Coordinator, European Studies & College Lecturer
History
European Studies, School of History
University College Cork
Cork

T: +353 - 021 - 490 -2446
E: k.mcgarry@ucc.ie

McGarry is currently the Co-ordinator of European Studies at UCC. European Studies is a distinctive multidisciplinary academic programme (established in 1988), anchored by School of History.

Educated in Ireland, France and Italy, McGarry has lectured in the European Studies and Politics programmes at UCC since 2004.


Research Interests

Research interests include comparative European politics, Mediterranean politics, party systems and the processes of Europeanisation and European integration since 1945.

Her primary research focus is on Euroscepticism and on the politicisation of European integration issues (especially in France, Spain, Denmark and Ireland). This relates to the doctoral research she conducted at the Department of Political & Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Bartolini) [defence pending].

Other Journals

YearPublication
(1991)'Dawn in the East'
McGarry, K.; (1991) 'Dawn in the East' Chimera, (No.6) . [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

YearPublication
(1991)Chimera, UCC Geographical Journal.
Various (1991) Chimera, UCC Geographical Journal. UCC, Cork, Ireland: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(1992)Chimera, UCC Geographical Journal.
Various (1992) Chimera, UCC Geographical Journal. UCC, Cork, Ireland: Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1999The Irish SPS Scholarship (Social & Political Sciences) for the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (four years duration) Government of Ireland
1999British Chevening Scholarship UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations
1995Scholarship for the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium Government of Ireland
1994Scholarship: Title of College Scholar University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
The Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) History Representative/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2010)Ireland and European integration: membership, influence and contribution,
Prof Dermot Keogh, Mervyn O’Driscoll, Katherine McGarry, Gabriel Doherty (2010) Conference hosted by the School of History, University College Cork and the IRCHSS-funded project ‘Ireland and European integration in a comparative context’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ireland and European integration: membership, influence and contribution, UCC . [Details]
(2001)Democratic Participation & Political Communication,
Directors: Prof. J. Blondel (RSC-EUI) & Prof. R. Sinnott (University College Dublin). (2001) Democratic Participation & Political Communication in Systems of Multi-Level Governance. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Democratic Participation & Political Communication, European University Institute, Florence, Italy . [Details]
(1998)Series of Public Lectures presented by the CACE in association with the European Commission,
McGarry, K.; (1998) EU Citizenship & the idea of a European Identity. [N/A], Series of Public Lectures presented by the CACE in association with the European Commission, UCC (video conferencing broadcast the discussion to other third level institutions in Ireland) , 01-OCT-98 - 31-OCT-98. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Visiting Student Officer, School of History Visiting Student Officer, School of History/
CACSSS College International Committee /
CACSSS Board of Studies, BA International /
Schools Liaison & Outreach Committee (ES / History) /
Teaching & Learning Committee (History) /
Equal Opportunities Working Group (History) /
European Studies Committee (ES) /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer01-SEP-04 / 01-SEP-15
European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy Research Fellow in Political & Social Sciences, PhD Candidate (SPS)01-SEP-99 / 01-OCT-04
Prof. J. Blondel (Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence, Italy) in assoc with Prof. R. Sinnott (UCD) Researcher in International Study of the 1999 Elections to the European Parliament01-MAY-00 / 01-NOV-00
University College Cork Assistant Lecturer (part-time)01-OCT-98 / 31-AUG-99
Essential French, Private Language School Language Teacher - French (part-time)01-JAN-98 / 01-JUL-98
Head of Broadcasting, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE), Cork Researcher on European Affairs01-JUL-97 / 30-NOV-97
University College Cork University Tutor, European Studies01-OCT-96 / 01-OCT-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1996University College Cork M.A. 1HEquivalent to current M.Phil - Two-Year Masters by Research (First Class Honours): 'The Nature and Evolution of the French and Spanish Party Systems (the Compatibility of Persistence and Change)'. Supervisor: Prof. J. Joseph Lee (currently Glucksman Chair of Irish History; Professor of Irish Studies, History; Director of Glucksman Ireland House, New York University); Extern: Prof. Tim Blanning (Professor of Modern European History, University of Cambridge, until his retirement in 2009).
1994University College Cork B.A. European StudiesFirst Class (Joint Honours) Degree: European Studies, French & Spanish
1993Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France CertificateEuropean Studies, Dépt. d’Études de la Société Contemporaine
1993Université de la Sorbonne, Paris IV, France CertificateFrench
1996Cork College of Commerce, Ireland CertificateVEC Course in Psychology
1991Cork School of Music CertificateCSM Musicianship Qualification in Piano & Theory of Music CVEC

