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School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

School of Communications

School of English

Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

School of History & Geography

School of Law and Government

School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music

 

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title
 Ahmed Alhassani  Dorothy Kenny A Corpus-bases Study of the Use of Phrasal Verbs 
 David Carroll  Jean-Philippe  Song to Save Your Life: The Queer Messaging of 80'
 Julie Daniel  Veronica Crosbie  Second Language Acquisition 
 Aparajita Dey-Plissonneau Françoise Blin/Maria Loftus Designed and Emerging Affordances in Synchronous Tutor-learner Videoconferencing for Second Language Development: An Ecological Approach
 Shane Forde Patrick Cadwell The Voice of the Expatriate, LGBT and Disabled Communities
 Fiona Gallagher Angela Leahy Using the emerging bi/Multilingual skills of learners to enhance language learning
 John James Gleeson Dervila Cooke  History and Memory in Didier Daeninckx's Les
 Ke Hu  Sharon O'Brien End Users' Acceptance of Machine Translation in a MOOC Environment (EN-ZH)
 Ian Hurley Ryoko Sasamoto Assessing Intra-Character Awareness Exercises in teaching Japanese Kanji
 Tatiana Krol  Aine McGillicuddy A Comparative Imagological Study of the Irish and Ukrainian Great Famines in Novels by Samchuk Macken, Motyl and Mullen
 Maria De Los Angeles Lara-Jaen  Jean-Philippe Imbert Sexuality and the Chicana/o Detective: Identity and Violence in Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Michael Nava's Mystery Fiction
 Robert Lawlor  Jean-Philippe Imbert  Procuring Undetectability (few characters left)
 Elena Lopez Cuenca  Angela Leahy Developing communication skills in Spanish as an L2 context through the use of art works
 Erika Marcet I Torrijos Ryoko Sasamoto/Annette Simon Developing Pragmatic Competence in Japanese Oral 
 Eoin Mc Carney  Jean-Philippe Imbert Politics of space in Irish & Mexican crime fiction
 Sarah Meehan O`Callaghan  Jean-Philippe Imbert The Real of Performance, a Philosophical Perspective on Staging Corporeal Excess in Avant-Garde and Absurdist Theatre (1935 - 1955).
 Michael Monaghan  Jean-Philippe Imbert Dismantling the Binary of Gendered Gazes in Aesthetic Representations of Murder
 Nansy Ahmad Daoud Mosleh  Dorothy Kenny Collaborative Translation in the Classroom 
 Nguyen Hai Duy Nguyen  Dermot Kenny  Translation and Development 
 Caitriona Osborne  Qi Zhang What are the methods proven to be most effective for teaching Chinese (Mandarin) as a foreign language to beginner learners? A study of Rote Memorisation, delayed character introduction and character colour-coding
 Wichaya Pidchamook Joss Moorkens Freelance Subtitlers in a Subtitle Production Network in the SVOD Industry in Thailand: A Longitudinal Study 
 Olivia Rohan  Ryoko Sasamoto Reception of Translated Onomatopoeia in Manga
 Alessandra Rossetti  Sharon O'Brien Simplifying, Reading, and Machine Translating Health Content: An Empirical Investigation on Usability 
 Mali Satthachai  Dorothy Kenny Passive, Deontic Modality and Cohesion in English-Thai Legislative Texts: a Corpus-Based Study
 Sagun Shrestha  Francoise Blin  ICT in EFL classrooms: Affordances & Challenges 
 Eline Christina Sikkema  Joss Moorkens  Language Learners' reception of Japanese Variety 
 Martin Toal  Agnes Maillot Intercultural Communicative Competence: the case of an Irish, not-for-profit community based organisation for the homeless in the Republic of Ireland
 Xuan Wang  Qi Zhang  Multilingual Education and Multi-Literacies 
 Yuxiang Wei  Joss Moorkens  Post-Editing Effort of Machine Translation 
 Caroline West Jean-Philippe Imbert Dancing in the Shadows of the Outer Limits: An Investigation of Anti- and Pro-Pornography Feminist Theories Concentrating on the Experiences of the Women in the American Mainstream Pornography Industry
 Inga Daria Wojcik  Agnes Maillot Intergenerational gender negotations in Nigerian households in Ireland

