and gendered career paths: The hidden toll of maternity leave on female academics and researchers'
Maxwell, N., Connolly, L., Ni Laoire, C. (2018) 'Informality, emotion and gendered career paths: The hidden toll of maternity leave on female academics and researchers'. Gender Work and Organizations, [Details]
(2018)'Cross-disciplinary conversation in childhood studies: Views, hopes, experiences, reflections'
Alanen, L; Baraldi, C; de Coninck-Smith, N;Ni Laoire, C;Tisdall, K (2018) 'Cross-disciplinary conversation in childhood studies: Views, hopes, experiences, reflections'. Childhood-A Global Journal Of Child Research, 25 :127-141 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Guided Reflection as an organisational learning [and Data Collection] tool in a Gender Equality Change Management Programme'
Archibong, A., O’Mullane, M., Kállayová, D., Karodia, N., Ní Laoire, C and Picardi, I (2016) 'Guided Reflection as an organisational learning [and Data Collection] tool in a Gender Equality Change Management Programme'. International Journal of Organizational Diversity, 16 (1):19-34   [Details]
(2015)'Making space for ambiguity: the value of multiple and participatory methods in researching diasporic youth identities'
Ni Laoire, C. (2015) 'Making space for ambiguity: the value of multiple and participatory methods in researching diasporic youth identities'. Identities: global studies in culture and power, [Details]
(2015)'Naming the parts: a case-study of a gender equality initiative with academic women'
O Grada, A., Ni Laoire, C., Linehan, C., Boylan, G., Connolly, L. (2015) 'Naming the parts: a case-study of a gender equality initiative with academic women'. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 30 (5):358-378   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Children and young people on the move: geographies of child and youth migration'
Ni Laoire, C., White, A., Tyrrell, N. and Carpena-Mendez, F. (2012) 'Children and young people on the move: geographies of child and youth migration'. Geography, 97 (3):129-134 [Details]
(2011)''Girls just like to be friends with people: gendered experiences of migration among children and young people in returning Irish families'
Ni Laoire, C; (2011) ''Girls just like to be friends with people: gendered experiences of migration among children and young people in returning Irish families'. Childrens Geographies, 9 (3-4) [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Guest editorial: Children¿s roles in transnational migration'
White, A., Ní Laoire, C., Tyrrell, N. and Carpena-Méndez, F.; (2011) 'Guest editorial: Children¿s roles in transnational migration'. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37 (8) [Details]
(2011)'Narratives of `innocent Irish childhoods¿: return migration and intergenerational family dynamics'
Ni Laoire, C; (2011) 'Narratives of `innocent Irish childhoods¿: return migration and intergenerational family dynamics'. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37 (8) [Details]
(2010)'Introduction: Childhood and migration ¿ mobilities, homes and belongings'
Ní Laoire, C; Carpena-Méndez, F; Tyrrell, N; White, A; (2010) 'Introduction: Childhood and migration ¿ mobilities, homes and belongings'. Childhood: Global Journal of Child Research, 17 (2):155-162   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Using visual methodologies to explore contemporary Irish childhoods'
White, A; Ní Laoire, C; Bushin, N; Carpena-Méndez, F; (2010) 'Using visual methodologies to explore contemporary Irish childhoods'. Qualitative Research, 10 (2):143-158   [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Challenging host-newcomer dualisms: Irish return migrants as home-comers or newcomers?'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2008) 'Challenging host-newcomer dualisms: Irish return migrants as home-comers or newcomers?'. Translocations: migration and social change, 4 (1):35-50 [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)''Settling back'? A biographical and life-course perspective on Ireland's recent return migration'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2008) ''Settling back'? A biographical and life-course perspective on Ireland's recent return migration'. Irish Geography, 41 (2):195-210 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2007)'The 'green green grass of home'? Return migration to rural Ireland'
Laoire, CN (2007) 'The 'green green grass of home'? Return migration to rural Ireland'. Journal of Rural Studies, 23 :332-344 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'To name or not to name: reflections on the use of anonymity in an oral archive of migrant life narratives'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2007) 'To name or not to name: reflections on the use of anonymity in an oral archive of migrant life narratives'. Social and Cultural Geography, 8 (3):373-393 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'Overlapping territories: social and cultural geography in Ireland: country report'
Linehan, D. and Ni Laoire, C.; (2006) 'Overlapping territories: social and cultural geography in Ireland: country report'. Social & Cultural Geography, 7 (1):127-140 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)''Dare the boist'rous main': the role of the Belfast News Letter in the process of emigration from Ulster to North America, 1760-1800'
Royle, S. and Ni Laoire, C.; (2006) ''Dare the boist'rous main': the role of the Belfast News Letter in the process of emigration from Ulster to North America, 1760-1800'. The Canadian Geographer, 50 (1):56-73 [Details]
