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Elaine Moriarty
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Biography

Elaine Moriarty is Assistant Professor in Sociology. Elaine's teaching and research interests include mobility and migration, employment and labour markets, qualitative research methods and race and ethnicity. Elaine is currently researching 'New forms of mobility and the Portability of Social Protections in Europe' supported by the Trinity Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (2013-date). She was project manager 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 most recent publications include (2013) New Mobilities in Europe: Polish Migration to Ireland post 2004 Manchester University Press, UK (with Torben Krings, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek and Justyna Salamonska); (2012), 'Taking on almost everyone?' Migrant and Employer Recruitment Strategies in a Booming Labour Market, International Journal of Human Resource Management, (with James Wickham, Torben Krings, Justyna Salamonska, Alicja Bobek) and (2012) 'Polish Migration to Ireland: 'Free Movers' in the New European Mobility Space', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (with Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamonska and James Wickham). Elaine has a B.Soc.Sc from UCC, an M.Phil in Ethnic and Racial Studies from TCD and a Ph.D in Sociology from TCD.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Portability of Social Protection in the European Union: A Transformation of National Welfare Systems? in, editor(s)Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath and Bruno Meeus , book An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation: European Perspectives, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp201 - 215, [Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, and Sally Daly] Book Chapter, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Sally Daly and Alicja Bobek, Graduate Emigration from Ireland: Navigating New Pathways to familiar places, Irish Journal of Sociology, 23, (2), 2015, p71 - 92 Journal Article, 2015

Large-scale migration in an open labour market: The Irish experience with post-2004 labour moblity and the regulation of employment standards in, editor(s)Magdalena Bernaciak , Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe, UK, Routledge, 2015, pp10 - 28, [Elaine Moriarty, Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamonska and James Wickham] Book Chapter, 2015

Elaine Moriarty, Researching Migration: Tracing Mobility, Transition and Self Development, Contemporary Irish emigration, St Mary's University, London , 8 July, 2014, Middlesex University Invited Talk, 2014

Elaine Moriarty, Mechanism for Exclusion? Social Protection Adjustments in post Celtic Tiger Ireland, Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration Conference, UCC, 3 September 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Elaine Moriarty, Qualitative Panel Studies in researching migration, Qualitative Longitudinal Panel in Migration and Social Network Research, Georg Simmel Centrum, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 22-23 May 2014, 2014, TRANSFORmIG Invited Talk, 2014

Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamoñska, New Mobilities in Europe: Polish migration to Ireland post-2004, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2013, 1 - 176pp Book, 2013

Learning from Poland? What Recent Mass Immigration to Ireland Tells Us about Contemporary Irish Migration in, editor(s)Louis Brennan , Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp146 - 155, [Wickham James, Bobek Alicja, Daly Sally, Krings Torben, Moriatry Elaine and Justnya Salamonska ] Book Chapter, 2013

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly. , New forms of Mobility and the Portability of Social Protections in Europe, "Social Protection Across Borders", IMISCOE Conference, Malmo, Sweden, 26-27 August 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly, Portability of welfare rights in the New Europe, Shifting to Post-Crisis Welfare States in Europe? - Long Term and Short Term Perspectives, Berlin, Germany, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamonska and James Wickham, Polish migration to Ireland: "Free movers" in the new European mobility space, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39, (1), 2013, p87 - 103 Journal Article, 2013

Moriarty E. & Brennan, D., Digging For Our Own: The professionalisation of grave digging in rural Ireland, Sociological Association of Ireland: 40th Annual Conference, Athlone, Ireland, 10-12 May, 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Justyna Salamonska, Alicja Bobek, Portability of welfare rights in the New Europe, . European Sociological Association 11th Conference 'Crisis, Critique and Change', Turin Italy, 28-31 August 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Torben Krings, Justyna Salamonska, Alicja Bobek, 'Taking on almost everyone?' Migrant and Employer Recruitment Strategies in a Booming Labour Market, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23, (9), 2012, p1871 - 1887 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Wickham, J., Moriarty, E., Krings, T., Bobek, A., Salamonska, J., Buy not make? Hidden employment policy choices during Ireland's economic boom, International Labour Process Conference, Leeds, 5-7 April 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Elaine Moriarty, Torben Krings, James Wickham, Justyna Salamonska, Alicja Bobek, 'From Migration to Mobility?': Polish nationals in the Irish labour market, European Sociological Association 10th Conference 'Social Relations in Turbulent Times', Geneva, Switzerland, 7-10 September 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamońska and James Wickham, 'From Boom to Bust: Migrant Labour and Employers in the Irish Construction Sector' , Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32, (3), 2011, p459 - 476 Journal Article, 2011

