Senior Lecturer
Sociology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: L.Connolly@ucc.ie

Dr. Linda Connolly was awarded a PhD in Sociology from NUI Maynooth in 1997 and appointed as a Sociology lecturer in UCC in the same year. She is currently Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) and Senior Lecturer in Sociology.


Her research interests are in the arenas of Irish society, Irish Studies, migration, gender, feminist theory, family, gender, sexualities and social movements and she has collaborated on a number of research projects with colleagues in the humanities and social sciences, nationally and internationally.

In terms of research, Linda Connolly is currently in a significant research leadership role in social science in UCC as the Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century initiative www.ucc.ie/en/ISS21/ (initially funded under the PRTLI4) and is Chair of of the inter institutional PRTLI4 project consortium, the 'Irish Social Sciences Platform' (ISSP) www.issplatform.ie which established ISS21.  

In 2005 she was awarded the Arts Faculty Research Achievement Award in UCC.  


Linda Connolly has published four books to-date as well as several journal articles and book chapters. Her monograph 

`The Irish Women's Movement: From Revolution to Devolution'

has been highly commended for its meticulous research in many reviews internationally (including in the American Journal of Sociology http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1086/376331, the Irish Review http://www.corkuniversitypress.com/The_Irish_Review_Issue_30,  the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, The Canadian Journal of Sociology http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/irishwom.html, the Irish Journal of Sociology, History Ireland, Women's History Review, Irish University Review, Women's Studies International Forum, International Sociology http://www.isa-sociology.org/is/isv18.htm, the Journal of Irish Economic and Social History, Irish Political Studies, Feminist Review, History Ireland http://www.historyireland.com/volumes/volume10/issue2/review and the Irish Studies Review, to name just some of the reviews published) and in November 2003 this text was awarded the prestigious

American Conference for Irish Studies, James S. Donnelly (honorary mention) book prize in history and the social sciences.  

Her most recent book is a new edited collection for publication entitled 'The 'Irish' Family' (published by Routledge).  She has also published a second monograph 'Documenting Irish Feminisms' and a co-edited collection 'Social Momements and Ireland.'



She has also recently served as the Managing Editor of the Irish Journal of Sociology, from 2008 to January 2014, which is published twice yearly by Manchester University Press. She has also recently participated on a collaborative international project and publication on Ireland and Quebec with the Centre for Irish-Canadian Studies at Concordia University, Montreal and an Foras Feasa, NUIM (co-funded by IRCHSS and the FQRSC (Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture). As both a PI and a co-investigator, she has been awarded a number of peer reviewed, research grants and awards in the arenas of gender, Irish studies, family and migration (including from IRCHSS, EUROCORES, POBAL, the PRTLI and the ESF).  She has also been invited to participate on FP6 (FRAGEN) and FP7 projects (FAMILYPLATFORM) as an expert or stakeholder. 

Linda is currently co-investigator on two pioneering gender equality projects for female academics in UCC - 'Through the Glass Ceiling' (funded by Pobal/the Equality for Women Measure) and the FP7 project GENOVATE based at UCC. She is also co-PI on a recently funded HORIZON 2020 €3.4 million project entitled ENTRUST that is led by CPPU and ISS21 at UCC.



In UCC, Linda has served in a number of administrative roles including as the Head of Sociology from 2006-09 and as an elected member of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science Executive Management Committee (2008-11) and is an elected member of Academic Council (presently). She co-led a CACSSS research cluster on 'Identities' with Prof Nuala Finnegan in recent years. She is also a member of the International Editorial Board of Sociology (the journal of the British Sociological Association) and the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. She is also an editorial board member of the ISSP Irish Society Book series (published by Manchester University Press). She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy's Social Science Committee and is Chair of the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP).

Finally, Linda Connolly has recently been invited to act as the Director of the 2015 Merriman Summer School which will be held in Ennis Co. Clare, August 12th-16th. This year's Summer School theme is 'love and marriage.'





