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Audrey Bryan

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Associate Professor

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DCU Institute of Education
Upper Drumcondra Road
Dublin 9

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Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Human Development, DCU, where I teach courses across the range of programme offerings on the Humanities (Human Development) and Education programmes. I am also Research Convener within the School of Human Development, a post which I have held since 2016. My academic background spans the fields of Comparative and International Education, Sociology, Applied Social Research and Psychology.  I hold a PhD in Comparative Education/Sociology from Columbia University, New York, as well as Masters Degrees in Sociology (MSc. in Applied Social Research) from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Sociology of Education (EdM) from Teachers College, Columbia University. My undergraduate degree was in (Single Honours) Psychology from University College Dublin (UCD). 

My main teaching responsibilities are in the Sociology of Childhood and the Sociology of Education.  In addition to DCU, I have taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, University College Dublin, and SciencesPo University in Paris, as a visiting Professor. 

My research interests lie in an exploration of the subjective experiences of those who are ‘othered’ or marginalised by inequitable and discriminatory educational structures, relations, and practices, and with the broad pedagogical and ethical question of what it means to educate for social and global justice.   Much of my work to date has been concerned with disrupting comfortable assumptions about the role that education plays in resolving conflict, in fostering tolerance, or in promoting development.  I have published nationally and internationally on issues relating to racism and anti-racism, gender and sexuality, climate change and citizenship education.  Some of my most recent publications include an exploration of global citizenship education as a public pedagogy, the challenges of teaching ‘difficult’ or emotionally complex knowledge and the complexity of suicidality discourses among sexually minority youth.  

I am the DCU partner of a collaborative study conducted in partnership between students and staff from University College Cork, Dublin City University, and Maynooth University called "Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges (DISCs).  Launched in early 2019 with funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the project aims to better understand the views and experiences of staff across disciplines regarding their professional development in the themes of gender consciousness, interculturalism, and community. By examining the ways in which Third Level educators in the Irish context attempt to incorporate social justice principles into their pedagogical practices as well as within their wider academic engagements, this project seeks to create a basis of support for the greater professional development of teaching staff in these areas and design a viable national strategy for further training across all disciplines in Ireland. See discs.ie for further information about the project. 

My forthcoming book 'Affective Pedagogies, Emotion, and Social Justice' (to be published by Routledge) examines the centrality of feeling, emotion and affect in educating for social justice and global citizenship, with a particular emphasis on forms of knowledge that are ‘difficult’ or in some way traumatic or destabilising for learners (Britzman, 1998). Affective Pedagogies is premised on an understanding of learners as ‘feeling-thinking beings’ for whom cognition and emotion are two sides of the same coin, resulting in complex psycho-affective responses to learning.  The text provides a conceptual and analytical apparatus as well as practical insights to advance our understanding of the role that emotions play in teaching and learning and offers a blueprint for how various social, economic and ecological injustices can be meaningfully addressed through education. 
 
I am a co-editor of Irish Educational Studies, the official journal of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) and I have previously served on the editorial board of the journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. I  also serve on the steering committees of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, DCU and the UBUNTU Network for Sustainable Development and am an affiliate member of the Anti-Bullying Centre, DCU and the Educational Disadvantage Centre, also at DCU. 
    

