Audrey Bryan

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Roles and Affiliations

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.  Prior to joining DCU, I taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, University College Dublin, and have also taught at SciencesPo University in Paris, as a Visiting Professor. 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). 


From  2016-2021, I served as Research Convener in the School of Human Development and I have served as a member of the DCU Research Ethics Committee since 2016.   In 2021, I was elected to serve as a board member of  the DCU Governing Authority, the body charged with the overall Governance of the University.

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.

With  Dr. Yoko Mochizuki, I am currently co-editing the climate and youth section of the Springer Handbook of Child and Youth Studies (with Professor Helen Cahill, Professor Johanna Wyn and Associate Professor Hernan Cuervo).

Teaching 

My main teaching responsibilities are in the Sociology of Childhood, the Sociology of Education and Advanced Research Methods.  I teach sociology of childhood on the BA in Human Development  programme (HD115: Social Contexts of Childhood), Sociology of Education (Ed2025: Sociology) and Sociology of Childhood (Ed1011: Constructions of Childhood) on the BEd and PME (primary) programmes (Ed8055). I also teach advanced qualitative research methods to PhD students taking the Graduate Training Element (GTE) modules within the Faculty of Education (IE602).   With Jones Irwin, Ico-ordinate the BEd specialism in the Foundation Disciplines of Education. I co-ordinate the introductory module on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Education and teach (with Marie Flynn) the Sociology, Families and Schooling module.  

 Research-led Teaching &  Continuing Professional Development

From 2019-2022, I was the DCU partner of a collaborative study conducted in partnership between students and staff from UniversityCollege CorkDublin City University, and Maynooth University called Disciplines Inquiringinto Societal Challenges (DISCs).  Launched in 2019 with funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching andLearning in Higher Education, the project aimed to better understand the views and experiences of staff across disciplines regarding their professional development in the themes of gender consciousness, interculturalism, and community.   The DISCs website discs.ie contains a valuable repository of resources and guidance documents to support academic staff and learners who wish to begin exploring, develop, or improve upon their own social justice-oriented pedagogies. Specific resources include: an extensive literature review; tools for cultivating digital skills; key readings and texts; sample course/module syllabi; websites and blogs; a self-assessment tool for academics and two substantial guidance documents based on insights from the DISCs project, one on ‘Teaching for Social Justice in Irish Higher Education’ and another on ‘The Development of Teaching for Social Justice in the Irish Higher Education Sector which can be can be accessed at https://discs.ie/discs-guidance-documents.  Collectively, these documents contain a wealth of practitioner guidance on teaching for social justice in higher education, including: planning a diverse, student-centred curriculum; learning engagement (relationships and pedagogy); validating student prior knowledge; creating an inclusive climate; participatory and inclusive teaching methodologies; teaching approaches that contribute to the creation of a welcoming environment for diverse students; inclusive assessment practices etc.

Research 

My most recent research considers the educationally and socially transformative possibilities that exist when emotion, affect and feeling are viewed as essential elements of  teaching and learning, rather than peripheral or irrelevant to education.  It argues that that coming to a deeper understanding of how learners feel about various social injustices – as well as how they actively negotiate, contest and interpret them – is a necessary starting point for effective social justice education.   My forthcoming manuscript – Affective Pedagogies (Routledge)--highlights the need to attend to the felt aspects of teaching and learning, with a particular focus on emotions that surface when learners are asked to bear witness to, or to see themselves as implicated in, various social and global injustices.  This work also illuminates the importance of positive affect – including laughter, humour, and an overall atmosphere of playfulness –in teaching and learning and in the wider re-imagining of societies. 

