Research Profile

Irial Glynn

BIOGRAPHY

After excavating various archaeological sites around Ireland for a couple of years, I  worked in a variety of European cities, including Toulouse and Strasbourg. Following a stage in the European Commission, I began a doctoral programme in Florence at the European University Institute. During my studies, I was lucky enough to spend time as a visiting student at the Australian National University, under Dr James Jupp, and at the Refugee Studies Centre in the University of Oxford as a visiting fellow.

I obtained my PhD from the EUI in late 2009. Subsequently, I co-wrote an extensive funding application for the Irish Refugee Council for the establishment of a database for European asylum law, which received substantial sponsorship from the European Commission's European Refugee Fund. In 2010, I spent several months at New York University as a visiting fellow on an NYU-CRNS project entitled 'Memory and Memorialization'. Later that year, I returned home to Dublin, where I taught at University College Dublin until October 2012 before taking up my current post-doctoral research position on the Emigre project at the Department of Geography, University College Cork.
                      

Research Interests

My principal research interests are 1) migration - especially out of and into Ireland and Italy, 2) memory and 3) sports history.  

                      

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)UCD and the Sigerson.
Irial Glynn (2011) UCD and the Sigerson. Dublin: University College Dublin.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'‘History, Memory and Migration: Comparisons, Challenges and Outlooks’'
Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist (2012) '‘History, Memory and Migration: Comparisons, Challenges and Outlooks’' In: Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist (eds). History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2012)'‘The Memory and Migration Nexus: An Overview’'
Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist (2012) '‘The Memory and Migration Nexus: An Overview’' In: Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist (eds). History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2012)'‘Famine commemorations and asylum debates in Ireland conflated’'
Irial Glynn (2012) '‘Famine commemorations and asylum debates in Ireland conflated’' In: Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist (eds). History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.   [Details]
(2011)'Emigration histories and immigration realities in Ireland and Italy'
Irial Glynn (2011) 'Emigration histories and immigration realities in Ireland and Italy' In: Bryan Fanning and Ronaldo Munck (eds). Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation. Ireland in Europe and the World. Hampshire: Ashgate.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2012)
Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist (Ed.). (2012) History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)''More Power, Less Sympathy. The Response of IGOs in Western Europe toUnwanted Migration during Economic Crises Compared''
Irial Glynn (2012) ''More Power, Less Sympathy. The Response of IGOs in Western Europe toUnwanted Migration during Economic Crises Compared''   [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'‘The Genesis and Development of Article 1 of the 1951 Refugee Convention’'
Irial Glynn (2012) '‘The Genesis and Development of Article 1 of the 1951 Refugee Convention’'   [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'‘Emigration in the Atlantic: Irish, Italians and Swedes compared (1800-1950)’'
Irial Glynn (2011) '‘Emigration in the Atlantic: Irish, Italians and Swedes compared (1800-1950)’'   [Details]
(2008)'‘What place has an emigration past in an immigration present? Ireland and Italy compared’'
Irial Glynn (2008) '‘What place has an emigration past in an immigration present? Ireland and Italy compared’'   [Details]
(2007)'‘‘An Untouchable in the presence of Brahmins’ Lord Wavell’s disastrous relationship with Whitehall during his time as Viceroy to India, 1943-47''
Irial Glynn (2007) '‘‘An Untouchable in the presence of Brahmins’ Lord Wavell’s disastrous relationship with Whitehall during his time as Viceroy to India, 1943-47''   [DOI] [Details]
(2006)''In Living Memory''
Irial Glynn and Lydia Cagney (2006) ''In Living Memory''   [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Mémoires des migrations et temps de l’histoire conference,
Irial Glynn (2012) ‘Can Ireland's memory of emigration inform its incorporation policies'. [Oral Presentation], Mémoires des migrations et temps de l’histoire conference, Cité d'Immigration, Paris , 21-NOV-13 - 23-NOV-13
(2012)Refugee Studies Centre Informal Seminar Series,
Irial Glynn (2012) 'Ireland: 'Forced migration' history, 'forced migration' empathy?’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Refugee Studies Centre Informal Seminar Series, University of Oxford , 31-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12
(2012)Sports History Ireland 2012 Conference,
Irial Glynn (2012) ‘Argentina’s greatest ever hurler? Éamonn Bulfin: Hurler, Footballer and Revolutionary’. [Oral Presentation], Sports History Ireland 2012 Conference, University College Cork , 15-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12
(2012)Logiques mémorielles et temporalités migratoires,
