Senior Lecturer
Sociology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Sociology
Dept of Sociology
Safari, Donovans Road
University College Cork

T: 00353-21-4902904
E: n.hourigan@ucc.ie

Dr. Niamh Hourigan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University College Cork. Her forthcoming monograph is entitled 'Rule-breakers: Why 'Being there' trumps 'Being Fair' in Ireland' and will be published by Gill and Macmillan in Spring 2015. Her most recent publication, Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change (Cork University Press, 2011) is an edited collection on crime and disadvantage in Limerick. The book features in-depth community level study of fear and feuding in the city conducted by Dr. Hourigan between 2007 and 2010. She received a UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science Special Research Commendation Award for this project. In 2010, she co-authored The TEACH Report: Traveller Education and Adults: Crisis, Challenge and Change (Niamh Hourigan and Maria Campbell, NATC, 2010) which was commissioned by the National Association of Travellers' Centres. This report examines the experiences of Travellers as they attempt to progress into mainstream further education and tracks a variety of obstacles they encounter including external prejudice and internal feuding.

These publications build on her previous research in the fields of Political Sociology and Media and Cultural Studies. She has published four books. Escaping the Global Village: Media, Language and Protest (Lexington Books, 2004) was the first comparative study of minority language media campaigns in Europe. Social Movements and Ireland (with Linda Connolly) was published in 2006 by Manchester University Press. This edited collection featured contributions for Ireland's leading sociologists and documented a range of new research on social protest in Irish society. Her PhD (A Comparison of the Campaigns for Raidio na Gaeltachta and Teilifís na Gaeilge) was the first book to be published in the Irish Sociological Mongraphs series. Most recently, she co-edited Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies (with Mike Cormack, Multilingual Matters, 2007). The book has been widely reviewed in leading journals including the European Journal of Communications and Media, Culture and Society where Burcu Sumer states:
Niamh Hourigan neatly portrays how, under circumstances where policies and institutions are not responsive to the demands of minority language communities, the creation of trans-national diffusion and collaboration networks become crucial in keeping debate and political action alive...Her contribution is particularly important since it makes us further question how we should alter our ideas about what the public sphere is or should be about...Taken as a whole, this is an important and useful book, which not only lays out the key concerns in the study of minority language media, but also suggest fields of future scholarship. As identified by Niamh Hourigan in the concluding chapter of the book, well-designed comparative research and an on-going scholarly reflection on the effects of globalisation on minority language media will be central to developing future scholarship...

Niamh Hourigan is a Chair of the Editorial Subcommittee of Cork University Press and she frequently acts as peer reviewer for Manchester University Press, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Youth and Society, Crime and Social Change, Contemporary Sociology, European Societies and Sociology - the Journal of the British Sociological Association. She has been involved in a range of research projects funded by Irish Aid, Universities Ireland and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She is currently supervising three doctoral students and two MA students. Between 2009 and 2011, she was General Co-Editor of the Irish Journal of Sociology.

Having worked as a journalist and radio presenter while completing her PhD, Niamh Hourigan continues to be an active contributor to the national media and has appeared on Frontline, Tonight with Vincent Browne, Morning Ireland, Today with Pat Kenny, The Last Word and The Message (BBC Radio 4) among other programmes. She has also written for the Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Irish Independent. In 2007, she presented a four part series on education on RTÉ Radio One.


Research Interests

Corruption and Irish Identity,  Sociology of Crime, Media and Communication, Political Sociology, Globalization and Culture .

Dr. Niamh Hourigan's forthcoming monograph is entitled ‘Rulebreakers: Why 'Being there' trumps 'being fair in Ireland (Gill and Macmillan, 2015). The book examines whether attitudes to rules and relationships in Irish culture have changed since the economic crisis of 2010 when the Irish state lost its economic sovereignty for three years.