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Citizenship Education in the Republic of Ireland: Plus ça change?'
Audrey Bryan (2019) 'Citizenship Education in the Republic of Ireland: Plus ça change?' In: A. Peterson, G. Stahl and. H. Soong (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Queer youth and mental health: What do educators need to know?'
Audrey Bryan (2019) 'Queer youth and mental health: What do educators need to know?' In: by Declan Fahie (Editor), Aideen Quilty (Editor), Renée DePalma Ungaro (Editor) (eds). Queer Teaching – Teaching Queer by Declan Fahie, Aideen Quilty & Renée DePalma Ungaro (Eds). New York: Routledge. [Details]
2017 '(In)equality of opportunity and educational reform in Ireland in the 1960s'
Audrey Bryan (2017) '(In)equality of opportunity and educational reform in Ireland in the 1960s' In: James Kelly and Susan Hegarty (eds). Schools and schooling, 1650–2000 New perspectives on the history of education – the eighth Seamus Heaney lectures. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2016 'Global citizenship as public pedagogy'
Audrey Bryan (2016) 'Global citizenship as public pedagogy' In: I. Langram and T. Birk (eds). Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2014 'Learning to read the world? Educating for ‘active (global) citizenship’ in the formal curriculum'
Audrey Bryan (2014) 'Learning to read the world? Educating for ‘active (global) citizenship’ in the formal curriculum' In: Stephen McCloskey (eds). Development Education in Policy and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2012 'Using international development themed film to promote a pedagogy of discomfort'
Audrey Bryan (2012) 'Using international development themed film to promote a pedagogy of discomfort' In: M. Liddy & M. Parker-Jenkins (Eds.) (eds). Education that Matters: Critical Pedagogy and Development education at Local and Global levels. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]
2011 'They think the book is right and I am wrong’: Intercultural education and the positioning of ethnic minority students in the formal and informal curriculum'
Audrey Bryan & Meliosa Bracken. (2011) 'They think the book is right and I am wrong’: Intercultural education and the positioning of ethnic minority students in the formal and informal curriculum' In: M. Darmody, N. Tyrrell, & S. Song (Eds.) (eds). Ethnic Minority Children in Ireland: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Rotterdam: Sense. [Details]
2011 'Band-Aid pedagogy, celebrity humanitarianism and cosmopolitan provincialism: a critical analysis of global citizenship education in the Republic of Ireland'
Bryan, A. (2011) 'Band-Aid pedagogy, celebrity humanitarianism and cosmopolitan provincialism: a critical analysis of global citizenship education in the Republic of Ireland' In: S. Malleck & S. Wankel (Eds.) (eds). Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [Details]
2011 'Disrupting a Passion for Ignorance: Exploring development themes using a critical (media) literacy framework'
Audrey Bryan (2011) 'Disrupting a Passion for Ignorance: Exploring development themes using a critical (media) literacy framework' In: R. Tormey & T. Batteson (Eds.) (eds). Teaching Global Perspectives: Teacher Education and Development Education Theory and Practice. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
2010 'Common-sense citizenship, citizenship tourism, and citizenship education in an era of gobalisation: The case of Ireland during the Celtic Tiger era'
Audrey Bryan (2010) 'Common-sense citizenship, citizenship tourism, and citizenship education in an era of gobalisation: The case of Ireland during the Celtic Tiger era' In: A. Reid, J. Gill, & A. Sears (Eds.) (eds). Globalisation, the Nation-state and the Citizen: Dilemmas and Directions for Civics and Citizenship Education. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2009 'Pedagogies of privilege: Re-thinking interculturalism and anti-racism in education'
Audrey Bryan (2009) 'Pedagogies of privilege: Re-thinking interculturalism and anti-racism in education' In: S. Drudy (Eds.) (eds). Education in Ireland: Challenge and Change. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan. [Details]
2009 'Migration Nation: Anti-racism and intercultural education as symbolic violence in Celtic Tiger Ireland'
Bryan, A. (2009) 'Migration Nation: Anti-racism and intercultural education as symbolic violence in Celtic Tiger Ireland' In: F. Vavrus & L. Bartlett (Eds.) (eds). New Approaches to Comparative Education: Vertical Case Studies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
2007 'The (mis)representation of Travellers in the civic, social and political education curriculum'
Bryan, A. (2007) 'The (mis)representation of Travellers in the civic, social and political education curriculum' In: P. Downes & A.L. Gilligan (Eds.) (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: IPA. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'A Sociological Critique of Strategies and Educational Policies that Address LGBT Youth Issues'
Bryan, A. (2019) 'A Sociological Critique of Strategies and Educational Policies that Address LGBT Youth Issues'. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Queer youth and mental health: What do educators need to know?'
Audrey Bryan (2017) 'Queer youth and mental health: What do educators need to know?'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 (1):73-89 [Details]
2017 'Supporting LGBT Lives? Complicating the suicide consensus in LGBT mental health research'
