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Dr Breda Gray

Biography

Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick; Director of MA Gender, Culture& Society; Convener of Gender Arc @UL PhD. Sociology, Lancaster University, England; MA Lancaster University; MSW University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Diploma Legal Studies, College of Commerce, Rathmines (Dublin Institute of Technology); B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.), University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Research Interests

                      

My research interests cover the politics of gender/sexuality, migration, diaspora and religion in relation to contemporary governing processes. On-going research projects include:


-Migration, state and faith: post-welfarist modes of solidarity


-The politics of state diaspora engagement


-Gender and post-Fordist work/life

                      

Teaching Interests

                       


  • MA and Undergraduate Programmes


  • SO6031 Feminist Approaches to Research, (MA Gender Culture and Society)


  • SO6042 Feminism(s), Diaspora and Multiculturalism, (MA Gender, Culture and Society and MA Sociology (Social Research)

  • SO4108 Sociological Approaches to Gender and Multiculturalism (UG)

  •  SO6001 Writing a Dissertation Proposal (MA)
    SO4037 Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research (UG: 3 weeks on Discourse Analysis)

Director MA Gender, Culture & Society
Convene Postgraduate PhD Forum

Departmental Director Postgraduate Studies 

 

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Associate Editorial Board member, BSA Journal of Work, Employment and Society
  • 2013 Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (JISASR)
  • 2009 International Board Member, SAI - Irish Journal of Sociology
  • 2006 Founding Editorial Board Member, Translocations. Migration and Social Change
  • 2003 Editorial Board Member, Irish Feminist Review
  • 2003 Founding Editorial Board Member, Migration Letters. An International Journal of Migration Studies

Committee

  • 2016 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Internationalisation Committee,
  • 2013 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Scienes Post-graduate Research Committee, *
  • 2002 University of Limerick Research Ethics Committee, *
  • 1996 DION, *

Award

  • 2015 - New Foundations Mentor
  • 2014 - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Nominee for UL Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2014 - New Foundations Mentor
  • 2013 - Seed Funding
  • 2013 - Partner on Women's Mobility in Contemporary Galician and Irish Literatures
  • 2011 - New Foundations Mentor
  • 2009 - PI The Irish Catholic Church and the Politics of Migration
  • 2008 - PI Nomadic Work/Life and the Knowledge Economy
  • 2008 - UL Seed Funding Somadic Work/Life and National Technology Park
  • 2002 - UL Partner Narratives of Migration and Return
  • 2001 - PI Travellers' Tales. Remembering 1950s Ireland
  • 2000 - Scientist in Charge (Marie Curie)
  • 2000 - PI Immigrant Lives. Life Narratives of New Immigrants to Ireland
  • 1999 - PI - HEA -PRTLI Research Project Award
  • 1995 - Economic and Social Research Council Post-Graduate Award
  • 1993 - Lancaster University, Social Science post-graduate award
  • 1984 - Rotary Foundation International Fellow Award

Employment

  • 2000 University College Cork, Irish Centre for Migration Studies - Head of Research
  • 1999 University College Cork, Irish Centre for Migration Studies - Research Fellow
  • 1997 University College Cork, Department of Sociology - Lecturer in Sociology
  • 1994 Lancaster University, Department of Sociology - Tutor, Sociology and Women's Studies
  • 1993 Edge Hill University College, Lancs. - P/T Lecturer in Applied Social Science
  • 1993 University of Central Lancashire - P/T Lecturer in Sociology

Education

  • 1998 Lancaster University - PhD
  • 1993 Lancaster University - MA
  • 1986 CCETSW - Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • 1985 University of British Columbia - Master of Social Work Degree
  • 1980 University College, Dublin. - BA

Consultancy

  • - Member of Steering Group HEA PRTLI 1 project - Women in Paid Employment in Munster 1936-60, NUI Cork (1999-2002)
  • - Voluntary sector agencies in Britain
  • - Member of Steering Group HEA PRTLI 1 project - The Irish Women¿s Movement, NUI Cork (1999-2002).
  • - Collaborative Research Project - University of Hull and University of York

