Research Profile

Gill Harold

Biography

Gill Harold is a lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies. Her research and teaching interests lie broadly in the area of disability social policy. With a background as a social geographer, her research interests centre on social identity and difference, related to questions of active citizenship, rights to the city, urban encounter, community and civic belonging. These interests have been mobilised in Gill’s research and publications to date, exploring Deaf experiences and the everyday social construction of place. Gill completed her PhD in the Department of Geography and School of Applied Social Studies in 2012 at UCC and her thesis was entitled 'Deafness, Difference and the City: Geographies of urban difference and the right to the Deaf city'. Between 2013-2015, Gill held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on a project entitled 'Exploring the Experiences of Deaf Victims in the Spaces and Processes of the Irish Criminal Justice System ', which she completed in the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law in UCC. Within the School of Applied Social Studies, Gill has a designated responsibility for student support.






Research Interests

Gill's primary research interests lie in the area of social geography, focusing on the concepts of social identity and difference as they relate to questions of active citizenship, senses of place, community and civic belonging. In her work to date, these interests have been mobilised by discourse on the sensory construction of place, Deafness, disability and relationships between bodies and spaces.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'DeafSpace and the principles of universal design'
Edwards, C. Harold, G. (2014) 'DeafSpace and the principles of universal design'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36 (16):1350-1359   [Details]
(2013)'Reconsidering Sound and the City: asserting the right to the Deaf-friendly city'
Harold, G. (2013) 'Reconsidering Sound and the City: asserting the right to the Deaf-friendly city'. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31 (5):846-862 [Details]
(2013)'Victims of Crime with Disabilities in Ireland: Invisible Citizens within an Adversarial Paradigm of Justice'
Kilcommins, S. Edwards, C. Harold, G. (2013) 'Victims of Crime with Disabilities in Ireland: Invisible Citizens within an Adversarial Paradigm of Justice'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 23 (2):45-55 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2007)'Re-Imagining d/Deafness - Crossing a cultural divide?'
Harold, G. (2007) 'Re-Imagining d/Deafness - Crossing a cultural divide?' Chimera, 22 :91-103. [Details]
(2006)'Cities Without Sound: Performing Deaf Identities in the Hearing City'
Harold, G. (2006) 'Cities Without Sound: Performing Deaf Identities in the Hearing City' Chimera, 21 :53-58. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)In at the Deep End: Learning to Teach in Higher Education Postgraduate Symposium
Harold, G. (2010) Negotiating Uncertainty: Teaching new topics and the impact on student learning . In: Cronin, J. Higgs, B. McCarthy, M. McKeon, J eds. In at the Deep End: Learning to Teach in Higher Education Postgraduate Symposium , pp.14-17 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2012)Access to Justice for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime in Ireland.
Edwards, C., Harold, G., Kilcommins, S. (2012) Access to Justice for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime in Ireland. National Disability Authority, Dublin.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)President's Ethics Initiative,
Harold, G. (2014) Intersections of Deafness and the Criminal Justice System: Considerations of Ethical Significance. [Oral Presentation], President's Ethics Initiative, University of Limerick , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Transdisciplinary Thinkery on The Body,
Harold, G. (2014) Deafness and the Normalcy of Hearing. [Oral Presentation], Transdisciplinary Thinkery on The Body, University College Cork , 15-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Deaf Education Centre Seminar Series,
Harold, G. (2014) Deaf Perspectives on Sound and the City. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Deaf Education Centre Seminar Series, Centre for Deaf Education , 15-JAN-14 - 15-JAN-14. [Details]
(2013)Understanding Universal Design,
Edwards, C. Harold, G. (2013) DeafSpace and the Principles of Universal Design. [Oral Presentation], Understanding Universal Design, Department of Geography, King's College London , 19-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)International Workshop on Deaf Geographies,
Harold, G. (2013) Interrogating phonocentrism in the 'hearing' city: exploring Deaf experiences. [Oral Presentation], International Workshop on Deaf Geographies, Bader International Study Centre, Queen's University Canada, Herstmonceux Castle , 12-JUL-13 - 14-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media Conference,
Harold, G. (2013) Interrogating phonocentrism in the 'hearing' city: exploring Deaf experiences. [Oral Presentation], Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media Conference, University of Leeds , 14-JUN-13 - 15-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012)National Disability Authority Seminar,
Edwards, C. Harold, G. Kilcommins, S. (2012) Access to Justice for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], National Disability Authority Seminar, National Disability Authority, Dublin , 22-OCT-12 - 22-OCT-12. [Details]
(2009)Centre for Deaf Studies Public Lecture Series,
Harold, G. (2009) Deconstructing the 'hearing' city: Reconfiguring the geographies of access and Deaf identity. [Oral Presentation], Centre for Deaf Studies Public Lecture Series, Trinity College Dublin , 30-APR-09 - 30-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Centre for Deaf Studies Departmental Seminar Series,
Harold, G. (2009) Deaf Identities - Challenging 'hearing' constructions of the contemporary city. [Oral Presentation], Centre for Deaf Studies Departmental Seminar Series, University of Bristol , 20-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2008)Humanities Institute of Ireland Margins Forum,
Harold, G. (2008) Geographies Without Sound in the Contemporary City: Deaf Identities, Hearing Contexts. [Oral Presentation], Humanities Institute of Ireland Margins Forum, University College Dublin , 05-NOV-08 - 05-NOV-08. [Details]
(2011)Conference of Irish Geographers,
Harold, G. (2011) Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Exploring questions of sound and Deaf citizenship. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11. [Details]
(2009)Conference of Irish Geographers,
Harold, G. (2009) Deaf Identities, Hearing Contexts: Uncovering the 'silent' geogaphies of the city. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork , 14-MAY-09 - 16-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008)Postgraduate Conference of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences,
Harold, G. (2008) Exploring Cities Without Sound: the geographies of contemporary Deaf identity. [Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Conference of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork , 08-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)Conference of Irish Geographers,
Harold, G. (2008) Cities Without Sound: geographies of contemporary Deaf identity. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, University of Liverpool , 09-MAY-08 - 10-MAY-08. [Details]
(2011)Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference,
Harold, G. (2011) Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Exploring questions of sound and Deaf citizenship. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, London , 31-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010)Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Harold, G. (2010) Deaf Citizenship and the Right to the City. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C , 14-APR-10 - 18-APR-10. [Details]
(2009)Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Harold, G. (2009) Cities Without Sound: Deaf Narratives, Hearing Contexts. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada , 22-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09. [Details]
(2008)Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference,
Harold, G. (2008) Geographies Without Sound: contemporary Deaf identities in the city. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, London , 27-AUG-08 - 29-AUG-08. [Details]
(2013)Youth Sexualities Conference,
Kiely, L. Harold, G. (2013) Parents' Constructions of Children's and Young People's Sexualities: An Analysis of Findings from an Irish Study of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children. [Oral Presentation], Youth Sexualities Conference, University of Durham , 18-OCT-13 - 18-OCT-13. [Details]

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