After the 2010 crisis, t

hree official expert reports by Klaus Regling & Max Watson (2010), Patrick Honohan (2010) Peter Nyberg (2011) highlighted the weakness of regulatory structures such as the Central Bank and the Office of the Financial Regulator in challenging the poor financial decision-making at the highest levels of the Irish state. A series of books by journalists also demonstrated how close relationships between politicians and leaders in the banking and construction sector contributed to ‘insider intimacy’. This intimacy led to the framing of important decisions in terms the interests of elites groups rather than the interests of ordinary Irish citizens (Leahy 2009, Ross, 2010, O’Toole, 2010, Cooper, 2010, Carswell, 2011, Kerrigan, 2012). Rule-breakers draws on 166 interviews and focus groups conducted between 2008 and 2013 in order to investigate whether this pattern of weak rules and strong ‘insider intimacy’ is a reflection of the value system of ordinary Irish people. It also examines whether attitudes to rules and relationships have changed during the austerity period.

Power is the unifying concept which has linked Dr. Hourigan's entire research output since completing her PhD in 1999. Her doctoral research examined the experience of Irish language activists as they attempted to persuade successive Irish government to establish firstly, a radio station for Gaeltacht regions and subsequently, an Irish language television service. This thesis was highly commended under the European Union Committee of the Regions Doctoral Thesis Prize competition and published as the first in the Irish Sociological Research Monographs series (Mc-Graw-Hill, 2001). She spent a further three years conducting research on minority media campaigns in Scotland, Wales and Northern Spain, a study which was published in the monograph Escaping the Global Village: Media Language and Protest (Lexington Books, 2003,2004). She subsequently co-edited two collections which developed her interest in power in different forms. In Social Movements and Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2006) which she co-edited with Linda Connolly, her chapter interrogated whether the Irish state had successfully managed to de-radicalize the Irish language movement by encouraging Irish language activists to institutionalize their protests within state frameworks. Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies (which she co-edited with Mike Cormack) aimed to establish minority language media studies as a discrete field of research and her own contribution focused on political networks which operated between campaigners across Europe (Multilingual Matters, 2007). This period marked a turning point in her own research as her increasing interest in the experience of immigrant language groups in Europe led to a more general interest in how those who live in marginalized communities engage with systems of power. As a result, she became involved in a national research project which focused on the experiences of Irish Travellers in adult education. The findings of this project were published in The TEACH Repor

t (Traveller Education and Adults: Crisis, Challenge and Change, NATC: 2010) which had a major impact on public policy debates about Traveller education in Ireland (Hourigan & Campbell, 2010).

She also began a three year ethnographic research project on fear, feuding and intimidation in Limerick city. This research was published as a set of five chapters within a collection which she edited entitled Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change (Cork University Press, 2011). The findings of this research have been further developed in subsequent publications including a recent article in the Irish Probation Journal. For this research, she received a UCC Special Commendation Research Achievement Award.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
IRC GOIPG/2013/261 PG Annie Cummins McNamara S: The imagined Reazlities of CHildhood play spaces.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1330-SEP-15€48,000.00
CACSSS Achievement AwardMiscellaneous01-JUN-1131-MAY-14€5,000.00