(2005)'‘You’re not a man at all!’: Masculinity, responsibility, and staying on the land in contemporary Ireland'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2005) '‘You’re not a man at all!’: Masculinity, responsibility, and staying on the land in contemporary Ireland'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 14 (2):94-114 [Details]
(2005)'Representing multiple Irish heritage(s): a case study of the Ulster-American Folk Park'
Kelly, C. and Ni Laoire, C.; (2005) 'Representing multiple Irish heritage(s): a case study of the Ulster-American Folk Park'. Irish Geography, 38 (1):72-83 [Details]
(2003)'Editorial introduction: Locating geographies of diaspora'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2003) 'Editorial introduction: Locating geographies of diaspora'. International Journal of Population Geography, 9 (4):275-280 [Details]
(2003)''Contracted out': some implications of the casualisation of academic labour in Geography'
Ni Laoire, C. and Shelton, N.; (2003) ''Contracted out': some implications of the casualisation of academic labour in Geography'. Area, 35 (1):92-100 [Details]
(2002)'Discourses of nation among migrants from Northern Ireland: Irishness, Britishness and the spaces in-between'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2002) 'Discourses of nation among migrants from Northern Ireland: Irishness, Britishness and the spaces in-between'. Scottish Geographical Journal, 118 (3):183-200 [Details]
(2002)'Young farmers, masculinities and change in rural Ireland'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2002) 'Young farmers, masculinities and change in rural Ireland'. Irish Geography, 35 (1):16-27 [Details]
(2002)'Editorial: Engendering the human geographies of Ireland'
Ni Laoire, C. and Linehan, D.; (2002) 'Editorial: Engendering the human geographies of Ireland'. Irish Geography, 35 (1):1-5 [Details]
(2001)'A Matter of Life and Death? Men, Masculinities and Staying ‘Behind’ in Rural Ireland'
Ni Laoire, C. (2001) 'A Matter of Life and Death? Men, Masculinities and Staying ‘Behind’ in Rural Ireland'. Sociologia Ruralis, 41 (2):220-236 [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Working at the coalface: contract staff, academic initiation and the RAE'
Shelton, N., Ni Laoire, C., Fielding, S., Harvey, D., Pelling, M., Duke-Williams, O.; (2001) 'Working at the coalface: contract staff, academic initiation and the RAE'. Area, 33 (4):434-439 [Details]
(2000)'Conceptualising Irish rural youth migration: a biographical approach'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2000) 'Conceptualising Irish rural youth migration: a biographical approach'. International Journal of Population Geography, 6 (*):229-243 [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2011)Children’s Roles in Transnational Migration, Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(8).
White, A., Ni Laoire, C., Tyrrell, N. and Carpena-Mendez, F. (2011) Children’s Roles in Transnational Migration, Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(8). Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2010)Children and migration – mobilities, homes and belongings; Special Issue of Childhood: journal of global childhood research 17(2).
Ni Laoire, C., Carpena-Mendez, F., Tyrrell, N. and White, A. (2010) Children and migration – mobilities, homes and belongings; Special Issue of Childhood: journal of global childhood research 17(2). Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2002)Engendering the human geographies of Ireland; thematic section of Irish Geography 35(1).
Ni Laoire, C. and Linehan, D. (2002) Engendering the human geographies of Ireland; thematic section of Irish Geography 35(1). Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2003)Geographies of Diaspora; Special Issue of Interntional Journal of Population Geography 9(4).
Ni Laoire, C. (2003) Geographies of Diaspora; Special Issue of Interntional Journal of Population Geography 9(4). Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Migrant children, global consumer culture and multiple belongings: children's experiences of migrating to Ireland'
White, A., Tyrrell, N., Carpena-Mendez, F., Ni Laoire, C. (2017) 'Migrant children, global consumer culture and multiple belongings: children's experiences of migrating to Ireland' In: Ni Laoire, C., White, A. and Skelton, T (eds). Movement, Mobilities and Journeys (Geographies of Children and Young People 6). Singapore: Springer Major Reference Work. [Details]
(2016)'Introduction to Movement, Mobilities, and Journeys in Geographies of Children and Young People'
White, A. and Ni Laoire, C. (2016) 'Introduction to Movement, Mobilities, and Journeys in Geographies of Children and Young People' In: Ni Laoire, C., White, A., Skelton, T (eds). Geographies of Children and Young People Vol. 6: Movement, Mobilities and Journeys. Signapore: Springer. [Details]
(2016)'Migration and the Life-Course in Rural Settings'
Ni Laoire, C. and Stockdale, A. (2016) 'Migration and the Life-Course in Rural Settings' In: Shucksmith, M. and Brown, D. L (eds). Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2014)'Children, Cousins and Clans: the role of extended family and kinship in the lives of children in returning Irish migrant families'
Ni Laoire, C. (2014) 'Children, Cousins and Clans: the role of extended family and kinship in the lives of children in returning Irish migrant families' In: Linda Connolly (eds). The 'Irish' Family. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013)'Return migration and narratives of innocent Irish childhoods'