The emergence of a global consensus about the importance of equipping children with social-emotional skills in order to enhance or ‘optimise’ their chances of success, to transform social inequality and to alleviate global threats and challenges is another major focus of my work.  The project considers the broader political-economic, ideological and global governance context within which Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has originated and flourished and identifies key cultural drivers and conditions of possibility that have led to SEL’s prominence within wider discussions of global justice and its increasing alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   

 The sociology of climate change is another major focus of my work, particularly as it relates to the intersection between individual consumer practices and wider ideological and institutional forces.  I have devised a SocialEcology of Responsibility Framework (SERF) to illuminate the complex interconnections between the micro world of everyday encounters and the operations and influence of institutions and macro forces of economy, culture, media and ideologies.  The SERF documents how the wider social, political, economic, and cultural environment promotes harmful consumerist philosophies and practices amongst individuals, while helping to explain the context within which individuals become such enthusiastic practitioners of these harms (Agnew 2013). The framework depicts individuals as ‘implicated subjects’ who form part of a wider infrastructure or machinery that produces ecological degradation and illuminates the need for radical  change within and across multiple scales and domains (Rothberg 2019).  

 

  

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) 'Researching Children and Other ‘Vulnerable’ Groups' In: The (Really, Really) Easy Guide to Doing your Educational Research Project. Dublin : UCD Press.
2021 Audrey Bryan (2021) 'Affective Pedagogies: Foregrounding Emotion in Climate Change Education' In: Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. Fifteenth Anniversary Edition. Belfast : Centre for Global Education.
2019 Audrey Bryan (2019) 'Citizenship Education in the Republic of Ireland: Plus ça change?' In: The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. New York : Palgrave Macmillan. [Link] https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-67905-1_54-1
2019 Audrey Bryan (2019) 'Queer youth and mental health: What do educators need to know?' In: Queer Teaching – Teaching Queer by Declan Fahie, Aideen Quilty & Renée DePalma Ungaro (Eds). New York : Routledge.
2017 Audrey Bryan (2017) '(In)equality of opportunity and educational reform in Ireland in the 1960s' In: Schools and schooling, 1650–2000 New perspectives on the history of education – the eighth Seamus Heaney lectures. Dublin : Four Courts Press.
2016 Audrey Bryan (2016) 'Global citizenship as public pedagogy' In: Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. New York : Routledge.
2014 Audrey Bryan (2014) 'Learning to read the world? Educating for ‘active (global) citizenship’ in the formal curriculum' In: Development Education in Policy and Practice. New York : Palgrave Macmillan.
2012 Audrey Bryan (2012) 'Using international development themed film to promote a pedagogy of discomfort' In: Education that Matters: Critical Pedagogy and Development education at Local and Global levels. New York : Peter Lang.
2011 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: Ethnic Minority Children in Ireland: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Rotterdam : Sense.
2011 Bryan, A. (2011) 'Band-Aid pedagogy, celebrity humanitarianism and cosmopolitan provincialism: a critical analysis of global citizenship education in the Republic of Ireland' In: Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives. Hershey, PA : IGI Global. [Link]
2011 Audrey Bryan (2011) 'Disrupting a Passion for Ignorance: Exploring development themes using a critical (media) literacy framework' In: Teaching Global Perspectives: Teacher Education and Development Education Theory and Practice. Dublin : Liffey Press.
2010 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: Globalisation, the Nation-state and the Citizen: Dilemmas and Directions for Civics and Citizenship Education. New York : Routledge.
2009 Audrey Bryan (2009) 'Pedagogies of privilege: Re-thinking interculturalism and anti-racism in education' In: Education in Ireland: Challenge and Change. Dublin : Gill & MacMillan.
2009 Bryan, A. (2009) 'Migration Nation: Anti-racism and intercultural education as symbolic violence in Celtic Tiger Ireland' In: New Approaches to Comparative Education: Vertical Case Studies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. New York : Palgrave MacMillan.
