- Position :
- Department :
- International Relations
- Phone :
- 00324 97676224
- E-mail :
- Office hours :
- Friday 13:00-14:00.
- Nationality :
- Irish and American
- Languages :
- Irish and English
- Education :
Ph.D in Social and Cultural Anthropology, KU Leuven (2015)
MA in The Anthropology of Ireland and Global Systems, Maynooth University (2010)
BA in Anthropology and English literature (2005)
- Teaching :
Vesalius College, Brussels Belgium: 2019 to present.
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: 2019 to present.
- Research area(s) :
Anthropology, Mobility, Imaginaries.
- Selected Publications :
An Anthropology of the Irish in Belgium: Belonging, identity and community in Europe (2019) Springer/Palgrave MacMillan, New York.
Here’s lookin’ at EU Kid: Memory and Recovery in places, non-places and everywhere in between in Larkan, F. & Murphy, F. Memory and Recovery in times of crisis (2018) Routledge/Taylor and Francis, London.
“Benda Bilili”- Look beyond the images: Representation and Visual Narratives of Dis-ability in Kinshasa. (2016)Disability & Society. 31(2). Co-Authored with De Coster, J. pp. 252-269.
De erkenning van de ander. Ethiek en epistemologie also werkzame bestanddelen van de antropologie. (2015b), Ethische Perspectieven, 25(1). Co-Authored with De Coster, J. 35-54.
Changing the Subject: Modelling change and the anthropological subject in transition. (2015a) 51-60. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 18(1): 51-60.
Europe is not a place: Recovering memory in a non-Lieu de Memoire. (2014b) Irish Journal of Anthropology, 17(1), 6-13.
“It’s fake – I mean it sounds the same, but it’s fake”: Plasticity, simulation and passing through the Irish Language in Belgium. (2014a) Irish Journal of Anthropology, 17(1), 46-51.
‘CouchSurfing and authenticity: Notes towards an understanding of an emerging phenomenon.’ (2012b) Hospitality and Society. 1(3). Co-Authored with Steylaerts, V. 261-278.
‘Reduction and representation: the function(s) of understanding and comparison in, and between, Anthropology and Literature’ (2012a). Journal of Comparative research in Anthropology and Sociology 3(2) ISSN 2068 – 0317
- Honours & Awards :
I was awarded “The Best Postgraduate Essay Prize” in 2014 by the Anthropology Association of Ireland.