Audrey Bryan and Paula Mayock (2017) 'Supporting LGBT Lives? Complicating the suicide consensus in LGBT mental health research'. Sexualities, 20 (1-2):65-85 [Details]
2016 'The sociology classroom as a pedagogical site of discomfort: Difficult knowledge and the emotional dynamics of teaching and learning'
Audrey Bryan (2016) 'The sociology classroom as a pedagogical site of discomfort: Difficult knowledge and the emotional dynamics of teaching and learning'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 24 (1):7-33 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Climate Change Education in the Context of Education for Sustainable Development: Rationale and Principles'
Mochizuki, Y. & Bryan, A. (2015) 'Climate Change Education in the Context of Education for Sustainable Development: Rationale and Principles'. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 9 (1):4-26 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Development education, climate change and the 'imperial mode of living': Thinking institutionally about the ecological crisis'
Audrey Bryan (2015) 'Development education, climate change and the 'imperial mode of living': Thinking institutionally about the ecological crisis'. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 22 (1):1-10 [Details]
2013 'Speaking back to dominant constructions of LGBT lives. Complexifying ‘at riskness’ for self-harm and suicidality among LGBT youth'
Audrey Bryan & Paula Mayock (2013) 'Speaking back to dominant constructions of LGBT lives. Complexifying ‘at riskness’ for self-harm and suicidality among LGBT youth'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 15 (2):8-15 [Details]
2013 '‘The impulse to help.’ (Post)humanitarianism in an era of the ‘new’ development advocacy'
Audrey Bryan (2013) '‘The impulse to help.’ (Post)humanitarianism in an era of the ‘new’ development advocacy'. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 5 (2):5-29 [Details]
2012 'You’ve got to teach people that racism is wrong and then they won’t be racist’: Curricular representations and young people’s understandings of ‘race’ and racism'
Bryan, A. (2012) 'You’ve got to teach people that racism is wrong and then they won’t be racist’: Curricular representations and young people’s understandings of ‘race’ and racism'. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 44 (5):599-629 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Another cog in the anti-politics machine? The ‘de-clawing’ of development education'
Bryan, A. (2011) 'Another cog in the anti-politics machine? The ‘de-clawing’ of development education'. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 12 (Spring 11):1-1-14 [Details]
2010 'The reflective practitioner model as a means of evaluating development education practice'
Bracken, M., & Bryan, A. (2010) 'The reflective practitioner model as a means of evaluating development education practice'. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 10 (2):22-2-41 [Details]
2010 'Corporate multiculturalism, diversity management and positive interculturalism in Irish schools and society'
Audrey Bryan (2010) 'Corporate multiculturalism, diversity management and positive interculturalism in Irish schools and society'. Irish Educational Studies, 29 (3):253-3-269 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: Teaching against racism?'
Audrey Bryan (2009) 'The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: Teaching against racism?'. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 12 (3):297--317 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Researching and searching for international development in the formal curriculum: Towards a post-colonial conceptual framework'
Audrey Bryan (2009) 'Researching and searching for international development in the formal curriculum: Towards a post-colonial conceptual framework'. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 7 (1):68-8-79 [Details]
2009 'The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: teaching against racism?'
Bryan, A (2009) 'The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: teaching against racism?'. Race Ethnicity and Education, 12 :297-317 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'The co-articulation of national identity and interculturalism in the Irish curriculum: Educating for democratic citizenship?'
Audrey Bryan (2008) 'The co-articulation of national identity and interculturalism in the Irish curriculum: Educating for democratic citizenship?'. London Review of Education, 6 (1):47-7-58 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'The promise and peril of education: The teaching of in/tolerance in an era of globalisation'
Bryan, A., & Vavrus, F. (2005) 'The promise and peril of education: The teaching of in/tolerance in an era of globalisation'. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 3 (2):237-7-255 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Beyond 'gender sensitization' and 'gender mainstreaming': Comparative and international education towards the democratic reconstruction of gender'
Bryan, A., & Mochizuki, Y. (2002) 'Beyond 'gender sensitization' and 'gender mainstreaming': Comparative and international education towards the democratic reconstruction of gender'. Compare, 5 (1) [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Affective Pedagogies: Foregrounding Emotion in Climate Change Education'
Bryan, A (2020) 'Affective Pedagogies: Foregrounding Emotion in Climate Change Education' Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 30 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 The Climate Challenge: Policy, Media and Society,
