Research Officer
College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

T: +353 (0)21 490 2438
E: allen.white@ucc.ie

My track record as a lecturer and researcher to-date incorporates:

  • 14 years experience lecturing and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland and the UK
  • 20 peer-reviewed publications [including 10 articles, 3 co-authored/edited books, 3 co-edited special issues and 4 book chapters] that will fall under the REF review period 2008-14
  • The generation of €385,000 in research funds since 2008 and the capacity to submit future bids (including to HORIZON 2020)
  • Significant experience in administration, research management and leadership in the University sector


I have worked in UCC since 2006  on successive externally funded research projects (Migrant Children Project and the Transnational Childraising Arrangements between Africa and Europe [or TCRAf-Eu project]) and as research co-ordinator for ISS21. I am currently Research Officer for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.
 
My research interests lie in exclusion of specific transnational groups (including migrant children and youth) in Irish towns and cities and the changing social and political geographies of identity and citizenship within a globalised Ireland.

I have worked as postdoctoral researcher and national co-ordinator of the TCRAf-Eu Transnational Childcare project. The TCRAf-Eu project is an international research project involving researchers in the Netherlands (P.I. Valentina Mazzucato), Portugal, Norway, Ireland, Nigeria and Angola and is funded by a 1.5 million euro grant (360,000 euro to UCC) from NORFACE Transnational Programme on Migration. I played a central role developing and co-ordinating the Irish input into this funding bid.

I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate classes in UCC and have 10 years full time lecturing experience in universities in the UK. 
 
I have authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications. I have co-authored a book Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits from contemporary Ireland  and co-edited another 2 books M
igrations: Ireland in a Global World and Childrens roles in Transnational Migration.

I have presented at international and national conferences and been invited to present research seminars in Cork, Worcester, London, Dublin and Galway.

Prior to coming to Cork I worked as a full-time member of lecturing staff in Nottingham Trent University (2001-2006) and the University of Wales in Lampeter (1998-2001). I am married to Letitia and have three sons Max, Ben and Joe. My  proudest achievment to date has been constructing a tree house for my sons.

Transnational Migration, Children, Asylum, Refugees, Racism, Social and Political geography, Ireland

