Research Profile

Claire O'Reilly

Biography

                          Claire's undergraduate years were spent at the University of Limerick (BA Law and European Studies) and the University of Education, Karlsruhe. Postgraduate studies were completed at the Centre for Irish-German Studies (under Dr Gisela Holfter), University of Limerick, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Prof. Dr Jürgen Bolten) and the University of Regensburg (Prof. Dr Alexander Thomas), where she also undertook postdoctoral research under Prof. Thomas, Emeritus Professor Social- and Culture Psychology, in 2001-2002. She came to University College Cork in 2005 from Chemnitz University of Technology where she held a position as Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessur) in Intercultural Training and International Relations from 2002.
She is co-editor with Dr V. O'Regan of the volume "Ireland and the Irish in Germany - Reception and Perception" published by Nomos (2014).   Claire has acted as a referee for peer reviewed journals such as Study Abroad Research (SAR), for monographs (Manchester University Press; Peter Lang, Oxford) and others. She was co-chair of the German Studies Association of Ireland (2014-2016), and has been Programme Coordinator of the BComm International (German) since 2005.

Research Interests

- German-Irish Relations (historical, societal, business, literary). Within this broad field I have carried out studies from student exchange and the student experience abroad, to business relations and management styles from a German-Irish comparative perspective. I have also carried out research in comparative migration histories of Ireland and Germany, and examined a German-Irish theme within auto- /hetero-images of self and other in contemporary literature (against the background of identity constructions). My current research focuses on analysing Irishness and the Irish in Germany from a historical and multidisciplinary perspective.

- Teaching German as a Foreign Language especially the teaching of language and content [CLIL], and in the field of intercultural communication, examining formal education measures to teach culture and culture awareness, informed primarily, but not only, by German academic discourse.
A monograph published in 2005 (with M. Arnold) examines developments in Germany in the teaching of Intercultural Communication "Interkulturelles Training in Deutschland: Theoretische Grundlagen, Zukunftsperspektiven und eine annotierte Literaturauswahl", Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main (274 pp.).
Book review, by E. Tichy, Philologist at the University of Prague, states:
"While there is much literature on the subject "Intercultural Training", it is very often of Anglo-American origin. The book in question concentrates as the title indicates on Germany and is an excellent introduction and resource book for anyone researching Intercultural Training within the field in Germany (Tichy, E. Info DaF, 2007: p. 279).

 
- Exchange Research / Study Abroad (Austauschforschung) 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Cross-Border Business Transactions: Considerations of Culture, Business Communication and Training with particular reference to Ireland and GermanyIrish-American Partnership01-SEP-9601-SEP-98€5,500.00
The Importance of Intercultural Studies for German-Irish Business TransactionsUL Foundation Research Seed Fund01-MAR-9730-JUN-98€5,500.00
The Expatriate Life: A Study of German ExpatriatesWürth GmbH01-OCT-9931-AUG-01€17,000.00
Intercultural Competence for Exchange StudentsRoyal Irish Academy01-FEB-0231-JUL-02€2,348.00