Research Interests

·        2007, Founding Director, Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) initiative www.ucc.ie/en/iss21/



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2009- , Founding Managing Editor the Irish Journal of Sociology, Manchester University Press edition www.sociology.ie



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Member of:



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Migration and Family, Gender, Sexualities research clusters ISS21 and Board of Directors



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International Editorial Board, Sociology (the Journal of the British Sociological Association, publisher Sage)



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International Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies



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International Advisory Board, Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP)



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Management Board, PRTLI4 Funded Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP)



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Editorial Board, ISSP ‘Irish Society’ Book Series (publisher Manchester University Press)



  • 2006-11 invited to be an Expert on the FRAGEN project,

    part of the European research project QUING (Quality in Gender and Equality Politics), FP6 (Research Area 7) Integrated project

     

    (QUING

    Consortium Co-ordinator, Susanne Froschl, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
    Management, Vienna) €3,978,276 awarded to consortium.

  • 2011 Invited to be a Stakeholder on FAMILYPLATFORM Project (Consortium PI,

    Prof. Uwe Uhlendorff,

    Technische Universität Dortmund

    )

    FP7

    (

    Activity 3 - Major trends in society and their implications) €1,398,827 awarded to consortium. 

    Also invited to be an Expert on Assisted Reproduction for new FP7 bid submitted by the consortium in February 2012, entitled ‘Families in Transition’.


RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • 2010-Present Through the Glass Ceiling: Career Progression Programme and Strategy (CPPS) for Female Academics and Researchers, (L. Connolly, Co-Investigator/PI, Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire, ISS21, UCC)

Funder: Pobal/Equality for Women Measure, €93,300 to-date (renewed for an additional year in May 2012)



  • 2011 Assisted Reproduction and Changing European Family Structures: Current And Future Challenges, ESF Exploratory Workshop Grant (L. Connolly, Co-applicant and PI; with Dr. Deirdre Madden, Law and Dr. Maire Leane, Applied Social Studies, UCC)

Funder: ESF, €13,033



  • 2009-2012 Ireland-Quebec Workshops: Identity, Memory and Representation in Quebec and Ireland, (Dr. L. Connolly, Irish Participant; PIs Prof Michael Kenneally, Centre for Irish Canadian Studies, Concordia University, Montreal and Prof Margaret Kelleher, An Foras Feasa, NUIM).

Jointly funded by IRCHSS, Bilateral Award and the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la culture (FQRSC). €30,000 (IRCHSS)



  • 2009 IRCHSS RDI Grant, Visiting Fellowship to ISS21, UCC, Professor Carol Smart, the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester (L. Connolly, Principal Investigator, ISS21, UCC)

Funder: IRCHSS, €1,400



  • 2007 Researching and Theorising Migration in the European Context, EUROCORES, ECRP I Projects Workshop, Brussels (L. Connolly, PI/Convenor and Chair)

Funder: ESF, €20,000



  • 2008 Transnational Domestic Workers and the National Welfare State, EUROCORES Migration and Networks of Care Project Conference, December 4th-6th 2008, Amsterdam (L. Connolly, Co-applicant with Dr. Sarah Van Walsum, Vrie University Amsterdam)

Funder: ESF, €20,000



  • 2008-Present PRTLI4, Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Inter-Institutional Project and Graduate Research Education Programme (L. Connolly, Director Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) in UCC, in collaboration with PI Prof Fred Powell, Applied Social Studies, UCC)

Funder: PRTLI4, €919,000 (to ISS21/UCC



  • 2006-09 Gender Equality, Religious Diversity and Multicultural Politics in Contemporary Ireland: an analysis of conflicting claims, legal and policy responses (Dr. L. Connolly, Associate Researcher; PI, Prof Siobhan Mullally, Law, UCC)

Funder: IRCHSS (Thematic Grant), €130,666



  • 2006-2009 Migration and Networks of Care in Europe (Dr. L. Connolly, Project Coordinator/Lead Applicant; Partners/PIs Prof Helma Lutz, Frankfurt University, Professor Fiona Williams, University of Leeds and Dr. Sarah Van Walsum, Vrie University, Amsterdam)

Funder: EUROCORES ECRP/ESF, €425,569



  • 2005 Faculty of Arts, Research Achievement Award (Dr. L. Connolly) College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science, UCC

Funder: CACSSS, €10,000



  • 2003 Theorising Ireland, IRCHSS Government of Ireland, Research Fellowship

Funder: IRCHSS, €38,000 (L. Connolly, Principal Investigator)



  • 1999-2003 PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH IN THIRD LEVEL INSTITUTIONS (PRTLI 1), HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY (L. Connolly, Principal Investigator) €78,385: directed the ‘Irish Women’s Movement Project,’ which is one of three integrated research projects on the ‘Women and Irish Society; Understanding the Past and Present through Archives and Social Research Project’ (granted circa IR£ 220,000 in total).