Books

YearPublication
(2015)Rulebreakers: Why being there trumps being fair in Ireland.
Niamh Hourigan (2015) Rulebreakers: Why being there trumps being fair in Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2011)Understanding limerick: Social exclusion and change.
Hourigan, Niamh (2011) Understanding limerick: Social exclusion and change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2007)Minority language media: Concepts, critiques and case studies.
Cormack, Michael J and Hourigan, Niamh (2007) Minority language media: Concepts, critiques and case studies. : Multilingual matters. [Details]
(2006)Social movements and Ireland.
Connolly, Linda and Hourigan, Niamh (2006) Social movements and Ireland. : Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2004)Escaping the Global Village: Media, Language and Protest.
Niamh Hourigan; (2004) Escaping the Global Village: Media, Language and Protest. Lanham Maryland: Lexington Books. [Details]
(2004)Escaping the global village: media, language, and protest.
Hourigan, Niamh (2004) Escaping the global village: media, language, and protest. : Lexington Books. [Details]
(2001)A Comparison Between the Campaigns for Raidio na Gaeltachta and Teilifís na Gaeilge.
Niamh Hourigan; (2001) A Comparison Between the Campaigns for Raidio na Gaeltachta and Teilifís na Gaeilge. New York: McGraw Hill. [Details]
(2001)Comparison of the Campaigns for Radio Na Galtachta and TnaG.
Hourigan, Niamh (2001) Comparison of the Campaigns for Radio Na Galtachta and TnaG. : National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Irish Sociological Research Monographs. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology'
Niamh Hourigan (2015) 'Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology' In: Healy, D. Hamilton, C., Daly, Y and M. Butler (eds). Gangs and Gang-related Activity in the Republic of Ireland. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Living with Fear and Feuding in Limerick - Introduction'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Living with Fear and Feuding in Limerick - Introduction' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Community Spirit and Neighbourliness in Moyross and Southill'
Niamh Hourigan, Frances Minahan, Máire Treasa NicEochagháin; (2011) 'Community Spirit and Neighbourliness in Moyross and Southill' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Lessons from Limerick: Policing, Regeneration, Child Protection'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Lessons from Limerick: Policing, Regeneration, Child Protection' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Understanding Limerick? Conclusions'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Understanding Limerick? Conclusions' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'A Sociology of Feuding: Gangland and Traveller Feuds Compared'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'A Sociology of Feuding: Gangland and Traveller Feuds Compared' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Organized Crime and Community Violence: Limerick's Regimes of Fear'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Organized Crime and Community Violence: Limerick's Regimes of Fear' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Introduction'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Introduction' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'A History of Social Exclusion in Limerick'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'A History of Social Exclusion in Limerick' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Divided Communities: Mapping Social Exclusion in Limerick'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Divided Communities: Mapping Social Exclusion in Limerick' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2007)'Minority Language Media Studies ¿ Key Themes for Future Scholarship'
Hourigan, Niamh ; (2007) 'Minority Language Media Studies ¿ Key Themes for Future Scholarship' In: Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies. Toronto & Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. [Details]
(2007)'The Role of Networks in Minority Language Media Campaigns'
Hourigan, Niamh ; (2007) 'The Role of Networks in Minority Language Media Campaigns' In: Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies. Toronto & Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. [Details]
(2007)'Mediating Diversity: Identity, Language and Protest in Ireland, Scotland and Wales'
Hourigan, Niamh. ; (2007) 'Mediating Diversity: Identity, Language and Protest in Ireland, Scotland and Wales' In: Managing Diversity: Practices of Citizenship. Ottawa, Ontario: The University of Ottawa Press. [Details]
(2006)'Movement Outcomes and Irish language protest'
Hourigan, Niamh ; (2006) 'Movement Outcomes and Irish language protest' In: Social Movements and Ireland. New York and Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2006)'Introduction'
Hourigan, Niamh, Linda Connolly; (2006) 'Introduction' In: Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2003)'New Social Movement Theory and Minority Language Media Campaigns'
Niamh Hourigan; (2003) 'New Social Movement Theory and Minority Language Media Campaigns' In: Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2011)
Niamh Hourigan (Ed.). (2011) Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2007)
Cormack, Mike & Niamh Hourigan (Ed.). (2007) Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies. Toronto & Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. [Details]
(2006)
Hourigan, Niamh, Connolly, Linda (Ed.). (2006) Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Reversed Memory, Collective Action and the Irish Economic Crisis 2010-2013'