Audrey Bryan (2019) Stealing their Future: What can Children Teach Us about the Climate Crisis and Climate Action. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Climate Challenge: Policy, Media and Society, Dublin City University , 08-FEB-19 - 08-FEB-19 [Details]
2016 Critical Approaches to Global Citizenship Education,
Audrey Bryan (2016) Keynote Address: First International Workshop for the Matariki Global Citizenship Program. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Critical Approaches to Global Citizenship Education, Uppsala University, Sweden [Details]
2009 Postcolonial approaches to global citizenship education: Re-thinking theory, re-thinking pedagogy,
Bryan, A. (2009) Teaching from Theory, Learning from Practice: Development Education for the Primary Sector. [Invited Oral Presentation], Postcolonial approaches to global citizenship education: Re-thinking theory, re-thinking pedagogy, Blackrock [Details]
2016 Global Ethics and Education: Producing Global Citizens,
Audrey Bryan (2016) Invited Paper: Ethics and Education workshop organised by the Schools of Philosophy, Politics, Education and Law at University College Dublin. [Invited Oral Presentation], Global Ethics and Education: Producing Global Citizens, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin [Details]
2016 Irish Sociological Association Annual Conference,
Audrey Bryan (2016) Bryan, A. (May 14). The sociology classroom as a pedagogical site of discomfort: Difficult knowledge and the emotional dynamics of teaching and learning. Invited Paper. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
2016 Bryan, A. (March 31). 'Active (global) citizenship' in an era of post- humanitarianism. Invited Paper,,
Audrey Bryan (2016) Sociology Research Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bryan, A. (March 31). 'Active (global) citizenship' in an era of post- humanitarianism. Invited Paper,, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2015 Bryan, A. (2015, May 18). A conversation with, and response to, Larry Siems, editor of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s ‘Guantanamo Diary’,
Audrey Bryan (2015) Invited Paper, Irish Development Education Association., Gardiner Row,. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bryan, A. (2015, May 18). A conversation with, and response to, Larry Siems, editor of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s ‘Guantanamo Diary’, Dublin [Details]
2015 Bryan, A. (2015, September 25). Building LGBT-affirmative Schools: Moving beyond cultural representations of LGBT Youth as ‘always-already victims.’,
Audrey Bryan (2015) Invited Paper, SPHE Network, St. Patrick’s College,. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bryan, A. (2015, September 25). Building LGBT-affirmative Schools: Moving beyond cultural representations of LGBT Youth as ‘always-already victims.’, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra [Details]
2013 Bryan, A. (June 14). Development education as a pedagogy of discomfort. Invited Paper, 6th Annual Ubuntu Network: Education for Sustainable Development Conference ‘Teaching for Social Justice, Equity,
Audrey Bryan (2013) Invited Paper, 6th Annual Ubuntu Network: Education for Sustainable Development Conference ‘Teaching for Social Justice, Equity. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Bryan, A. (June 14). Development education as a pedagogy of discomfort. Invited Paper, 6th Annual Ubuntu Network: Education for Sustainable Development Conference ‘Teaching for Social Justice, Equity, University of Limerick [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Education for Democratic Citizenship Conference, Institute of Education and Birkbeck College, University of London,
Bryan, A. (2007) The representation of national identity and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum. Educating for democratic citizenship?. Paper presented at the Education for Democratic Citizenship Conference, Institute of Education and Birkbeck College, University of London, [Details]
2015 Compensating for Society? (In)equality of opportunity and educational reform in Ireland since 1965. ’ Public Lecture, Seamus Heaney Lecture Series, DCU Institute of Education,
Audrey Bryan (2015) Public Lecture, Seamus Heaney Lecture Series, DCU Institute of Education. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Compensating for Society? (In)equality of opportunity and educational reform in Ireland since 1965. ’ Public Lecture, Seamus Heaney Lecture Series, DCU Institute of Education, St. Patrick's College [Details]
2014 From development education to global citizenship education: A Case Study from Ireland,
Audrey Bryan (2014) Keynote Address, UNIDEV Summer School. All Hallows College, Drumcondra. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], From development education to global citizenship education: A Case Study from Ireland, Dublin [Details]
2012 Invited paper presented at the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) UNIQUE Thoughts Series. Goethe Institute, Dublin,
Bryan, A. (2012) How migration challenges notions of society, education and culture. Invited paper presented at the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) UNIQUE Thoughts Series. Goethe Institute, Dublin, [Details]
2012 Invited Paper Presented at the Centre for Global Education Annual Conference, The Exchange, Dublin,