Ni Laoire, C. (2013) 'Return migration and narratives of innocent Irish childhoods' In: R. Reynolds, C. Coe, D. Boehm, J. Dreby, H. Rae-Espinoza, J. Meredith Hess (eds). Emerging Perspectives on Children in Migratory Circumstances. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University Department of Culture and Communications.   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)''Girls just like to be friends with people': gendered experiences of migration among children in returning Irish migrant families'
Ni Laoire, C (2013) ''Girls just like to be friends with people': gendered experiences of migration among children in returning Irish migrant families' In: Diverse Spaces of Childhood and Youth: gender and sociocultural differences. London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2013)'Children’s words, children’s worlds: exploring the experiences of migrant children in Ireland'
White, A., Carpena-Mendez, F., Ni Laoire, C., Tyrrell, N. (2013) 'Children’s words, children’s worlds: exploring the experiences of migrant children in Ireland' In: Ireland in a Global World: Migrations. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Children of the diaspora: coming home to 'my own country'?'
Ni Laoire, C., Carpena-Mendez, F., Tyrrell, N., White, A. (2011) 'Children of the diaspora: coming home to 'my own country'?' In: Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits of mobility, identity and belonging in contemporary Europe. Farnham, Uk: Ashgate. [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Return migrants and boundaries of belonging'
Ni Laoire, C; (2011) 'Return migrants and boundaries of belonging' In: Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation: Ireland in Europe and the world. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(2006)'Rooted and routed masculinities among the rural youth of North Cork and Upper Swaledale'
Ni Laoire, C., Fielding, S.; (2006) 'Rooted and routed masculinities among the rural youth of North Cork and Upper Swaledale' In: Country Boys: Masculinity and Rural Life. [Details]
(2004)'Winners and losers? Rural restructuring, economic status and masculine identities among young farmers in south-west Ireland'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2004) 'Winners and losers? Rural restructuring, economic status and masculine identities among young farmers in south-west Ireland' In: Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies. [Details]
(2000)'Life histories and the study of rural youth migration'
Ni Laoire, C.; (2000) 'Life histories and the study of rural youth migration' In: Ethnography and Rural Research. [Details]
(1999)'Gender issues in Irish rural outmigration'
Ni Laoire, C.; (1999) 'Gender issues in Irish rural outmigration' In: Migration and Gender in the Developed World. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2005)'Narratives of migration and return: reflections on the process of developing an all-island oral archive'
Coakley, L. and Ni Laoire, C.; (2005) 'Narratives of migration and return: reflections on the process of developing an all-island oral archive' Chimera: UCC Geographical Journal, 20 :*-*. [Details]
(2003)''Do not send my dear babies here to starve': St. John's Island in 1772'
Royle, S. and Ni Laoire, C.; (2003) ''Do not send my dear babies here to starve': St. John's Island in 1772' The Island Magazine, 53 :12-15. [Details]
(2002)'DesBrisay's settlers'
Royle, S. and Ni Laoire, C.; (2002) 'DesBrisay's settlers' The Island Magazine, 51 :19-23. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2011)Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland.
Bantry White, E., Ni Laoire, C., Wills, T., O'Connor, E., Cusack, S. & Huan, Y.; (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland. Centre for Ageing Research and Developments in Ireland, Belfast. [Details]
(2012)Through glass ceiling: Career progression programme and strategy for female academics and researchers.
O'Grada, A., Ni Laoire, C., Linehan, C. Connolly, L., & Boylan, G. (2012) Through glass ceiling: Career progression programme and strategy for female academics and researchers. ISS21, Cork. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2007)Rural racism.
Laoire, CN (2007) Rural racism. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2003)Life after Farming: the experiences, needs and resources of farmers in early retirement in Limerick.
Ni Laoire, C. and Doody, M.; (2003) Life after Farming: the experiences, needs and resources of farmers in early retirement in Limerick. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2009)Tell me about yourself: migrant children's experiences of moving to and living in Ireland.
Ni Laoire, C., Bushin, N., Carpena-Mendez., F., White, A.; (2009) Tell me about yourself: migrant children's experiences of moving to and living in Ireland. University College Cork: Unpublished Reports [Full Text] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017UCC Research Team of the Year University College Cork
2011UCC Staff Recognition Award for Leadership President's Office, University College Cork
2005Marie Curie Excellence Grant EU Framework 6 Marie Curie Programme
2001National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, NUI Maynooth National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NUI Maynooth)
2002Newbigin Prize of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for best paper published in Scottish Geographical Journal in 2002 Royal Scottish Geographical Society
1993University of Liverpool PhD Studentship University of Liverpool