Niamh Hourigan (2014) 'Reversed Memory, Collective Action and the Irish Economic Crisis 2010-2013'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 17 (1) [Details]
(2013)'Review Political Corruption in Ireland: A Crooked Harp'
Niamh Hourigan (2013) 'Review Political Corruption in Ireland: A Crooked Harp'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 21 (12) [Details]
(2012)'Juvenile Justice, Crime and Early Intervention: Key Challenges from the Limerick Context'
Niamh Hourigan (2012) 'Juvenile Justice, Crime and Early Intervention: Key Challenges from the Limerick Context'. Irish Probation Journal, 9 [Details]
(2011)'Review Suburban Affiliations'
Niamh Hourigan; (2011) 'Review Suburban Affiliations'. Contemporary Sociology, 40 (3) [Details]
(2011)'Irish Journal of Sociology - General Edition'
L. Connolly, K. Glavanis Grantham, N. Hourigan and T. Skillington (2011) 'Irish Journal of Sociology - General Edition'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 19 (1) [Details]
(2010)'Irish Journal of Sociology - General Edition'
L. Connolly, K. Glavanis Grantham, N. Hourigan and T. Skillington (2010) 'Irish Journal of Sociology - General Edition'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 (1) [Details]
(2008)'Institutional Cultures and Development Education'
Niamh Hourigan and Maria Campbell; (2008) 'Institutional Cultures and Development Education'. Policy and Practice In Higher Education, 7 (3):35-47 [Details]
(2006)'Globalisation and Social Exclusion'
Hourigan, Niamh ; (2006) 'Globalisation and Social Exclusion'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 15 (2):115-116 [Details]
(2004)'Minority Language Media, Globalization and Protest'
Niamh Hourigan; (2004) 'Minority Language Media, Globalization and Protest'. Mercator Media Forum, 7 (1):54-65 [Details]
(2001)'New Social Movement Theory and Minority Language Media Campaigns'
Niamh Hourigan; (2001) 'New Social Movement Theory and Minority Language Media Campaigns'. European Journal of Communication, 16 (1):77-100 [Details]
(1999)'Early Immersion Education in Ireland'
Hourigan, Niamh ; (1999) 'Early Immersion Education in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 9 :135-137 [Details]
(1998)'Framing Processes and the Celtic Television Campaigns'
Niamh Hourigan; (1998) 'Framing Processes and the Celtic Television Campaigns'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 8 (1):49-70 [Details]
(1996)'Audience Idenfitification and Raidio na Gaeltachta'
Niamh Hourigan; (1996) 'Audience Idenfitification and Raidio na Gaeltachta'. Irish Communications Review, 6 (1):3-10 [Details]
(2010)'Special Edition: Social Movements and Civil Society'
L.Connolly, K. Glavanis-Grantham, N. Hourigan and T. Skillington (Guest Editors: L. Leonard and K. Allen) (2010) 'Special Edition: Social Movements and Civil Society'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 (2) [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'The Changing Face of Irish Gangsters'
Niamh Hourigan (2014) 'The Changing Face of Irish Gangsters' Garda Review, . [Details]
(2011)'Heritage, Crime and Inequality: Understanding Limerick in the Post-Celtic Tiger Context'
Niamh Hourigan (2011) 'Heritage, Crime and Inequality: Understanding Limerick in the Post-Celtic Tiger Context' Heritage Outlook, . [Details]
(2011)'Social Exclusion and Criminality: Lessons from Limerick'
Niamh Hourigan (2011) 'Social Exclusion and Criminality: Lessons from Limerick' Eolas, . [Details]
(2009)'Feuds, Gangs and Sociology'
Niamh Hourigan; (2009) 'Feuds, Gangs and Sociology' UCC Research Jourjnal, (5) :38-40. [Details]
(2007)'The media and language maintenance'
Cormack, Mike and Cormack, M and Hourigan, N (2007) 'The media and language maintenance' MULTILINGUAL MATTERS, 138 . [Details]
(2007)'Minority language media studies: Key themes for future scholarship'
Hourigan, Niamh (2007) 'Minority language media studies: Key themes for future scholarship' MULTILINGUAL MATTERS, 138 . [Details]
(2007)'The role of networks in minority language television campaigns'
Hourigan, Niamh (2007) 'The role of networks in minority language television campaigns' MULTILINGUAL MATTERS, 138 . [Details]
(2007)'MEDIATING DIVERSITY: IDENTITY, LANGUAGE, AND PROTEST IN IRELAND, SCOTLAND, AND WALES'
Hourigan, Niamh (2007) 'MEDIATING DIVERSITY: IDENTITY, LANGUAGE, AND PROTEST IN IRELAND, SCOTLAND, AND WALES' Managing diversity: practices of citizenship, . [Details]
(2004)'Minority Language Media, Globalisation and Protest'
Hourigan, Niamh (2004) 'Minority Language Media, Globalisation and Protest' Mercator Media Forum, 7 (1) :54-65. [Details]
(2003)'Escaping the Global Village: Media'
Hourigan, Niamh (2003) 'Escaping the Global Village: Media' Language, and Protest. Oxford: Lexington Books, . [Details]
(2001)'New social movement theory and minority language television campaigns'
Hourigan, Niamh (2001) 'New social movement theory and minority language television campaigns' European Journal of Communication, 16 (1) :77-100. [Details]
(1999)'Tina Hickey, Early Immersion Education in Ireland'
Hourigan, N (1999) 'Tina Hickey, Early Immersion Education in Ireland' IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 9 :135-136. [Details]
(1998)'Framing Processes and the Celtic Television Campaigns'
Hourigan, Niamh (1998) 'Framing Processes and the Celtic Television Campaigns' Irish Journal of Sociology, 8 . [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2010)The TEACH Report: Traveller Education and Adults: Crisis, Challenge and Change.
Hourigan, Niamh; Campbell, Maria; (2010) The TEACH Report: Traveller Education and Adults: Crisis, Challenge and Change. NATC, Athlone. [CORA Link] [Details]