Publications

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception
O'Reilly, Claire and O'Regan, Veronica (Ed.). (2014) Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. [Details]
(2009)Societies in Transition: Ireland, Germany and Irish-German Relations in Business and Society since 1989
O'Mahony, Niamh and Claire O'Reilly (Ed.). (2009) Societies in Transition: Ireland, Germany and Irish-German Relations in Business and Society since 1989 Societies in Transition: Ireland, Germany and Irish-German Relations in Business and Society since 1989. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2005)Interkulturelles Training in Deutschland. Theoretische Grundlagen, Zukunftsperspektiven und eine annotierte Literaturauswahl.
O'Reilly, Claire/Maik Arnold; (2005) Interkulturelles Training in Deutschland. Theoretische Grundlagen, Zukunftsperspektiven und eine annotierte Literaturauswahl. : IKO Verlag. [Details]
(2003)The Expatriate Life: A Study of German Expatriates and their Spouses in Ireland - Issues of Adjustment and Training (Cross Cultural Communication, vol. 11).
O'Reilly, Claire (2003) The Expatriate Life: A Study of German Expatriates and their Spouses in Ireland - Issues of Adjustment and Training (Cross Cultural Communication, vol. 11). Frankfurt, Berlin, Bern: Peter Lang [Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften]. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception: Context and Background'
O'Reilly, Claire and Veronica O'Regan (2014) 'Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception: Context and Background' In: Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. [Details]
(2014)'As Time Goes By: Some Thoughts on the Year Abroad as a Vehicle of Kulturkontakt'
O'Reilly, Claire (2014) 'As Time Goes By: Some Thoughts on the Year Abroad as a Vehicle of Kulturkontakt' In: Frauke Hofmeister and Dietmar Böhnke (eds). Kulturkontakte - Cultures in Contact. Essays for Joachim Schwend. Leipzig: Edition Hamouda. [Details]
(2012)'German-Irish Economic Ties and their Interdependence with the Cultural Sphere'
O'Reilly, Claire; (2012) 'German-Irish Economic Ties and their Interdependence with the Cultural Sphere' In: Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. [Details]
(2010)'Austauschforschung'
Ehrenreich, Susanne; O'Reilly, Claire; (2010) 'Austauschforschung' In: Grenzen überschreiten: sprachlich-fachlich-kulturell. Dokumentation zum 23. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenforschung, Bd. 11). Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren. [Details]
(2009)'The Question of Identity in Ireland since 1989'
O'Reilly, C. ; (2009) 'The Question of Identity in Ireland since 1989' In: Societies in Transition: Ireland, Germany and Irish-German Relations since 1989. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2009)'Changes and Developments in German-Irish Relations since 1989 with special regard to media, literary and diplomatic aspects: Best of Friends or Rocky Relationship?'
O'Reilly, Claire and Gisela Holfter (2009) 'Changes and Developments in German-Irish Relations since 1989 with special regard to media, literary and diplomatic aspects: Best of Friends or Rocky Relationship?' In: Societies in Transition: Ireland, Germany and Irish-German Relations since 1989. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. [Details]
(2008)'Happenstance Steps towards Demanding Red Cross and UN Peacekeeping Operations and the Important Role of the Home Front: Response to the case of Peter'
O'Reilly, Claire & Julia Bürger (2008) 'Happenstance Steps towards Demanding Red Cross and UN Peacekeeping Operations and the Important Role of the Home Front: Response to the case of Peter' In: Case Incidents in Counselling for International Transitions. USA: American Counseling Association. [Details]
(2005)'Interkulturelles Training in Deutschland: Theoretische Grundlagen und Zukunftsperspektiven'
O'Reilly, Claire (2005) 'Interkulturelles Training in Deutschland: Theoretische Grundlagen und Zukunftsperspektiven' In: Claire O'Reilly / Maik Arnold (eds). Interkulturelles Training in Deutschland. Theoretische Grundlagen, Zukunftsperspektiven und eine annotierte Literaturauswahl. Frankfurt am Main, London: Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation IKO. [Details]
(1999)'Some thoughts on cross-cultural training for Irish-German business'
O'Reilly, Claire (1999) 'Some thoughts on cross-cultural training for Irish-German business' In: Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies. Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Author, Activist and Anglo-Irish Émigré: The Life and Work of Christabel Bielenberg'