Bryan, A. (2012) Development Education in a Changing Local and Global Landscape: Global Citizenship Education and the New Development Advocacy. Invited Paper Presented at the Centre for Global Education Annual Conference, The Exchange, Dublin, [Details]
2012 What does impact measurement do to development education? Evaluating pedagogies of discomfort in an era of performativity,
Audrey Bryan (2012) Keynote Address, Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Education Interventions, VENRO: The Organisation of Development Non- governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Germany. Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, Greifswalder Straße 4, Berlin. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], What does impact measurement do to development education? Evaluating pedagogies of discomfort in an era of performativity, Berlin, Germany [Details]
2012 Reading against the grain: A critical literacy approach to development education,
Audrey Bryan (2012) Keynote Address, International Development Education Week, School of Education, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Reading against the grain: A critical literacy approach to development education, Maynooth, Co. Kildare [Details]
2012 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada,
Bryan, A. (2012) To know is not enough, but be careful how you choose to act: The un/desirable citizen in post- sovereign times. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada, [Details]
2012 Invited paper. London International Development Centre, Institute of Education, London,
Bryan, A. (2012) The placebo effect: Development education and the discursive construction of the 'good' citizen in neo-liberal times. Invited paper. London International Development Centre, Institute of Education, London, [Details]
2012 Invited Paper presented at the Development and Development Education Conference, Institute of Education, London,
Bryan, A. (2012) Global Good-Guys, Standalone Saviours, and Obedient Activists: Ethical Triage and the New Development Advocacy. Invited Paper presented at the Development and Development Education Conference, Institute of Education, London, [Details]
2011 Paper presented at the Ubuntu Network: Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Dialogue Day 5, Media Stories and Messages, National College of Art and Design, Dublin,
Bryan, A. (2011) When we show you pictures of napalm victims, you'll shut your eyes.”: Documentary film as a tool for social transformation?. Paper presented at the Ubuntu Network: Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Dialogue Day 5, Media Stories and Messages, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, [Details]
2011 Paper presented at the Irish Educational Studies Association Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin,
Bryan, A. (2011) Doing difference differently? Teaching and learning about development and intercultural education through a critical literacy lens. Paper presented at the Irish Educational Studies Association Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, [Details]
2011 Paper Presented at the Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin,
Bryan, A. (2011) Cinderella subjects and happily-ever-afters. Threats to global citizenship education in an era of performativity. Paper Presented at the Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin, [Details]
2011 Invited presentation as part of Human Rights Month, Amnesty International Ireland, Fleet Street, Dublin 2,
Bryan, A., & Fitzgerald. G. (2011) A Critical Media Literacy Approach to Teaching and Learning about Local and Global Injustices. Invited presentation as part of Human Rights Month, Amnesty International Ireland, Fleet Street, Dublin 2, [Details]
2011 Paper presented to the UBUNTU Network: Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Dublin City University, Dublin 9,
Bryan, A. (2011) Learning to Read the World? Implications of the Findings of a Research Study of Development Education in Post-Primary Schools for Initial Teacher Education. Paper presented to the UBUNTU Network: Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, [Details]
2011 Paper presented in the Centre for Global Health, TCD, as part of Trinity College International Development Research Week (Trinity International Development Initiative),
Bryan, A. (2011) Band-Aid Pedagogy, Celebrity Humanitarianism and Cosmopolitan Provincialism: Dominant Representations of International Development and their Impact on Development Activism. Paper presented in the Centre for Global Health, TCD, as part of Trinity College International Development Research Week (Trinity International Development Initiative), [Details]
2010 Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference. Dundalk,
Bryan, A. (2010) Troubling intercultural education policy and practice in an Irish context. Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference. Dundalk, [Details]
2010 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Chicago, IL,
Bryan, A. (2010) “Migration Nation”: Intercultural education and anti-racism as symbolic violence in Celtic Tiger Ireland. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Chicago, IL, [Details]
2009 Keynote Address. UN-derstanding gender: Gender mainstreaming, the millennium development goals and masculinities: Re-thinking gender inequality in international development,
Bryan, A. (2009) Fourth International Conference on Applied Ethics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Keynote Address. UN-derstanding gender: Gender mainstreaming, the millennium development goals and masculinities: Re-thinking gender inequality in international development, Hokkaido, Japan [Details]