Irial Glynn & J. Olaf Kleist (2012) ‘History, Memory and Migration'. [Oral Presentation], Logiques mémorielles et temporalités migratoires, University of Paris X Nanterre , 23-MAY-12 - 24-MAY-12
(2012)Beyond the Island: Transnational Approaches to History,
Irial Glynn (2012) ‘Assessing the influence of NGOs on asylum policy in Europe’. [Oral Presentation], Beyond the Island: Transnational Approaches to History, NUI Galway , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12
(2011)UCD History Society,
Irial Glynn (2011) ‘Famine commemorations and asylum debates in the 1990s conflated’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], UCD History Society, University College Dublin , 10-OCT-11 - 10-OCT-11
(2011)Revising the Laws of War,
Irial Glynn (2011) ‘How war influenced international asylum law, 1917-1951’. [Oral Presentation], Revising the Laws of War, London School of Economics , 13-JUN-11 - 13-JUN-11
(2011)UCD History Society,
Irial Glynn (2011) ‘UCD and the Sigerson at 100’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], UCD History Society, University College Dublin , 14-FEB-11 - 14-FEB-11
(2010)Rethinking Migration in Times of Economic Crisis in Europe,
Irial Glynn (2010) ‘More power, less sympathy? The response of the international community in Europe to migration during economic crises compared’. [Oral Presentation], Rethinking Migration in Times of Economic Crisis in Europe, Haus der Kulturen der Welt/University of Bremen, Berlin , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10
(2010)The Forty Years’ Crisis: Refugees in Europe, 1919-1959,
Irial Glynn (2010) ‘The International Refugee Organisation and the 1951 Refugee Convention’. [Oral Presentation], The Forty Years’ Crisis: Refugees in Europe, 1919-1959, Birkbeck University , 13-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-10
(2010)International Congress of Historical Sciences,
Irial Glynn (2010) 'Past emigrants and present immigrants at the crossroads. Ireland and Italy compared’. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Historical Sciences, University of Amsterdam , 22-AUG-10 - 25-AUG-10
(2010)European Social Science History Conference,
Irial Glynn (2010) Forgetting their poor pasts for more prosperous futures? Referencing Ireland and Italy’s emigration pasts in their immigration presents’. [Oral Presentation], European Social Science History Conference, University of Ghent , 12-APR-10 - 15-APR-10
(2009)Centre of Migration Policy and Society Annual Conference,
Irial Glynn (2009) ‘Asylum-seeking in the 1930s and 2010s compared’. [Oral Presentation], Centre of Migration Policy and Society Annual Conference, University of Oxford , 22-SEP-09 - 23-SEP-10
(2009)« Through the Looking Glass» Exchanging Experiences of Social Science Research in France and the United Kingdom,
Irial Glynn (2009) ‘The impact of refugee NGOs and IGOs on asylum policy: An historical perspective’. [Oral Presentation], « Through the Looking Glass» Exchanging Experiences of Social Science Research in France and the United Kingdom, Maison Française d'Oxford , 22-JUN-09 - 22-JUN-09
(2009)Refugee Studies Centre lunchtime informal seminar series,
Irial Glynn (2009) ‘The 1990s in historical perspective: A golden age for asylum seeking in Europe?’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Refugee Studies Centre lunchtime informal seminar series, University of Oxford , 19-MAY-09 - 19-MAY-09
(2009)Migration Working Group, Robert Schuman Centre,
Irial Glynn (2009) ‘The influence of the EU on Irish and Italian asylum policies’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Migration Working Group, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence , 25-FEB-09 - 25-FEB-09
(2008)Racism in Italy: Past and Present,
Irial Glynn (2008) ‘The absence of Italy’s migration past from its immigration present’. [Oral Presentation], Racism in Italy: Past and Present, American University of Rome , 12-SEP-08 - 11-SEP-09
(2008)Migration,
Irial Glynn (2008) 'From out-migration to in-migration: Irish and Italian attitudes compared’. [Oral Presentation], Migration, Trinity College Dublin , 19-MAR-08 - 21-MAR-08
(2007)GRACEH,
Irial Glynn (2007) ‘The language of asylum debates since 1989: Origins and effects’. [Oral Presentation], GRACEH, Central European University, Budapest , 23-MAY-07 - 26-MAY-07

Professional Activities

Languages

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Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Past teaching

Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012: Adjunct lecturer, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin. Courses: ‘Ireland: From Emigration to Immigration (and back again?), 1945-present’ & 'Migration and Europe since 1900'.

Sept. 2012-Dec. 2012: Adjunct lecturer, Irish Studies (attached to the School of English, Drama and Film), University College Dublin. Courses: 'People, Place and Identity'.

Sept. 2010-Oct. 2012: Lecturer in Irish History, University College Dublin Adult Education Centre (Courses: ‘Modern Irish History, 1879-1923’, ‘A Hidden History of Dublin: From Monto to Little Jerusalem’ and co-teacher of 'From Plantations to Peace Process: A History of Ireland, 1534-1998’).


Sept. 2011-May 2012: Part-time lecturer for the Liberal Arts and Trinity College Dublin Access Programme (TAP) at Liberties College, City of Dublin VEC. Courses taught: ‘Migration and Ireland since the Famine' and ‘Inter-war Europe’.

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