 School of Communications 

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title
 Dimitri Bettoni Tanya Lokot The Turkish Laboratory:  Coopting Sousveillance
 Marie Boran  Padraig Murphy What Lies Beneath: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Online Reader Comments as a Space for Public Engagement with Science
 Daniel Carey Mark O'Brien The Working Lives of Former Journalists and Editors
 Ricardo Castellini Da Silva  Trish Morgan From Literacy to Media Literacy: A study on the Interface between Mediated Communication and Education and its Implications for the Irish second-level education.
 Sara Creta Jane Suiter New Journalism Publics 
 Samuel Danzon-Chambaud  Alessio Cornia  Cybernetics, an Answer to Newsroom Automation?
 Stephen Desmond  Debbie Ging The Films of Pedro Almodovar
 Maeve Devoy Paul McNamara Literary Journalism
 Glen Doyle  Debbie Ging An ethnographic study into the impact that contemporary attitudes towards the photographing of children is having upon the everyday practice of photographing and the sharing of images of children
 Kevin Doyle  John O'Sullivan Digital Counteroffensive: The Rise of Social Media
 Phillip Doyle Declan Tuite  An analysis of the current Multmodal Documentaty Artifact, its language structures and the evolving role of time based audio-visiual media as narrative 
 Seamus Farrell  Eugenia Siapera The Political Economy of Radical Media
 Kelly Fincham  Jane Suiter Hashtag Journalists
 Maria Victoria Gomez Patrick Brereton Stories for Sustainability: media narratives and environmental understanding in youngsters in Ireland and Uruguay
 Barbara Gormley  Padraig Murphy  Exploring Risk Communications Model during Pandemcs: Determination of the relationship between accuracay and mediation in public health  
 Anne-Marie Green  Paul McNamara  An lllwind 
 Stephen Hughes  Padraig Murphy  Science, Society and Environment in Ireland 
 Joel Isabirye  Jim Rogers  Music Scheduling Practices in Commerical Radio 
 Colm Kearns  Neil O'Boyle One Nation, Two Teams, Three Mobile: Sports Sponsorship and Digital Cultural Nationalism
 Niamh Kirk  Eugenia Siapera Re-presenting Ireland: Disapora Journalism and the Reproduction of Hime in the Digital Diaspora Press
 Marian Mc Donnell  Miriam Judge  Technology Design for Cognitive Impairment 
 Lucia Mesquita  Jane Suiter  The Impact of Collabotative Journalism 
 John Moran  Debbie Ging Multiplex Sex: How Pornified are Mainstream Movies? A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
 Shane Murphy Debbie Ging  Online Anti-feminist Movements and Radicalisation 
 Orla Ní Dhuill Tanya Lokot Irish Biodiversity Activism on Twitter
 Viorel Hamilton Niculescu Declan Tuite People's engagement with (renewable) technology systems. Roadblocks and Triggers 
 Maria O Brien  Roderick Flynn Gaming and Animation Policy in Ireland, UK & France
 Kasandra O Connell Roderick Flynn An exploration of the development of film preservation in Ireland over the last century...
 Paul O Neill  Trish Morgan  Practice What We Preach: Tactical Media Art as a form of Political Resistance 
 J Clark Powers Donal Mulligan Political agency in the context of social media
 Niamh Sammon Declan Fahy The impact of newspaper coverage on Brexit
 Lauren Teeling Jane Suiter/Eugenia Siapera New Media and Conflict. A Case Study of Israel
 Paloma Viejo Otero  Eugenia Siapera Hate Speech and Racism in Digital Environments