O'Reilly, Claire (2015) 'Author, Activist and Anglo-Irish Émigré: The Life and Work of Christabel Bielenberg'. Year Book of The Centre of Irish-German Studies, [Details]
(2014)'Teaching for Understanding the Year Abroad: Thoughts on Fostering the Reflective Learner'
O'Reilly, Claire (2014) 'Teaching for Understanding the Year Abroad: Thoughts on Fostering the Reflective Learner'. Mountain Rise: The International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8 (2):1-23 [Details]
(2006)'Film, Media and Intercultural Learning: An evolving picture'
O'Reilly, Claire (2006) 'Film, Media and Intercultural Learning: An evolving picture'. Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, 12 :35-38 [Details]
(2004)'Expatriate Training and Support: Experiences of German Expatriates on Assignment in Ireland'
O'Reilly, C.; (2004) 'Expatriate Training and Support: Experiences of German Expatriates on Assignment in Ireland'. Managing Cross-Cultural Business Relations: The Irish German Case, :257-292 [Details]
(2009)'Reflecting on 'Intercultural Anchored Inquiry' (IAI) as a Method for Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland'
O'Reilly, Claire (2009) 'Reflecting on 'Intercultural Anchored Inquiry' (IAI) as a Method for Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland'. Germanistik In Ireland, :75-86 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(1995)'Irlands Shannon Free Zone - Attraktiver Europäischer Investitionsstandort'
O'Reilly, C. ; (1995) 'Irlands Shannon Free Zone - Attraktiver Europäischer Investitionsstandort' EuroManagement, 1 :6-7. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2012)The Business German in Ireland Working Group: Actively engaging with Education and Business.
O'Reilly, Claire (2012) The Business German in Ireland Working Group: Actively engaging with Education and Business. German-Irish Chamber of Commerce Yearbook 2012, Dublin. [Details]
(2011)Business German in Ireland Symposium - March 11, 2011.
O'Reilly, Claire; (2011) Business German in Ireland Symposium - March 11, 2011. Hartung-Gorre Verlag Konstanz, Germanistik in Ireland. Yearbook of the Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2010)Auslandsaufenthalte in Schule und Studium: Bestandsaufnahmen aus Forschung und Praxis, Susanne Ehrenreich, Gill Woodman and Marion Perrefort (Eds.) Waxmann, Münster/New York/München (2008).
O'Reilly, Claire; (2010) Auslandsaufenthalte in Schule und Studium: Bestandsaufnahmen aus Forschung und Praxis, Susanne Ehrenreich, Gill Woodman and Marion Perrefort (Eds.) Waxmann, Münster/New York/München (2008). Book Reviews [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Research Quality Review: The Department of German.
O'Reilly, Claire (2014) Research Quality Review: The Department of German. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2012)The BComm (International) Degree Programmes: A Unique Approach to Undergraduate International Business Education, University College Cork.
Finnegan, Nuala and Claire O'Reilly (2012) The BComm (International) Degree Programmes: A Unique Approach to Undergraduate International Business Education, University College Cork. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2012)Graduate Studies Overview, Department of German, University College Cork.
O'Reilly, Claire (2012) Graduate Studies Overview, Department of German, University College Cork. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2002)Intercultural guide for students going to Germany.
O'Reilly C. ; Holfter, G. (2002) Intercultural guide for students going to Germany. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016UCC (€1,500) Digital Champion VP Office of Teaching and Learning
2014NUI Publication Award for publication of "Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception" (€1,500) National University of Ireland
2009CACSSS Publication Award for publication of "Societies in Transition: Ireland, Germany and Irish-German Relations in Business and Society since 1989" (€1,100) CACSSS Publication Award
2007Quality Improvement Award (Fund proposal and production of promotional DVD for German) (€5,000) University College Cork
2006Overseas Mobility Grant (OMS) for Teaching Visits to Germany University College Cork
2002Intercultural competence for Irish exchange students in Germany 2002- 2003 (with Dr Gisela Holfter and Prof A. Thomas, Regensburg) Royal Irish Academy / DAAD postdoctorate award
1998PhD Scholarship, Würth GmbH (€17,000) Würth GmbH (1998-2001)
1996Research Scholarship "Irish-American Partnership" (€5,500] American Foundation Ireland
1998University of Limerick Research "Seed Foundation" Scholarship (€5,500) University of Limerick
1995Foreign Language Teaching Scholarship to Vienna Department of Education, Dublin