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)2nd International Conference of Geographies of Migrations and Mobilities,
Ni Laoire, C. (2018) Navigating mobility, immobility and uncertainty: narratives of transnational mobility among young people from return-migrant backgrounds. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Conference of Geographies of Migrations and Mobilities, Plymouth University , 12-JUL-18 - 13-JUL-18. [Details]
(2017)Fifth International Conference of Geographies of Children, Youth and Families,
Ni Laoire, C. (2017) Coping with crisis: the role of transnational mobilities in the lives of young people in return-migrant families. [Oral Presentation], Fifth International Conference of Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, University of Loughborough , 25-SEP-17 - 27-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Annual Conference of Irish Geographers,
Ni Laoire, C. (2017) Young people, return mobilities and spaces of austerity: the reproduction of intergenerational transnational families. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork , 06-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016)GENOVATE International Conference Towards 2020: Learning From GENOVATE’s Implementation of Organisational Change for Gender Equality in Research & Innovation,
Ni Laoire, C., Field, S.M., Maxwell, N. (2016) Reflections on experiences of promoting a gender equality action plan at UCC. [Oral Presentation], GENOVATE International Conference Towards 2020: Learning From GENOVATE’s Implementation of Organisational Change for Gender Equality in Research & Innovation, Brussels , 02-NOV-16 - 03-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Geary Institute Seminar Series,
Ni Laoire, C. (2016) Home-to-work? A critical analysis of socio-political discourses of return migration in contemporary Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Geary Institute Seminar Series, University College Dublin , 08-MAR-16 - 08-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference,
Ni Laoire, C. with GENOVATE consortium (2016) Implementing actions for gender equality in academic and research careers: a contextualised approach. [Oral Presentation], Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference, University of Bradford , 01-JUN-16 - 01-JUN-16. [Details]
(2014)Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration,
Ralph, D. and Ni Laoire, C. (2014) Re-visiting return migration – exploring post-crisis settlement and mobility experiences among Ireland’s Celtic Tiger return migrants. [Oral Presentation], Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)Uncertain Journeys ESRC Symposium: Theorising Migration: Perspectives from research with unaccompanied and separated children seeking asylum,
Ni Laoire, C. (2014) Migrant children as social actors: reflections from research with children in return-migrant families. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Uncertain Journeys ESRC Symposium: Theorising Migration: Perspectives from research with unaccompanied and separated children seeking asylum, Royal Holloway University of London , 26-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)University of Bangor Athena Swan Seminar,
Ni Laoire, C., O'Grada, A. et al (2014) Promoting Gender Equality in Academic Research: Empowerment, structural change and sustainability. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Bangor Athena Swan Seminar, University of Bangor , 28-MAR-14 - 28-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)Annual Conference of Irish Geographers,
Ni Laoire, C. (2013) Migration, Family and Belonging: the role of extended family in children’s experiences of return migration. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2013)CYRI Seminar Series,
Ni Laoire, C. (2013) Young People, Identities and Citizenship in Contemporary Ireland: reflections on multi-method research with young migrants. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], CYRI Seminar Series, Children and Youth Research Institute, Anglia University . [Details]
(2013)Global Childhoods Seminar,
Ni Laoire, C., White, A., Tyrrell, N. and Carpena-Mendez, F. (2013) Fitting in? Dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in migrant children’s friendships and peer relations. [Oral Presentation], Global Childhoods Seminar, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)Transnational Families: Multi-Sited, Mixed-Method and Comparative Research Approaches,
