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VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

Three AHSS postgraduate researchers took part in the final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick last month.

This event showcases the diverse research of our PhD students at UL. From April 23-26 Graduate & Professional Studies in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty organised a thesis in three competition for each of the four faculties, up 12 participants from each faculty competed in four faculty heats. Each faculty sponsored prize money for the top three.

The contestants presented an overview of their research in three minutes using three power point slides in an open forum. A judging panel selected three winners from each of the faculty heats to participate in the university wide competition.

Below are videos of each of our Faculty’s students’ presentations, congratulations to all!


Muireann Prendergast 

This research analyses the print media of Argentina’s last dictatorship (1976-1983) including publications that supported and challenged the regime. It identifies how and why particular events and political leaders were represented. This research proposes that journalism is not just relevant when published but can be a future point of reference for societies attempting to come to terms with a difficult past.


Milena Callegari Cosentino

The aim of this research is to examine the transmission of life experiences from Holocaust survivors of Rhodes Island, Greece, to following generations within the family system. The transdisciplinary nature of this project intends to enrich the discussion covering different perspectives as History, Psychology, and collective memory.


Kathryn Hayes

How free is the freelancer? Working conditions of freelance journalists and the implications for journalism. The working conditions of freelance journalists and explores in particular how work status influences the journalistic outcomes of freelancers. The aim of my research is to explore the effect of precarious working conditions on journalism’s so-called ‘fourth estate’ or watchdog role on democracy.


To find out more about postgraduate research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, please visit

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