School of Social Sciences and Philosophy News
Public Lecture by Paschal Donohoe March 2nd
Minister for Public Expenditure, President of the Eurogroup, and School of SSP alumnus Paschal Donohoe (BESS, Political Science, 1996) returns to Trinity to examine leadership in an era of rolling crises.
TiLT covered in today's Irish Times
TiLT is a training start-up focused on making organisations more inclusive through its suite of role-playing games. Sociology Professor Anne Holohan is the co-founder, along with Conor McNally.
Eman Abboud and Liam Kneafsey Nominated for Trinity Teaching Awards
The Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award is designed to recognise and celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. The award reflects the value that Trinity places on promoting teaching as a scholarly activity and the importance placed on enriching the learning opportunities of its students.
Peter Stone attends Youth Dialogue with President of European Parliament
Prof. Peter Stone, Head of the Political Science Department, attended a Youth Summit at which Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, spoke. The event was held on Friday, 3 February at the Smock Alley Theatre. Stone was accompanied by four of the department's postgraduate students.
Peter Stone attends book presentation to President Michael D. Higgins
Prof. Peter Stone, Head of the Political Science Department, recently attended a book presentation to President Michael D. Higgins. The event, held at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday, 8 February, saw Peter Emerson present a copy of his book The Punter’s Guide to Democracy to the president.
Registration for Data Courses is Now Open
Registration is now open for our CPD courses on Applied Behavioural Science, Data Science, Data Analysis, Ethics, R and Python.
Opening for Research Assistants at the Centre for Economics, Policy and History (CEPH)
CEPH, a new all-Ireland centre of excellence linking Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast, is seeking to appoint three Research Assistants, to start in September 2023. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday, February 15th, 2023.
Separation Leads to Significant Gender Differences in Parent-Child Time
New research from Pablo Gracia in Trinity and Tomás Cano in UNED Madrid, Spain found that mother-child time doubles, two-parent time declines threefold, and father-child time remains low after separation.
Trinity Researchers and Staff Honoured in IRC 'Research Ally' Awards
Nine Trinity researchers and members of staff were honoured in the ‘Research Ally’ category at this year’s Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year awards, which marks the crucial role played by higher education personnel in supporting the academic research community across all career levels.
Opening for Research Fellows at the Centre for Economics, Policy and History
CEPH, a new all-Ireland centre of excellence linking Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast, is seeking to appoint two Research Fellows (Post-Doctoral Researchers). The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 20th December 2022.
2022 TIME Keynote Lecture - Monday, December 5th
Trinity IMpact and Evaluation Unit (TIME) is hosting their annual keynote lecture on Monday, December 5th in the Dargan Theatre from 6:30-8pm. Professor of Economics Dean Karlan of Northwestern University will deliver the lecture, entitled Empowering the Unempowered with Multi-Faceted Economic Inclusion Programs: Lessons from the Past, Ideas for the Future, which focuses on anti-poverty research in developmental economics.
Sharyn O'Halloran Inaugural Lecture Takes Place
The inaugural lecture of Sharyn O'Halloran, Chair of Political Economy (2020) took place on November 1st in the Robert Emmet Theatre. The lecture examined “How can Artificial Intelligence Improve Public Policy?”
Inaugural Lecture of Sharyn O'Halloran
Chair of Political Economy Sharyn O'Halloran asks “How can Artificial Intelligence Improve Public Policy?” on November 1st at 18:30 in the Robert Emmett Theatre - register for free here.
Harry Hartford Capstone Winners Announced
Big congratulations to the winners of this years Harry Hartford Capstone Awards - Ronan Dunne, Martin Emsens, Tom Fleming, Yiming He, and Ellen McHugh. The Awards highlight the best capstone projects of the year.
Peter Stone speaks in Vienna on “Four Fallacies of Deliberation”
Peter Stone, Head of Department in Political Science, spoke on September 7th at a public roundtable on “Four Fallacies of Deliberation: The Future of Democracy in Europe.” The event took place in Vienna in conjunction with a meeting of COST Action CA17135: “Constitution-Making & Deliberative Democracy.”
‘Why Humans Fight’ - seminar Wednesday, October 5th
Professor Malešević of UCD will discuss his recently published book ‘Why Humans Fight: The Social Dynamics of Close-Range Violence’ this Wednesday, October 5th at 18:00 in the Mháirtin Ui Chadhain lecture theatre (2041B) in the Arts Building.
Last Chance to Register for Data Courses!