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick External Member02-OCT-06 /
IRAAL Member01-NOV-18 /
Business German in Ireland working group (since 2005) Member01-SEP-05 /
Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG) Member01-MAY-09 /
Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research, Ireland and European Branch Member04-DEC-14 /
German Studies Association of Ireland Member04-DEC-14 /
British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography Member18-FEB-15 / 01-NOV-19

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Department of German Research Day, UCC,
O'Reilly, Claire (2019) Letter-Writing as a Form of Narrative Inquiry Research: Charlotte von der Schulenburg and her Literary Estate. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Department of German Research Day, UCC, UCC , 20-SEP-19 - 20-SEP-19. [Details]
(2019)Preparing Students for Study Abroad,
O'Reilly, Claire (2019) The Virtual Irish-German Classroom: An Exploration of a Digital Online Collaboration in Preparation for the Year Abroad. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Preparing Students for Study Abroad, UCC , 21-JUN-19 - 21-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019)The 5th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry, Trinity College Dublin,
Claire O'Reilly (2019) Creating meaning from Carlow to Munich: Charlotte von der Schulenburg, daughter of NS–Resistance Activist, and her letters home. [Oral Presentation], The 5th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 02-MAY-19 - 03-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018)IRAAL Conference, Dublin City University,
Claire O'Reilly (2018) Pedagogical Reflections: Contrasting Disciplinary Perspectives in Preparation for the Year Abroad. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IRAAL Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin City University , 23-NOV-18 - 24-NOV-18. [Details]
(2016)The Virtual Irish-German Classroom: Launch,
O'Reilly, Claire (2016) Intercultural learning through digital skills: The virtual Irish-German classroom: A Reflection on Learning. [Oral Presentation], The Virtual Irish-German Classroom: Launch, UCC , 12-FEB-16 - 12-FEB-16. [Details]
(2016)Organisation and Opening of Launch Project: Cork-Cologne Classroom Twinning Project, funded by Cork City Council, 2015,
O'Reilly, Claire (2016) Intercultural Learning Through Digital Skills: The Virtual Irish-German Classroom. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Organisation and Opening of Launch Project: Cork-Cologne Classroom Twinning Project, funded by Cork City Council, 2015, Aula Maxima, UCC , 12-FEB-16 - 12-FEB-16. [Details]
(2016)IRISH NARRATIVE INQUIRY CONFERENCE, National University of Ireland, Galway,
O'Reilly, Claire (2016) “Doing” Narrative Inquiry – Challenges and Considerations: A Letters Translation Project. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IRISH NARRATIVE INQUIRY CONFERENCE, National University of Ireland, Galway, NUIG, Galway , 10-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015)Remembering Dan Binchy: Professor of Early Irish Law and Linguistics and First Irish Minister to Germany, 1929-1932, Charleville Heritage Society,
O'Reilly, Claire (2015) Irish Minister in Germany Daniel Binchy - A Man Ahead of his Time?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Remembering Dan Binchy: Professor of Early Irish Law and Linguistics and First Irish Minister to Germany, 1929-1932, Charleville Heritage Society, Charleville , 30-OCT-15 - 01-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
O'Reilly, Claire (2015) TEACHING AND LEARNING INTERCULTURALISM IN THE THIRD LEVEL CLASSROOM:. [Poster Presentation], Inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork , 08-JUN-15 - 09-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)‘The Language Experience Abroad’,
O'Reilly, Claire (2015) From Myth to Reality: Year Abroad Experiences of Past Students and Implications for Teaching and Learning Initiatives. [Invited Oral Presentation], ‘The Language Experience Abroad’, Funded by The National Forum for Teaching & Learning Disciplinary Network and jointly organized by IoTs Languages Network & One Voice for Languages , 06-JUN-15 - 06-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Bath Spa University Life Writing Research Conference- Writing Women's Lives,