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent
Italian FluentFunctionalFluent
Spanish FluentFunctionalFluent
Irish FluentFunctionalFluent
German BasicBasicBasic
English FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

February 2017: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony (School Liaison & Outreach Committee)

October 2016: Represented the School of History at Autumn Conferring ceremonies

October 2016: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

February 2016: European Studies UCC became an official sponsor and partner of Model European Union Strasbourg 2016. MEU 2016 was the 10th edition of the conference and took place in April 2016 in the European Parliament buildings in Strasbourg. One of my students from second year European Studies (Michaela Reilly) acted as Liaison Officer for Ireland and served on the MEU Strasbourg 2016 Organising Team. http://www.meu-strasbourg.org/

November 2015: Organised and Hosted Guest ES Lecture by Dr Ivan Sotkovsky, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic (18th November). Dr Sotkovsky delivered a lecture regarding demography and the challenges associated with ageing populations in the European Union.

October 2015: Represented the School of History at Autumn Conferring ceremonies.

October 2015: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

September 2015: Speaker at Applied History Symposium - 'Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates', University College Cork.

June 2015: Participated in a training workshop in the use of the Visual Identity at UCC. The workshop was offered by Audio Visual Media Services, in association with Marketing and Communications.

June 2015: Participated in the Internationalisation Conference organised by UCC’s International Office (IO) regarding Internationalisation achievements and future plans. The conference featured IO representatives from offices in New York, Delhi, Shanghai and Beijing, as well as academics and IO personnel.

May 2015: Invited to attend and officially represent European Studies at the Iveagh House Commemorative Lecture with United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday 25 May in Saint Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle. This important address was organised jointly by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Institute of International and European Affairs. The UN Secretary General’s speech was preceded by a welcome speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan, T.D. The address was followed by a reception in the Portrait Gallery of Dublin Castle.

March 2015: Politics Prize-giving Ceremony

March 2015: Participated in ‘School Outreach Talk’ regarding History and European Studies (UCC) to Crosshaven Secondary School (School Liaison & Outreach Committee).

February 2015: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony (School Liaison & Outreach Committee)

July 2015: Attended a two-panel workshop - The EU and the southern Mediterranean - co-hosted by the ISS21 Migration and Integration Cluster and Department of French, UCC.

November 2014: Contribution to organisation, advertising and presentation of EUI PhD programmes at UCC by Prof Brigid Laffan Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the EUI. McGarry was also one of three alumni to give a testimonial about her experience at the EUI to the public (3-5pm).

January 2015: Organised and Hosted Guest ES Lecture by Prof. Christophe Gillissen, University of Caen, France (14th January). Prof. Gillissen delivered a lecture regarding Ireland’s approach to EC/EU Membership.

November 2014: Represented ES at ‘EU Jobs’ (DFA – EU Division) Graduate Fair at UCC.

Key Speaker (in co-op with www.eujobs.ie): European Studies graduate, C. Kett, currently Third Secretary DFA - Global Horizons Youth Initiative. Arranged for C. Kett to speak to current ES students after her talk (on opportunities / internships in international and EU organisations) and invited her to return for a similar talk in the second semester


October 2014: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

October 2014: Launched European Studies on Twitter as part of ES Outreach strategy @es_ucc

July 2014: Re: Outreach to US - Served as the International Representative of the School of History and ES at a University Meeting with UCC/US Rep C. Provost (Study Abroad Postgraduate Recruitment Initiatives).