Registration is now open for our CPD courses on Applied Behavioural Science, Data Science, Data Analysis, Ethics, R and Python.
We are hiring!
We are hiring for a Research and Policy Officer for the Centre for Economics, Policy, and History. CEPH is a new all-Ireland centre of excellence, linking TCD and Queen's University Belfast. This is a great opportunity to get in at the ground level!
School Welcomes Delegation from IMF
The IMF presented the Financial Sector Assessment Program to the School on Tuesday, which examines the risks facing the Irish financial sector. The presentation culminated in a Q&A on their findings and recommendations.
School Welcomes New Staff
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy welcomed staff in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology in advance of the 22/23 academic year.
Political Scientist Wins Prize from Philosophical Society
Prof. Peter Stone, Head of the Political Science Department, has won the Lee Eisler Service Award from the Bertrand Russell Society. The prize is awarded occasionally “to recognize distinguished service to the Society.”
PhD Student wins European Economic Association Young Economist Award
Economics PhD student Laura Muñoz Blanco won the prestigious award for her paper Shifting Marriage Timing for Women: Natural Disasters and Forced Displacement, which examines early marriage and how best to tackle it from a policy perspective.
We are hiring! (17.5 hrs/wk)
We are looking for an Executive Officer to join our team here in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. This is a flexible half-time role. Click the link to apply.
Philosophy & Politics Ranked in the Top 100 by Subject
The Departments of Philosophy & Political Science have been ranked in the Top 100 by Subject in the 2022 edition of the QS World University Rankings. Trinity College also placed in the top 100 universities worldwide.
New Chair of Political Economy Named
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is delighted to welcome Professor Sharyn O’Halloran as the new Chair of Political Economy, joint between Economics and Political Science. The Chair is funded by the HEA as part of the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative.
Peter Stone Publishes Book Review on Inequality
Professor Peter Stone recently published a review in Philosophy Now. Stone reviewed Why Does Inequality Matter? by leading political philosopher T.M. Scanlon. Stone unpacks Scanlon's complex account of the different reasons people might have for caring about equality.
Call for Papers for Economics Workshop
The Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit (TIME) is collaborating with an international consortium of state bodies, IGO's and NGO's to hold a workshop in developmental economics. Follow the link to submit papers for consideration.
Peter Stone Interviewed on Finding Genius Podcast
Professor Peter Stone was interviewed recently on the Finding Genius podcast. “Revolutionizing Democracy: The Benefits of Sortition and Selected Citizens Councils,” discussed the rise of randomly-selected citizen assemblies, with a focus on the Irish experience.
Simone Arrigoni Published in IMF Economic Review
Congratulations to Economics PhD candidate Simone Arrigoni whose work on financial condition indices was published in the latest edition of the IMF Economic Review.
We are hiring!
We are looking for an Executive Officer to join our team here in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. This is a permanent full-time role. Click the link to apply.
Dermot McAleese TA Award Winners Honoured
Congratulations to the winners of the Dermot McAleese TA Awards for 2021/2022! The winners are Anu Jose (Economics), Sadbh Dowling (Sociology), Victoria Iugai (Philosophy), and Audrey Plan (Political Science).
Eugenia Frezza wins ISWE Prize
Congratulations to Eugenia Frezza for winning the new ISWE Prize for Best Paper by a Woman Economist! Eugenia's paper looks at the impact of fast internet on gender norms in sub-Saharan Africa.
Four New Fellows Announced for the School
The School extends congratulations to Dr. Gizem Arikan & Prof. Thomas Chadefaux (Political Science), Prof. John Divers (Philosophy), and Dr. Jan Skopek (Sociology), who have been named Fellows within the School.
Big Data CPD Courses - Deadline April 20th
The Department of Economics is introducing 2 new CPD courses - Introduction to Data Analytics and An Introduction to Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis - deadline to apply is April 20th
TIME Launches Impact Evaluation Methods Online Course 2022
The Trinity Impact Evaluation Research centre has launched the second iteration of its flagship online course. Applications are now open for the 6-week course commencing on May 9th 2022. Researchers and practitioners from research institutions, governments and NGO’s in fields of development are encouraged to apply. The Course is supported by Irish Aid and eight scholarships are on offer to citizens of Irish Aid Partner countries.
Trinity and Queens awarded €3.8m for North-South Programme
Trinity economists, in collaboration with colleagues in Queens University Belfast, have been awarded €3.8 million to establish an All-Ireland Centre of Excellence in Economics, History and Policy.