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
ENTRUSTHorizon 202001-APR-15€3,400,000.00
Faculty of Arts Research Achievement Awards 2005Miscellaneous01-MAY-0531-JUL-13€10,000.00
Proposal Preparation.Enterprise Irl03-JAN-1303-SEP-13€10,000.00
IRCHSS - Research Development Initiative - Strand 2 Visiting FellowshipIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)31-DEC-0819-OCT-09€1,140.00

Books

YearPublication
(2015)Theorising Irish Studies: 1916 in 2016.
Connolly, Linda (2015) Theorising Irish Studies: 1916 in 2016. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015)The Irish Women's Movement.
Connolly, Linda (2015) The Irish Women's Movement. London and New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. [Details]
(2015)The Irish Family.
Connolly, Linda (ed.) (2015) The Irish Family. London and New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2006)Social Movements and Ireland.
Linda Connolly and Niamh Hourigan (eds.) (2006) Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2005)Documenting Irish Feminisms: the Second Wave.
Connolly, Linda and O'Toole, Tina (2005) Documenting Irish Feminisms: the Second Wave. Dublin: Woodfield Press. [Details]
(2003)The Irish Women's Movement: From Revolution to Devolution (Irish edition).
Linda Connolly (2003) The Irish Women's Movement: From Revolution to Devolution (Irish edition). Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]
(2003)The Irish Women's Movement: From Revolution to Devolution.
Connolly, Linda; (2003) The Irish Women's Movement: From Revolution to Devolution. London and New York: Palgrave/Macmillan (hardback). [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'Migration and Domestic Service: Past and Present Trends in Ireland'
Linda Connolly (2015) 'Migration and Domestic Service: Past and Present Trends in Ireland' In: Kelleher, Margaret and Kenneally, Michael (eds). Ireland and Quebec: Contrapuntal Soundings. Montreal: McGill-Queens. [Details]
(2015)'Introduction'
Connolly, Linda (2015) 'Introduction' In: Connolly, Linda (eds). The 'Irish' Family. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'Locating the Irish Family: Towards a Plurality of Family Forms'
Connolly, Linda (2015) 'Locating the Irish Family: Towards a Plurality of Family Forms' In: Connolly, Linda (eds). The 'Irish' Family. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'A new vision of Irish Studies'
Connolly, Linda (2014) 'A new vision of Irish Studies' In: Inglis, Tom (eds). Are the Irish Different?. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2007)'The Limits of Irish Studies: Historicism, Culturalism, Paternalism'
Connolly, Linda (2007) 'The Limits of Irish Studies: Historicism, Culturalism, Paternalism' In: Postcolonial Theory and Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2006)'Introduction'
Hourigan, Niamh, Linda Connolly; (2006) 'Introduction' In: Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2006)'Theories of Social Movements: A Review of the Field, chapter 1'
Connolly, Linda; (2006) 'Theories of Social Movements: A Review of the Field, chapter 1' In: Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2006)'The Consequences and Outcomes of Second Wave Feminism in Ireland, chapter 3'
Connolly, Linda; (2006) 'The Consequences and Outcomes of Second Wave Feminism in Ireland, chapter 3' In: Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(1999)'Don't Blame Women: An Exploration of Current Challenges Facing Feminist Academics'
Connolly, Linda ; (1999) 'Don't Blame Women: An Exploration of Current Challenges Facing Feminist Academics' In: Gender and Education in Ireland. Maynooth: MACE. [Details]
(1998)'Towards a Plurality of Families'
Connolly, Linda; (1998) 'Towards a Plurality of Families' In: The Adult Education Reader: Sociology, , UCC: Cork. UCC, Cork: Department of Adult and Continuing Education Publication, UCC. [Details]
(1997)'From Revolution to Devolution: The Contemporary Women's Movement'