2009 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, South Carolina,
Bryan, A. (2009) Studying globalised policies in practice: Vertical ethnography and the politics of comparative policy studies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, South Carolina, [Details]
2008 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY,
Bryan, A. (2008) Educating for civic responsibility, local and global citizenship, and development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, [Details]
2008 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY,
Bryan, A. (2008) “Every day you are helping the world's poorest people”: The articulation of International Development among donor agencies: A case study of the Irish Development and Development Education spaces. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL,
Bryan, A. (2007) The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the formal and informal curriculum. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, [Details]
2007 Paper presented at th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, Tartu, Estonia,
Bryan, A. (2007) The representation of development, diversity and intercultural issues in the Irish curriculum: Challenges for mainstreaming a global ethical perspective in education. Paper presented at th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, Tartu, Estonia, [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY,
Bryan, A. (2007) Multicultural education as symbolic violence: The (Mis)representation of 'race,' racism and racialized minorities in multicultural educational curricula and practices in the Republic of Ireland. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, [Details]
2005 Invited paper presented to the Committee for Community and Diversity, Teachers College, Columbia University,
Bryan, A. (2005) Nationals, Supranationals and “Non-Nationals”: An ethnographic case study of the role of schooling in Ireland in contesting and/or reproducing racism through national, European and multicultural curricula. Invited paper presented to the Committee for Community and Diversity, Teachers College, Columbia University, [Details]
2002 Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Orlando, FL,
Bryan, A. (2002) Globalisation and marginalization in the Republic of Ireland: An analysis of representations of asylum seekers in the Irish media. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Orlando, FL, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development: Enhancing Climate Change Responses through Education.
Audrey Bryan (2013) Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development: Enhancing Climate Change Responses through Education. UNESCO, Paris. [Details]
2011 Learning to Read the World? Teaching and Learning about Global Citizenship and International Development in Post-Primary Schools.
Audrey Bryan & Meliosa Bracken (2011) Learning to Read the World? Teaching and Learning about Global Citizenship and International Development in Post-Primary Schools. Irish Aid, Dublin. [Details]
2009 Supporting LGBT lives in Ireland: A Study of the Mental Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
Mayock, P., Bryan, A., Carr, N., & Kitching, K.  (2009) Supporting LGBT lives in Ireland: A Study of the Mental Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. HSE, Dublin. [Details]
2009 A Study of Student Teachers' Perspectives on Social Justice and Development Education.
Bryan, A, Clarke, M., & Drudy, S  (2009) A Study of Student Teachers' Perspectives on Social Justice and Development Education. Ubuntu Network, UL. [Details]
2009 Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: A Cross Border Perspective, Report for the Standing Council of Education North and South.
Bryan, A.; Clarke, M. & Drudy, S. (2009) Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: A Cross Border Perspective, Report for the Standing Council of Education North and South. SCOTENS, NI. [Details]
2002 The Teaching of In/Tolerance: The Role of Education in Cultivating Cultures of Peace and Hatred.
Audrey Bryan & Francis Vavrus (2002) The Teaching of In/Tolerance: The Role of Education in Cultivating Cultures of Peace and Hatred. Report to the President's Council: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. [Details]
2000 Drug-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs. Report on a Nationwide Survey.
Bryan, A., Moran, R., O’Brien, M., and Farrell, E. (2000) Drug-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs. Report on a Nationwide Survey. HRB, Dublin. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2014 ‘Citizen Youth: Culture, Activism, and Agency in a Neoliberal Era’ by Jacqueline Kennelly (Palgrave Macmillan). British Journal of Sociology, 65(1), 193- 194.
Audrey Bryan (2014) ‘Citizen Youth: Culture, Activism, and Agency in a Neoliberal Era’ by Jacqueline Kennelly (Palgrave Macmillan). British Journal of Sociology, 65(1), 193- 194. Book Review [Details]
2013 ‘Negotiating Political Identities: Multiethnic Schools and Youth in Europe’ by Daniel Faas, (Ashgate). Social Forces.
Audrey Bryan (2013) ‘Negotiating Political Identities: Multiethnic Schools and Youth in Europe’ by Daniel Faas, (Ashgate). Social Forces. Book Review [Details]
2012 ‘Education, Conflict and Development’ by Julia Paulson.
Audrey Bryan (2012) ‘Education, Conflict and Development’ by Julia Paulson. Book Review [Details]