Language

  • English

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2013
2013

Affecting Trans-Feminist Solidarity
Breda Gray
Theory on the Edge

2012

Social Aspects of Place Experience in Mobile Work/Life Practices
Lugina Ciolfi, Breda Gray and Anthony D'Andrea
From Research to Practice in the Design of Cooperative Systems: Results and Open Challenges DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-4093-1_13

2011

Governing Integration
Breda Gray
Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation Ireland in Europe and the World

2011

The making of nomadic work: Understanding the mediating role of ICTS
Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Luigina Ciolfi and Breda Gray
The Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts

2011

Empathy, Emotion and Feminist Solidarities
Breda Gray
Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Emotion

2009

Researching Irish Diaspora. From Concept to Political Strategy
Breda Gray
Diasporas. Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

2007

Breaking the Silence: emigration, gender and the making of Irish cultural memory
Gray, B
Modern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation and Society

2004

Too close for comfort: Remembering the forgotten diaspora of Irish women in England
Gray, B
Diaspora, Identity and Religion: New Directions in Theory and Research

2003

Global Modernities and the gendered epic of the Irish Empire
Gray, B
Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration

1999

Biographical summary on Anne McClintock
Gray, B
Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories

1998

The Politics of Irish Identity: Feminism, Nationhood and Colonialism
B Gray, B; Ryan, L
Nation, Empire, Colony: Critical Categories of Gender and Race Analysis

1997

(Dis)locating Irishness in the 1990s: The views of Irish women at home and abroad
Gray, B
Location and Dislocation in Irish Society: Multidisciplinary Essays on emigration and Irish Identities

1997

(Dis)locating woman and women in representations of Irish national identity
B Gray, B; Ryan, L
Women and Irish Society. A Sociological Reader

1996

Gendered Constructions of Irishness: Stagnation or Change in Irish Society since Independence
B Gray, B; Ryan, L
Culture and Identity: Selected Aspects and Approaches

1996

Irish Women in Higher Education in England: From Invisibility to Recognition
B Gray, B; Ryan, L
Breaking Boundaries: Women in Higher Education.

1996

The Home of Our Mothers and Our Birthright for Ages?
Gray, B
New Frontiers in Women's Studies: Knowledge, Identity and Nationalism

1994

Women only management training - a past and present
Gray, Breda
Women in Management: A Developing Presence

1994

Women in Higher Education
Gray, B
Changing the Subject: Women in Higher Education

Conference Contribution

2012

10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
Breda Gray (with Luiginal Ciolfi and Anthony D'Andrea)

2010

AHRC/ESRC Innovative Methods in the Study of Religion
Breda Gray and Ria O'Sullivan Lago

Conference Publication

2012

Sexing the Nation
B. Gray,Williams, J. P.,Phillips, B. E.,Smith, K.,Atherton, P. J.,Rankin, D.,Selby, A. L.,Liptrot, S.,Lund, J.,Larvin, M.,Rennie, M. J.
Am J Clin Nutr

2010

CrossCare Conference
B. Gray,Villatoro, E.,Mulla, M.,Larvin, M.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2009

Merriman Summer School
B. Gray,Villatoro, E.,Mulla, M.,Hall, R.,Larvin, M.
Pancreas

2005

Locality, Identity, Diaspora Conference, Institute of Social/Cultural Anthropology
B. Gray,Rahman, S. H.,Nanny, C.,Ibrahim, K.,O'Reilly, D.,Larvin, M.,Kingsnorth, A. J.,McMahon, M. J.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences

2005

Re-imagining Ireland International Conference
B. Gray,Rahman, S. H.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J.,Thompson, D.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences

2003

Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
B. Gray,Ammori, B. J.,Becker, K. L.,Kite, P.,Snider, R. H.,Nylen, E. S.,White, J. C.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J.
British Journal of Surgery

2002

Wiles Trust Colloquium
B. Gray,Rahman, S. H.,James, A. M.,Ammori, B. J.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J.
Gastroenterology

2002

Women's Studies Network (UK) Annual Conference
B. Gray,Ammori, B. J.,Cairns, A.,Dixon, M. F.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J.
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg

2001

Open Seminar Series, MPhil Race and Ethnic Studies
B. Gray,Ward, S.,Morris, E.,Bansback, N.,Calvert, N.,Crellin, A.,Forman, D.,Larvin, M.,Radstone, D.
Health Technol Assess

