Dr Brian Conway

Sociology

Lecturer

Auxilia House
3.2
(01) 708 4789

Biography

I am assistant professor of sociology at Maynooth University. Trained in sociology and social work, I completed my undergraduate degree in Ireland and followed this with graduate studies in the US, where I completed MSW, MA and PhD degrees.

My work has been published in a wide range of academic journals including The American Sociologist, Symbolic Interaction, Sociological Perspectives, Social Science History, Sociological Inquiry and International Journal of Comparative Sociology. It has been featured in media such as the BBC, RTÉ and The New York Times, among others.

Before becoming an academic, I served in a number of community organisation roles in the state and non-state sectors.

My research interests include religion, comparative historical sociology and collective memory.

My research has been featured in field-oriented research bibliographies (e.g., Abrutyn 2016; Simko 2019).

I have been a visiting scholar or researcher at the universities of Essex, Oxford and Lublin, as well as at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (formerly CEPS-INSTEAD).

I served as editor (2014-17) of the Irish Journal of Sociology, an international academic journal published online and in-print by SAGE. Additionally, I served as associate editor (2005-6) of Sociological Origins. Currently, I serve on the editorial board of Sociology Compass.

Research Interests

Over the years I have researched and written about quite a wide range of topics (from Irish Traveller horse culture to social trust, the politics of memory and the social organisation of public housing through to trends/patterns in the Catholic workforce). In addition, my work reflects the use of a wide range of methodologies including archival research, statistical analysis of large-scale social surveys, interview-based research, and content analysis. I have published studies using regression analysis (e.g., my article in the Journal of Urban Affairs). I have used content analysis (e.g., my Sociological Perspectives article) and archival research alongside interview-based research were the primary empirical basis for my monograph on Bloody Sunday memory.


Books

  Year Publication
2012 Sociology of Ireland.
Share, Perry, Mary P. Corcoran, and Brian Conway (2012) Sociology of Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2010 Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory.
Conway, Brian (2010) Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2017 Irish Journal of Sociology.
Conway, Brian (2017) Irish Journal of Sociology. London: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2016 Irish Journal of Sociology.
Conway, Brian (2016) Irish Journal of Sociology. London: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2015 Irish Journal of Sociology.
Conway, Brian (2015) Irish Journal of Sociology. Manchester: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2014 Irish Journal of Sociology.
Conway, Brian (2014) Irish Journal of Sociology. Manchester: Edited Journal Issue [Details]

