Dónal Mulligan

Dr

Contact Details


Gla. C152

T: Ext. 6128
E: donal.mulligan@dcu.ie

Biography

Dónal Mulligan is a lecturer and researcher at Dublin City University's School of Communications, where he works on interdisciplinary digital research topics, and teaches on a range of modules related to digital media analysis, design and production.
His doctoral research focussed on the study of Irish political discourse on Twitter, amongst which the 2015 Marriage Referendum was a major case study. He is interested in how identity and political discourse are mediated in the structured conversational spaces of social media, and how the emergent field of computational social science addresses and answers these issues with new methodologies. Especially relevant here are the application and development of ethics in digital research.
Dónal Mulligan is a member of the RIA Irish Humanities Alliance board, and working group on Digital Humanities. He has co-founded and is currently a committee member of DCU's Interdisciplinary Digital Research Group, more details on which are available at: hybridresearch.org 
He was a co-investigator (2015 - 2017) on an Erasmus+ project investigating the use and efficacy of tablet technologies in the European classroom, and maintains a research interest in the effective use of communicative media technologies in educational settings.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'The trace element composition of apatite and its application to detrital provenance studies'
O'Sullivan, G; Chew, D; Kenny, G; Hendrichs, I; Mulligan, D (2020) 'The trace element composition of apatite and its application to detrital provenance studies'. Earth-Science Reviews, 201 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Humour, Satire & Counter-Discourse around Ireland's 2015 Marriage Referendum Online: An Analysis of #MarRef'
Mulligan, Dónal (2018) 'Humour, Satire & Counter-Discourse around Ireland's 2015 Marriage Referendum Online: An Analysis of #MarRef' In: Maillot, A; Bruen, J; Imbert, J P (eds). Non-Violent Resistance: Irreverence in Irish Culture. Oxford; New York: Peter Lang. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 Innovations and Design in Online and Blended Learning (EdTech 2018)
Mulligan, Dónal (2018) Developing an online peer review tool for university group project based assessment Innovations and Design in Online and Blended Learning (EdTech 2018) Ireland, [Details]
2017 Queering Ireland 2017: 19th Annual USC Comparative Literature Conference
Mulligan, Dónal (2017) Social change, 140 characters at a time: A Bourdieusian analysis of the discourse of topical Irish political discourse on Twitter . In: Madden, E eds. Queering Ireland 2017: 19th Annual USC Comparative Literature Conference Columbia, South Carolina, [Details]
2015 Fifth Annual Postgraduate Conference in Humanities and Education
Mulligan, Dónal (2015) Tracking Twitter: Quantitative methodological imperatives derived from qualitative interviewing Fifth Annual Postgraduate Conference in Humanities and Education [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Campaigning for Change: campaign and communications tools and strategies,
Mulligan, Dónal (2016) YesEquality and VoteWithUs.org: insights on effective social media communications strategy for social change. [Invited Oral Presentation], Campaigning for Change: campaign and communications tools and strategies, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2016 Non-Violent Resistance: SOFEIR Annual International Conference 2016,
Mulligan, Dónal (2016) Satire and humour in #marref discourse. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Non-Violent Resistance: SOFEIR Annual International Conference 2016, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2015 Xth IASSCS Conference,
Mulligan, Dónal; Duffy, Mel (2015) International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture & Society, 10th International Conference. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Xth IASSCS Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-JUN-16 - 20-SEP-16 [Details]
2015 Xth IASSCS Conference,
Mulligan, Dónal (2015) International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture & Society, 10th International Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Xth IASSCS Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2010 Queer Notions: New Plays and Performances from Ireland.
Mulligan, Dónal (2010) Queer Notions: New Plays and Performances from Ireland. Alberta, Canada: Book Review [Details]

Discussion Paper

  Year Publication
2017 Systematic evaluation of educational apps: The MICOOL App Rubric.
Mulligan, Dónal; Judge, Miriam (2017) Systematic evaluation of educational apps: The MICOOL App Rubric. Dublin, Ireland: Discussion Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 President's Award for Distinctive Approaches to Assessment & Feedback DCU President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Uaneen Module Steering Committee 2008 / Ongoing

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 Dublin City University PhD Communications

Outreach Activities

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

Educational Outreach/Public Engagement RIA Irish Humanities Alliance Board Member, DCU Representative

Research Interests

Digital Research Methods, Digital Research Ethics, Interdisciplinary Research, Online activism, Political Discourse on Twitter, Technology in Education

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Powers , J Clark PhD Supervisor

Teaching Interests

  • Interactive & Responsive Media Production
  • Digital Mediated Communication, especially data literacy and communications
  • Programming and Design for engaging Interactivity
  • Pedagogy & Teaching Practice for Practical & Production Modules
  • Group-based Assessment Strategies & Good Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches in Digital T&L

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2020 Responsive Media CM142Introductory Programming and IXD
2020 Data Communication CM5033Data Literacy, Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Visualisation
2020 Interactive Applications CM287Advances OO Programming, Structured Data, APIs
2020 Project Development CM3790Project Management, Media Design Development
2020 Media Theory & History CM1310Introductory Media Theory for Undergraduate Students