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Opinion: Boris Johnson and the reality of anti-Muslim racism

James Carr (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm that if we're going to challenge Islamophobia and controversial comments like those of Boris Johnson, we need to start recognising it as anti-Muslim racism. "Islamophobia, or anti-Muslim racism, is no stranger to Ireland. For the past decade, I have been researching with Muslim… Continue reading Opinion: Boris Johnson and the reality of anti-Muslim racism

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UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

Bridget Lambert is a postgraduate student on the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration) at the University of Limerick. As part of her research thesis she worked on a Community Art Project with a group of children, paying tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan. Bridget writes about her experience here: This mural was designed and… Continue reading UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

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Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

Jennifer Schweppe, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, and co–Director of UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG), was invited to the Fifth meeting of the EU High Level Group (HLG) on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance to present the findings of the HHRG’s ‘Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report’.… Continue reading Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

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AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

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UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched

Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology), co-directors of the Hate and Hostility Research Group, launched one of four outputs of their 2015-2017 research on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system, which was funded by EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The Report, co-authored by Schweppe and… Continue reading UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched

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Scholarships for Postgraduates 2018

Are you planning a PhD, or thinking of pursuing a taught postgraduate course? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers to MA and PhD candidates for September 2018. For full details please visit: https://ahss.blog/scholarships/

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Say it loud: the continuing relevance of protest songs

Opinion: protest songs may not change the world by themselves, but they have the capacity to change the minds of people who in turn can certainly change the world. Written by Martin J. Power, Aileen Dillane, Amanda Haynes and Eoin Devereux, Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster & Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster,… Continue reading Say it loud: the continuing relevance of protest songs

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CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

AHSS ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 22 MAY 2018, UL Call for Papers Paper proposals: submit an abstract of 300 words for an individual paper (20 mins). Panel proposals: submit a panel proposal, including the panel theme, a short 150 word panel abstract, and the 4 proposed speakers with their 300-word paper abstracts and the name… Continue reading CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

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Our graduates: Niamh Dillon

Niamh Dillon graduated from UL with a BA in Politics and Sociology (Joint Honours) in 2016, followed by the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration) in January of this year. Here she talks about her time at UL: Looking back, what did you like best about your course? I liked being able to… Continue reading Our graduates: Niamh Dillon

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‘What’s the Tea?’ A Conversation with Michelle Visage

The University of Limerick’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) hosted a conversation with Michelle Visage, celebrity LGBTQIA+ activist and judge on Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Ireland’s Got Talent. Michelle is a longstanding and vocal advocate for gay rights and equality. The event, which was attended by a capacity crowd of 450 people, was… Continue reading ‘What’s the Tea?’ A Conversation with Michelle Visage

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Faculty funding for two Sociology conferences

PhD student with the Department of Sociology, Zach Roche, recalls his experience at two conferences, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS), University of Limerick: Over the summer I was blessed with the opportunity to attend two excellent conferences thanks to the funding I received from AHSS at UL. The first… Continue reading Faculty funding for two Sociology conferences

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UL Postgraduate Study Open Evening

Join us on Thursday the 22nd of February, from 17.30 to 19.30, at the University of Limerick Postgrad Open Evening, in The Pavilion on the University’s North Campus. The University of Limerick offers a suite of taught postgraduate programmes and invites you to meet UL Faculty and current postgraduates to learn more about the opportunities… Continue reading UL Postgraduate Study Open Evening