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Dr. Martin Power

BA., MA.,

Research Interests

My current research interests include

  • Inequality & Social Exclusion
  • Neoliberalism and the retraction of the Welfare State.
  • The Social Aspect of Regeneration
  • Gentrification
  • Popular Music and Popular Culture

  • Social Protest
  • Media & Migration

Current Research Projects

    • Songs of Social Protest (With Dr Aileen Dillane, Prof. Eoin Devereux & & Dr Amanda Haynes)

    • 'Examining the impact of Irish print & broadcast media coverage on the regeneration of Limerick City's Southside' (With Dr. Eoin Devereux & Dr Amanda Haynes).
    • Representations of the Irish Water Protests (With Dr Amanda Haynes & Prof. Eoin Devereux)

    Teaching Interests

    Spring 2019

    I am currently teaching 'Sociology of Regeneration: Theory, Policy and Practice (SO6012),
    I am module convenor of Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community and Urban Regeneration (SO6022)

    I teach / have taught on the following undergraduate & Postgraduate modules at UL.
    • Sociology of Youth and Community
    • Sociology of the Welfare State
    • Women, Welfare & the State
    • Issues in Contemporary Irish Society
    • Introduction to Sociology I & II
    • Investigating Social Reality
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Sociological Theory
    • Socio-economic Change: Dependancy & Development
    • Sociology of Organisations

    I have taught on the 'Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society' Summer School at UL from 2006 - Present.

    Professional Activities


    • 2017 Series Editor, Rowman and Littlefield International's Popular Musics Matter: Social, Political and Cultural Interventions Book Series
    • 2016 Board Member, The Football Collective
    • 2005 Ordinary Member, Sociological Association of Ireland
    • Founding (and Current) Director, Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster
    • Founding (and Current) Director, Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster
    • Series Editor, Rowman and Littlefield International's 'Discourse, Power and Society' Book Series


    • 2008 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
    • 2005 University of Limerick - Master of Arts
    • 2003 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Arts