Co-edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2018 Irish Journal of Sociology.
Conway, Brian, Mathew Creighton, Thomas Grund, Aogán Mulcahy and Sara O'Sullivan (2018) Irish Journal of Sociology. London: Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Catholic Commitment Around the Globe: A 52- Country Analysis'
Conway B.;Spruyt B. (2018) 'Catholic Commitment Around the Globe: A 52- Country Analysis'. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 57 (2):276-299 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Contexts of Trends in the Catholic Church’s Male Workforce: Chile, Ireland, and Poland compared'
Conway B. (2016) 'Contexts of Trends in the Catholic Church’s Male Workforce: Chile, Ireland, and Poland compared'. Social Science History, 40 (3):405-432 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Religious Public Discourses and Institutional Structures: A Cross-National Analysis of Catholicism in Chile, Ireland, and Nigeria'
Conway, B (2014) 'Religious Public Discourses and Institutional Structures: A Cross-National Analysis of Catholicism in Chile, Ireland, and Nigeria'. Sociological Perspectives, 57 :149-166 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'The 'miracle' of Fatima: Media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate'
Conway, B;Corcoran, MP;Cahill, LM (2012) 'The 'miracle' of Fatima: Media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate'. Journalism, 13 :551-571 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Rethinking Difficult Pasts: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study'
Conway, B (2009) 'Rethinking Difficult Pasts: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study'. Cultural Sociology, 3 :397-413 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Local conditions, global environment and transnational discourses in memory work: The case of Bloody Sunday (1972)'
Conway, B (2008) 'Local conditions, global environment and transnational discourses in memory work: The case of Bloody Sunday (1972)'. Memory Studies, 1 :187-209 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Social Correlates of Church Attendance in Three European Catholic Countries'
Conway, B (2013) 'Social Correlates of Church Attendance in Three European Catholic Countries'. Review of Religious Research, 55 :61-80 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Catholic Sociology in Ireland in Comparative Perspective'
Conway B. (2011) 'Catholic Sociology in Ireland in Comparative Perspective'. The American Sociologist, 42 (1):34-55 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Texts, bodies, and the memory of Bloody Sunday'
Spillman L.;Conway B. (2007) 'Texts, bodies, and the memory of Bloody Sunday'. Symbolic Interaction, 30 (1):79-103 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States'
Conway, B (2014) 'Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States'. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 55 :318-341 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'Social Correlates of Church Attendance in Three European Catholic Countries'
Conway, Brian (2012) 'Social Correlates of Church Attendance in Three European Catholic Countries'. Review of Religious Research, 54 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration'. Sociology Compass, 4 :442-453 [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Moving through Time and Space: Performing Bodies in Derry, Northern Ireland'
Conway, B. (2007) 'Moving through Time and Space: Performing Bodies in Derry, Northern Ireland'. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY, 20 :103-125 [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Who Do We Think We Are? Immigration and the Discursive Construction of National Identity in an Irish Daily Mainstream Newspaper, 1996-2004'
Conway, B. (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 :76-94 [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Foreigners, Faith and Fatherland: The Historical Origins, Development and Present Status of Irish Sociology’, 5(1): 1-36'
Conway, B. (2006) 'Foreigners, Faith and Fatherland: The Historical Origins, Development and Present Status of Irish Sociology’, 5(1): 1-36'. SOCIOLOGICAL ORIGINS, 5 :1-36 [full-text] [Details]
2005 'Determinants and Consequences of Social Trust'
Welch, M.R., Rivera, R.E.N., Conway, B., Yonkoski, J., Lupton, P.M. and Giancola, R. (2005) 'Determinants and Consequences of Social Trust'. SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY, 75 :453-473 [full-text] [Details]
2005 'Attachments, Grievances, Resources and Efficacy: The Determinants of Tenant Association Participation Among Public Housing Tenants'
Conway, B. and Hachen, D.S. (2005) 'Attachments, Grievances, Resources and Efficacy: The Determinants of Tenant Association Participation Among Public Housing Tenants'. JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS, 27 :25-52 [full-text] [Details]
2004 'Traveller Horses, Local Authorities and Public Policy in Contemporary Ireland'
Conway, B. (2004) 'Traveller Horses, Local Authorities and Public Policy in Contemporary Ireland'. Nomadic Peoples, 8 :65-80 [full-text] [Details]
2003 'Active Remembering, Selective Forgetting, and Collective Identity: The Case of Bloody Sunday'
Conway, B. (2003) 'Active Remembering, Selective Forgetting, and Collective Identity: The Case of Bloody Sunday'. IDENTITY, 3 :305-323 [full-text] [Details]
2001 'Housing and Social Inclusion: Democratising the Local Authority-Tenant Community Relationship'
Conway, B. (2001) 'Housing and Social Inclusion: Democratising the Local Authority-Tenant Community Relationship'. Administration, 49 :3-19 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'The Presence of the Cross in Public Spaces: Ireland'
