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Camilla Devitt

Camilla Devitt

Camilla Devitt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Migration and Employment Research Centre. She obtained her PhD in political and social sciences from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence in 2010. She teaches political sociology, economic sociology, race, ethnicity and identity and European societies at TCD. Her main research interests are immigration, welfare states and labour markets in Western Europe. She is a Principal Investigator in the Norface funded 'The Paradox of Health State Futures' project (April 2015-March 2018).

Contact: devittca@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Devitt, C. (2015) Mothers or Migrants? Labour Supply Policies in Ireland 1997-2007, Social Politics, doi:10.1093/sp/jxv04
  • Devitt, C. (2014) Government Responses to Foreign Worker Demand During Economic Crises The Cases of Britain and France 2008-2013, Comparative Migration Studies 2(4): 445 – 467
  • Devitt, C. (2013) ‘Circular economic migration between Italy and Morocco’ in Triandafyllidou, Anna ed, Circular Migration Between Europe and its Neighbourhood: Choice or Necessity? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Devitt, C. (2012) ‘The Rosarno Revolt: towards political mobilization for immigrants?' in Gualmini, Elisabetta and Eleonora Pasotti eds, Italian Politics Volume 26. New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Devitt, C. (2011) ‘Varieties of Capitalism, Variation in Labour Migration’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37(4): 579-596.
  • Devitt, C. (2010) ‘The migrant worker factor in labour market policy reform’, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 16(3): 259-275.

Daniel Faas

Daniel Faas

Daniel Faas is Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Sociology and Member of the University Council at Trinity College Dublin. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (PhD, MPhil), the University of Stuttgart (MA) and Trinity College Dublin (MA jo). His research interests are in the sociology of migration with specific emphasis on the intersection of migration and education. His work focuses on youth identities in relation to immigrant integration, national identity, multiculturalism and social cohesion in Europe, diversity management in educational sites and work places, curriculum design and development, as well as comparative case study methodologies. He has published widely on these topics in high-impact peer-reviewed international journals, as well as a sole-authored monograph. In 2015, Professor Faas was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin in recognition of his scholarship and research achievements and his contribution to College and to the School.

Contact: daniel.faas@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Faas, D., Darmody, M. & Sokolowska, B. (2015) Religious diversity in primary schools: Reflections from the Republic of Ireland, British Journal of Religious Education, DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2015.1025700
  • Fine-Davis, M. & Faas, D. (2014) ‘Equality and diversity issues in the classroom: A comparative study in six European countries’, Social Indicators Research 119(3): 1319-1334.
  • Faas, D., Hajisoteriou, C. & Angelides, P. (2014) ‘Intercultural education in Europe: Policies, practices and trends’, British Educational Research Journal 40(2): 300-318.
  • Faas, D. & Ross, W. (2012) ‘Identity, Diversity and Citizenship: A critical analysis of textbooks and curricula in Irish schools’, International Sociology 27(4): 574-91.
  • Faas, D.  (2011) ‘The Nation, Europe and Migration: A comparison of geography, history and citizenship education curricula in Greece, Germany and England’, Journal of Curriculum Studies 43(4): 471-92.
  • Faas, D. (2009) ‘Reconsidering Identity: the ethnic and political dimensions of hybridity among majority and Turkish youth in Germany and England’, British Journal of Sociology 60(2): 299-320.

Elaine Moriarty

Elaine Moriarty

Elaine Moriarty is Assistant Professor in Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, School of Social Science and Philosophy. Elaine's teaching and research interests include mobility and migration, employment and labour markets, qualitative research methods, and race and ethnicity. Elaine was associate investigator on the ‘Careers, Conjunctures and Consequences - the implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration’ research project (2012-2013), a follow up to the ‘Migrant Careers and Aspirations’ project, a three year study of Polish migrants in the Irish labour market (2007-2010). Her particular focus currently is the portability of social protections in Europe.

Contact: elaine.moriarty@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Krings, T., Moriarty E., Wickham, J., Bobek, A. and Salamonska, J. (2013) New Mobilities in Europe: Polish migration to Ireland post 2004. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Wickham, J., Bobek, A., Daly, S., Krings, T., Moriarty, E. and Salamonska, J. (2013) ‘Learning from Poland? What Recent Mass Immigration to Ireland Tells Us about Contemporary Irish Migration’ in Louis Brennan (Ed), Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Palgrave Macmillan, p146 – 155.
  • Moriarty, E., Wickham, J., Krings, T., Salamonska, J. and Bobek, A. (2012) 'Taking on almost everyone?' Migrant and Employer Recruitment Strategies in a Booming Labour Market, International Journal of Human Resource Management 23(9): 1871 – 1887.
  • Krings, T., Bobek, A., Moriarty, E., Salamonska., J. and Wickham, J. (2012) Labour Market, International Journal of Human Resource Management 23(9): 1871 – 1887.
  • Krings, T., Bobek, A., Moriarty, E., Salamonska, J. and Wickham, J. (2012) 'Polish Migration to Ireland: ‘Free Movers’ in the New European Mobility Space’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(1): 87 – 103.

Peter Mühlau

Peter Mühlau

Peter Mühlau is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology. His research and teaching interest are in the fields of the sociology of work and employment, the sociology of migration, social stratification and quantitative research methods. His current work focuses on the economic and socio-cultural integration of immigrants, gender inequality in work and employment, socio-economic and socio-cultural change in Ireland and Europe. He was leader of the Irish team in the European collaborative project 'Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes among New Immigrants in Europe' (SCIP).