Audiovisual material

YearPublication
(2014)More than Just Economics? Austerity and Crisis in Ireland.
Niamh Hourigan (2014) More than Just Economics? Austerity and Crisis in Ireland. Audiovisual material [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2011)Suburban Affiliations: Social Relations in the Greater Dublin Area.
Hourigan, N (2011) Suburban Affiliations: Social Relations in the Greater Dublin Area. Book Reviews [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2014)The Leaving Certificate 'leaves' too many people behind.
Niamh Hourigan (2014) The Leaving Certificate 'leaves' too many people behind. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Cutbacks are as pernicious as hard drugs.
Niamh Hourigan (2014) Cutbacks are as pernicious as hard drugs. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)How State Policy Helped Create a Fertile Gangland Breeding Ground.
Niamh Hourigan (2013) How State Policy Helped Create a Fertile Gangland Breeding Ground. Irish Independent: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Can TG4 recapture some good feeling about Irish?.
Niamh Hourigan (2012) Can TG4 recapture some good feeling about Irish?. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)Limerick Estate's of Fear.
Niamh Hourigan (2011) Limerick Estate's of Fear. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)Money-lending, Intimidation and the Consequences of Financial Exclusion.
Niamh Hourigan (2011) Money-lending, Intimidation and the Consequences of Financial Exclusion. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2010)Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour.
Niamh Hourigan (2010) Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)We must choose to help Cork's homeless.
Niamh Hourigan (2014) We must choose to help Cork's homeless. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Electronic Article

YearPublication
(2005)The Globalization Debate: Definitions and Dimensions.
Niamh Hourigan; (2005) The Globalization Debate: Definitions and Dimensions. Dublin: Electronic Article [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2005)Globalization and Culture.
Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Globalization and Culture. Dublin: Review Articles [Details]
(2005)Globalization and Politics.
Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Globalization and Politics. Dublin: Review Articles [Details]
(2005)Ireland: A Globalized Society?.
Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Ireland: A Globalized Society?. Dublin: Review Articles [Details]
(2005)Globalization and Economics.
Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Globalization and Economics. Dublin: Review Articles [Details]