2007 Bryan, A. (2007) 'The (mis)representation of Travellers in the civic, social and political education curriculum' In: Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin : IPA.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) 'From ‘the conscience of humanity’ to the conscious human brain: UNESCO’s embrace of social and emotional learning as a flag of convenience'. COMPARE-A JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, .
2021 Bryan, A. (2021) 'Pedagogy of the implicated: advancing a social ecology of responsibility framework to promote deeper understanding of the climate crisis'. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Hall, T., Byrne, D., Bryan, A., Kitching, K., Ní Chróinín, D., O'Toole, C. and Addley, J. (2021) 'COVID-19 and Education: Positioning the Pandemic; Facing the Future'. Irish Educational Studies, 40 (2).
2019 Bryan, A. (2019) 'A Sociological Critique of Strategies and Educational Policies that Address LGBT Youth Issues'. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, . [Link] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42380-019-00047-1
2017 Audrey Bryan (2017) 'Queer youth and mental health: What do educators need to know?'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 (1):73-89.
2017 Audrey Bryan and Paula Mayock (2017) 'Supporting LGBT Lives? Complicating the suicide consensus in LGBT mental health research'. Sexualities, 20 (1-2):65-85.
2016 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]
2015 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. [Link] [DOI]
2015 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.
2013 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.
2013 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.
2012 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. [Link] [DOI]
2011 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. [Link]
2010 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. [Link]
2010 Audrey Bryan (2010) 'Corporate multiculturalism, diversity management and positive interculturalism in Irish schools and society'. Irish Educational Studies, 29 (3):253-3-269. [Link] [DOI]
2009 Audrey Bryan (2009) 'The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: Teaching against racism?'. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 12 (3):297--317. [Link] [DOI]
2009 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. [Link]
2009 Bryan, A (2009) 'The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: teaching against racism?'. Race Ethnicity and Education, 12 :297-317. [DOI]
2008 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. [Link] [DOI]
2005 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]
2002 Bryan, A., & Mochizuki, Y. (2002) 'Beyond 'gender sensitization' and 'gender mainstreaming': Comparative and international education towards the democratic reconstruction of gender'. Compare, 5 (1). [Link]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2020 Bryan, A (2020) 'Affective Pedagogies: Foregrounding Emotion in Climate Change Education' 30 . [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) TEESNet Conference on Re-Imagining Teacher Education: Transforming Learning for a Just & Sustainab Building Kinder Brains? Resisting Global Citizenship Liverpool, England, .
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) Social Science Education Consortium (SSEC) “Stories we Live By or Stories to Live For? Reclaiming the Social Sciences in Pursuit of Social and Global Justice.” Dublin City University, .
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) IDEA Annual Conference The Future of Development Education Ashling Hotel, Dublin, .
2022 Ben Mallon and Audrey Bryan (2022) Office for Climate Education International Seminar on Climate Change Education Exploring Emotions in Climate Change Education France Education International, Sèvres, Paris, .
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) International Baccalaureate (IB) Thought Partner Series Foregrounding Emotion in Climate Change Education The Hague, .
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) Interdisciplinary and intersectoral features for music education in Ireland Using the Arts and Popular Culture to Promote Productive Encounters with Difficult Knowledge Dublin City University All Hallows Campus, .
2022 Bryan, Audrey (2022) DICE Conference: Global Citizenship Education in a Changing Policy Climate Pathos and Possibility: Exploring Difficult Knowledge through the Prism of Popular Culture Dublin City University, 14/02/2022-.
2022 Bryan, Audrey (2022) Global Challenges and Difficult Knowledge in Teaching and Teacher Education Right in the Feels”: Global Challenges and Difficult Knowledge in Teaching and Teacher Education Melbourne, Australia, .
2022 Bryan, Audrey (2022) Screening of 'I am Greta' I am Greta University College Dublin, .
2022 Bryan, Audrey (2022) DICE Conference: Global Citizenship Education in a Changing Policy Climate Pathos and Possibility: Exploring Difficult Knowledge through the Prism of Popular Culture Dublin City University, 14/02/2022-.
