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Dr. Martyn Egan
Assistant Professor, Political Science


I took my PhD at the European University Institute, Florence, where I also worked as a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Prior to working in academia I spent several years as a research analyst in the Middle East.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Martyn Egan, `The mystery of Dublin": Corporate profit-shifting and housing crisis in twenty-first century Ireland, Economy and Society, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Martyn Egan, Paul Tabar, Bourdieu in Beirut: Wasta, the State and Social Reproduction in Lebanon, Middle East Critique, 25, (3), 2016, p249--270 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Research Expertise


My research interests lie in the field of social reproduction and inequality, where I use primarily Bourdieusian theoretical and methodological approaches (Geometric Data Analysis, Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Principal Components Analysis) to uncover latent dimensions in social space (e.g. forms of capital, modes of reproduction). I also have an interest in the political economy of accumulation, which I study from a Marxist/Gramscian perspective.