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Dr. James Carr

Biography

Dr James Carr teaches and researches at the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick. In 2010 he was awarded a three year scholarship from the Irish Research Council to engage in research into racism directed towards Muslim communities in Ireland. He is a well-known speaker on the topics of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland. Building on previous publications, in 2016, James published his book Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with racism in the neoliberal era (London and New York: Routledge) which focused on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland set to the international context. James has also recently undertaken and published research with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, supported by the Open Society Foundations, entitled ‘Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond'. James is also a co-editor on the recently published Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield. James also contributes on Ireland for the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (Leiden: Brill) and the European Islamophobia Report.

Research Interests

My research interests include 'race', racisms and in particular anti-Muslim racism; issues of intersectionality; masculinity studies; hate crime; political economy and social exclusion. In terms of methodological skills, I am trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods of data collection and analysis. I have a partiuclar interest in mixed methods approach to research although the majority of my work to date has used qualitative research approaches. I am experienced in using NVivo Qualitative Analytic software as well as SPSS and Stata packages for quantitative statistical analysis.

Teaching Interests

Professionalism and a strong ethic of care for students are central pillars of my pedagogic philosophy. As the attached documents demonstrate, I have taught across a number of areas in the discipline of sociology. In my most recent role of Teaching Assistant in UL I was the lead faculty member across a number of courses in sociology with a responsibility for the care of almost five-hundred students. At undergraduate level I have lectured from first to fourth year students; I have lectured, tutored and graded assignments for Introductory Sociology Modules; Qualitative Research Methods (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Media Audiences; Inequality and Social Exclusion; and I have also been the lead lecturer in the Introductory Sociology module delivered for mature students in Limerick's Downtown Centre on behalf of UL. I have also successfully supervised three Masters Students with their MA dissertations. Teaching students from such a diverse range of educational experiences has given me the opportunity to develop my own pedagogical skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively on a range of topics. In all cases, I always prioritise making the teaching and learning of sociology an interesting, interactive experience while concomitantly ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their studies.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2015 Sociological Association of Ireland, Executive Committee,

Award

  • 2010 - Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar
  • 2010 - Advanced Scholar Award - University of Limerick
  • 2008 - Exceptional Q.C.A Recognition

Publications

Book Chapters

2017

Racist Hate Crime and Conceptions of Irish Homogeneity
James Carr
(2017) Racist Hate Crime and Conceptions of Irish Homogeneity
In Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime; London : Palgrave

2017

Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Statutory and civil society responses
James Carr
(2017) Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Statutory and civil society responses
In Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime; London : Palgrave

2016

Opportunities for Resistance through Discourse
Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and James Carr
(2016) Opportunities for Resistance through Discourse
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration; London : Rowman and Littlefield

2016

Ireland
James Carr
(2016) Ireland
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe; Leiden : Brill pp. 362-379

2016

In the Frame? Discourses of Migration
Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and James Carr
(2016) In the Frame? Discourses of Migration
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives; London : Rowman and Littlefield pp. xv-xxi

2016

Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children' in Ireland
Marron, A., Carr, J., Joyce, A., Power, M.J., Haynes, A. and Michael Breen
(2016) Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children' in Ireland
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives; London : Rowman and Littlefield

2016

''You can't have Muslim Irish children'. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green'
James Carr
(2016) ''You can't have Muslim Irish children'. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green'
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration; London : Rowman and Littlefield

2015

Muslim communities in Ireland and the Irish gaze
James Carr
(2015) Muslim communities in Ireland and the Irish gaze
In Instances of Islamophobia: Demonising the Muslim ‘Other'; Boulder, New York, London : Lexingtion

2015

'Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children' in Ireland'
James Carr, Aileen Marron, Annemarie Joyce, Martin J. Power, Amanda Haynes, Michael Breen, Eoin Devereux
(2015) 'Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children' in Ireland'
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration; London : Rowman and Littlefield