Connolly, Linda; (1997) 'From Revolution to Devolution: The Contemporary Women's Movement' In: Women and Irish Society: A Sociological Reader. Belfast: Beyond the Pale. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2014)
L. Connolly (Ed.). (2014) The Irish Family. London and New York: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Irish Journal of Sociology'
Linda Connolly (Managing Editor) (2012) 'Irish Journal of Sociology'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 20 (1) [Details]
(2010)'General Edition'
Hourigan N., Connolly, L., Skillington, T., Glavanis, K. (2010) 'General Edition'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 (1) [Details]
(2011)'Irish Journal of Sociology'
Linda Connolly (Managing Editor) (2011) 'Irish Journal of Sociology'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 19 (1) [Details]
(2010)'Irish Journal of Sociology'
Linda Connolly (Managing Editor) (2010) 'Irish Journal of Sociology'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 (2) [Details]
(2009)'Irish Journal of Sociology'
Linda Connolly, Kathy Glavanis and Tracey Skillington (editors); (2009) 'Irish Journal of Sociology'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 17 (2) [Details]
(2005)'Comparing Ireland and Quebec: The Case of Feminism'
Connolly, Linda ; (2005) 'Comparing Ireland and Quebec: The Case of Feminism'. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 31 (1):76-85 [Details]
(2004)'The Limits of `Irish Studies¿: Historicism, Culturalism, Paternalism'
Connolly, Linda ; (2004) 'The Limits of `Irish Studies¿: Historicism, Culturalism, Paternalism'. Irish Studies Review, 12 (2):139-162 [Details]
(2003)'Theorising `Ireland¿: Social Theory and the Politics of Identity'
Connolly, Linda ; (2003) 'Theorising `Ireland¿: Social Theory and the Politics of Identity'. Sociology, Journal of the British Sociological Association, 37 (1) [Details]
(1999)'Feminist Politics and the Peace Process'
Connolly, Linda; (1999) 'Feminist Politics and the Peace Process'. Capital and Class, :145-160 [Details]
(1996)'The Women's Movement in Ireland: A Social Movements Analysis 1970-1995'
Connolly, Linda; (1996) 'The Women's Movement in Ireland: A Social Movements Analysis 1970-1995'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 (1):43-77 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'Feature article entitled 'It's not just banter''
Linda Connolly (2011) 'Feature article entitled 'It's not just banter'' The Irish Examiner Newspaper, . [Details]
(1996)'As Long As There Are Women There Will Be Feminism'
Connolly, Linda; (1996) 'As Long As There Are Women There Will Be Feminism' The Irish Reporter, 22 :63-70. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(1997)Women and Community: An Exploration, Conference Proceedings
Linda Connolly; (1997) Women's Community Activism in Irish Society . In: Linda Connolly, Brid Connolly, Anne Ryan and Anne B. Ryan eds. Women and Community: An Exploration, Conference Proceedings Centre for Adult and Community Education: Maynooth, [Details]
(1997)Aspects of Europe Conference Proceedings, Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies
Connolly, Linda; (1997) The Contemporary Irish Women's Movement: Case Study of a New European Social Movement . In: Nicholas Rees and Ben Tonra eds. Aspects of Europe Conference Proceedings, Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies Dublin, , pp.193-205 [Details]
(1996)Fourth International Conference on Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Conference Papers
Connolly, Linda ; (1996) From Revolution to Devolution: The Contemporary Irish Women's Movement . In: Colin Barker and Mike Tyldesley eds. Fourth International Conference on Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Conference Papers Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, [Details]
(1996)Feminism, Politics, Community, WERRC Annual Conference Papers
Connolly, Linda; (1996) The Irish Women¿s Movement as a Social Movement . In: Smyth, Ailbhe eds. Feminism, Politics, Community, WERRC Annual Conference Papers Dublin, UCD, [Details]