1999
1999
1999

International Population Studies Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Catriona Ni Laoire

1997

Transformations
B. Gray

1995

Women's History Network Annual Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan

1994

Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan

1994

Conference on Social Movements in Transition: Moving Towards the Millennium?
B. Gray,Walters, A. M.,Larvin, M.,Sadek, S. A.
Br J Surg

Other Journal

2013

The Work and Life of Corporate Expatriates: New Patterns and Regimes of Mobility in the Knowledge Economy
Anthony D'Andrea and Breda Gray
International Review of Social Research

2012

Other Publication

2017

Foreword
Gray, Breda

2015

Foreword
Breda Gray
Ide B. O'Carroll, Models for Movers: Irish Women's Emigration to America

2011

Foreword
Breda Gray
Ghosts of the Faithful Departed by David Creedon

2006

Preface
Breda Gray
M. Cinta Ramblado-Minero and Auxiliadora Perez-Vides, (ed) Unmarried Mothers’ in Twentieth-century Ireland: Cultural Reflections

2005

Social support structures for migrants – Rapporteur’s Report’
Breda Gray
Irish EU Presidency 2004 Conference Papers: Reconciling Mobility and Social Inclusion - the role of employment and social policy

1995

'Difference': Dilemmas for Managers
Gray, Breda
Gender Research Unit Occasional Papers Series

1995

Difference" Dilemmas for Management"
Gray, B
Advances In Case-Based Reasoning

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

'Femiminities in STEM: Outsiders within
O'Connor, P. O'Hagan, C. and Gray, B
Work Employment And Society DOI: 10.1177/0950017017714198

2017

Post-Fordist reconfigurations of gender, work and life: theory and practice
Gray, B,Ciolfi, L,de Carvalho, AFP,D'Andrea, A,Wixted, L
British Journal Of Sociology DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12267

2017

Post-Fordist Reconfigurations of Gender, Work and Life: Theory and Practice
Gray, B., Ciolfi, Luigina, de Carvalho, A., D'Andrea A.
British Journal Of Sociology

2016

Beyind "Migration Studies": Locating human mobility in the context of social struggle and change
Gray, Breda
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Austrian Journal of Sociology) DOI: 10.1007/s11614-016-0230-x

2014

Thinking through Transnational Studies, Diaspora Studies and gender
Gray, B,MacPherson, DAJ,Hickman, MJ
Women And Irish Diaspora Identities: Theories, Concepts And New Perspectives

2013

Migrant integration and the 'network-making power' of the Irish Catholic Church
Gray, B,Gilmartin, M,White, A
Migrations: Ireland In A Global World

2012

Irish State Diaspora Engagement - "The Network State" and "Netizens"
Breda Gray
Eire/Ireland Journal Of The Irish American Cultural Ins DOI: 10.1353/eir.2012.0002

2011

Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research
D'Andrea, Anthony; Ciolfi, Luigina; Gray, Breda
Mobilities DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2011.552769

2011

Governing Integration
Gray, B,Fanning, B,Munck, R
Globalization, Migration And Social Transformation: Ireland In Europe And The World

2011

Empathy, Emotion and Feminist Solidarities
Gray, B,Ruberg, W,Steenbergh, K
Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Gender And Emotion

2007

Breaking the Silence: Emigration, Gender and the Making of Irish Cultural Memory
Gray, B,Harte, L
Modern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation And Society

2006

Migrant Integration Policy: A Nationalist Fantasy of Management and Control?
Breda Gray
Translocations:Ir Migration Race & Social Transform Rvw

2002
2002

The Irish diaspora - refiguring 'home' and 'away'
Gray, B
Irish Journal Of Sociology

2000

'Contemporary Ireland and a Global "Irish Empire" of Memory and Imagination
Breda Gray
Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

2000

Gendering the Irish Diaspora
Gray, B
Women'S Studies International Forum

1996

'Irishness - A Global and Gendered Identity?
Gray, B
Irish Studies Review

1996

Irish women in London: National or Hybrid Diasporic Identities?
Breda Gray
National Women's Studies Association Journal