Online Article

  Year Publication
2019 The Greta Effect.
Bryan, A. (2019) The Greta Effect. Online Article [DOI] [Details]
2015 Is it ethical to send your children to private schools?.
Bryan, A. (2015) Is it ethical to send your children to private schools?. Online Article [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1998 Academic Distinction University of Dublin, Trinity College
2002 Ways of Knowing in Educational Research and Practice Fellowship Spencer Foundation/Teachers College
2002 Ways of Knowing in Educational Research and Practice Fellow Spencer Foundation
2004 Interdisciplinary PhD Conflict Resolution Research Award, Columbia University Columbia University.
2004 President’s Grant for Student Research in Diversity. Teachers College, Columbia University.
2004 Alternate Candidate, Research Fellowship. German Marshall Fund of the US.
2004 Dean’s Grant for Student Research. Teachers College, Columbia University.
2005 European Science Foundation, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Evaluation Programme Fellowship European Science Foundation
2006 European Science Foundation, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Evaluation Programme Fellowship European Science Foundation
2007 UCD Seed Funding Scheme: Research Dissemination and Outputs University College Dublin
2009 UCD Seed Funding Scheme: Internal and External Collaboration University College Dublin
2010 St. Patrick’s College Research Committee Funding Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
2011 St. Patrick’s College Research Committee Funding Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
2012 St. Patrick’s College Research Committee Funding Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
2013 St. Patrick’s College Research Fellowship Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
2017 Distinguished Journal Article Award Irish Journal of Sociology

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
School of Human Development Research Convener Research Convener, School of Human Development 2016 / Ongoing
DCU Research Ethics Committee Member 2016 / Ongoing
St. Patrick's College Research Committee Member 2013 / 2016
St. Patrick's College Teaching and Learning Committee. Member 2013 / 2016
Education for Sustainable Development Regional Centre of Expertise Steering Committee Member 2010 / 2012
Education for Sustainable Development Regional Centre of Expertise Steering Committee Member 2010 / 2012
UBUNTU Network-Teacher Education for Sustainable Development. Steering Committee Member 2007 / 2014
Centre for Global Development through Education. Steering Committee Member 2007 / 2010
Current Issues in Comparative Education Senior Editor 2000 / 2004
Strengthening the practice of intercultural education in primary schools Advisory Committee Member 2018 / Ongoing
UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. International Advisory Group Member 2016 / Ongoing
UNIDEV: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice, European Union Project. Advisory Group Member 2013 / 2015
LGBT Empowering Realities Project, European Union DAPHNE Project. Advisory Group Member 2013 / 2015
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Research Advisory Group Member 2011 / Ongoing
Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. Editorial Board Member 2010 / Ongoing
Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, DCU Steering Committee Member 2010 / Ongoing
Irish Development Education Association. Non-Executive Director 2009 / 2015