Blog

YearPublication
(2015)Linda Connolly's blogspot linda-connolly@blogspot.ie.
Connolly, Linda (2015) Linda Connolly's blogspot linda-connolly@blogspot.ie. Blog [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2009)Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society of Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society.
Connolly, Linda ; (2009) Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society of Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society. New York: Book Reviews [Details]
(2003)Theorizing 'Ireland'? Social theory and the politics of identity.
Connolly, L (2003) Theorizing 'Ireland'? Social theory and the politics of identity. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Emerging voices: Women in contemporary Irish society.
Connolly, L (2001) Emerging voices: Women in contemporary Irish society. Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)Feminist Scholarship and Contemporary Ireland.
Connolly, Linda ; (1999) Feminist Scholarship and Contemporary Ireland. Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.
Connolly, Linda ; (1999) The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Book Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004IRCHSS Government of Ireland Research fellowship IRCHSS
2005American Conference for Irish Studies, Book Prize American Conference for Irish Studies, James S. Donnelly (Honourable Mention)
2005UCC Faculty of Arts Research Achievement Award CACSSS, UCC
1999Irish Association for Canadian Studies Research Fellowship Irish Association for Canadian Studies

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Sociological Association of Ireland Managing Editor and co-General Editor Irish Journal of Sociology01-SEP-09 / 17-DEC-10
Sociology (Journal of the British Sociological Association, published by Sage) Member International Editorial Board/
Royal Irish Academy, Economics and Social Sciences Committee Member/
Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Member Management Board/
Women's Studies Programme UCC Member of Board/
Masters in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies, UCC Member of Board/
UCC, CACSSS College Executive Management Team Elected Member/
ISSP Book Series Member Editorial Board/Team/
Canadian Journal of Irish Studies Member International Editorial Board/
ISSP Member International Advisory Board/
ISS21 Board Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)Festival of Social Science,
Linda Connolly (2012) Presented plenary paper on the future of the social sciences. [Plenary Lecture], Festival of Social Science, NUIM , 24-JAN-12 - 24-JAN-12. [Details]
(2009)IRCHSS RDI Visiting Professorship, Professor Carol Smart, the Morgan Centre, University of Manchester,
Smart, C. (2009) Presented three papers, including 'Relationality and Socio-cultural Theories of Family Life'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IRCHSS RDI Visiting Professorship, Professor Carol Smart, the Morgan Centre, University of Manchester, ISS21, University College Cork , 19-OCT-09 - 23-OCT-09. [Details]
(2002)Department of Sociology Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin,
Linda Connolly (2002) Homo Academicus and Irish Studies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Sociology Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin , 06-DEC-02 - 06-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)Beyond Sex and Gender,
Linda Connolly (2002) Theorising Non-Dominant Feminisms. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Beyond Sex and Gender, Queen's University Belfast , 06-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)WERRC Women's Studies Centre, UCD Seminar Series,
Linda Connolly (2002) Developing a Feminist Research Agenda in the Irish Context. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], WERRC Women's Studies Centre, UCD Seminar Series, UCD , 28-NOV-02 - 28-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)Department of History Seminar Series,
Linda Connolly (2002) The end of (some) Irish history?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of History Seminar Series, Department of History, UCC , 16-APR-02 - 16-APR-02. [Details]
(2000)Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Connolly, L. (2000) Irish Women - Late Developers?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny , 05-MAY-00 - 07-MAY-00. [Details]
(2000)University of Ulster at Jordanstown,
Connolly, L. (2000) Lecture on the Development of Twentieth Century Feminist Theory. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Ulster at Jordanstown, University of Ulster at Jordanstown , 14-DEC-00 - 14-DEC-00. [Details]
(2000)Parnell Summer School,
Connolly, L. (2000) The Irish Women's Movement. [Plenary Lecture], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 11-AUG-00 - 11-AUG-00. [Details]
(1999)EIL,
Connolly, L. (1999) Gender and Social Change in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], EIL, Cork , 12-APR-99 - 12-APR-99. [Details]
(1999)Exploring Irish Feminism,
Connolly, L. (1999) Papers presented as Visiting Fellow in Women's Studies and the Canadian Studies Institute at Ottawa University. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Exploring Irish Feminism, Ottawa , 01-JUL-99 - 31-JUL-99. [Details]
(1999)Social Movements,
Connolly, L. (1999) Social Movements Theory and Irish Society: the state of the Art. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Social Movements, UCC, Ireland , 16-APR-99 - 18-APR-99. [Details]
(1998)International Sociological Association, World Congress in Sociology,