Contact: muhlaup@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Muhlau, P. (2014) Middle Class Squeeze? Social Class and Perceived Financial Hardship in Ireland, 2002-2012, The Economic and Social Review 45 (4): 485 - 509.
  • Röder A. and Mühlau, P. (2014) 'Are they acculturating? Europe's immigrants and gender egalitarianism', Social Forces 92(3): 899-928.
  • Mühlau, P. (2012) ‘Employment and earnings mobility of Polish migrants in Ireland in the recession’, Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis (Studia Sociologica IV, Special Issue 'Migration, Identity, Ethnicity), 118: 81 – 94
  • Mühlau, P. (2011) Gender Inequality and Job Quality in Europe, Management Revue. The international review of management studies. Special Issue 'New Perspectives on the Quality of Working Life' 22(2): 114 - 131

David Ralph

David Ralph

David Ralph is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin. He obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. He teaches courses on migration, families, research methods, and economic and social analysis. His main research interests are in migration, migrant families, and discrimination migrants face in relation to accessing labour markets.

Contact: ralphda@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Ralph, D. (2015) Work, Family and Commuting in Europe: The Lives of Euro-commuters, London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Ralph. D. (2015) ‘'Always on the Move, but Going Nowhere Fast': Motivations for 'Euro-commuting' between the Republic of Ireland and Other EU States’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(2): 176 – 195.
  • Ralph, D. (2014) ‘'Equally at home on Beacon Hill and Hill 16'? Transnational identities among Irish-born return migrants from the United States’, Global Networks, 14(4): 477 – 494 2014.
  • Ralph, D. (2012) ‘Managing sameness and difference: the politics of belonging among Irish-born return migrants from the United States’, Social & Cultural Geography , 13(5): 445 – 460 2012.
  • Ralph, D. and L. A. Staeheli (2011) ‘Home and Migration: Mobilities, Belongings and Identities’, Geography Compass, 5(7): 517 - 530 2011.

Simone Schneider

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Simone Schneider is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Norface funded research group ‘The Paradox of Health State Futures’ (April 2015-March 2018). Simone recently received her PhD from Humboldt University Berlin (2014). She has been a member of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, and a member of the European graduate program European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies. Prior to undertaking her PhD studies Simone received her BA and MA in Social Sciences from Humboldt University Berlin. Simone has recently conducted research for the Department of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, and held a doctoral position in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center ‘From Heterogeneities to Inequalities’ (SFB 882) at Bielefeld University. She also worked for the German team of the ‘International Social Justice Project’ (ISJP) at Humboldt University Berlin. Her main areas of interest are inequality and health research, justice attitudes, and quantitative methodologies.

Contact: sschneid@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Schneider, S. (forthcoming), ‘Income Inequality and Subjective Wellbeing: Trends, Challenges, and Research Directions’, Journal of Happiness Studies.
  • Schneider, S. and Castillo, C. (2015) ‘Poverty Attributions and the Perceived Justice of Income Inequality: A Comparison of East and West Germany’, Social Psychological Quarterly 78(3): 263–282.
  • Liebig, S., May, M., Sauer, C., Schneider, S. and Valet, P. (2015) ‘How Much Inequality of Earnings Do People Perceive as Just? The Effect of Interviewer Presence and Monetary Incentives on Inequality Preferences’, Methods, Data, Analyses, 9(1): 57-86.
  • Schneider, S. (2014) ‘Income Inequality and Life Satisfaction. An Investigation of its Cognitive Mechanisms in Germany.’ Dissertation. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Berlin.
  • Schneider, S. and Schupp, J. (2014) ‘Individual Differences in Social Comparison and its Consequences for Life Satisfaction. Introducing a Short Scale of the Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Measure’, Social Indicators Research, 115: 767-789.
  • Schneider, S. (2012) ‘Income Inequality and its Consequences for Life Satisfaction: What Role do Social Cognitions Play?’ Social Indicators Research, 106(3): 419-438.

Mark Ward

Mark Ward

Mark Ward is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. He obtained his PhD from Trinity College in 2014. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, Mark conducted research for a range of organisations including the Health Research Board, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Focus Ireland, and the Tobacco Free Research Institute. His main areas of research interest are children's research, socio-economic inequalities, and the application of quantitative methodologies in the social sciences. His current work focuses on labour market participation and use of childcare among migrant mothers and their children's progression to primary education.

Contact: wardm2@tcd.ie

Selected publications

  • Röder, A., Ward, M., Frese, C. and Sánchez, E. (2014) New Irish Families:  A Profile of Second Generation Children and their Families. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin.
  • Ward, M., Currie, LM., Kabir, Z., and Clancy, L. (2013) The efficacy of different models of smoke-free Laws in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke: A multi-country comparison. Health Policy, 110(2): 207-13.
  • Cosco, T., Doyle, F., Ward, M., and McGee, H. (2012) Latent structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: A 10-year systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 72(3): 180-4.
  • Ward, M., McGee, H., Morgan, K., et al. (2009) One Island – one lifestyle? Comparing health and lifestyle profiles from population health surveys (SLÁN 2007 and NIHSWS 2005) in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Department of Health and Children.Dublin: The Stationery Office.

Last updated 11 December 2015 Sociology@tcd.ie.