Elaine Moriarty, Mechanism for Exclusion? Social Welfare Adjustments in post Celtic Tiger Ireland, European Sociological Association 10th Conference 'Social Relations in Turbulent Times', Geneva, Switzerland, 7-10 September, 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Moriarty, E., Wickham, J., Krings, T., Salamonska, J., Bobek, A., From 'Taking on almost everyone' to 'Hanging on to a sinking ship', Work, Employment and Society, Brighton, 7-9 September 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Moriarty, E., Wickham, J., Krings, T., Salamonska, J., Bobek, A., Negotiating the Recession: Polish Migrants in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland, ESPAnet, Budapest, 2-4 September 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Moriarty, E., Wickham, J., Krings, T., Salamonska, J., Bobek, A., Taking on almost everyone? Migrant and Employer Recruitment Strategies in a Booming Labour Market, International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers, New Jersey, 15-17 March 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Krings, T. and Moriarty, E., 'Free movers' instread of immigrants? Polish migrants in the Irish labour market, Sociological Association of Ireland, Waterford, 7-9 May 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Krings, T., Bobek, A., Moriarty, E., Salamonska, J., Wickham, J., Defying the Recession: Polish Migrants in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland, Compas, Oxford University, 7-9 September 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Krings, T., Bobek, A., Moriarty, E., Salamonska, J., Wickham, J., Migrating into recession: Polish migrants in the new Irish labour market, International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Krings, T., Bobek, A., Moriarty, E., Salamonska, J., Wickham, J., 'Free Movers' instead of immigrants? Polish migrants in the Irish labour market, European Sociological Association, Lisbon, 2-5 September 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Working in the gold rush: Polish migrants' careers and the Irish hospitality sector in, editor(s)Maeve Holohan and Sharon Bolton , Work Matters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work, London, Palgrave, 2009, pp81 - 96, [James Wickham, Elaine Moriarty, Alicja Bobek and Justyna Salamoñska] Book Chapter, 2009

Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamonska and James Wickham, Migration and Recession: Polish Migrants in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, Sociological Research Online, 14, (2/3), 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Wickham, J., Moriarty, E., Bobek, A., Salamonska, J., A new casualised temporary workforce? Migrant aspirations and employer strategies in the Irish hospitality sector, International Labour Process Conference, Dublin, 18-20 March 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Routinised practices and technologies of the state: Dialectical constitution of Irishness and Otherness in, editor(s)A. Lentin and R. Lentin , Race and State, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006, pp294 - 313, [Elaine Moriarty] Book Chapter, 2006

Elaine Moriarty, Dialectical interrelations of knowledge, power and subjectivity in the representational struggle for Irishness and Otherness, Foilsiu, an interdisciplinary journal of Irish studies, NYU, Vol. 5, (No. 1), 2006, p13 - 35 Journal Article, 2006

Elaine Moriarty, Telling Identity Stories: The Routinisation of Racialisation of Irishness, Sociological Research Online, Vol. 10, (No. 3), 2005 Journal Article, 2005

Elaine Moriarty & Abel Ugba, New Connections, Old Exclusions: Ethnic Minorities in Ireland's new Information Society, www.emtelconference.org, European Media, Technology and Everyday Life Network, April, 2003 Report, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly, Learning from Poland: First Reflections, Dublin: TCD, TCD, 2013 Report, 2013 URL

Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly, New European Mobilities: Education, migration and employment , 16 September 2013, 2013, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2013

Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamoska, James Wickham, Les migrants polonais dans l'Irlande en crise, Les Mondes du Travail, (7), 2009, p43 - 52 Journal Article, 2009

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Careers, Conjuncture and Consequences: The Implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration
  • Summary
    • This project is a follow up to the Migrant Careers and Aspirations (2007-2010). It proposes to re-interview the original panel of young Poles who came to Ireland to work in the Irish labour market during the boom. It also develops a new panel of young Irish graduate emigrants. We evaluate whether novel forms of migrant careers exist within the European and transnational mobility space, the impact on migrants' careers of two different conjunctures (bubble and recession) and finally the lasting consequences for Irish employment regulation of the periods of mass immigration and mass emigration.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 01 August 2012
  • Date To
    • 30 September 2013
  • Title
    • Migrant Careers and Aspirations
  • Summary
    • The Migrant Careers and Aspirations project focuses on Eastern European workers in the Irish labour market, particularly Polish migrants. It seeks to study the interaction of migrants' and employers' strategies. To do so, the project will conduct a qualitative panel study of both immigrants and workplaces, preceded by sectoral reports and flanked by a systematic monitoring of labour market trends.
  • Funding Agency
    • Philanthropic
  • Date From
    • October 2007
  • Date To
    • September 2010

Keywords

Globalisation; Identity politics and social change; labour migration; Migration; Race and ethnic studies

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Postgraduate Scholarship 2001-2004

Memberships

Sociological Association of Ireland 2001 – date

European Sociological Association 2003 – date

Hermes, the Association of European Researchers in Migration and Ethnic Studies 2004 – date