Connolly, L. (1998) The Women's Movement in Ireland: A Social Movements Analysis. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Sociological Association, World Congress in Sociology, Montreal, Canada , 27-JUL-98 - 02-AUG-98. [Details]
(1998)Ireland After the Peace Process,
Connolly, L. (1998) Gender, Power and Politics in Northern Ireland: the evolution of grassroots activism and mainstreaming. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland After the Peace Process, Queen's University Belfast , 26-SEP-98 - 26-SEP-98. [Details]
(2012)Launch of 'The Politics of Irish Tourism' Anne O'Brien (Palgrave),
Linda Connolly (2012) Launched book by Anne O'Brien. [Oral Presentation], Launch of 'The Politics of Irish Tourism' Anne O'Brien (Palgrave), The Libary, NUIM, for the Sociology Department , 24-JAN-12 - 24-JAN-12. [Details]
(2012)Seminar by Niall Crowley, ISS21 Civil Society research cluster,
Linda Connolly (2012) Launched the Civil Society Research Cluster. [Oral Presentation], Seminar by Niall Crowley, ISS21 Civil Society research cluster, UCC , 24-FEB-12 - 24-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)After the Celtic Tiger: Irish Identities in Flux,
Linda Connolly and Nuala Finnegan (2012) Co-organised one day symposium keynote Dr. Patrick Lonergan NUIG. [Conference Organising Committee Member], After the Celtic Tiger: Irish Identities in Flux, UCC , 03-MAY-12 - 03-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Identity, Memory and Representations of the Past in Ireland and Quebec,
Linda Connolly (2012) IRCHSS/ Funded Bi lateral workshops and publication. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Identity, Memory and Representations of the Past in Ireland and Quebec, Centre for Irish Canadian Studies, Concordia University, Montreal , 23-MAR-12 - 25-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)Identity, Memory and Representations of the Past in Ireland and Quebec 2nd Workshop,
Linda Connolly (2011) Paper on Migration and Networks of Care. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Identity, Memory and Representations of the Past in Ireland and Quebec 2nd Workshop, An Foras Feasa, Humanities Institute, NUIM , 27-APR-11 - 27-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)Understanding Identities,
Linda Connolly and Nuala Finnegan (2011) CACSSS Identities Research Cluster Interdisciplinary Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Understanding Identities, UCC , 08-SEP-11 - 08-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)Lost Generations or Transnational Sojourners?,
Linda Connolly, Caitriona Ni Laoire, Piaras MacEinri, Allen White (2011) Workshop on Emigration. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Lost Generations or Transnational Sojourners?, ISS21, UCC , 20-JUN-11 - 20-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Assisted Reproducation and Family Dynamics in Europe,
Linda Connolly contributor and co-organiser (2011) Family Dynamics and Social Change in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Assisted Reproducation and Family Dynamics in Europe, UCC , 18-APR-11 - 20-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Women's History Association of Ireland Conference,
Linda Connolly (2011) Gender and Sexual Politics. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Women's History Association of Ireland Conference, UCC , 26-MAY-12 - 26-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011)Irish Protestant Identities,
Linda Connolly (2011) Interdisciplinary Workshop in collaboration with the School of History UCC. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Protestant Identities, UCC , 19-MAY-11 - 19-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)Participation and Praxis ISSP Summer School,
Linda Connolly (2010) Speaker at Facilitated Debate on Participation. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Participation and Praxis ISSP Summer School, NIRSA, NUIM , 22-JUN-10 - 22-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)The UCD Historical and Literary Society debate on pornography,
Linda Connolly (2010) The UCD Historical and Literary Society debate on pornography. [Plenary Lecture], The UCD Historical and Literary Society debate on pornography, UCD , 29-SEP-10 - 29-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Identity, Memory and Representation of the Past in Ireland and Quebec 1st Workshop,
Linda Connolly (2010) Irish Studies: Ontological and Epistemological Dilemmas - presented paper. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Identity, Memory and Representation of the Past in Ireland and Quebec 1st Workshop, Centre for Irish-Canadian Studies, Concordia University Montreal , 10-OCT-10 - 10-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Gender Equality, Citizenship and Multiculturalism,
Mullally, S., Philips, A., McKay, S., Macklin, A., Malik, M., M'bugua, S., Faxaeli, R., Cosgrave, C., de Hart, B., Andrews, P., Heile-Lucas, M., Connolly, L., Rehman, J., Enright, M., Daly, E.; (2010) A one day conference interrogating comcepts of gender equality, citizenship and multiculturalism. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Gender Equality, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, University College Cork , 10-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10. [Details]
(2008)After the Celtic Tiger,
Linda Connolly (2008) Presented Paper 'Women's Bodies, Ideal Feminity and the Celtic Tiger'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], After the Celtic Tiger, DCU , 12-SEP-08 - 13-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Department of Sociology Seminar Series,
