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Our Research

Dr Niamh NicGhabhann

Welcome to the Research website for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. This website provides a useful overview of our many research activities, groups, centres and clusters. You will find our newsletter, links to our blog and social media accounts, as well as researcher profiles and links to the constituent schools in the Faculty.

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a dynamic and ambitious faculty, with a wide range of research strengths and globally-connected expertise.

We have a vibrant and supportive research community here at the University of Limerick, with students and faculty leading research into areas as diverse as hate crime legislation, arts and health, early modern European history, dance as an expression of identity, fan culture and popular music, the writings of W.B. Yeats, and language acquisition and teaching. These areas reflect just some of the diverse research strengths and areas of expertise with the Faculty. We have a number of research groups, centres and clusters that reflect particular areas of research excellence and impact within the Faculty, and which regularly organise events, lectures and seminars.

Researchers within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences also work closely with our colleagues across the three other faculties at the University of Limerick, and we are dedicated to supporting translational and interdisciplinary research excellence.

Our Faculty is successful in attracting research funding at national and international levels, in publishing and performing research with prestigious journals, publishers and venues, and our programmes and schools have won multiple awards for excellence and innovation in education.

My job as Assistant Dean for Research is to support the different research activities across the faculty. If you have a query about engaging with research within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences here at the University of Limerick, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Dr Niamh NicGhabhann
Assistant Dean of Research
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick

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