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Researcher profile: Caron Barry

Caron Barry is a PhD student in the School of Culture and Communication at UL under the supervision Professor Margaret Mills Harper. Her research is focused on the connection of W. B. Yeats to the visionary poets William Blake and Dante Alighieri. Her research deals primarily with the symbolic and mystical elements in the works… Continue reading Researcher profile: Caron Barry

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AHSS PhD researcher investigates the influence the maternal voice has on the developing fetus

Úna Clancy’s research area is prenatal language acquisition.  This PhD research investigates the influence that the maternal voice has on the developing fetus in terms of language development. The aim is to test whether the baby is already familiarising themselves with the sounds of language while in utero. An experiment has been designed using the… Continue reading AHSS PhD researcher investigates the influence the maternal voice has on the developing fetus

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Profile: Dr. Darina Slattery

Dr. Darina Slattery is a Lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design in the School of Culture and Communication. I have been teaching in UL in various capacities since 1998 but commenced my current position as Lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design in 2003.  Throughout my school-going years, I considered becoming a teacher but… Continue reading Profile: Dr. Darina Slattery

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Profile: Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Department of History, University of Limerick I am a cultural historian who researches social, economic and political aspects of Irish music history, 1700s-1900s, historic houses and heritage narratives. I currently lecture in History at the University of Limerick, having previously lectured at Maynooth University. Inter-disciplinarity is an important aspect of my research… Continue reading Profile: Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam

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Profile: Nuria Borrull

Nuria Borrull, School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics I am a graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where I was awarded a B. A. in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and an MA in Applied Linguistics for TESOL. I have taught Hispanic Studies at the University of Limerick since 2001. … Continue reading Profile: Nuria Borrull

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Profile: Dr Tina O’Toole

Dr Tina O’Toole is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Limerick. She is the programme director for the MA English, and she currently serves as Treasurer for the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL). In 2016 she was overall winner of the University of Limerick Excellence in Teaching Award. The… Continue reading Profile: Dr Tina O’Toole

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Profile: Dr Christina Morin

I took up my current position as Lecturer in English at UL in 2012, having previously lectured and pursued postdoctoral research at UCC, TCD, and QUB. I’d originally traveled to Ireland from the US as an impressionable, young study abroad student with a keen interest in Irish literature and culture. My experience at Trinity, where… Continue reading Profile: Dr Christina Morin

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Researcher profile: Dr Marina Cano

Dr Marina Cano recently joined the English section at the School of Culture & Communication, University of Limerick from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Once upon a time I took a plane to Scotland. The plan was to stay for one year, but I ended up staying for eight years. During this time, I… Continue reading Researcher profile: Dr Marina Cano

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Profile: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas

"I have loved languages as far back as I can remember.  In fact, my mother often likes to remind me that I used to try and teach our cat how to speak English—not surprisingly, to little avail.  It wasn’t until I had the privilege of taking a class with Peter Mülhäusler at the University of… Continue reading Profile: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas

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Profile: Professor Neil Robinson

I came to Limerick in January 2001 and am now Professor of Comparative Politics. My research interests are primarily in the area of Russian and post-Soviet politics. I came to study Russian politics through Soviet studies. I did a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies at Portsmouth Polytechnic. During my time at Portsmouth I was lucky… Continue reading Profile: Professor Neil Robinson

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Profile: Dr Florence Le Baron-Earle

Dr Florence Le Baron-Earle, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics "After completing a Degree in English Language, Literature and Culture in my native France, I came to UL as a Lingua in 2002. In brief, I taught pronunciation and various oral skills to first year students of French. Following this very positive experience, I completed… Continue reading Profile: Dr Florence Le Baron-Earle

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Profile: Dr Roberto Mazza

Dr Roberto Mazza joined the Department of History at the University of Limerick in January 2016. In this post, he outlines his research to date. "I graduated from the University of Bologna in the summer of 2001 with a degree in Politics and History. I never though about an academic career so I decided to get… Continue reading Profile: Dr Roberto Mazza