O'Reilly, Claire (2015) Writing Women's Lives: Christabel Bielenberg (1909-2003) - Author, Activist and Anglo-Irish Emigré to Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Bath Spa University Life Writing Research Conference- Writing Women's Lives, Bath Spa University, Bath , 24-APR-15 - 26-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)Business German in Ireland Working Group (BuGi) Annual Symposium, Erfahrungen mit dem Auslandsjahr: Praxis und Forschung,
Dr Claire O'Reilly and Siobhan Mortell (2015) Hosted by the Goethe Insitut, Dublin. [Oral Presentation], Business German in Ireland Working Group (BuGi) Annual Symposium, Erfahrungen mit dem Auslandsjahr: Praxis und Forschung, Goethe Insitut, Dublin , 06-MAR-15 - 06-MAR-15. [Details]
(2014)Internationalisation: Myths, Realities, Challenges and Opportunities,
O'Reilly, Claire (2014) Teaching and Learning Considerations for the Year Abroad: Research-Led Suggestions for the Classroom at 3rd Level. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Internationalisation: Myths, Realities, Challenges and Opportunities, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin , 29-SEP-14 - 30-SEP-14. [Details]
(2012)Gesellschaft der Deutschlehrer Irlands, Teacher Training Day,
O'Reilly, Claire (2012) Konzeptionelle und praktische Ansätze für den Deutschunterricht: Schwerpunkt Interkulturelle Kommunikation. [Plenary Lecture], Gesellschaft der Deutschlehrer Irlands, Teacher Training Day, University College Cork , 10-MAR-12 - 10-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)‘Change by Exchange?’ An Analysis of the Learning Experience of Irish Students,
O'Reilly, Claire (2012) Conference on Learning Mobility, Language Acquisition and Employability, Higher Education Authority. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Change by Exchange?’ An Analysis of the Learning Experience of Irish Students, Ballsbridge, Dublin , 06-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-12. [Details]
(2011)Changing Auto- and Hetero-images of Ireland and the Irish: At Home and Abroad,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2011) Institut für Anglistik / Amerikanistik. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Changing Auto- and Hetero-images of Ireland and the Irish: At Home and Abroad, University of Rostock , 27-JUN-11 - 28-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Research Seminar Series, Department of Anglistik, University of Rostock,
O'Reilly, Claire (2011) Irish English, Irish in English and an Introduction to the Irish Language. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar Series, Department of Anglistik, University of Rostock, University of Rostock , 29-JUN-11 - 29-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)12th Conference in Irish-German Studies - Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2011) German-Irish Economic Ties and Their Interdependence with the Cultural Sphere. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 12th Conference in Irish-German Studies - Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice, Goethe Institut, Dublin , 06-MAY-11 - 07-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies Conference,
O'Reilly, Claire & Laura Noonan (2010) Multilingual Individuals in a Multilingual Ireland? The Question of Learning Transfer from Germany's Immigration Experience. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies Conference, University of Hamburg , 05-OCT-10 - 08-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Business German in Ireland Working Group - Annual Meeting and Colloquium,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2010) Year Abroad: Returning (un-)changed? Curricular thoughts for BComm students going abroad to maximize their learning experience. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Business German in Ireland Working Group - Annual Meeting and Colloquium, Goethe Institut, Dublin , 06-MAR-10 - 06-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)FP7 EU Preparatory Workshop,
Claire O'Reilly; (2010) European Mobility: Students as Cultural Carriers of European Integration?. [Invited Oral Presentation], FP7 EU Preparatory Workshop, UCC , 17-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)Conference Organising Committee Member], Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) Crossing Borders: Language - Content - Culture, University of Leipzig,,
O'Reilly, Claire (2009) Workshop Coordinator Austauschforschung with Prof. Dr. Susanne Ehrenreich. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference Organising Committee Member], Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) Crossing Borders: Language - Content - Culture, University of Leipzig,, Leipzig , 30-SEP-09 - 03-OCT-14. [Details]