2015

''You can't have Muslim Irish children'. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green'
James Carr
(2015) ''You can't have Muslim Irish children'. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green'
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration; London : Rowman and Littlefield

2013

Communicating ‘Truth': Challenging Islamophobia
James Carr
(2013) Communicating ‘Truth': Challenging Islamophobia
In Communication: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs; Oxford : Inter-discilinary Press pp. 53-71

Edited Books

2016


(2016)
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration; Amanda Haynes, Martin J.Power, Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and James Carr(Ed.) London : Rwoman and Littlefield
DOI: http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/public-and-political-discourses-of-migration

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Hate Crime: An overview of the significance and relevance to Irish Sociology
James Carr, Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe
(2015) Hate Crime: An overview of the significance and relevance to Irish Sociology
In Social Studies-Irish Journal Of Sociology;

2015

What (if anything) do we want from Hate Crime Legislation?
Jennifer Schweppe, Amanda Haynes and James Carr
(2015) What (if anything) do we want from Hate Crime Legislation?
In The Irish Law Times;

2013

A Clash of Racializations: The policing of ‘race' and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland
James Carr and Amanda Haynes
(2013) A Clash of Racializations: The policing of ‘race' and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland
In Critical Sociology;
DOI: 10.1177/0896920513492805

Other Journals

2014

'People spit in my face for being Muslim'
James Carr
(2014) 'People spit in my face for being Muslim'
In Crimetalk.org;

2011

'Regulating Islamophobia: The Need for Collecting Disaggregated Data on Racism in Ireland'
James Carr
(2011) 'Regulating Islamophobia: The Need for Collecting Disaggregated Data on Racism in Ireland'
In Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs; Speical Issue on Islam in Ireland; London : pp. 574-593
DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2011.630863

Published Reports

2017

European Islamophobia rReport: Ireland
James Carr
(2017) European Islamophobia rReport: Ireland
Enes Bayrakli and Farid hafez(Ed.) Ankara, Turkey : Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research

2016

European Islamophobia Report: Ireland.
James Carr
(2016) European Islamophobia Report: Ireland.
Ankara, Turkey. : Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research

2016

Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond
James Carr
(2016) Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond
Dublin : Immigrant Council of Ireland

2015

More than a club; more than a game: Contribution to the evaluation of the Hijabs and Hat-tricks project, Report, in partnership with Sports Against Racism Ireland
Carr, J., Haynes, A., Garland, J., Power, M.J. and Jennifer Schweppe
(2015) More than a club; more than a game: Contribution to the evaluation of the Hijabs and Hat-tricks project, Report, in partnership with Sports Against Racism Ireland
Dublin : Sports Against Racism Ireland.
[ULIR]

2015

'Is Islamism a Threat? A new comprehensive model to counter the obscure heart of radicalism', Report; contribution on anti-Muslim racism and associations with stereotypical constructions of Muslims and Islam
James Carr
(2015) 'Is Islamism a Threat? A new comprehensive model to counter the obscure heart of radicalism', Report; contribution on anti-Muslim racism and associations with stereotypical constructions of Muslims and Islam
Italy : Agenfor Itallia

2014

‘A Life Free From Fear' – Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO Perspective
Schweppe, J., Haynes, A. and James Carr
(2014) ‘A Life Free From Fear' – Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO Perspective
Limerick : Hate and Hostility Research Group, Research Cluster for Emotions in Society, University of Limerick

2014

Experiences of Anti-Muslim Racism in Ireland
James Carr
(2014) Experiences of Anti-Muslim Racism in Ireland
Limerick : Hate and Hostility Research Group, University of Limerick

2013

ENAR 2011-2012 Annual Shadow Report; Contribution on anti-Muslim Racism aka Islamophobia in Ireland.
James Carr
(2013) ENAR 2011-2012 Annual Shadow Report; Contribution on anti-Muslim Racism aka Islamophobia in Ireland.
Dublin : European Network Against Racism, Ireland