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Assistant Professor 01-JAN-10 /
Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po University, Paris Visiting Professor 01-JAN-12 / 30-MAY-12
University College Dublin Assistant Professor 01-DEC-06 / 30-DEC-10
Trinity College Dublin Senior Researcher 01-JAN-05 / 30-DEC-16
Teachers College, Columbia University Assistant Director (Research) 04-APR-99 / 30-SEP-05
Health Research Board Social Researcher 01-JAN-98 / 30-DEC-98

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2006 Columbia University PhD Comparative Education/Sociology
2004 Columbia University MPhil Comparative Education/Sociology
2002 Teachers College, Columbia University EdM Sociology and Education
1998 Trinity College Dublin. MSc. Applied Social Research
1997 University College Dublin BA (Hons) Psychology

Other Activities

  Description

External Examiner, MA Applied Social Research.

PhD Examiner, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.

PhD Examiner, School of Adult and Community Education.

PhD examiner, development education thesis.

Media

  Title Year Type Authors
The Greta Effect 2019 Newspaper article (online) Bryan, A.
Is it ethical to send your children to private schools? 2015 Newspaper column (Print) Bryan, A.

Research Interests

Social Stratification
Emotionality and Education
Critical Global Citizenship Education
Climate Change Education
Race, Ethnicity and Education
Childhoods in Global Contexts
Gender, Sexuality and Schooling

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Embedding Global Justice Issues in the Human Development Programme: Childhoods in a Globalised Context Concern Worldwide 01-JAN-12 - 01-JAN-13 Principal Investigator 8,000.00
Exploring International Development Themes through a Critical Media Literacy Framework Ubuntu Network 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-11 Principal Investigator 10,000.00
Mapping the Past, Charting the Future: A Review and Analysis of the Irish Government’s Engagement with Development Education in Ireland. Irish Aid 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-11 Principal Investigator 25,000.00
Representations and Understandings of International Development and Global Citizenship in the Formal and Informal Curriculum Irish Aid 01-SEP-09 - 31-DEC-11 Principal Investigator 80,000.00
Developing a Development Education Community of Practice Ubuntu Network 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-08 Principal Investigator 3,000.00
Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: a Cross-Border Perspective SCoTENS 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-08 Co-Principal Investigator 6,000.00
Student Teachers’ Attitudes and Understandings of Development Education Ubuntu Network 01-SEP-06 - 01-JUN-07 Co-Principal Investigator 5,000.00
Supporting LGBT Lives: Mental Health and Well-Being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Ireland National Office for Suicide Prevention 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-09 Co-Principal Investigator 80,000.00

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Barry , Maria PhD Supervisor

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Karl Kitching UCC IRELAND
Meliosa Bracken Maynooth University IRELAND
Paula Mayock Trinity College Dublin IRELAND

Teaching Interests

My scholarship is concerned with the question of how best to equip teachers and their students with the critical skills and knowledges necessary for them to unpack the complexity of different educational problems and issues (e.g.,bullying; inequality; racism in education) as well as enabling them to respond effectively to the major issues confronting society such as climate change, conflict, and poverty.I am particularly drawn to those teaching methods that enable students, teachers and teacher educators to develop the capacity for critique and to apply these understandings in productive ways in their own classrooms and in their communities. I have a particular interest in making theory accessible to students through innovative teaching approaches which make effective use of popular culture and film to apply theoretical constructs to everyday or real world examples. Innovative teaching - particularly as it relates to social justice pedagogies - is also one of my main research interests. I am currently completing a manuscript on 'Affective Pedagogies' and critical media literacy approaches to global citizenship education. 

The text draws on theoretical, empirical and practical insights to illuminate the creative and critical potential of
affectively-informed critical media literacies to make available new ways of seeing, and participating in, the world. It focuses on the emotional, experiential, subjective, as well as the ethical and political aspects of critical media literacy-based approaches that call on learners to consider their own situatedness in systems of social inequality and global injustice. It explores the possibilities as well as the limitations of media literacy-based pedagogical approaches in empowering students to challenge hegemonic perspectives and to participate in society as justice-oriented global citizens (Funk, Kelner & Share, 2016).