TRISS Visiting Scholars
The TRiSS Visiting Scholar programme allows leading international researchers to spend periods of time at TRiSS ranging from one week to one year. This programme expands the research capability of TRiSS and encourages the development of collaborative projects between local and external researchers. The visitor programme is intended to help build the research capacity of TRiSS and its associated Schools by promoting interaction between visitors and TRiSS researchers. This is done by the presentation of work in seminars, collaborating with TRiSS researchers, being available to talk to TRiSS postgraduate students, participating in conferences & seminars as well as other informal activities.
Visiting Scholars 2022 - 2023
Cormac O’Dea is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research in the US and the Economic and Social Research Institute. He studied economics as an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin and did a PhD in economics in University College London. Prior to joining Yale he worked as an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, a research institute focused on microeconomic policy. Much of his work there focused on issues related to household preparation for retirement and also included work on comparing the incentives to work in Ireland and the UK generated by the respective tax and benefits systems.
His ongoing papers include work on who benefits the most from retirement saving incentives and a study of the extent to which spouses co-operate with each other in making their long-term retirement savings decisions.
John Lynham obtained his BA in Economics from Trinity before completing an MA in Marine Biology and PhD in Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is currently a Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His research interests lie at the intersection of marine science and environmental economics. He recently published a paper in Science on the spillover benefits from Large Marine Protected Areas: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63291104.
He is spending his sabbatical leave back home in Ireland and is exploring questions related to the creation of new protected areas in Irish waters.
Sören Carlson is a research associate at the Department of Sociology at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany. Before that, he obtained his doctorate in sociology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and worked at Freie Universität Berlin. In his research, he is particularly interested in transnational mobility, social class and education and how these are affected by transnationalization processes, especially within the European context.
Sören joins the Department of Sociology of Trinity College Dublin as a visiting research fellow from September 2022 to March 2023.
Visiting Scholars 2021 - 2022
Stephan Köppe is Assistant Professor at University College Dublin and fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy. His research is investigating the nexus of public and private welfare. This includes both the political economy of welfare market creation and analyses of inequalities resulting of these reforms. At the core his research is comparative and covers Ireland, Germany, Sweden, the UK and United States. This includes policy studies on private pension, private schools, provision of long-term care or housing wealth. More recently, his research also included labour market reforms, leave policies and nonprofit organisations. During the fellowship, Stephan pursues four main projects: - Fair Deal: long-term care policy reforms and inequalities in Ireland - Inheritance conflicts in Sweden and Ireland - Paternity benefit take-up - Advocacy of nonprofits Moreover, Stephan organises the event series ScandIRE – Ireland and Nordic Welfare in Spring 2022 (www.scandire.eventbrite.com).
Florent Brayard, a historian, is a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and member of the Centre de recherches historiques in Paris (EHESS). He is a specialist in the policy of the persecution and extermination of Jews, on which he published several books, particularly La “solution finale de la question juive”: La technique, le temps et les catégories de la décision (Paris, Fayard, 2004) and Auschwitz, enquête sur un complot nazi (Paris, Seuil, 2012). With Andreas Wirsching, he recently published the first French critical edition of Mein Kampf, Historiciser le mal: Une édition critique de Mein Kampf (Paris, Fayard, 2021).
Previous Visiting Scholars