Conway, Brian (2016) 'The Presence of the Cross in Public Spaces: Ireland' In: Piotr Stanisz, Michal Zawislak and Marta Ordon (eds). Presence of the Cross in Public Spaces: Experiences of Selected European Countries. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
2016 'Ireland: The erosion of the Catholic Church's authority and power'
Conway B. (2016) 'Ireland: The erosion of the Catholic Church's authority and power' In: Jan Nelis, Caroline Sagesser, Jean-Philippe Schreiber and Cécile Vanderpelen-Diagre- (eds). Religion and Secularism in the European Union: State of Affairs and Current Debates. Bern: Peter Lang. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The Other Side of the Grave: Death-related Beliefs in ireland in Comparative Perspective'
Conway, Brian (2016) 'The Other Side of the Grave: Death-related Beliefs in ireland in Comparative Perspective' In: Salvador Ryan (eds). Death and the Irish: A Miscellany. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
2015 'Patriotism: A mapping of theoretical understandings and empirical studies'
Conway B. (2015) 'Patriotism: A mapping of theoretical understandings and empirical studies' In: Intricacies of Patriotism: Towards a Complexity of Patriotic Allegiance. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Harriet Martineau and Ireland'
Conway, B., Hill, M. R. (2009) 'Harriet Martineau and Ireland' In: Social Thought in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [full-text] [Details]
2008 '1916 in 2006'
Conway, Brian (2008) '1916 in 2006' In: Belongings: Shaping Identity in Modern Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [full-text] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2018 Editors’ introduction.
Conway B.;Creighton M.;Grund T.;Mulcahy A.;O’Sullivan S. (2018) Editors’ introduction. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2017 Editor’s introduction.
Conway B. (2017) Editor’s introduction. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2016 Editor’s introduction.
Conway B. (2016) Editor’s introduction. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Denominational Research Report: The Lure of an Irish Catholic Diocesan Seminary'
Conway, B (2014) 'Denominational Research Report: The Lure of an Irish Catholic Diocesan Seminary' Review of Religious Research, 56 :487-488. [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'The Vanishing Catholic Priest'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'The Vanishing Catholic Priest' Contexts, 10 :64-65. [full-text] [Details]
2011 'A Brief History of Sociology at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth: The Legacy of Fr. Peter McKevitt'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'A Brief History of Sociology at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth: The Legacy of Fr. Peter McKevitt' Sociological Origins, 7 :41-47. [Details]
2008 'Harriet Martineau and Ireland'
Conway, Brian (2008) 'Harriet Martineau and Ireland' Sociological Origins, 7 (1) :41-47. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 THE PRESENCE OF THE CROSS IN PUBLIC SPACES: IRELAND
Conway, B (2016) THE PRESENCE OF THE CROSS IN PUBLIC SPACES: IRELAND PRESENCE OF THE CROSS IN PUBLIC SPACES: EXPERIENCES OF SELECTED EUROPEAN COUNTRIES , pp.90-110 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Albanian Sociological Association 14th Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2019) Albanian Sociological Association 14th Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], An Analysis of Catholic Male Workforce Trends: The Philippines as a Case Study, University Aleksander Moisiu Durres, Albania , 15-NOV-19 - 16-NOV-19 [Details]
2018 Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting.
Conway, Brian (2018) Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], An Analysis of Catholic Male Workforce Trends: Argentina as a Case Study, Philadelphia, USA , 11-AUG-18 - 13-AUG-18 [Details]
2017 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2017) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Editor's Report, Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland [Details]
2017 Sociology of Southern Europe Conference Malta Sociological Association.
Conway, Brian (2017) Sociology of Southern Europe Conference Malta Sociological Association. [Oral Presentation], Explaining Catholic Male Workforce Trends: The Case of Malta, Valetta, Malta , 18-NOV-17 - 18-NOV-17 [Details]
2017 International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2017) International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Secularisation and De-Secularisation: The Case of Ireland, Lausanne, Switzerland , 04-JUL-17 - 07-JUL-17 [Details]
2016 Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion.
Conway, Brian (2016) Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion. [Oral Presentation], Catholic Commitment around the Globe: A 45 Country Analysis, University of Helsinki, Finland [Details]
2016 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2016) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Editor's Report, University of Limerick [Details]
2016 The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?.
Conway, Brian (2016) The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?. [Oral Presentation], Catholic Commitment around the Globe: A 92 Country Analysis, Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2016 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian and Gregory Maney (2016) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Inside the Editor's Mind, University of Limerick [Details]