Ni Laoire, C., Grassi, M. and Poeze, M. (2013) Family friendly? European Immigration Regimes in Comparative Context. [Oral Presentation], Transnational Families: Multi-Sited, Mixed-Method and Comparative Research Approaches, Maastricht University , 27-MAR-13 - 29-MAR-13. [Details]
(2012)ESRC Research Methods Festival,
Ni Laoire, C. (2012) Making space for ambiguity: the value of multiple and participatory methods in research with young migrants. [Invited Oral Presentation], ESRC Research Methods Festival, University of Oxford , 05-JUL-12 - 05-JUL-12. [Details]
(2011)SANPAD Thematic International Conference on Xenophobia, Migration and Conflict,
Ni Laoire, C.; (2011) Challenging host-newcomer dualisms: migration, return and ethno-national discourses of belonging and not-belonging in the Irish context. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], SANPAD Thematic International Conference on Xenophobia, Migration and Conflict, The Hague , 10-MAY-11 - 12-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)ESRC Seminar: Diasporic and Transnational Youth Identities,
Ni Laoire, C; (2011) Young migrants, diaspora and belonging: articulating multiple identities. [Invited Oral Presentation], ESRC Seminar: Diasporic and Transnational Youth Identities, South Bank University, London , 08-APR-11 - 08-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Norface Transnational Migration Conference,
White, A. and Ni Laoire, C. (2011) Paradoxes of belonging: citizenship regimes and the socio-spatial worlds of African/Irish and returning-Irish migrant children in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Norface Transnational Migration Conference, London , 11-APR-11 - 05-APR-11. [Details]
(2009)Second International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families,
Ni Laoire, C. (2009) Girls just like to be friends with people: gendered experiences of migration among children in returning Irish families. [Oral Presentation], Second International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, Barcelona , 20-JUL-09 - 20-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)Re-making Migration Theory,
White, A., Ni Laoire, C., Tyrrell, N., Carpena-Mendez, F. (2009) Children and migration: challenging the adult-centrism of migration studies. [Oral Presentation], Re-making Migration Theory, Brighton , 05-MAY-09 - 05-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008)Transnational Families, Children and the Migration-Development Nexus Workshop,
Ni Laoire, C.; (2008) Workshop. [Invited Oral Presentation], Transnational Families, Children and the Migration-Development Nexus Workshop, University of Amsterdam , 08-DEC-08 - 10-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008)Children and Migration: mobilities, homes and belongings,
Ni Laoire, C., Bushin, N., White, A., Carpena-Mendez, F.; (2008) International conference on children and migration. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Children and Migration: mobilities, homes and belongings, University College Cork , 09-APR-08 - 11-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Who is Afraid of Mobility? Cultural consequences of migration and mobility,
Ni Laoire, C.; (2008) EUNIC/Europalia Conference. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Who is Afraid of Mobility? Cultural consequences of migration and mobility, Brussels , 23-JAN-08 - 23-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Conference of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers,
Ni Laoire, C.; (2007) Conference of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers, USA. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers, Boston , 07-APR-07 - 08-APR-06. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Athena SWAN Steering Group, UCC Athena SWAN/
ISS21 Board Deputy Director/
ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster Cluster Convenor/
Centres and Institutes Committee Governance Subgroup Committee member/
HR Strategy for Researchers Group Ordinary member/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1997University of Liverpool PhDGeography
1992University College Cork Master of ArtsEuropean Studies
1989University College Cork BAEuropean Studies
2001Edge Hill College Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
Castillano FluentFunctionalFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description

