School of Communications
Neil O’Boyle is a communications lecturer who researches the relationship between media, popular culture and collective identities. His work also examines immigration and integration.
Neil was lead researcher on the Irish Research Council-funded project ‘Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland’ (2008) and Co-PI on the European-funded ‘Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration’ (MEDIVA) project 2011-2012.
In addition to his work on immigration and integration, Neil has written extensively about popular culture and the media industries, a topic he explored in his 2011 book, New Vocabularies, Old Ideas: Culture, Irishness, and the Advertising Industry. More recently, he has written about the overlapping fields of sport, media and tourism, with his work published in journals such as Sport and Society, and Television and New Media. His most recent book is Sport, the Media and Ireland (Cork University Press, 2020), which he co-edited with Marcus Free.
Neil is a former editor for Cogent Social Sciences and a judge on the International Undergraduate Awards (Media and Arts category). He is also a reviewer for seven international journals. At DCU, he is the current Media Studies Coordinator for the Joint Honours programme, and a former Chair of the BA in Communication Studies and MA in International Communication Studies programmes.
Neil's Teaching and Learning portfolio can be accessed by clicking here: https://reflect.dcu.ie/view/view.php?t=MeyArxZnHIwD6tF81uT7