Dr. Brian Conway
Professional Career to Date
I came to NUIM in September 2005 and taught here for one year. I then worked as a Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University, Scotland, where I taught sociology in the School of Applied Social Studies at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. I returned to NUIM in January 2007.
Prior to this, I worked in the Irish local authority housing sector as a Housing Liaison Officer at Carlow Town Council, as a researcher at Moy Valley Resources/IRD North Mayo-West Sligo, and as a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh.
I have held short-term visiting fellow positions at the University of Essex, CEPS/INSTEAD, and the University of Oxford.
I am Associate Editor of the international journal (indexed in Sociological Abstracts), Sociological Origins.
In Maynooth, I am a member of the Comparative and Historical research cluster and a Research Associate at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.
I studied at University College Dublin, the University of Pittsburgh, and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.
- Sociology of Religion
- Collective Memory
- History of Irish Sociology
In spring 2012 I teach the following modules:
- Sociology of Religion (SO322)
- Sociology of Time (SO327)
a. Peer-Reviewed International Journal Articles
Conway, Brian. (2011). 'Catholic Sociology in Ireland in Comparative Perspective', The American Sociologist 42(1): 34-55.
Conway, Brian. (2011). 'The Vanishing Catholic Priest', Contexts 10(2): 64-65. http://contexts.org/articles/spring-2011/the-vanishing-catholic-priest/
Conway, Brian. (2010). ‘New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration’, Sociology Compass 4(7): 442-453.
Conway, Brian. (2009). ‘Rethinking Difficult Pasts: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study’, Cultural Sociology 3(3): 353-369.
Conway, Brian. (2008). ‘Local Conditions, Global Environment and Transnational Discourses in Memory Work: The Case of Bloody Sunday (1972)’, Memory Studies 1(2): 187-209.
Conway, Brian. (2007). ‘Moving through Time and Space: Performing Bodies in Derry, Northern Ireland’, Journal of Historical Sociology 20(2): 103-125.
Spillman, Lyn and Conway, Brian. (2007). ‘Texts, Bodies, and the Memory of Bloody Sunday’, Symbolic Interaction 30(1): 79-103 (Special Issue on collective memory).
Conway, Brian. (2006). ‘Foreigners, Faith and Fatherland: The Historical Origins, Development and Present Status of Irish Sociology’, Sociological Origins 5(1): 1-36. (supplement to Special Issue on Irish Sociology)*.
*I have contributed shorter pieces on the history of Irish sociology in professional newsletters including the European Sociological Association Newsletter and the American Sociological Association Footnotes.
Welch, Michael R., Rivera, Robert E.N., Conway, Brian, Jennifer Yonkoski, Jennifer, Lupton, Paul M. and Giancola, Russell. (2005). ‘Determinants and Consequences of Social Trust’, Sociological Inquiry 75(4): 453-473.
Conway, Brian and Hachen, David S. (2005). ‘Attachments, Grievances, Resources and Efficacy: The Determinants of Tenant Association Participation Among Public Housing Tenants’, Journal of Urban Affairs 27(1): 25-52.
Conway, Brian. (2004). ‘Traveller Horses, Local Authorities and Public Policy in Contemporary Ireland’, Nomadic Peoples 8(1): 65-80.
b. Peer-Reviewed Irish Journal Articles
Conway, Brian (2006). ‘Who Do We Think We Are? Immigration and the Discursive Construction of National Identity in an Irish Daily Mainstream Newspaper, 1996-2004’, Translocations: The Irish Migration, Race and Social Transformation Review 1(1): 76-94.
Conway, Brian (2001). ‘Housing and Social Inclusion: Democratising the Local Authority-Tenant Community Relationship’, Administration 49(3): 3-19.
c. Book Chapters
Conway, Brian. (2008). ‘1916 in 2006’ in Belongings: Shaping Identity in Modern Ireland (Irish Sociological Chronicles, 2005-6) edited by Mary P. Corcoran and Perry Share, pp. 139-150. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration.
Conway, Brian and Hill, Michael R. (2009) ‘Harriet Martineau and Ireland’ in Social Thought on Ireland in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Séamas Ó Síocháin, pp.47-66. Dublin: University College Dublin Press.
Conway, Brian. (2010). Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory. Palgrave: New York/Basingstoke.
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