2015 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2015) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Editor's Report, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2015 International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2015) International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Explaining Cross-National Variation in Global Catholic Commitment: A Test of Religious Markets, Existential Security and Church-State Interaction Explanations, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium [Details]
2015 British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group Conference.
Conway, Brian (2015) British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group Conference. [Oral Presentation], Explaining Cross-National Variation in Global Catholic Commitment: A Test of Religious Markets, Existential Security and Church-State Interaction Explanations, Hoddesdon, UK [Details]
2015 Teaching and Learning Showcase, Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Conway, Brian (2015) Teaching and Learning Showcase, Centre for Teaching and Learning. [Poster Presentation], Course Preparation Assignments in the Sociology of Religion, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2014 Remembering the 1970s Workshop.
Conway, Brian (2014) Remembering the 1970s Workshop. [Invited Oral Presentation], Explaining Mnemonic Change In Northern Ireland, 1972-2013: The Case of Bloody Sunday, University of Bristol, UK [Details]
2014 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Postgraduate Conference.
Conway, Brian (2014) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Postgraduate Conference. [Oral Presentation], Publishing in the Irish Journal of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
2014 Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland Author-Meets-Critics Session.
Conway, Brian (2014) Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland Author-Meets-Critics Session. [Invited Oral Presentation], Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2014 Teaching and Learning Showcase, Centre for Teaching and Learning.
King-O'Riain, Rebecca and Brian Conway (2014) Teaching and Learning Showcase, Centre for Teaching and Learning. [Poster Presentation], The Structured PhD: Lessons from The Craft and Logics of Social Research, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2014 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Postgraduate Conference.
Conway, Brian (2014) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Postgraduate Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], Life after the PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
2014 European Sociological Association RN24 Sociology of Religion Conference.
Conway, Brian (2014) European Sociological Association RN24 Sociology of Religion Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Lure of the Seminary, Assembly Buildings, Belfast [Details]
2014 22nd Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion.
Conway, Brian (2014) 22nd Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion. [Oral Presentation], Understanding Institutional Misconduct in Religious Institutions: Catholicism in Comparative Perspective, University of Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
2014 Presence of the Cross in the Public Space of the European States.
Conway, Brian (2014) Presence of the Cross in the Public Space of the European States. [Invited Lecture], National report: Ireland, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland [Details]
2013 Institute of Sociology.
Conway, Brian (2013) Institute of Sociology. [Invited Oral Presentation], Organised Religious Systems in Comparative Perspective: The Case of Catholicism, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland [Details]
2013 Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania/NUI Maynooth Summer School.
Conway, Brian (2013) Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania/NUI Maynooth Summer School. [Invited Oral Presentation], Religious Discourses and Institutional Structures: Catholicism in Chile, Ireland and Nigeria Compared, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2013 International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2013) International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Religious Claims-Making and Institutional Structures: Comparing Catholicism in Two Countries, University of Turku, Finland [Details]
2012 European Sociological Association RN24 Sociology of Religion Midterm Conference.
Conway, Brian (2012) European Sociological Association RN24 Sociology of Religion Midterm Conference. [Oral Presentation], Religious Public Discourse, Ideological Claims-Making and Institutional Structures: Comparing Catholicism in Ireland and Nigeria, University of Potsdam, Germany [Details]
2011 Local Government Housing Conference.
Conway, Brian (2011) Local Government Housing Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Social Organisation of Public Housing, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin [Details]
2011 Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium.
Conway, Brian (2011) Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium. [Invited Oral Presentation], The miracle of Fatima: media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick [Details]
2010 Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2010) Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The Politics of Visual Commemoration: Bloody Sunday as a Case Study, IADT, Dún Laoghaire [Details]
2010 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2010) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Sociology of Commemoration: A Review, The Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2010 UCD School of Sociology Seminar Series.