2022 Audrey Bryan (2022) DCU Teaching and Learning Day Up Schitt’s Creek: Humour and Laughter as Transformative Pedagogy in Large Classes DCU, .
2021 Bryan, Audrey (2021) Gender Equality Matters (GEM) Conference Context Matters: A Sociolgical Analysis of Gender-based Bullying and Inequality in Schools Dublin City University, 12/02/2021-.
2021 Audrey Bryan (2021) Public Talk: Minority Research Series: Curriculums for Social Justice Affective Pedagogies: The Role of Emotion in Social Justice Education Abo Akademi University, 07/06/2021-.
2020 Dr. Audrey Bryan in conversation with Dr. Jones Irwin (2020) IoE Research Conversation Series 2020 Affective Pedagogies: Emotion and Educating for Social Justice DCU Institute of Education, 11/11/2020-.
2020 Audrey Bryan (2020) A world that’s worth fighting for?: Human rights and global citizenship education in an era of global pandemic, ecological crisis and mass displacement Brian Ruane Annual Lecture Dublin City University, 10/12/2020-.
2020 Bryan, A. (2020) American Educational Research Association Bryan, A. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Affective Pedagogies, Implicated Subjects: Using Critical Media Literacy-Based Approaches to Educate for Social Justice [Paper Session] San Francisco: CA, 17/04/2020-21/04/2020.
2020 Bryan, A. (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Pedagogies of Implication: Foregrounding Emotion in Educating for Social Justice Online Conference, 03/09/2020-05/09/2020.
2020 Bryan, A. (2020) An Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators Pedagogies of Implication: Foregrounding Emotion in Climate Change Education Rachel Carson Center, 02/07/2020-05/07/2020.
2020 Bryan, A. (2020) Development Education in a Global Pandemic How can we use the experiences of COVID-19 to achieve more critical development education? Online Conference, 15/06/2020-15/06/2020.
2019 Audrey Bryan (2019) The Climate Challenge: Policy, Media and Society Stealing their Future: What can Children Teach Us about the Climate Crisis and Climate Action Dublin City University, 08/02/2019-08/02/2019.
2016 Audrey Bryan (2016) Critical Approaches to Global Citizenship Education Keynote Address: First International Workshop for the Matariki Global Citizenship Program Uppsala University, Sweden, .
2009 Bryan, A. (2009) Postcolonial approaches to global citizenship education: Re-thinking theory, re-thinking pedagogy Teaching from Theory, Learning from Practice: Development Education for the Primary Sector Blackrock, .
2016 Audrey Bryan (2016) Global Ethics and Education: Producing Global Citizens Invited Paper: Ethics and Education workshop organised by the Schools of Philosophy, Politics, Education and Law at University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, .
2016 Audrey Bryan (2016) Irish Sociological Association Annual Conference 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 University of Limerick, .
2016 Audrey Bryan (2016) Bryan, A. (March 31). 'Active (global) citizenship' in an era of post- humanitarianism. Invited Paper Sociology Research Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin, .
2015 Audrey Bryan (2015) Bryan, A. (2015, May 18). A conversation with, and response to, Larry Siems, editor of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s ‘Guantanamo Diary’ Invited Paper, Irish Development Education Association., Gardiner Row Dublin, .
2015 Audrey Bryan (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 Public Lecture, Seamus Heaney Lecture Series, DCU Institute of Education St. Patrick's College, .
2015 Audrey Bryan (2015) Bryan, A. (2015, September 25). Building LGBT-affirmative Schools: Moving beyond cultural representations of LGBT Youth as ‘always-already victims.’ Invited Paper, SPHE Network, St. Patrick’s College St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2014 Audrey Bryan (2014) From development education to global citizenship education: A Case Study from Ireland Keynote Address, UNIDEV Summer School. All Hallows College, Drumcondra Dublin, .
2013 Audrey Bryan (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 Invited Paper, 6th Annual Ubuntu Network: Education for Sustainable Development Conference ‘Teaching for Social Justice, Equity University of Limerick, .
2012 Bryan, A. (2012) Invited paper presented at the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) UNIQUE Thoughts Series. Goethe Institute, Dublin How migration challenges notions of society, education and culture .
2012 Bryan, A. (2012) Invited Paper Presented at the Centre for Global Education Annual Conference, The Exchange, Dublin Development Education in a Changing Local and Global Landscape: Global Citizenship Education and the New Development Advocacy .
2012 Audrey Bryan (2012) What does impact measurement do to development education? Evaluating pedagogies of discomfort in an era of performativity 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 Berlin, Germany, .