Radio Presentation

YearPublication
(2007)Educating John: Education and Disadvantage in Irish Society.
Niamh Hourigan; (2007) Educating John: Education and Disadvantage in Irish Society. Radio Presentation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Special Commendation Research Achievement Award College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Committee
1992Sociology & Political Science Prize
2000European Union Committee of the Regions PhD Prize
2008Keough Visiting Professorship in Irish Studies Keough- Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
1996Faculty Fellowship from NUI Galway for Three Years to complete PhD at the Dept of Sociology and Political Science (Full Fees plus Stipend Faculty of Arts, National University of Ireland, Galway

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Juvenile Justice Observatory Collaborator31-MAR-11 / 21-MAR-13
British Society of Criminology Member03-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-12
Sociological Association of Ireland General Co-Editor, Irish Journal of Sociology; Member08-OCT-09 / 28-DEC-10
European Sociological Association Executive Member - Collective Behaviour and Social Movements Section18-JAN-07 / 08-DEC-10

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Executive Management Committee Committee Member/
Cork University Press Editorial Subcommittee Chair/
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Graduate Studies Committee Committee Member2003 / 2006
Sociology Graduate Studies Committee Chair2004 / 2007
Undergraduate Awards Committee Adjudication of Sociology Essay Prize2012 / 2012
Selection Committee NUI PhD Travelling Scholarship Member of Committee2013 / 2013
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Graduate Studies Committee Member2012 / 2015
School of Sociology and Philosophy Executive Management Committee Member of Committee2012 / 2014