May 2014: Contribution to Organisation of the 2014 School of History Secondary School Essay Competition and Hosting of the related Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


March 2014: Invited to officially represent European Studies at a Meeting of the University to confer an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on J.M. Barroso, President of the European Commission (Aula Maxima, UCC).

March 2014: Politics Prize-giving Ceremony

January 2014: Connected with CARL on behalf of the School’s Teaching & Learning Committee and invited C. O’Mahony, then Chairperson of CARL, to speak to the School in this regard. Community-Academic Research Links is a UCC initiative which offers independent research support to Civil Society Organisations, e.g. community and voluntary groups, in the Munster region.

January 2014: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


October 2013: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

October 2013: Represented the School of History at M.Phil Politics Autumn Conferring ceremonies

April 2013: Invited to officially represent European Studies at a moderated public interview and reception with Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup and Minister of Finance for the Netherlands, Aula Max, UCC.

March 2013:

Organised and Hosted Danish Ambassador’s Visit to UCC, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 (12 – 4pm)

Visit by his Excellency Mr. Niels Christen Pultz, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Royal Danish Embassy and his wife Mrs. Bodil Bonde Pultz.

Ambassador Pultz delivered a lecture regarding Denmark’s 40th anniversary as a member of the European Union.


March 2013: Contribution to Organisation of the 2013 School of History Secondary School Essay Competition and Hosting of the related Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


March 2013:

Attended UCC Europa Soc Event

– on behalf of ES - to mark the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the EU (Speakers: L. Creighton TD; Prof B Laffan, UCD; N. O’Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland).


February 2013:

Attended the European Movement Ireland Dialogue on EU Citizenship Event at Cork City Hall on behalf of European Studies & networked with UCC ES Alumni in attendance (including Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, N. O’Connell).

Attended related Guest Lecture that evening on behalf of ES by E. Gilmore, TD, on EU Citizenship.


February 2013: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


December 2012: Represented ES at ‘EU Jobs’ (DFA – EU Division) event at UCC

October 2012: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

October 2012: Represented the School of History at Autumn Conferring ceremonies

September 2012: UCC Visiting Students’ Academic Walkabout – European Studies desk

August 2012: S

erved as one of four key speakers at the Pre-Departure Orientation Day for Erasmus students (McGarry's presentation was on behalf of CACSSS).


March 2012: Politics Prize-giving Ceremony

February 2012: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


February 2012: Represented ES at ‘EU Jobs’ (DFA – EU Division) event at UCC

January 2012:

Organised and Hosted Polish Ambassador’s Visit to UCC, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 (12 – 5pm)

His Excellency Mr. Marcin Nawrot, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Poland kindly accepted an invitation from the European Studies programme to visit UCC. This was the Ambassador’s first visit to UCC. Ambassador Nawrot delivered a lecture regarding Poland’s six-month Presidency of the EU from June to December 2011.


January 2012: Represented European Studies at CACSSS Undergraduate Student Awards at Glucksman Gallery

(ES Student / Prize-winner – C. Hollweck)


October 2011: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

September 2011: UCC Visiting Students’ Academic Walkabout – European Studies desk

September 2011: Represented the School of History at Autumn Conferring Ceremonies

September 2011: Presented European Studies programme, discussed setting up links & attended official luncheon at UCC with representative of University Of Montreal, Dr Yves Guay (Head of International Relations). Dr Guay's own department hosts a 'Centre of Excellence for European Studies' (funded by the European Commission) and a 'German Centre for European Studies' (funded by the German government).