(2009)Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) Crossing Borders - Language - Content - Culture,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2009) Touching Lives: The Legacies of Individual Encounters in Irish-German Relations Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) Crossing Borders - Language - Content - Culture, University of Leipzig , 30-SEP-09 - 03-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)Business German in Ireland at Third Level Working Group,
O'Reilly, Claire (2009) Verhandlungen im DaF Unterricht: Theorie und Praxis. [Oral Presentation], Business German in Ireland at Third Level Working Group, University of Limerick , 01-MAR-09 - 01-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)“Spotlight Germany: German-Irish Relations since 1989 Developing International Careers: Theory and Practice”,
O'Reilly, Claire (2009) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], “Spotlight Germany: German-Irish Relations since 1989 Developing International Careers: Theory and Practice”, UCC , 20-NOV-09 - 20-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)UCC-Symposium: “Spotlight Germany: German-Irish Relations since 1989 Developing International Careers: Theory and Practice”,
O'Reilly, Claire (2009) Opening Address. [Other], UCC-Symposium: “Spotlight Germany: German-Irish Relations since 1989 Developing International Careers: Theory and Practice”, UCC , 20-NOV-09 - 20-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008)Herder Institut, University of Leipzig,
O'Reilly, Claire (2008) German-Irish Relations in Literature and Media since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. [Oral Presentation], Herder Institut, University of Leipzig, University of Leipzig , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)AFS-Konferenz: Moving beyond Mobility, Berlin,
Holfter, Gisela (paper delivery) and Claire O'Reilly; (2008) Intercultural Competence for Exchange Students an Irish-German Project. [Oral Presentation], AFS-Konferenz: Moving beyond Mobility, Berlin, Berlin , 01-OCT-08 - 01-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)Royal Irish Academy Conference: In/Difference. Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact,
O'Reilly. Claire (2007) Germany's Immigration Past and Ireland's Immigration Present: the Multiculturalism Debate and Lessons to be learnt. [Oral Presentation], Royal Irish Academy Conference: In/Difference. Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact, University of Limerick , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)German Department Research Lectures, UCC,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2006) Theoretical Underpinnings of Intercultural learning: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. [Oral Presentation], German Department Research Lectures, UCC, University College Cork , 01-JUN-06 - 01-JUN-06. [Details]
(2006)Institut für Anglistik, University of Leipzig,
O'Reilly, Claire (2006) German-Irish Relations in the Past: Representations in the Present. [Oral Presentation], Institut für Anglistik, University of Leipzig, Germany , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)Association for Third Level Teachers of Business German,
O'Reilly, Claire (2006) Managementkompetenzen von internationalen Führungskräften: Theorie und Praxis für Deutschlernende an irischen Hochschulen. [Oral Presentation], Association for Third Level Teachers of Business German, University College Cork , 01-OCT-06 - 01-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Herder Insitut, University of Leipzig,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2006) Trading places: Perceptions of the Other in Irish-German Relations. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Herder Insitut, University of Leipzig, University of Leipzig , 21-NOV-06 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2005)Exhibition Opening (invitation by Prof. Dr. I. Hudabuinigg, Chemnitz University of Technology) of multi-media Irish exhibition,
O'Reilly, Claire (2005) Culture Capitals and Introductory Overview on German-Irish Relations and Cork-Chemnitz Excursion. [Oral Presentation], Exhibition Opening (invitation by Prof. Dr. I. Hudabuinigg, Chemnitz University of Technology) of multi-media Irish exhibition, Germany , 01-DEC-05 - 01-DEC-05. [Details]
(2004)Institute for Media Communication und Intercultural Communication: Forschungsseminar,