Linda Connolly (2008) Presented full-length paper on ‘the Politics of the Body and Ideal Feminity/ies.’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Sociology Seminar Series, UCC , 08-MAY-08 - 08-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008)Desmond Greaves Summer School,
Linda Connolly (2008) Paper on the development of feminism in Ireland in the course of the 20th Century. [Plenary Lecture], Desmond Greaves Summer School, Dublin , 31-AUG-08 - 31-AUG-08. [Details]
(2008)Migration and Networks of Care Workshop,
n/a; (2008) Co-organised a further ESF workshop held in Amsterdam in December 2008. [Other], Migration and Networks of Care Workshop, Free University, Amsterdam , 01-JAN-08 - 01-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008)Migration and Networks of Care in Europe,
Linda Connolly and Caitriona Ni Laoire (2008) Biographical Research Methods and Migration Research paper. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Migration and Networks of Care in Europe, Amsterdam , 10-DEC-08 - 14-DEC-08. [Details]
(2007)Migration and Trafficking Workshop,
n/a; (2007) Organised and chaired an ESF funded international workshop on migration and trafficking, held in Brussels in November 2007. [Other], Migration and Trafficking Workshop, COST Building, Brussels , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2005)Department of Geography Seminar Series,
Linda Connolly (2005) presented paper: ‘Ireland – a post-familial society?’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Geography Seminar Series, Geography Department, UCC , 09-NOV-05 - 09-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Merriman Summer School,
Linda Connolly (2005) ‘The Challenges in Family Life in Ireland’. [Plenary Lecture], Merriman Summer School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare , 24-AUG-05 - 24-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)The Merriman Summer School,
Linda Connolly (2005) Presented plenary paper on Family Life in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], The Merriman Summer School, Lisdoonvarna, Clare , 24-AUG-05 - 24-AUG-05. [Details]
(2003)International Postcolonial Research Workshop at the University of Keele,
Linda Connolly (2003) ‘Locating ‘Irish’ Feminisms’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], International Postcolonial Research Workshop at the University of Keele, University of Keele , 02-OCT-03 - 04-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)Ireland and Empire,
Linda Connolly (2003) Feminism and Postcolonialism in Ireland: the limits of Irish Studies. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland and Empire, University of Limerick , 20-MAY-03 - 20-MAY-03. [Details]
(2003)The Parnell Summer School,
Linda Connolly (2003) ‘New Perspectives on Republicanism in Ireland.’. [Plenary Lecture], The Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 21-AUG-03 - 21-AUG-03. [Details]
(2003)Sandra Harding Symposium,
n/a; (2003) Organised a Research Symposium at UCC on the 23rd March 2003 in co-operation with WERRC at UCD, which was addressed by Professor Sandra Harding of UCLA and attended by over 70 delegates from Ireland and elsewhere. [Other], Sandra Harding Symposium, UCC , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2001)Understanding Tradition,
n/a; (2001) Co-organised international conference, `Understanding Tradition: A Multidisciplinary Exploration,¿ with two colleagues in the Department of Folklore and English in June 2001. I invited the keynote speaker, Professor Craig Calhoun, Chair of the Social Science Research Council of the United States and Professor of Sociology and History at NYU. [Other], Understanding Tradition, UCC , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2000)Annual Women's Studies Conference,
Connolly, L. (2000) Organised the Annual Womens Studies Conference at UCC in 2000, 2001 and 2002 which have brought colleagues from women¿s studies programmes in other Irish universities and in Northern Ireland together (for example, the last conference I organised was on the intersection of `Class and Gender¿). The students on the MA in Women¿s Studies participated fully in the organisation of these events. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Annual Women's Studies Conference, UCC , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-02. [Details]
(1999)Social Movements: Conference of the International Sociological Association Collective Behaviour Group,
Connolly, L.;Diani, M.;others (1999) Sole Organiser of the Social Movements Research Group of the International Sociological Association, Regional Conference in April 1999. Professor Mario Diani, a leading social movements theorist, was an invited keynote speaker and subsequently published his presentation at Cork in the European Journal of Social Theory. Professor Klaus Eder, also a social theorist, was a second keynote speaker. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Social Movements: Conference of the International Sociological Association Collective Behaviour Group, UCC , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC CACSSS College Executive Management Committee /
Royal Irish Academy Social Science Committee Member/
Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Chair/
Academic Council Member/
CACSSS Research and Innovation Committee Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Temporary Full-time College Lecturer01-JAN-97 / 01-JAN-99
University College Cork College Lecturer01-JAN-97 / 01-JAN-99
University College Cork Senior Lecturer in Sociology01-OCT-03 /
University College Cork Head of Department of Sociology05-SEP-06 / 30-SEP-09
NUI Maynooth Social Researcher and Lecturer (part-time)01-MAY-94 / 31-AUG-97

