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Academic biography



I am an anthropologist based in SALIS with specialisms in Indigenous politics and movements, refugees and mobility studies, and sustainability studies. As an anthropologist of displacement, I work with Stolen Generations in Australia and people seeking asylum and refuge in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Turkey. In DCU, I am programme chair for the Master's in Refugee Integration. The key thematics in my work include forced displacement, trauma, memory, reconciliation, mobility and sustainability/resilience. I have a strong interest in business and design anthropology and consumer culture theory and have taught a number of different business/design anthropology modules with a particular emphasis on sustainability and CSR. I have served as secretary of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (2013-2015) and book review editor for the Irish Journal of Anthropology (2011-2014). I am a member of a number of anthropology networks and associations, including the European Association of Anthropologists and American Anthropological Association. I was co-ordinator with Dr. Katja Siedel of the Peace and Conflict Anthropology Network of EASA for three years until 2022. I served as vice-chair of the Anthropological Association of Ireland until 2020. I was a member of the European Association of Anthropologist's executive committee for two years (2021-2023) with the roles of #EASA2022Belfast conference liaison officer, anti-precarity officer, social media officer. I also chaired the EASA integrity committee for this period of time. I have a particular passion for creative and public anthropologies and I am always interested in experimenting with new forms and genres.  I have written for Open Democracy, the Irish times, Books Ireland, Headstuff Ireland, The Conversation UK, RTE Brainstorm, Otherwise Mag, Fiery scribe, Allegra: A Virtual Lab of Legal Anthrop

Research interests

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with primary research interests in areas that are of central importance to social justice and human rights (Indigenous rights, migration/displacement, conflict and social justice