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS),
Niamh Hourigan (2014) 'Ethnographic Research Challenges in the Local Context: The Case of 'Understanding Limerick. [Plenary Lecture], International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick , 06-JUN-14 - 08-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Austerity: Economic, Political and Social Perspective,
Niamh Hourigan (2014) Austerity is not simply an economic phenomenon—societies experience it in different ways, socially, politically, and geographically. The aim of this event is to bring leading thinkers to probe the complex effects of austerity on the European economies forced to experience it by the global economic crisis. [Invited Oral Presentation], Austerity: Economic, Political and Social Perspective, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick , 30-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Economy and Society Summer School,
Niamh Hourigan (2014) Everyday Morality and Work in Austerity Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Economy and Society Summer School, Blackwater Castle, Co. Cork , 14-MAY-14 - 14-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual Conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland,
Niamh Hourigan (2014) Memory, Crisis and Austerity. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland, Institute of Technology, Sligo , 14-FEB-14 - 15-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)Cork Simon,
Niamh Hourigan (2013) How did I get here? Austerity and Homelessness. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork Simon, Cork , 02-OCT-13 - 02-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Promoting a Community Development Approach to the Drugs Crisis - Citywide,
Niamh Hourigan (2013) Intimidation in Community Contexts: Insights from Limerick. Promoting a Community Development Approach to the Drugs Crisis - Citywide, Dublin , 09-APR-13 - 09-APR-13. [Details]
(2012)Annual Conference of the British Society of Criminology,
Niamh Hourigan (2012) Sociology, Criminology and Juvenile Justice in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the British Society of Criminology, Portsmouth , 03-JUL-12 - 05-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Garda Research Unit Annual Conference,
Niamh Hourigan (2012) The Causes and the Consequences of Crime. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Garda Research Unit Annual Conference, Dublin , 18-DEC-12 - 19-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012)Mid West Social Inclusion Forum,
Niamh Hourigan (2012) Social Inclusion, Inequality and Crime: Lessons from Traveller and Limerick Contexts. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mid West Social Inclusion Forum, Killmallock, Limerick , 16-NOV-11 - 16-NOV-11. [Details]
(2012)Kate O'Brien Writers Festival,
Niamh Hourigan (2012) Intimacy and Integrity in Austerity Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Kate O'Brien Writers Festival, Limerick, Ireland , 25-FEB-12 - 25-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)5th Biennial Conference of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory,
Niamh Hourigan (2012) Criminal Responsibility, Juvenile Justice and Organized Crime in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 5th Biennial Conference of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, Olympic Park, London , 05-NOV-12 - 07-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)University of Limerick Invited Public Speaker Series Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community and Urban Regeneration,
Niamh Hourigan (2012) Fear, Crime, Justice, Protection - Understanding Limerick in the Post-Celtic Tiger Context. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Limerick Invited Public Speaker Series Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community and Urban Regeneration, Limerick, Ireland , 07-MAR-12 - 07-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Niamh Hourigan (2011) CONFERENCE PLENARY: Understanding Limerick: Crime, Inequality and Public Sociology. [Plenary Lecture], Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Cork, Ireland , 29-APR-12 - 29-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)International Conference on Conflict in Cities and the Contested State,
Niamh Hourigan (2011) Feuds as Urban Conflicts. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference on Conflict in Cities and the Contested State, Queens University Belfast , 12-MAY-11 - 12-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)Community Violence in Limerick and the Traveller Community,
Niamh Hourigan; (2010) Presentation to Health Services Executive. [Invited Oral Presentation], Community Violence in Limerick and the Traveller Community, Limerick , 21-APR-10 - 21-APR-10. [Details]
(2009)Parnell Summer School - Sport, Ethnicity and the GAA in the New Ireland,
Niamh Hourigan; (2009) Counting the Cost: Globalization, Identity and GAA. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Parnell Summer School - Sport, Ethnicity and the GAA in the New Ireland, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 12-AUG-09 - 14-AUG-09. [Details]
(2009)AHRC Ireland-Wales Research Network Symposium,
Niamh Hourigan; (2009) Media Power and People Power. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], AHRC Ireland-Wales Research Network Symposium, University of Aberstywyth, Wales , 17-APR-09 - 18-APR-09. [Details]
(2008)Visual History Conference,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2008) www.history.ul.ie/content/view. [Other], Visual History Conference, University of Limerick , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Parnell Summer School - Education in the New Ireland,
Niamh Hourigan; (2008) Education, Language and Identity in 21st Century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Parnell Summer School - Education in the New Ireland, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 11-AUG-08 - 15-AUG-08. [Details]
(2007)European Sociological Association Conference,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2007) From Cultural Nationalism to Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Migration and Language in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 10-SEP-07 - 10-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Racism and Immigration in the New Ireland,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2007) The Irish Language movement and immigrant language rights¿. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], Racism and Immigration in the New Ireland, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA , 17-OCT-07 - 17-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006)Merriman Summer School,
Niamh Hourigan; (2006) Who are we now? Globalization, Language and Media in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Merriman Summer School, Ireland , 20-AUG-06 - 25-AUG-06. [Details]
(2006)Language and Identity: Commemorating 175 Years of the Finnish Literature Society,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2006) Irish Language, Gaeltacht Identity and Multiculturalism. [Oral Presentation], Language and Identity: Commemorating 175 Years of the Finnish Literature Society, University College Cork , 06-JUN-06 - 06-JUN-06. [Details]
(2005)Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland:,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2005) Ireland, Development and ICT: Perspectives on the Digital Divide. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland:, Ireland , 07-APR-05 - 07-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)The Cause of Cosmopolitanism Conference,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2005) Globalisation, Minority Language Media and Cosmopolitanism. [Oral Presentation], The Cause of Cosmopolitanism Conference, The Royal Irish Academy , 15-NOV-05 - 15-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)Globalisation and Inclusion,
Hourigan, Niamh; (2004) www.ucc.ie/opa/pr/PRGlobalisation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Globalisation and Inclusion, University College Cork , 01-JUN-04 - 01-JUN-04. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer29-SEP-98 / 04-AUG-02
University of Limerick Lecturer07-AUG-97 / 24-JUN-99
University College Cork Senior Lecturer/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1994National University of Ireland, Galway DiplomaDiploma i nGaelige Labharta (Hon)
1994National University of Ireland, Galway PhDSociology
1991National University of Ireland, Galway BA (Hons)Social Science

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FunctionalFunctionalBasic
English FluentFluentFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Dept of Justice and Equality

Consultation on White Paper on Crime and the Community

Dept of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Member of Irish Government Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society as a consultant on cultural diversity issues (Dept of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Outreach Activities