2012 Audrey Bryan (2012) Reading against the grain: A critical literacy approach to development education Keynote Address, International Development Education Week, School of Education, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Maynooth, Co. Kildare, .
2012 Bryan, A. (2012) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada To know is not enough, but be careful how you choose to act: The un/desirable citizen in post- sovereign times .
2012 Bryan, A. (2012) Invited paper. London International Development Centre, Institute of Education, London The placebo effect: Development education and the discursive construction of the 'good' citizen in neo-liberal times .
2012 Bryan, A. (2012) Invited Paper presented at the Development and Development Education Conference, Institute of Education, London Global Good-Guys, Standalone Saviours, and Obedient Activists: Ethical Triage and the New Development Advocacy .
2011 Bryan, A. (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 When we show you pictures of napalm victims, you'll shut your eyes.”: Documentary film as a tool for social transformation? .
2011 Bryan, A. (2011) Paper presented at the Irish Educational Studies Association Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin Doing difference differently? Teaching and learning about development and intercultural education through a critical literacy lens .
2007 Bryan, A. (2007) Paper presented at the Education for Democratic Citizenship Conference, Institute of Education and Birkbeck College, University of London The representation of national identity and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum. Educating for democratic citizenship? .
2011 Bryan, A. (2011) Paper Presented at the Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin Cinderella subjects and happily-ever-afters. Threats to global citizenship education in an era of performativity .
2011 Bryan, A., & Fitzgerald. G. (2011) Invited presentation as part of Human Rights Month, Amnesty International Ireland, Fleet Street, Dublin 2 A Critical Media Literacy Approach to Teaching and Learning about Local and Global Injustices .
2011 Bryan, A. (2011) Paper presented to the UBUNTU Network: Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Dublin City University, Dublin 9 Learning to Read the World? Implications of the Findings of a Research Study of Development Education in Post-Primary Schools for Initial Teacher Education .
2011 Bryan, A. (2011) Paper presented in the Centre for Global Health, TCD, as part of Trinity College International Development Research Week (Trinity International Development Initiative) Band-Aid Pedagogy, Celebrity Humanitarianism and Cosmopolitan Provincialism: Dominant Representations of International Development and their Impact on Development Activism .
2010 Bryan, A. (2010) Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference. Dundalk Troubling intercultural education policy and practice in an Irish context .
2010 Bryan, A. (2010) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Chicago, IL “Migration Nation”: Intercultural education and anti-racism as symbolic violence in Celtic Tiger Ireland .
2009 Bryan, A. (2009) Keynote Address. UN-derstanding gender: Gender mainstreaming, the millennium development goals and masculinities: Re-thinking gender inequality in international development Fourth International Conference on Applied Ethics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan Hokkaido, Japan, .
2009 Bryan, A. (2009) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, South Carolina Studying globalised policies in practice: Vertical ethnography and the politics of comparative policy studies .
2008 Bryan, A. (2008) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY Educating for civic responsibility, local and global citizenship, and development .
2008 Bryan, A. (2008) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY “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 .
2007 Bryan, A. (2007) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the formal and informal curriculum .
2007 Bryan, A. (2007) Paper presented at th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, Tartu, Estonia The representation of development, diversity and intercultural issues in the Irish curriculum: Challenges for mainstreaming a global ethical perspective in education .
2007 Bryan, A. (2007) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY 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 .
2005 Bryan, A. (2005) Invited paper presented to the Committee for Community and Diversity, Teachers College, Columbia University 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 .
2002 Bryan, A. (2002) Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Orlando, FL Globalisation and marginalization in the Republic of Ireland: An analysis of representations of asylum seekers in the Irish media .