School of English 

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title
 Anindita Bhattacharya  Keith O'Sullivan  The Un(Dead), the Divine, the Devil, and the Garga
 Fiona Bolger  Kit Fryatt  A search for Poems in the cracks between borders
 Abbas Bowen   Julie Anne Stevens   Monsters Under the Bed: Horroe in Children's Literature 
 Tomas Buitendijk  Michael Hinds  Between Land and Sea
 Xian Hui Adel Cheong   Derek Hand   Formal Innovation and the Contemporary Novel
 Ellen Dillon  Michael Hinds  Abstraction in Contemporary Poetry: An Apprenticeship 
 Marie Egan  Kit Fryatt  Authorial Complicity in Propriety in the Novels of Frances Burney
 Rosie Hordon-Clark  Gearóidín Uí Laighléis  Angela Carter: Feminist through her Fiction?
 Ellen Howley  Eugene McNulty  Oceanic Connections: The Sea as Boundary Space in Irish & Caribbean Poetry
 Giorgia Hunt   Sharon Murphy   Male Hysteria and the Gothic 
 Mark Kelleher  Paula Murphy  Is there anybody here but me?
 Maighread Medbh  Kit Fryatt   Lord Love
 Jennifer Mooney   Keith O Sullivan   Feminism and Power in the works of Louise O'Neill 
 Tapasya Narang  Kit Fryatt  Location and dislocation in Northern Irish Poetry
 Arthur O Dea  Michael Hinds  Bob Dylan and Late Style 
 Patrick Rogers  Sharon Murphy  Time and Space in imperial boys fiction
 Annette Skade  Kit Fryatt  Watch this Spillage: Anne Carson
 Zornitsa Lachezarova   Todorova   Kit Fryatt   Irish and Bulgarian poetic representations of nature in a post-independent period

 

Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge 

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title

 Nouf Alnasser

Ciarán Mac an Bhaird Powering the financial growth of SMEs in Saudi Arabia
 Batoul Batoulbanjar  Ciarán Mac an Bhaird The investment decision making process of business angel networks (BANs) in Saudi Arabia
 Elaine Beirne  Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl An exploration of sentiment in an online language learning environment
 Michelle Dunne  Úna Bhreathnach  Traidisiún Béil na mBan i gCnuasach Mhic Mhathúna
 Patrick Gilligan Uáitéar Mac Gearailt Na Laoidigh, athair agus mac
 Conchur Mac Lochlainn Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl A Study of the Motivation of Distance SLA learners
 Jamie Murphy  Ciarán Mac Murchaidh 

Aistriúcháin Ghaeilge cnuasach saothar leis na drámadóirí JM Synge, Lady Gregory, Brian Friel agus Martin McDonagh: mionstaidéar agus anailís chomparáideach ar ról na saothar seo i réimse 

 Justin O Gliasain Gearóid Ó Cleircín Mionlogainmneacha Chill Dara
 Sean O Reilly  Ciaran Mac an Bhaird  Traidisiúm Béil na mBan i gCnuasach Mhic Mhathúna 
 Mary Sinnott Uaitear Mac Gearailt Saol agus saothar Sheáin Uí Chiarasaigh

 

School of History and Geography

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title
 James Akpu  Daithí O' Corráin Irish Missionary Enterprise in Nigeria, 1905-1966
 Emma Barry  Ruth McManus Sustainable Urban Development in Ireland
 Seamus Cullen  Daithí Ó Corráin The impact of the Irish Revolution on a Garrison County: County Kildare 1912-1923
 Andrew  Dorman   James Kelly  The Experience of Soldiering in 18th Century Ireland 
 Michael Duggan  James Kelly Twenty hearts beating as none`: Primary Education in Ireland under Dr. W.J.M.Starkie and the Commissioners of National Education 1899 to 1920
 Deirdre Foley  Leeann Lane The Commission on the Status of Women in Ireland
 Gerard Hanley  Daithí Ó Corráin Labour Relations in Independent Ireland, 1922-1946
 Clair Mc Donald   Jonathan Cherry  Mapping historical change on Walsh and Cosby Estate Lands 
 Conor Murray  William Murphy A Sporting Colonisation: the survival of British sports in Ireland after 1922
 Geraldine O'Neill  Leeann Lane TBC
 Una Palcic  Jonathan Cherry Continuity and Change: Landholding, Settlement
 Iemima Ploscariu  Maria Falina  National Entanglements Romanian, Roma, and Jewish

