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Connor O'Donoghue

Thesis Title: 'Masculinity, Authenticity and Moral Orientations: A Taylorean Exploration of the Narrated Masculine Identities of Young Irish Male Undergraduates'

Supervisor: Dr Aidan Seery

Connor O'Donoghue


Connor has a degree in law from UCC, a teaching diploma from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Education from Trinity College, where he is currently completing a PhD. He has been a teacher of English as a Foreign Language since 2003. He has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer for over ten years in Poland, Slovenia, France, Russia, the UK, Ireland and online.

Research interests:

Core interests: Masculinities and gender studies generally, identity, narrative methodology and issues in qualitative research.
Other interests: higher education, sociology of education, language education.


Designed and delivered the elective module on the Professional Diploma in Education on “Gender and Identity in the Classroom”

Guest lecturer on the Masters in Guidance and Counselling on “Identity”

Conference participation:

  • 'Sources of the Sex: Towards a Taylorean Theory of Masculinity' at the TCD School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, June 2012
  • 'A Wilderness of Boys: Narrated Identities in a Male Undergraduate Residence' at the Sibéal Irish Feminist and Gender Studies Conference, University College Cork, November 2012
  • 'Boys in College: Narrated Undergraduate Lives' at the Educational Studies of Ireland Association Conference, Limerick, March 2013
  • 'Using Facebook as a Tool in Narrative Research' at the All-Ireland Doctoral Conference in Education, University College Dublin, May 201.
  • 'Friendship in the Field: Ethics and Reflexivity in Narrative Research' at the TCD School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, June 2013
  • 'Using Facebook in Auto/biographical Research on Young People' European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, September, 2013


  • 'Friending, Tagging and Timelines: Using Facebook as a data source in life histories of young people' (2013) Trinity Education Papers, Volume 2


  • School of Education postgraduate student representative 2012-2013; 2013-2014
  • Holder of School of Education Research Studentship 2011-2014
  • Member of organising committee, School of Education Postgraduate Research Conferences, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Board Member, Sibéal – The Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network, 2013
  • Founding Editor of Sibéal’s Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Blog
  • Assistant Warden, Trinity Hall 2012-2013, 2013-2014

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Last updated 14 March 2014