Published Report

Year Publication
2022 Karl Kitching (UCC, PI) Gyunghee Park (UCC) Audrey Bryan (DCU) Bernie Grummell (MU) Margaret Keane (MU) Morag Munro (MU) (2022) Guidance on Teaching for Social Justice in Irish Higher Education: Insights from the DISCs Project. NFETL, . [Link]
2022 Karl Kitching (UCC, PI) Gyunghee Park, Audrey Bryan (DCU) Bernie Grummell (MU) Margaret Keane (MU) Morag Munro (MU) (2022) The Development of Teaching for Social Justice in the Irish Higher Education Sector Insights from the DISCs Project. NFETL, . [Link]
2013 Audrey Bryan (2013) Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development: Enhancing Climate Change Responses through Education. UNESCO, .
2011 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, .
2009 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, . [Link]
2009 Bryan, A, Clarke, M., & Drudy, S  (2009) A Study of Student Teachers' Perspectives on Social Justice and Development Education. Ubuntu Network, . [Link]
2009 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, .
2002 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, .
2000 Bryan, A., Moran, R., O’Brien, M., and Farrell, E. (2000) Drug-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs. Report on a Nationwide Survey. HRB, .

Book Review

Year Publication
2014 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. BREV
2013 Audrey Bryan (2013) ‘Negotiating Political Identities: Multiethnic Schools and Youth in Europe’ by Daniel Faas, (Ashgate). Social Forces. BREV
2012 Audrey Bryan (2012) ‘Education, Conflict and Development’ by Julia Paulson. BREV

Online Article

Year Publication
2021 Audrey Bryan (2021) The Problem with Mindfulness. ELEA [Link]
2019 Bryan, A. (2019) The Greta Effect. ELEA https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0916/1076157-the-greta-effect/
2015 Bryan, A. (2015) Is it ethical to send your children to private schools?. ELEA https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/unthinkable-is-it-ethical-to-send-your-children-to-private-schools-1.2418659
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/1998 Academic Distinction University of Dublin, Trinity College
01/01/2002 Ways of Knowing in Educational Research and Practice Fellowship Spencer Foundation/Teachers College
01/09/2002 Ways of Knowing in Educational Research and Practice Fellow Spencer Foundation
01/01/2004 Interdisciplinary PhD Conflict Resolution Research Award, Columbia University Columbia University.
01/01/2004 President’s Grant for Student Research in Diversity. Teachers College, Columbia University.
01/01/2004 Alternate Candidate, Research Fellowship. German Marshall Fund of the US.
01/01/2004 Dean’s Grant for Student Research. Teachers College, Columbia University.
01/01/2005 European Science Foundation, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Evaluation Programme Fellowship European Science Foundation
01/01/2006 European Science Foundation, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Evaluation Programme Fellowship European Science Foundation
01/01/2007 UCD Seed Funding Scheme: Research Dissemination and Outputs University College Dublin
01/01/2009 UCD Seed Funding Scheme: Internal and External Collaboration University College Dublin
01/01/2010 St. Patrick’s College Research Committee Funding Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
01/01/2011 St. Patrick’s College Research Committee Funding Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
01/01/2012 St. Patrick’s College Research Committee Funding Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
01/09/2013 St. Patrick’s College Research Fellowship Award St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.
01/01/2017 Distinguished Journal Article Award Irish Journal of Sociology