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits of mobility, identity and belonging in contemporary Ireland.
Ni Laoire, C., Carpena-Mendez, F., Tyrrell, N. and White, A.; (2011) Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits of mobility, identity and belonging in contemporary Ireland. UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2013)Migrations: Ireland in a Global World.
White, A. and Gilmartin, M. (2013) Migrations: Ireland in a Global World. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Children's Roles in Transnational Migration'
White, A.; Ni Laoire, C.; Tyrrell, N; and Carpena-Mendez, F. (2013) 'Children's Roles in Transnational Migration' In: Transnational Migration and Childhood. Abingdon: Routledge. [No details]
(2013)'Conclusion: Future Directions in Research on Transnational Migration and Childhood'
Tyrrell, N.; White, A.; Ni Laoire, C.; and Carpena-Mendez, f. (2013) 'Conclusion: Future Directions in Research on Transnational Migration and Childhood' In: Transnational Migration and Childhood. Abingdon: Routledge. [No details]
(2012)'Using visual methodologies to explore contemporary Irish childhoods'
White, A., Bushin, N., Carpena-Méndez, F. and Ní Laoire, C. (2012) 'Using visual methodologies to explore contemporary Irish childhoods' In: Sage Visual Methods Handbook. London: Sage. [No details]
(2012)'‘Children’s words, children’s worlds: exploring the experiences of migrant children in Ireland'
White, A., Carpena-Méndez, F., Ní Laoire, C., Tyrrell, N. (2012) '‘Children’s words, children’s worlds: exploring the experiences of migrant children in Ireland' In: Ireland in a Global World: Migrations. Manchester: Manchest University Press. [No details]
(2013)'‘Refugee Children and Families’'
White, A. (2013) '‘Refugee Children and Families’' In: Encyclopdeia of Global Human Migration. New York: Wiley and Sons. [No details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2012)
Tyrrell, N., White, A., Ni Laoire, C. and Carpena-Mendez, F (Ed.). (2012) Transnational Migration and Childhood. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2002)'Geographies of asylum: legal knowledge and legal practices'
White, A.; (2002) 'Geographies of asylum: legal knowledge and legal practices' [Full Text] [Details]
(2004)'Reading the News: Representations of Asylum Seekers in British Newspapers'
White, A.; (2004) 'Reading the News: Representations of Asylum Seekers in British Newspapers' [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Migration politics in Ireland: exploring the impacts on young people's geographies'
Bushin, N,White, A; (2010) 'Migration politics in Ireland: exploring the impacts on young people's geographies' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Children's Roles in Transnational Migration'
White, A,Laoire, CN,Tyrrell, N,Carpena-Mendez, F (2011) 'Children's Roles in Transnational Migration' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'More than Methods: Learning from Research with Children Seeking Asylum in Ireland'
White, A,Bushin, N (2011) 'More than Methods: Learning from Research with Children Seeking Asylum in Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Every Wednesday I Am Happy': Childhoods in an Irish Asylum Centre'
White, A (2012) 'Every Wednesday I Am Happy': Childhoods in an Irish Asylum Centre' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Children and young people on the move: geographies of child and youth migration'
Laoire, CN,White, A,Tyrrell, N,Carpena-Mendez, F (2012) 'Children and young people on the move: geographies of child and youth migration' [Details]
(2011)'Interrogating Medical Tourism: Ireland, Abortion, and Mobility Rights'
Gilmartin, M. and White, A.; (2011) 'Interrogating Medical Tourism: Ireland, Abortion, and Mobility Rights' [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Using visual methodologies to explore contemporary Irish childhoods'
White, A; Ní Laoire, C; Bushin, N; Carpena-Méndez, F; (2010) 'Using visual methodologies to explore contemporary Irish childhoods' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Introduction: Childhood and migration ¿ mobilities, homes and belongings'
Ní Laoire, C; Carpena-Méndez, F; Tyrrell, N; White, A; (2010) 'Introduction: Childhood and migration ¿ mobilities, homes and belongings' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Immigration into the Republic of Ireland : a bibliography of recent research'
Mac Éinrí, P. and White, A; (2008) 'Immigration into the Republic of Ireland : a bibliography of recent research' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Critical geographies of belonging and citizenship in Ireland'
White, A. and Gilmartin, M. ; (2008) 'Critical geographies of belonging and citizenship in Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: new geographies of mobility and belonging'
GilmartinM, White, A.; (2008) 'Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: new geographies of mobility and belonging' [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Organic functionalism, 'community' and place: Refugee studies and the geographical constitution of refugee identities'
White, A; (2002) 'Organic functionalism, 'community' and place: Refugee studies and the geographical constitution of refugee identities' [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(1998)'Refugees, asylum seekers and human geography: some theoretical perspectives'
White, A; (1998) 'Refugees, asylum seekers and human geography: some theoretical perspectives' Popfest on-line: The Internet Journal of Research in Population Studies and Demography, http://come.to/popfest/, 2 :*-*. [Details]
(1998)'Safe Places and Unsafe Places: Geography and the 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act in the United Kingdom'
White, A.; (1998) 'Safe Places and Unsafe Places: Geography and the 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act in the United Kingdom' Refuge: Canada's Periodical on Refugees, 17 :5-12. [Details]
(1996)'Critical geography, refugees and asylum-seekers'
White, A; (1996) 'Critical geography, refugees and asylum-seekers' Praxis - the Journal of the Postgraduate Forum, 32 . [Details]
(1996)'Space and politics in Ireland: a bibliography'
White, A.; (1996) 'Space and politics in Ireland: a bibliography' EuroPoliS: The Newsletter/La Lettre, . [Details]
(2007)'From Airforce to Asylum: Mobility and the proposals for an Asylum Accommodation Centre in Nottinghamshire'
White, A.; (2007) 'From Airforce to Asylum: Mobility and the proposals for an Asylum Accommodation Centre in Nottinghamshire' Chimera UCC Geographical Journal, 22 :70-90. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2001)Review of Existing Research of Attitudes and Opinions on Racism and Minority Groups.
White, A. and Garner S. ; (2001) Review of Existing Research of Attitudes and Opinions on Racism and Minority Groups. Equality Authority, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin. [Details]
(2002)Key Issues Related to Selected National Action Plans Against Racism.
White, A. and Garner S.; (2002) Key Issues Related to Selected National Action Plans Against Racism. Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin. [Details]
(2006)Childcare provision for immigrant families in Cork City.
White, A and Bushin, N. ; (2006) Childcare provision for immigrant families in Cork City. NASC the Immigrant Resource Centre and Cork City Childcare, Cork. [Details]
(2009)Tell Me About Yourself: Migrant Children's Experiences of Moving to and Living in Ireland.
Ní Laoire, C. Bushin, N., Carpena-Méndez, F. and White, A.; (2009) Tell Me About Yourself: Migrant Children's Experiences of Moving to and Living in Ireland. UCC, Cork. [Details]
(2010)Blarney Community Assets and Needs Survey.
Linehan, Denis; White, Allen; Crowley, Caroline; (2010) Blarney Community Assets and Needs Survey. Avondhu Development Group, Cork. [Details]

Book Review

 YearPublication
(2011)The Awkward Spaces of Fathering.
White, A (2011) The Awkward Spaces of Fathering. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]