 

School of Law and Government

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title
 Christine Andreeva Robert Elgie Challenging the cracks of the EU's CT policy (...)
 Jonathan Arlow  Eoin O'Malley How much liberty is there in Libertarianism?
 Cornelia Adriana Baciu  John Doyle Determinants and strategies of NGO-military collaboration in democratic security governance. A case study of Pakistan
 Clare Barry Adam McAuley/Brenda Daly Inherent discretion of the Court and minor children
 Sheelagh Brady James Fitzgerald How and why do people join Violence Organisations? 
 Thomas Campbell  Niamh Gaynor Climate Change Policy Narratives and consequences for Pastroalist Livelihoods in the Drylands of Ethiopia and Kenya.
 Arpita Chakraborty  Maura Conway Violence, religion, and Masculinism in Contemporary India: An analysis of the Writings of Vivekananda, Golwalkar and Gandhi
 Sweta Chakraborty Ken McDonagh Understanding the 'sacred' and 'secular'
 Robert Fredrick Chestnutt  Donnacha O'Beacháin  Managed Democracy 2.0: Introducing 'pro-governmental pluralism' 
 Peter Cluskey Maura Conway Could digital news threaten global security?
 Catherine Connolly  James Gallen The Relationship between Targeted Killing, States of Exception and Kriegsraison: Effects on Public International Law
 Fabrizio Leonardo Cuccu Paola Rivetti Security Policies as Exclusionary Politics: Analysis
 Victoria Diaz Garcia  Eileen Connolly The Spread of National Women's Mechanisms in Latin America: window of opportunity to advance women's demands or window dressing?
 Bitopi Dutta  Eileen Connolly Gendering Development Induced Displacement
 James Forbes Tom Hickey Mapping Pettit's Republican Theory to Disability
 Aytan Gahramanova  Paola Rivetti The Role of the Local Think Tanks in Restrictive Political Systems: The case study of Azerbaijan 
 Mohd Tahir Ganie  John Doyle Representation of the Kashmir Conflict in Kashmiri Youth Narratives
 Hasmik Grigoryan  Alexander Baturo  Nagorno Karabakh as a Diversionary Conflict 
 Daniele Grippo  Federico Fabbrini  The Conflict Between the Principle of Mutual Trust 
 Seraphine Habimana  Eileen Connolly  The Status of Woman in Post-Conflict Societies 
 Ramadan Ilazi John Doyle/Gezim Visoka EU's Everyday Practices of Statebuilding 
 Mariat Imaeva  James Gallen Deferring human rights: Humanitarian exhumations as an alternative way of dealing with enforced disappearances
 Tajma Kapic  Eileen Connolly The impact of Consociational Peace Agreements on the descriptive representation of women in national and sub national institutions in divided societies: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Vidushi Kaushik John Doyle  India and its Response to Internal Armed Conflict
 Marije Luitjens-Tol Gezim Visoka  Building a Post-Conflict Resilient Society 
 Maia Machavariani  Donnacha Ó Beacháin 'Opposition parties, versus sources of power in the wider Caspian region:  Case Studies from the South Caucasus and Central Asia"
 Sose Mayilyan Federico Fabbrini EU Free movement of persons and social benefits
 Sarah Louise Mc Donbald  Yvonne Daly Ensuring Jusitce in Sexual Offence Trials 
 Gearoidin Mc Evoy  Tanya Ni Mhuirthile  Accessing the right to a fair trial for speakers of regional or minority language users under the UN and Council of Europe Systems of Human Rights
 Yameema Mitha John Doyle Representation of Pakistan in Indian cinema
 Veronica Mathew Mkilanya  Eileen Connolly The Impact of Reserve Seat Quotas on the Status of Women MPs: a comparative case study of Kenya and Tanzania
 Miraji Hassan Mohamed Maura Conway Contested Notions of Radicalisation and Youth Vulnerbility in Policy Discourses and Program Interventions: A Case of Mombasa County, Kenya 
 Mohsen Moheimany Iain McMenamin Political Opportunity Structures and Policy-Making in Hybird Regimes: Womens Rights and Environmental NGOs in Iran 
 Khawaja Moinuddin Maura Conway Islamic State's Visual Propaganda: Content, Structuring, Purposes 
 Gian Marco Moise  Abel Polese  For an Oil Drop: Informality in Kazakhstan 
 Anne Marieke Mooij Federico Fabbrini Legitimacy of the ECB
 Shruti Neelakantan Diarmuid Torney  On the Governance of Private Sector Investments in Climate Change Mitigation: What it means for energy policy in India, EU and India-EU bilateral ties?
 Virginia Novaes Procopio De Araujo  Brenda Daly The Legal Protection for Social Egg Freezing in Europe
 Christopher John O Connell  Robert Elgie Civil Society Influence on Policy Switching in Latin America: Evidence from left Populist Governments 
 Proma Ray Chaudhury Eileen Connolly Women and Hindu Nationalism
 Denise Ripamonti John Doyle The Political Structuration of the Maoist Insurgency in India: Security, Development and State Response 
 Harikrishnan Sasikumar  Kenneth  McDonagh Religion and Identity in Politics: The paradox of Kerala's Hindu Nationalists
 Rachna Shanbog Eileen Connolly India's Foreign Aid Policy
 Liridona Veliu Kenneth McDonagh Back to the Future: Balkanization and the Euro-Atlantic Intergration Processes of Western Balkins 
 Maira Zeinilova  Eileen Connolly The meaning of Women's Political Participation in Post-Communist Authoritarian Regimes: The case of Kazakhstan