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1989NUIM BA (Hons)Sociology
1993NUIM PHDSociology

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Sociology Editor03-NOV-08 - 01-DEC-14

Other Activities

 Description

Other Activities:Linda Connolly is a regular contributor to the media – select examples include the Pat Kenny Show RTE Radio 1 (see

www.rte.ie/radio1/todaywithpatkenny/1130019.html

); the Examiner Newspaper; and the Irish Independent (

www.independent.ie/unsorted/features/why-in-the-ireland-of-2004-were-still-living-in-a-mans-world-and-whatever-you-dodont-mention-the-fword-146143.html

).



Teaching Interests

My teaching and support responsibilities range across all levels:

  • Teaching load allocated includes full modules on Contemporary Ireland (SC1001 First Arts and SC1007 B.Soc.Sc and BSW x 24 hours), SC2026 the Sociology of the Family (Second Arts x 24 hours), SC3003/3046 Family, Gender, Sexualities (Third Arts x 24 hours), Research Projects (SC3015 Third Arts x 48); contributes to the third year core SC3001 Social Theory II module X 2 hours; as well as modules/seminars on the MA Sociology (including a full module SC6625 Formations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Ireland: An Intersectionality Approach (X 24 hours) and seminars on the core SC6608 Social and Sociological Theory (x 4 hours) and SC6614 Sociological Methodology  (X 4 hours) modules, as well as on the joint Feminist Social Theory and Philosophy module (PH6025 X 4 hours), the MA Women's Studies (WS6005 x 2 hours), and the MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies (GG6402 x 2 hours).  She has supervised a number of MA theses in Sociology (SC6615), Women's Studies (WS6004) and Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies (GG6404) and is currently supervising to MA students (2 X 12 hours) and six PhD students (6 X 24 hours), including: Susan McDonnell (PhD Social Science, co-supervisor), Christine Gaffney (PhD Social Science, co-supervisor), Edward Crowley (PhD Sociology), Nilmini Fernando (PhD Women's Studies), Marian Cadogan (PhD Sociology), and Elizabeth Kyte (PhD Women's Studies).  Also scheduled to teach core seminars on the new forthcoming MA in Irish Studies and serve as a member of the Board of Studies. 


  • Member of  Board of Studies in MAs in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies and Women’s Studies.
  • Extensive experience in curriculum support and development at University level as Head of Sociology Department (2006-09), former member of Faculty of Arts staff student relations committee and elected member of College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Executive Management Committee (2008-11).
  • Currently (2012) suvervising 6 PhDs and 2 MA theses, including students funded by IRCHSS and PRTLI4
  • External Examiner (Gender Studies) Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Crowley Edward Peter Jude Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Sociology of the Family SC2026Sociology of the Family
2015Contemporary Ireland: Formations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class SC6625Contemporary Ireland: Formations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class