Summer Internship with Oxfam Ireland
The School is delighted to announce a new summmer internship with Oxfam Ireland, focusing on the areas of policy and advocacy. The deadline to apply is April 8th at 17:00.
Donnellan Lecture planned for March 31st & April 1st
Professor Linda Zagzebski, Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics emerita at the University of Oklahoma, will be speaking in Trinity about the central theme of her latest book, The Two Greatest Ideas.
John Divers Inaugural Lecture
Professor John Divers took up the Chair of Moral Philosophy (1837) in June 2021. His inaugural lecture will take place on March 15th in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre. Please register here.
John O’Hagan Grattan Scholarships Open
The themes of the two 2022 John O’Hagan Grattan Scholarships have been announced and applications for PhD students are now open. The deadline to apply is April 1st.
Green Party Internships
8 students recently completed an internship with Green Party Ireland under the guidance of Professor Liam Kneafsey - watch this short video to see how they got on.
A Celebration of 10 years of the Grattan Scholars
The Provost, Dr. Linda Doyle hosted a reception in the Provost’s house, to celebrate 10 years of the Grattan Scholarship Programme and to honour Emiritus Professor John O’Hagan as the founding father of the Grattan Scholars.
TIME Launches Impact Evaluation Methods Online Course
The Trinity Impact Evaluation Research centre has launched an exciting new 5-week online course in Impact Evaluation Methods starting in November 2021. The course is interactive and collaborative and allows participants to develop an impact evaluation design for their organisations. The course is supported by Irish Aid. Eight scholarships are on offer to citizens of Irish Aid partner countries.
Harry Hartford Capstone Project Award Event Celebrates 2021 Winners
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy was delighted to host the inaugural Harry Hartford Capstone Project Awards virtually on Wednesday 6 October. The Awards were presented to the four best Capstone Projects in the disciplines of Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy. The awards have been made possible due to the vision and generosity of Harry Hartford, Economic and Social Studies Alum 1982 and long time supporter of the School.
Commissioner Mairead McGuinness Gives Henry Grattan Lecture in London
On 23rd September the Ambassador of Ireland to the UK, Ambassador O’Neill hosted the annual Henry Grattan Lecture at the Embassy of Ireland in London. The lecture was delivered by Commissioner Mairead McGuinness on ‘The EU – COVID Impact and Facing up to Climate Change.
School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Secures Athena SWAN Bronze award
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is delighted to announce it has secured an Athena SWAN Bronze award in the latest round of awards. The Athena Swan (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Charter is an international framework which is used to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.
2021 TIME Keynote Address
The 2021 TIME Annual Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Rohini Pande, Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University.Prof. Rohini Pande will present on Strengthening Opportunities for Women. Thursday, September 23rd at 14.00 Irish time.Click this article to register for zoom.
Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (part-time, 50%) post in the Department of Philosophy
Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (part-time, 50%) post funded under the Human Capital Initiative, Pillar 3, in The Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 12 noon on Monday, 9th August 2021.
Professor Agustín Bénétrix joins Oxford Open Economics as Senior Editor
Professor Bénétrix will act as Senior Editor for the new and fully open access journal by Oxford University Press, Oxford Open Economics. He will be looking after publications in the areas of Macroeconomics and International Macroeconomics/Finance.
Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow (part-time, 50%) in The Department of Sociology
Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow (part-time, 50%) post in Applied Behavioural Science in The Department of Sociology. Closing date: 12 noon on Friday, 30th July 2021.
Minister Pascal Donohue Launches the Department’s new MSc in Economic Policy
Finance Minister Pascal Donohue Launched the Department’s New MSc in Economic Policy. The first-ever MSc in economic policy specifically for people working in the public sector which combines the Department’s expertise and the policy-focused research at the ESRI. Commencing in January 2022, now accepting applications.
School of Social Sciences Philosophy Students Elected to Scholarship 2021
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is proud to announce the election of BESS students Nicole Hennessy, Caoimhe Johnson and Conor O’Brien, PPES students Kate Hyland, Conor Maher, Ella McGill and Finn McGrath to Scholarship on 26th April 2021. The School wishes the Scholars every success in the future
Dr Kenneth L. Pearce has been elected to fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Kenneth L. Pearce, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Ussher Assistant Professor in Berkeley Studies (Early Modern Philosophy) who has been elected to fellowship.