Conway, Brian (2010) UCD School of Sociology Seminar Series. [Invited Oral Presentation], PhD roundtable on Collective Memory, University College Dublin [Details]
2010 UCD School of Sociology Seminar Series.
Conway, Brian (2010) UCD School of Sociology Seminar Series. [Invited Oral Presentation], Coming to Terms with a Difficult Past, University College Dublin [Details]
2009 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian, Mary Corcoran and Lynne Cahill (2009) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The miracle of Fatima: media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate, Waterford Institute of Technology [Details]
2009 International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2009) International Society for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Study of Individual-level Determinants of Catholic Belief and Practice in Wider Europe: Belgium, Ireland and Slovenia Compared, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain [Details]
2009 Catholicism and Public Culture.
Conway, Brian (2009) Catholicism and Public Culture. [Oral Presentation], Catholic Currents in Irish Sociology: Peter McKevitt and Jeremiah Newman as Biographical Case Studies, IADT, Dún Laoghaire [Details]
2009 European Sociological Association Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2009) European Sociological Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Comparative Analysis of European Data: Catholic Belief and Practice in Three Countries, University of Lisbon, Portugal [Details]
2009 Research Seminar.
Conway, Brian (2009) Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], A Study of Individual-level Determinants of Catholic Belief and Practice in Wider Europe: Belgium, Ireland and Slovenia Compared, CEPS, Luxembourg [Details]
2008 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2008) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Catholicism in Europe: Ireland and Slovenia Compared, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
2008 International Institute of Sociology World Congress.
Conway, Brian (2008) International Institute of Sociology World Congress. [Oral Presentation], Catholicism in Europe: Ireland and Slovenia Compared, Central European University, Hungary [Details]
2008 Narrative, Memory and Identities.
Conway, Brian (2008) Narrative, Memory and Identities. [Oral Presentation], The Narrative Production of Nationalist Memory in Northern Ireland: From Particularistic to Universalistic Tropes, University of Huddersfield, UK [Details]
2008 Joint Empirical Social Science Seminars.
Conway, Brian (2008) Joint Empirical Social Science Seminars. [Oral Presentation], Catholicism in Europe: Belgium, Ireland and Slovenia Compared, University of Essex, UK [Details]
2007 European Sociological Association Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2007) European Sociological Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Local Conditions and Global Discourses in Memory Work: The Case of Bloody Sunday (1972), Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland [Details]
2007 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2007) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Irish Sociology and the Catholic Connection, University of Limerick [Details]
2007 4th International Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Working Seminar.
Conway, Brian (2007) 4th International Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Working Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Harriet Martineau and Ireland, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2006 University of Delaware School of Education Study Abroad Program.
Conway, Brian (2006) University of Delaware School of Education Study Abroad Program. [Invited Oral Presentation], Northern Ireland: A Sociologist's View, Derry, Northern Ireland [Details]
2006 School of Applied Social Studies.
Conway, Brian (2006) School of Applied Social Studies. [Invited Lecture], Research to Teaching with reference to the Sociology of Memory, Robert Gordon University, Scotland [Details]
2006 UCD School of Sociology Annual Research Day.
Conway, Brian (2006) UCD School of Sociology Annual Research Day. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Present Condition of Sociology in Ireland, University College Dublin [Details]
2006 Eyes on the City Conference of the International Visual Sociology Association.
Conway, Brian (2006) Eyes on the City Conference of the International Visual Sociology Association. [Oral Presentation], Mapping History onto Geography: Exploring Symbolic Change/s in Urban Space in Northern Ireland, University of Urbino, Italy [Details]
2006 Research Seminar.
Conway, Brian (2006) Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Foreigners, Faith and Fatherland: The Origins and Development of Irish Sociology, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2006 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2006) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Plenary Lecture], What is so Irish about Irish Sociology?, Institute of Technology, Sligo [Details]
2005 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Spillman, Lyn and Brian Conway (2005) American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Texts, Bodies and the Memory of Bloody Sunday, Philadelphia, USA [Details]
2005 American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting.
Conway, Brian (2005) American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Print, Politics and the Performance of Memory: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study, University of Notre Dame, USA [Details]
2005 37th International Institute of Sociology World Congress.