Committees

Committee Function From / To
School of Human Development Research Convener 01/09/2016 -
DCU Research Ethics Committee 01/09/2016 -
St. Patrick's College Research Committee 01/09/2013 - 30/07/2016
St. Patrick's College Teaching and Learning Committee. 09/01/2013 - 30/07/2016
Education for Sustainable Development Regional Centre of Expertise 01/01/2010 - 30/09/2012
Education for Sustainable Development Regional Centre of Expertise 01/01/2010 - 30/09/2012
UBUNTU Network-Teacher Education for Sustainable Development. 01/01/2007 - 30/06/2014
Centre for Global Development through Education. 01/01/2007 - 30/09/2010
Current Issues in Comparative Education 01/01/2000 - 30/09/2004
Strengthening the practice of intercultural education in primary schools 01/05/2018 -
UNIDEV: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice, European Union Project. 01/09/2013 - 30/09/2015
LGBT Empowering Realities Project, European Union DAPHNE Project. 01/09/2013 - 30/09/2015
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. 01/01/2011 -
Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. 01/01/2010 -
Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, DCU 01/01/2010 -
Irish Development Education Association. 01/09/2009 - 30/09/2015

Employment

Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Assistant Professor 01/01/2010 -
Dublin City University Associate Professor 01/10/2019 -
Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po University, Paris Visiting Professor 01/01/2012 - 30/05/2012
University College Dublin Assistant Professor 01/12/2006 - 30/12/2010
Trinity College Dublin Senior Researcher 01/01/2005 - 30/12/2016
Teachers College, Columbia University Assistant Director (Research) 04/04/1999 - 30/09/2005
Health Research Board Social Researcher 01/01/1998 - 30/12/1998

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Columbia University PhD
Columbia University MPhil
Teachers College, Columbia University EdM
Trinity College Dublin. MSc.
University College Dublin BA (Hons)

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
Pedagogy of the Implicated: Teaching about the climate crisis 2022 Podcast Audrey Bryan with Will Brehm
Are we 'over-parenting'? 2022 Radio Interviews Audrey Bryan
Are we over-parenting? 2022 Radio Interviews Audrey Bryan
Why has parenting become so intensive, demanding and expensive? 2022 Newspaper article (online) Audrey Bryan
If I were the Minister for Education: The Emergence of a Global Consensus on Well-being in Education 2021 Podcast Audrey Bryan in conversation with Simon Lewis
The Problem with Mindfulness 2021 Newspaper article (online) Audrey Bryan
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; Families and Schooling; Bullying and Anti-Bullying; Emotions and Education; Critical Global Citizenship Education; Climate Change Education; Race, Ethnicity and Education; Childhoods in Global Contexts; Gender, Sexuality and Schooling; Global Educational Governance; Comparative-International Education.  


Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
DISCs: Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges Research Partner 01/04/2019 31/10/2020
Embedding Global Justice Issues in the Human Development Programme: Childhoods in a Globalised Context Principal Investigator 01/01/2012 01/01/2013
Exploring International Development Themes through a Critical Media Literacy Framework Principal Investigator 01/09/2010 01/09/2011
Mapping the Past, Charting the Future: A Review and Analysis of the Irish Government’s Engagement with Development Education in Ireland. Principal Investigator 01/09/2010 01/09/2011
Representations and Understandings of International Development and Global Citizenship in the Formal and Informal Curriculum Principal Investigator 01/09/2009 31/12/2011
Developing a Development Education Community of Practice Principal Investigator 01/01/2007 01/01/2008
Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: a Cross-Border Perspective Co-Principal Investigator 01/01/2007 01/01/2008
Student Teachers’ Attitudes and Understandings of Development Education Co-Principal Investigator 01/09/2006 01/06/2007
Supporting LGBT Lives: Mental Health and Well-Being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Ireland Co-Principal Investigator 01/09/2007 01/09/2009

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Karl Kitching UCC Academic
External Bernie Grummell Maynooth University Academic
External Morag Munroe Maynooth University Academic
External Meliosa Bracken Maynooth University Academic
External Paula Mayock Trinity College Dublin Academic
External Yoko Mochizuki UNESCO Academic

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).

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Foundations in Education and ECE ED1011
2022 Foundations in Education ED2025
2022 Social Contexts of Childhood HD115
2022 HD2170
2022 Qualitative Approaches to Ed. Research IE602