Member of Board of Vincentian Refugee Centre, Dublin, 2001-03

Member of Board of Nasc, Irish Immigrant Support Centre, Cork, 2006-08

UCC academic representative on Athena SWAN National Committee, 2014 to present

UCC/Community representative on Board of Management of Glasheen Girls National School, 2012 to 2016

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Population Space And Place Referee-
Journal Of Rural Studies Referee-
Childrens Geographies Referee-
Area Referee-
Geoforum Referee-
Geojournal Referee-
Social And Cultural Geography Referee-
Irish Geography Referee-
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee-
Rural Sociology Referee-
Childhood: Global Journal Of Child Research Referee-
Youth Studies Ireland Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

External reviewer for : European Science Foundation, Palgrave Macmillan, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, National University of Ireland

External PhD Examiner at University of Limerick, Swansea University, Trinity College Dublin and Charles Sturt University

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching activities lie in the areas of social research and migration studies, in particular qualitative research methods, such as narrative analysis and child-centred research. I teach full modules on social research on the MSocSc Social Policy (SS6314) and the Bachelor of Social Work (SS2217), and also contribute to the DSocSc, the MSW, the PhD Social Work, and the BSocSc. I am currently Director of the DSocSc and am a member of the course team of the PhD in Social Work. I was a co-founder of the MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies. I supervise undergraduate dissertations on the BSocSc and postgraduate dissertations on the MSocSc Social Policy and other Masters programmes.
Current PhD/DSoc/MPhil students:

Susan Mackey

Agnes Phelan
Yasmin Kutub
Eileen Williamson
John Hastings
Barbara Alam 
Completed:
Dr Robert Bolton, 'It feels like you're in Funderland: an ethnographic study of the performance of masculinities in youth cafes' (Co-supervisor Liz Kiely); conferred 2018
Dr. Susan McDonnell, 'States of Play: Irish childhoods, race and belonging' (Co-supervisor Linda Connolly); conferred 2015
Dr. Fiona Kelleher, 'Growing up in the revanchist city: place, teenagers and urban identities' (Co-supervisor Denis Linehan); conferred 2014
 



Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Hastings John Doctoral Degree
Alam Barbara Theresa Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Social Research SS2217Social Research
2020Social research: Methodology and Ethics SS6314Social research: Methodology and Ethics
2020Colloquium in Social Work Research Design and Dissemination I SS7703Colloquium in Social Work Research Design and Dissemination I

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School of Applied Social Studies

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