Spillman, Lyn and Brian Conway (2005) 37th International Institute of Sociology World Congress. [Oral Presentation], Texts, Bodies and the Memory of Bloody Sunday, Stockholm, Sweden [Details]
2005 7th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference.
Conway, Brian (2005) 7th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. [Oral Presentation], Print, Politics and the Performance of Memory: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA [Details]
2004 North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Conway, Brian (2004) North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Horses in Irish Traveller Culture: Disrupting Taken-for-Granted Understandings of Normalcy, Cleveland, USA [Details]
2004 Sociology Colloquium.
Conway, Brian (2004) Sociology Colloquium. [Oral Presentation], Some Methodological Reflections on Dissertation Field Research in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland, University of Notre Dame, USA [Details]
2004 Collective Memory and Symbolic Interaction mini-conference.
Spillman, Lyn and Brian Conway (2004) Collective Memory and Symbolic Interaction mini-conference. [Oral Presentation], Texts, Bodies and the Memory of Bloody Sunday, Northwestern University, USA [Details]
2004 Ireland: time text and space.
Conway, Brian (2004) Ireland: time text and space. [Oral Presentation], Who Do We Think We Are? Immigration and the Discursive Construction of National Identity in Two Daily Irish Mainstream Newspapers, 1996-2003, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland [Details]
2003 British Sociological Association Annual Conference.
Conway, Brian (2003) British Sociological Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Overspent Celtic Tiger? Exploring the Social Discontents of Consumption Culture in Contemporary Ireland, University of York, UK [Details]
2003 Sociology Colloquium.
Hachen David and Brian Conway (2003) Sociology Colloquium. [Oral Presentation], The Social Organization of Public Housing: Explaining Variation in Tenant Association Participation among Public Housing Tenants, University of Notre Dame, USA [Details]
2003 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting.
Conway, Brian (2003) Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Taking the Role of the Generalized Virtual Other: Exploring Online-Religion from a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective, Norfolk, Virginia, USA [Details]
2002 World Families Course.
Conway, Brian (2002) World Families Course. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Irish Family, University of Notre Dame, USA [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2016 Review of Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
Conway, B (2016) Review of Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. LONDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Review of Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape.
Conway B. (2014) Review of Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape. Book Review [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 Review of Fr. John Fahey: Radical Republican and Agrarian Activist (1893-1969).
Conway, Brian (2012) Review of Fr. John Fahey: Radical Republican and Agrarian Activist (1893-1969). Maynooth: Book Review [Details]
2010 Review of No Second Chance: Reflections of a Dublin Priest.
Conway, Brian (2010) Review of No Second Chance: Reflections of a Dublin Priest. Maynooth: Book Review [Details]
2009 Review of Going It Alone? Lone Motherhood in Late Modernity.
Conway, B (2009) Review of Going It Alone? Lone Motherhood in Late Modernity. LONDON: Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of The Quest for Modern Ireland: The Battle of Ideas 1912-1986.
Conway, Brian (2008) Review of The Quest for Modern Ireland: The Battle of Ideas 1912-1986. Maynooth: Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882.
Conway, Brian (2006) Review of The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of Bloody Sunday: Trauma, Politics and Pain.
Conway, Brian (2006) Review of Bloody Sunday: Trauma, Politics and Pain. Book Review [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2000 Beyond Bricks and Mortar: An Evaluation of Carlow Urban District Council's Housing Management Initiative.
Conway, Brian (2000) Beyond Bricks and Mortar: An Evaluation of Carlow Urban District Council's Housing Management Initiative. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2000 Beyond Bricks and Mortar.
Conway, Brian (2000) Beyond Bricks and Mortar. Dublin: Magazine Article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2012 Division and Renewal in the Irish Catholic House.
Conway, Brian (2012) Division and Renewal in the Irish Catholic House. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 Belief and Practice: How Stable is Irish Catholicism?.
Conway, Brian (2010) Belief and Practice: How Stable is Irish Catholicism?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 Trends in Demand and Supply Factors in the Irish Catholic Church.
Conway, Brian (2010) Trends in Demand and Supply Factors in the Irish Catholic Church. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 The Memory and Amnesia of Irish Catholicism.
Conway, Brian (2010) The Memory and Amnesia of Irish Catholicism. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2009 How we think about Bloody Sunday.
Conway, Brian (2009) How we think about Bloody Sunday. Newspaper Articles [Details]
1998 The Greening of Wilkinsburg.
Conway, Brian (1998) The Greening of Wilkinsburg. Newspaper Articles [Details]
1998 Putting Our Best Foot Forward.
Conway, Brian (1998) Putting Our Best Foot Forward. Newspaper Articles [Details]
1998 Block Clubs in Wilkinsburg.
Conway, Brian (1998) Block Clubs in Wilkinsburg. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Newsletter