 Description

Dr. Niamh Hourigan has contributed to UCC's Access programme for second level students for disadvantaged communities.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Sociology Member of Editorial Board06-SEP-07 - 07-JAN-11
Irish Journal Of Sociology Editor24-SEP-09 - 24-MAR-11

Teaching Interests

As Head of Graduate Studies in Sociology, Dr. Niamh Hourigan plays a central role in the organization and co-ordination of a range of Graduate programmes across the School of Sociology and Philosophy. She currently co-ordinates the MA Sociology, MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalization, Higher Diploma in Sociology, PhD Track Sociology and PhD Sociology. She served as the Sociology Representative on the CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee between 2011 and 2014. She is Chair of the Dept's Graduate Studies Committee.  At MA level, she contributes to the MA Methodology programme (2x2 hours) and offers a dedicated postgraduate seminar taught in workshop format on Globalization and Culture (6x4 hours). She also contributes to UCC's MA in Irish Studies (1x 2 hours) and Methodology module of MA Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies (1 x 2 hours).. She is currently supervising 3 doctoral students as well as a number of MA students. Dr. Hourigan offers courses at all undergraduate levels across the Discipline of Sociology. She contributes a full module (24 hours) to the Introduction to Sociology programme to first year students (SC1001/ SC1007). For second year students, she co-ordinates SC2004 Political Sociology  and teaches half this module (1 x12). She also offers a dedicated module on class, inequality and social stratification SC2003 Sociology of Class (2 x 12). To third years, she offers SC3003 Sociology of Development and Globalization (2 x 12). She is currently supervising six third year projects (SC3015/ SC3016 Research Project II x 48) on a range of themes.

Dr. Hourigan has supervised twenty-one MA Minor Theses (1 x 12) for students on the MA Sociology (9), MA Sociology of Development and Globalization (10), MA Contemporary Migration and Diaspora (1) and MA Film Studies (1). She currently serves on the Board of Studies for the MA Criminology, UCC. She also contributed to the PATHS Graduate programme. She has served as Internal Examiner for three PhD theses (Tom O'Connor, Marian Cadogan and Patricia Callanan) and was a member of the Course Evaluation Board of the BA Irish and Journalism in DCU. She has written five units of course material for the National Distance Education Centre (OSCAIL) BA Degree programme on the theme of Globalization.

Niamh Hourigan; (2005) The Globalization Debate: Definitions and Dimensions

. Dublin: http://www.oscail.ie


Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Globalization and Culture

. Dublin: http://www.oscail.ie


Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Globalization and Politics

. Dublin: http://www.oscail.ie


Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Ireland: A Globalized Society?

. Dublin: http://www.oscail.ie


Niamh Hourigan; (2005) Globalization and Economics

. Dublin: http://www.oscail.ie

She served as a member of the Faculty of Arts Access Admissions Committee (2004-2007)



Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Aimie Brennan University College CorkPHDLeisure and Surveillance in Irish Childhoods

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Park Gyunghee Doctoral Degree
Davis Julian Owen Doctoral Degree
Cummins-Mc Namara Annie Doctoral Degree
Flanagan Aidan Michael Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Sociology of Development and Globalization SC3003Sociology of Development and Globalization
2015Political Sociology SC2004Political Sociology
2015Globalisation and Culture SC6623Globalisation and Culture
2015Globalisation and Culture SC7623Globalisation and Culture
2015The Sociology of Class SC2003The Sociology of Class
2015Research Seminars and Project SC3016Research Seminars and Project
2015Minor Dissertation SC6632Minor Dissertation
2015Research Essay SC3018Research Essay
2015Literature Review SC6633Literature Review
2015Dissertation in Sociology SC6615Dissertation in Sociology
2015Research Project 2 SC3055Research Project 2

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Prof John Pitts International Juvenile Justice ObservatoryUNITED KINGDOM
James Windle University of East LondonUNITED KINGDOM