O'Reilly, Claire & A. Porila; (2004) Interkulturelles Kommunikationstraining für das Sozialamt Chemnitz - ein Erfahrungsbericht. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Institute for Media Communication und Intercultural Communication: Forschungsseminar, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany , 17-NOV-04 - 17-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)Forschungskolloquium, TU Chemnitz,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2004) Expatriates and their adjustment abroad: How training can help?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Forschungskolloquium, TU Chemnitz, Institute for Media Communication und Intercultural Communication, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany , 19-JAN-04 - 19-JAN-05. [Details]
(2003)Guest Lecture, University of Limerick,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2003) Die Entwicklung Interkultureller Kompetenz durch Interkulturelles Training. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Guest Lecture, University of Limerick, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick , 11-MAR-03 - 11-MAR-03. [Details]
(2003)Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL Konferenz), University of Tübingen,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2003) Intercultural Training for German expatriates in Ireland: Considerations of theory and practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL Konferenz), University of Tübingen, University of Tübingen, Germany , 25-SEP-03 - 27-SEP-03. [Details]
(2002)Invited Workshop, University of Applied Sciences, Aargau,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2002) A History of the Troubles of Northern Ireland: From the Past to the Present. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited Workshop, University of Applied Sciences, Aargau, University of Applied Sciences Aargau, Switzerland , 17-JUN-02 - 19-JUN-02. [Details]
(2000)Forschungskolloquium, Department for Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Regensburg,
O'Reilly, Claire; (2000) German Expatriates and their Spouses on Assignment in Ireland: The Development of Training and Relocation Support to aid Adjustment both in Work and Non-Work Environments. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Forschungskolloquium, Department for Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Regensburg, University of Regensburg, Department for Social and Organisational Psychology , 25-JUL-00 - 25-JUL-00. [Details]
(1998)ABC Conference of Languages in Business, Helsinki, Finland,
O'Reilly, Claire; (1998) A Study of German Expatriates in Ireland and their Training Preferences. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ABC Conference of Languages in Business, Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland , 12-MAY-98 - 15-MAY-98. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Council UCC (elected) Member2015 / 2018
Co-Chair, German Studies Association of Ireland Co-Chair2014 / 2016
Research Officer, Department of German Report of Research Quality Review for External Assessment2014 / 2015
Member, School Executive and Management Committee Member2014 / 2015
Member of SIETAR Ireland and SIETAR Europe Member2014 / 2015
Executive Committee, SIETAR Ireland (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) (2011) Executive Committee/
MA Languages and Cultures Board of Studies Member2014 / 2015
Member School Income Generation Committee Member2014 / 2015
Academic Coordinator, BComm International (German) Board of Studies (since 2005) Department of German Academic Coordinator/
Chair, German Department Graduate Studies Committee (2010-2012) Chair and Committee Member/
Chair and Member, School Languages Literatures and Culture, Teaching and Learning Committee (2010-2011) Chair and Committee Member2010 / 2011
Member, CACSSS Research Committee (elected) (2010-2011) Committee Member/
Member, Languages and Cultures Studies (LCS) Board of Studies (2010-2011) Department of German LCS Representative/
Member, Business German in Ireland Third Level Working Group (BuGI, since 2006), overall Coordinator of national third level, Business German competition sponsored by the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce (2011) Placements Coordinator and Member of PR Committee/
Member, CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee (elected) (June 2006-2010, 2011-2012) Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of German, UCC College Lecturer (Above the Bar)28-SEP-08 /
Department of German, UCC Senior Lecturer (2005-2008) and Acting Head of Department (2006)01-SEP-05 / 01-SEP-08
Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz Assistant Professor Intercultural Training - International Exchange and Relations01-OCT-02 / 01-SEP-05
University of Limerick Lecturer in German01-SEP-01 / 01-FEB-02