March 2011: Politics Prize-giving Ceremony

February 2011:

Organised and Hosted Belgian Ambassador’s Visit to UCC, Monday, 7 February 2011 (1pm – 6pm)

His Excellency Mr. Robert Devriese, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Belgium kindly accepted an invitation from the European Studies programme to visit UCC. This was the Ambassador’s second visit to UCC. Ambassador Devriese was accompanied by the Belgian Honorary Consul in Cork, Mr. Dominic Daly. The Ambassador delivered a lecture regarding ‘The rotating presidency under the Lisbon Treaty’. Belgium’s six-month Presidency of the EU took place from July to December 2010.


February 2011: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


February 2011: Represented ES at ‘EU Jobs’ (DFA – EU Division) event at UCC


November 2010:

Organised and Hosted Spanish Ambassador’s Visit to UCC, Monday, 15 November 2010 (2pm – 6pm)

Her Excellency Ms. Mercedes Rico, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Spain kindly accepted an invitation from the European Studies programme to visit UCC. This was the Ambassador’s first visit to UCC. Ambassador Rico delivered a lecture regarding Spain’s six-month Presidency of the EU from January to June 2010.


October 2010: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

September 2010: UCC Visiting Students’ Academic Walkabout – European Studies desk

May 2010:

Invited by Alliance Française de Cork to participate in its 4th European Symposium in partnership with the School of History. The Symposium celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration and focused on European youth. It was related to a wider event in France, involving 400 students from across the EU. Morning sessions included feedback between specialists/ organisers and students). In the afternoon, McGarry participated in the debate of one of the 4 roundtables - "After the Lisbon Treaty: the future of political Europe".


April 2010: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


March 2010: Politics Prize-giving Ceremony

January 2010:

Contribution to Organisation of School of History Conference: Ireland and European integration: membership, influence and contribution [As well as representing ES at the Conference, McGarry served as Discussant for the paper by

T. McCarthy, Chief Executive, IMI, ‘European Integration & Irish Economic Development’ & chaired Saturday morning Q&A session]

http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/conferences/past/fullstory-288544-en.html


October 2009: Presented European Studies programme & attended official luncheon at UCC with representatives of Peking University.

October 2009:

UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations


October 2008: UCC Open Day – European Studies desk & presentations

June 2008:

Interviewed by journalist, Philippe Regnier on behalf of Belgian daily Le Soir for a series of articles regarding the Lisbon treaty referendum (editions - 7th, 8th & 12th June).


May 2008: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of School of History Prize-giving Ceremony

(School Liaison & Outreach Committee)


Feb 2008: Contribution to Organisation and Hosting of European Studies Public Lecture on ‘The EU Reform Treaty’, with Guest Speaker, Mr. Dick Roche, then Minister of State for European Affairs.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Chimera Member of Editorial Board01-OCT-90 - 01-SEP-93

Teaching Interests

Further modules not listed below: ES6001 European Development: Different Meanings to Different Europeans (Postgraduate) ; PO3001 Politics Research Dissertation.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Lislaine De Magalhães Oliviera NUI (UCC)Fleshing Out European Union Citizenship and the Challenge of ‘Citizenship for Sale’
2013James O'Brien NUI (UCC)M.Phil.The Catch-All Party Model of Organisation: Enduring or Extinct
2009Trudy Leyden NUI (UCC)M.A.Pragmatism in Nationalism: the Success of the Front National and the Lega Nord

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Introduction to Europe and the European Union ES1002Introduction to Europe and the European Union
2018Model European Union ES2033Model European Union
2018Methodologies, Data Analysis & Research ES2031Methodologies, Data Analysis & Research
2018EU: Political & Institutional Development ES2029EU: Political & Institutional Development
2018Comparative European Politics I ES2027Comparative European Politics I
2018The Nature and Political Evolution of the EC/EU ES1003The Nature and Political Evolution of the EC/EU
2018Mediterranean Politics ES2032Mediterranean Politics
2018Research Dissertation ES4022Research Dissertation