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Dr. James Carr

Biography

Dr James Carr lectures in the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick. In 2010, he was awarded a three-year scholarship for his doctoral studies from the Irish Research Council to engage in research into racism directed towards Muslim communities in Ireland at the University of Limerick. He is a well-known speaker on the topics of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland. Building on previous scholarly and policy oriented publications, in 2016, James published his book Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the Neoliberal Era (London and New York: Routledge (paperback since 2018) which focused on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland set to the international context. James has also 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'; the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe; the Islamic Conference Youth Forum among others. He has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as acting as editor for same and co-editor on the recently published collection of essays Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield; and two edited collections, leading one, with Routledge London on the topic of Football, Politics and Identity.
James has also been a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe for Ireland (Leiden: Brill); as well as authoring the Irish submission to the European Islamophobia Report for 2015-2020 (Ankara: SETA). In 2022, James received funding from the European Commission via the Citizens Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme for his project titled: Sustainable Alliances Against Anti-Muslim Hatred (SALAAM). The project will run until 2024.

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

  • 2022 Ethnic Diversity Forum,
  • 2016 Football Collective Board Member,
  • 2015 Sociological Association of Ireland, Executive Committee,

Consultancy

  • 2020 Council of Europe European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance - Contributor for the revised General Policy Recommendation No. 5 Combatting Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims.
  • 2019 EU Agency for Fundamental Rights National Contact Point Expert on Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - Rapporteur on legal and policy developments designed to address racism in Ireland.
  • 2017 Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE) - Consultant to the Advisor on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick -

Award

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

Education

  • 2010 University of Limerick -

Publications

Book Chapters

2020

Carr, J. (2020) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2018, Vol 12, Leiden: Brill.
(2020) Carr, J. (2020) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2018, Vol 12, Leiden: Brill.
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2018, Vol 12, Leiden: Brill.;

2019

Carr, J. (2019) `Muslims in Ireland' in O'Sullivan K. (ed.) Minority Religions Under Irish Law, Leiden: Brill, 59-83.
(2019) Carr, J. (2019) `Muslims in Ireland' in O'Sullivan K. (ed.) Minority Religions Under Irish Law, Leiden: Brill, 59-83.
In Minority Religions Under Irish Law, Leiden: Brill.;

2019

Carr, J. (2019) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2017, Vol 11, Leiden: Brill.
(2019) Carr, J. (2019) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2017, Vol 11, Leiden: Brill.
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2018, Vol 11, Leiden: Brill. ;

2019

Muslims in Ireland History, Demographics and Debates
Carr, J
(2019) Muslims in Ireland History, Demographics and Debates
In MINORITY RELIGIONS UNDER IRISH LAW: ISLAM IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT; LEIDEN : BRILL
DOI: 10.1163/9789004398252_005

2019

Carr, J. (2019) `Islamophobia in Ireland' in Kieran, P. (ed.) Connecting Lives: Interbelief Dialogue in Contemporary Ireland, Dublin: Veritas.
(2019) Carr, J. (2019) `Islamophobia in Ireland' in Kieran, P. (ed.) Connecting Lives: Interbelief Dialogue in Contemporary Ireland, Dublin: Veritas.
In Connecting Lives: Interbelief Dialogue in Contemporary Ireland, Dublin: Veritas. ;

2019

Carr, J. (2019) `Ireland and Islamophobia: Experiences and resistance;' in Awan, I. and Zempi, I. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Islamophobia, London: Routledge.
(2019) Carr, J. (2019) `Ireland and Islamophobia: Experiences and resistance;' in Awan, I. and Zempi, I. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Islamophobia, London: Routledge.
In The Routledge Handbook of Islamophobia, London: Routledge.;

2018

Carr, J. (2018) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.)Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2017, Vol 10, Leiden: Brill.
(2018) Carr, J. (2018) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.)Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2017, Vol 10, Leiden: Brill.
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2017, Vol 10, Leiden: Brill. ;

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

Carr, J. (2017) “Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Statutory and civil society responses”, in Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
(2017) Carr, J. (2017) “Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Statutory and civil society responses”, in Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
In Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime, London: Palgrave MacMillan.;

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

2017

Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Police and Civil Society Responses
Carr, J
(2017) Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Police and Civil Society Responses
In Critical Perspectives On Hate Crime: Contributions From The Island Of Ireland; BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-52667-0_20

2017

Carr, J. (2017) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2016, Vol 9, Leiden: Brill.
(2017) Carr, J. (2017) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2016, Vol 9, Leiden: Brill.
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2016, Vol 9, Leiden: Brill. ;

2017

Carr, J. (2017) “Racist Hate Crime and Conceptions of Irish Homogeneity”, in Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
(2017) Carr, J. (2017) “Racist Hate Crime and Conceptions of Irish Homogeneity”, in Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
In Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime, London: Palgrave MacMillan.;

2016

Ireland
James Carr
(2016) Ireland
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe; Leiden : Brill

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

2016

‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume'
Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A., Devereux, E, and Carr, J.
(2016) ‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume'
In Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives; London : Rowman and Littlefield International

2016

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

2016

Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children
Marron, A., Joyce, A., Carr,J., Devereux, E., Breen, M., Power, M. and Haynes, A.
(2016) Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives; London : Rowman and Littlefield International
[ULIR]

2016

Carr, J. (2016) “You can't have Muslim Irish children”. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green”, in Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. a....
(2016) Carr, J. (2016) “You can't have Muslim Irish children”. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green”, in Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. a....
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield.;

2016

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

2016

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 Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dil....
(2016) 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 Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dil....
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield. ;

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

2016

Carr, J. (2016) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2015, Vol 8, Leiden: Brill.
(2016) Carr, J. (2016) `Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O. et al (eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2015, Vol 8, Leiden: Brill.
In Yearbook of Muslims in Europe 2015, Vol 8, Leiden: Brill.;

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

‘Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse'
Devereux, E., Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A. & Carr, J
(2016) ‘Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse'
In Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives; London : Rowman and Littlefield International

2016

‘Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse'
Devereux, E., Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A. & Carr, J
(2016) ‘Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse'
In Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives; London : Rowman and Littlefield International

2015

Carr, J. (2015) “Muslim communities in Ireland and the Irish gaze”, in Mirhosseini, S.A. and Rouzbeh, H. (eds.) Instances of Islamophobia: Demonising the Muslim `Other', Boulder, New York, London: Lexington Books.
(2015) Carr, J. (2015) “Muslim communities in Ireland and the Irish gaze”, in Mirhosseini, S.A. and Rouzbeh, H. (eds.) Instances of Islamophobia: Demonising the Muslim `Other', Boulder, New York, London: Lexington Books.
In Instances of Islamophobia: Demonising the Muslim `Other', Boulder, New York, London: Lexington Books. ;

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

Carr, J. (2013) “Communicating `Truth': Challenging Islamophobia”, in Ternés, A. ed., Communication: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs, Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, pp.53-71.
(2013) Carr, J. (2013) “Communicating `Truth': Challenging Islamophobia”, in Ternés, A. ed., Communication: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs, Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, pp.53-71.
In Communication: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs, Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.;

2013

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

Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and James Carr (2016) “In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An introduction to the volume”, in Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dil....
Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and James Carr (2016) “In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An introduction to the volume”, in Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dil....
In Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield.;

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

2016

Haynes, A., Power, M., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Carr, J (Eds.). (2016) Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman & Littlefield International
(2016) Haynes, A., Power, M., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Carr, J (Eds.). (2016) Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman & Littlefield International
In London: Rowman & Littlefield International. ;

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 :
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

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

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

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