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning
2002Department of Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Regensburg Postdoctorate, subject field "Austauschforschung"
2001University of Limerick (in collaboration with the University of Regensburg) PhD-
1995University of Limerick BA (Hons)Law & European Studies

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
French FunctionalBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

July 2014: Visit to the University of Regensburg and the University of Passau to establish new Erasmus + Partners

November 2013: CK101 Workshop "Language and (Inter)cultural Learning for students from  Colaiste Stiofan Naofa and The School of Commerce, November 6, 2013

December 2 2013: Guest of University of Leipzig Dies Academicus, and International DAAD Alumni Treffen, University of Leipzig

October 2013: DeutschMobil: Organisation and Coordination of PR Event at UCC's Open Day, in conjunction with the German Embassy

April 2011: BComm International (German): On-site visits to German and Austrian Companies in Germany and Austria, April 2011. Annual internship opportunities set up for BComm International (German) students (subject to company placement procedures) at Infineon, Klagenfurt and Jenoptik, Jena.

October 2011: Visit to Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig (with Ms Siobhan Mortell). Talk to 200 transition and final year student on studying German at UCC and career opportunities with German at home and abroad

Foreign Language Assistantship Coordinator with Department of Education (2006-2011)

March 2010: MLSPI Modern Languages in Schools Programme visit to Scoil Bhride Crosshaven (with G. Hofmann)



Organisation of school visits (Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Girls, Bishopstown, and Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Boys, Carrigaline) to German Department, UCC with their teacher Renata Plaice, December, 2009. Activities included music, presentations and discussions with the pupils in English and German on the theme of Christmas in Germany, Department of German.

Other Activities

 Description

Interviewed for documentary on Irish-German Relations, Magamedia, 31.10.2013

Radio Interview, "Multicultural Cork", Interview on multiculturalism and stereotyping, 93.1 Life FM, broadcast, May 3, 2012.

Interviewed by Enterprise Ireland for article "When in...Germany", published: Redmond, Lucille (Aug-Sept. 2011) The Market: Enterprise Ireland, Dublin, p.52.

Interviewed for publication on intercultural communication: "Ohne Ausrutscher aufs internationale Parkett. Das Erkennen der eigenen kulturellen Besonderheiten gehört zur Vorbereitung. 2/2004. In: Rhenus Magazin, pp. 18-19

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

At undergraduate level, concerning content courses, my teaching interests lie in
- German-Irish Relations (in a historical sense including German biographies in Ireland, Irish biographies in Germany, WWII, business relationships since the founding of the State etc)
- Intercultural Communication in German particularly from the perspective of Cross-Cultural Psychology
- German Management and Human Resource Issues

I have also taught on German film for final years and first year literature courses.

In language courses, I have taught
- Final Year discussion classes, essay writing and translation modules

At postgraduate level I teach Intercultural Communication, Academic Writing for Postgraduates, and Research Methods. I am also overall MA coordinator and Module coordinator of Research Methods.

 

MA Thesis Supervision

2014: Anouchka Eichmann, “Staying or leaving? A cross national study of the cultural and socio-economic factors influencing the mobility of repatriates in France, Ireland and Poland” (MITRA student, co-supervised with Dr Marcelina Zuber, University of University in Wrocław, Poland).

2014: Dana Saltykova, “Intercultural Training and Cross-Cultural Adaptation: Lived Experiences of Expatriates” (MITRA student, co-supervised with Dr Marcelina Zuber, University of University in Wrocław, Poland).

2010: Siobhan Horan, “How Valid is it to Speak of an Irish-German Palatine Identity?” MA in German Studies.

2009: Jennifer Holt, “Evaluation MA Intercultural Communication Between the Military and NGHOs: An Approach to the use of culture standards for intercultural training”, MA in German Studies.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020German Irish Relations: Past and Present GE3139German Irish Relations: Past and Present
2020German Business and Culture Today: Theory and Practice GE2131German Business and Culture Today: Theory and Practice
2020Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice GE6009Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice
2020German Work Placement Oral Presentation GE3310German Work Placement Oral Presentation

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