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Data Science set to launch in 2021-22
Trinity College Dublin is launching a new Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Data Science. Run by the Department of Political Science, with support from the School of Computer Science and Statistics. This postgraduate programme commencing in 2021 is supported by the Human Capital Initiatives.
Cross-Faculty International Women’s Day - Visibility of Role Models
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we are delighted to invite you to join Prof. Selim Gulesci, Economics, and Prof. Ivana Bacik, Law, on their talk on "New Insights in Social Sciences", part of the "Cross-Faculty International Women’s Day - Visibility of Role Models" event.
The Department of Economics Launches new MSc in Economic Policy
Professor Eleanor Denny is the Director of the Department’s New MSc in Economic Policy. A unique collaboration between the Economics Department at TCD and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). This exciting new MSc commences in January 2022 and is now accepting applications.
Opening for two Assistant Professors in Political Science and Data Science
The Department of Political Science is seeking to appoint two Assistant Professors in Political Science and Data Science, to commence on 1st September 2021. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is no later than 12 Noon GMT on Wednesday 20 January 2021.
Department of Economics Professor receives Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor Alejandra Ramos’s exceptional teaching efforts and achievements were recognised formally with a Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award. The prestige of the award reflects the value that Trinity places on promoting teaching as a scholarly activity .
IMTCD workshop on International Capital Flows and Financial Globalisation
The IMTCD hosted their third successful workshop on International Capital Flows and Financial Globalisation, featuring key scholars in the field. The half-day virtual event took place on Thursday, 17 of December 2020.
TIME hosting international conference on new research on Graduation Anti-Poverty Programmes
TIME is hosting a two day international conference this week on the latest research on multi-faceted anti-poverty programmes for the ultra-poor, known as Graduation Programmes. (December 4th and 5th). With 270 registered participants it looks like our biggest event to date
Philosophy Department Welcomes Professor John Divers, Chair of Moral Philosophy (1837)
Professor Divers, who joins Trinity from Leeds University, is a world-renowned expert in the theory of possibility and necessity. He is the author of Possible Worlds (Routledge, 2002) and a recent past president of the Mind Association.
Assistant Professor in Sociology appointed to lead Trinity Elective in Black Studies
Dr Phil Mullen has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology to lead the new Trinity Elective module in Black Studies.
School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Newsletter 2020
Annual newsletter gives an update on student, academic and alumni news in the disciplines of economics, philosophy, political science and sociology.
Dr Jan Skopek, Assistant Professor in Sociology, publishes study in the journal Demography
Dr Skopek’s recently published study focuses on the educational reproduction of East and West German men and women born between 1930 and 1950 by considering both mobility and fertility pathways.
Hiring Assistant Professor in Economics (Applied Social Data Analysis and Big Data)
The Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Economics (Applied Social Data Analysis and Big Data), to commence on 1st August 2021.
Sociologist Dr Yekaterina Chzhen Publishes a International Study on the Determinants of Child Well-Being in Rich Countries
The new UNICEF report Worlds of Influence: Understanding what shapes child well-being in rich countries uses pre-COVID-19 data to rank EU and OECD countries according to children’s mental and physical health and academic and social skillset.
Dr Marcus Goldstein gives TIME Annual Keynote Lecture
Marcus Goldstein, Director of the Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) at the World Bank and Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for Africa spoke on "Gender and Development: (R)evolution of our Understanding" at the TIME Annual Keynote Lecture, November 19th at 14:00
Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy wins Teagasc Walsh Scholars Alum Award for 2020
Professor in Economics, Carol Newman received a Walsh Scholarship for undertaking her PhD which she completed in 2001. The Alum Award celebrates achievements of an exceptional nature by a member of the Walsh Scholars Alumni of which there are 1,200 globally.
Applications are invited for an Assistant Professorship in Sociology in the area of Black Studies
The Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Sociology in the area of Black Studies. Deadline: October 14th 2020.
Sociology academics examine how digital technology use affects socio-emotional wellbeing in children
The study, by Ms Melissa Bohnert and Dr Pablo Gracia and published in the Child Indicators Research journal, is the first to look at two cohorts of children to form a comparative analysis on effects. The research is part of the EU-funded Digymatex project.
Assistant Professor Nicola Mastrorocco wins prestigious European Economic Association Young Economist Award
The award, which recognises outstanding research by authors who are no more than three years past their PhD defence, was presented to Dr Mastrorocco, and his co-author Dr Arianna Ornaghi (University of Warwick), for their research project: "Who Watches the Watchmen? Local News and Police Behaviour in the United States".