  Year Publication
2019 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2019) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2018 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2018) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2017 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2017) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2016 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2016) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2015 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2015) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2014 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2014) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2013 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2013) Ireland. Newsletter [Details]
2012 Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2012) Ireland. Strasbourg: Newsletter [Details]
2010 The Origins and Development of Sociology in Ireland.
Conway, Brian (2010) The Origins and Development of Sociology in Ireland. Newsletter [Details]
2009 National Sociological Associations.
Conway, Brian (2009) National Sociological Associations. Newsletter [Details]

Published Case Studies

  Year Publication
2003 Credit to the People: The Dilemma of High-Risk Credit Unions.
Conway, Brian (2003) Credit to the People: The Dilemma of High-Risk Credit Unions. California: Published Case Studies [Details]
2003 A Viewpoint of a Community Critic.
Conway, Brian (2003) A Viewpoint of a Community Critic. California: Published Case Studies [Details]
2003 Two Men of Glory in Urban Politics.
Conway, Brian (2003) Two Men of Glory in Urban Politics. California: Published Case Studies [Details]
2003 A Small Community Model for Workforce Development.
Conway, Brian (2003) A Small Community Model for Workforce Development. California: Published Case Studies [Details]

Biographical-Item

  Year Publication
2017 In Memoriam: Gregory Maney (1967-2017).
Conway, Brian (2017) In Memoriam: Gregory Maney (1967-2017). London: Biographical-Item [Details]

Note

  Year Publication
2016 Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize.
Conway, Brian (2016) Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize. Note [Details]
2015 Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize.
Conway, Brian (2015) Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize. London: Note [Details]
2014 SAI News & Notices.
Conway, Brian (2014) SAI News & Notices. Manchester: Note [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2017 Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize.
Conway, Brian (2017) Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize. London: Other [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
2000 Integrating the Social and the Economic: A Study of the Feasibility of Developing the Social Economy in Ballyfermot.
Conway, Brian (2000) Integrating the Social and the Economic: A Study of the Feasibility of Developing the Social Economy in Ballyfermot. Dublin: Report [Details]
1999 Reading the Chamber: An Image Assessment of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce.
Conway, Brian (1999) Reading the Chamber: An Image Assessment of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce. Report [Details]

Teaching Interests

While most of my teaching experience has been within the Irish university system, I also have experience of the UK and US systems. Within this background, I have taught/examined modules from undergraduate to doctoral level, catering to students in a broad range of disciplines and spanning in-person and online modes. Over the years I have taught (as lecturer) 15 different modules and contributed (either as lecturer or teaching assistant) to 8 additional modules across three universities. 

I have contributed to the scholarship on teaching and learning ("teaching to research") by solo editing a special journal issue on teaching sociology, as well as co-authoring a textbook.

On the "research to teaching" side, I attempt to bring an international comparative perspective into modules and have participated in international teaching exchanges.