O’DUBHGHAILL Sean, PhD

  • Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • International Relations
  • Phone :
  • 00324 97676224
  • E-mail :
  • seanmarkodubhghaill@gmail.com
  • 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.