 

School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music

Student Name Principal Supervisor  Working Thesis Title
 John Alderdice  Gabriel Flynn/Patricia Flood Servant and Transformative Models of Leadership
 Paul Barlow  Joseph Rivera Presence and Sacrifice in Eucharistic Theology
 Mary Campbell  Ethna Regan Simone Weil and Mystical Theology
 Jacinta Carron  Ethna Regan Forgin a Theology of Hope
 Brendan Comyn   Ian Leask  Plato Theory Justice 
 Adam Cullen  Rhona Clarke/John Buckley A Portfolio of Compositions with Commentar
 Martin Della Vecchia  Sean Doherty  Seeing Movement as a Compositional Approach 
 David Dunning  Ethna Regan All in all
 Viji Varghese Eapen   Ethna Regan  Subaltern Public Liturgy for a Borderless Church 
 Mark Farrell   Bert Gordijn  Irish Archives and Records Management Legislation 
 Gugun Gumilar   Paul Cahill  Sharia in Democratic State of Indonesia 
 Yvonne Higgins Murphy  Patricia Flynn Imaging Sound from Notation: a study of children in the context of choral practice
 Mohammad Hosseini  Bert Gordijn Research ethics and research integrity
 Maxime Le Mee  Patricia Flynn/Roisin Blunnie Music in the Nineteenth-Century United Kingdom: A Romantic Reappraisal 
 Gwenyth Morgan  Bert Gordijn A Care-Based Stakeholder Analysis of Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity 
 Aine Mulvey  John O'Flynn Art Song in Ireland
 Marcellinus Osakwe   Peter Admirand  TBC
 Austin Reece  Ian Leask Violence, Guilt & Narrative Catharis
 John Scallan  Ian Leask Hobbes and the Material God
 Orla Shannon  Séan Doherty  The forgotten Female: Twentieth Century Irish Art Music
 Steven Singleton  Brad Anderson Bible engagement and transformative learning in formal and informal learning contexts.
 Alyson Staunton  Ethna Regan The Autonomy of Asceticism: In Search of a Theology of the Female Body
 Ian Tighe  Ian Leask Hellenistic influence on Michel Foucault's subject