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This research conversation features Audrey Bryan in conversation with Dr. Jones Irwin speaking about  'Affective Pedagogies: Emotion and Educating for Social Justice'.


Audrey Bryan is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Human Development at Dublin City University’s Institute of Education (DCU IoE).  She is also an Associate Researcher of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre and the Centre for Educational Disadvantage. Her academic background spans the fields of Comparative and International Education, Sociology, Applied Social Research and Psychology. She teaches courses in sociology, childhood studies and research methods on the BA Joint Honours programme in Human Development and the Sociology of Education and Sociology of Childhood to undergraduate and postgraduate level teacher education students at DCU.  She has published nationally and internationally in the areas of climate change education, gender and sexuality studies, racism and anti-racism and global citizenship education. Her current work explores the role of emotion and difficult knowledge in teaching for social justice.


Dr Jones Irwin is Associate Professor in Philosophy and Education at DCU’s Institute of Education. He is also Subject Leader in Philosophy for Open Education, DCU, co-ordinator of the Values Education specialism on the EdD and the Chair of the Professional Diploma in Education. 

His research and teaching interests are currently in the areas of Philosophy of Education, Multi-Denominational Ethos, Values Education, Contemporary French Leftist 

Theory and Early Years Education.