Dr Fergal Finnegan

Adult and Community Education

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Maynooth University School of Education
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(01) 708 6059

Biography

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2021 Community development and financialization: making the connections
McCrea, N, Finnegan, F. & Ní Chasaide, N (Ed.). (2021) Community development and financialization: making the connections Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2021 Capitalism(s) and the future of adult education policy
Marcella Milana, Martin Kopecký and Fergal Finnegan (Ed.). (2021) Capitalism(s) and the future of adult education policy 2021 12(1): 1-122: uropean Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults. [Details]
2020 Power and possibility: Adult Education in a Diverse and Complex world
Finnegan, Fergal & Grummell, Bernie (Ed.). (2020) Power and possibility: Adult Education in a Diverse and Complex world Rotterdam: Sense/Brill. [Details]
2020 Doing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education
Grummell, Bernie & Finnegan, Fergal (Ed.). (2020) Doing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education Rotterdam: Sense/Brill. [Details]
2019 Funding, power and community development
Mc Crea, Niamh & Finnegan, F (Ed.). (2019) Funding, power and community development Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
2019 European Perspectives on Transformation Theory
Fleming, Ted, Kokkos, Alexis & Finnegan, Fergal (Ed.). (2019) European Perspectives on Transformation Theory London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2014 Student voices on inequalities in European higher education: Challenges for theory, policy and practice in a time of change
Finnegan, F, Merrill, B & Thunborg, C (Ed.). (2014) Student voices on inequalities in European higher education: Challenges for theory, policy and practice in a time of change London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Migration and Transformative Adult Education: Reflections on complexity, criticality and counter-publics in the age of superdiversity'
Finnegan, F., (2021) 'Migration and Transformative Adult Education: Reflections on complexity, criticality and counter-publics in the age of superdiversity' In: T. Kloubert & C. Hoggan (eds). Learning in Post-Migration Scoeities. London: Routledge. [Details]
2021 'A dialogue on migration, critical auto/biographical research and transformative education'
Luraschi, S. & Finnegan, F. (2021) 'A dialogue on migration, critical auto/biographical research and transformative education' In: T. Kloubert & C. Hoggan (eds). Learning in Post-Migration Scoeities. London: Routledge. [Details]
2021 'Some reflections on the meaning, limits and challenges of critical biographical research'
Finnegan, F., (2021) 'Some reflections on the meaning, limits and challenges of critical biographical research' In: A Bainbridge, L. West & L. Formenti (eds). An Ecology of Life: Discourses, dialogue and diversity in biographical research. Rotterdamm: Brill./Sense. [Details]
2021 'The pulse of freedom and transformative learning: Winding paths, blind alleys and new horizons'
Finnegan, F., (2021) 'The pulse of freedom and transformative learning: Winding paths, blind alleys and new horizons' In: Aliki Nicolaides, SaskiaEschenbacher, Petra Buergelt, Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, Mitsunori Misawa, Marguerite Welch (eds). Palgrave Handbook on Learning for Transformation. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2021 'Living theory in transforming times'
Finnegan, F., (2021) 'Living theory in transforming times' In: E. Kostara (eds). Transformation Theory and Praxis: New and Old perspectives. London: Routledge. [Details]
2021 'Irish Travellers and Higher Education'
Loxley, A. & Finnegan, F. (2021) 'Irish Travellers and Higher Education' In: Harrison, N and Atherton, G (eds). Marginalised Communities in Higher Education: International Perspectives. London: Routledge. [Details]
2020 'Power and possibility in adult education: Reflecting on old themes in new times'
Finnegan, Fergal & Grummell, Bernie (2020) 'Power and possibility in adult education: Reflecting on old themes in new times' In: Power and Possibility: Adult education in a complex and diverse world. leiden: Sense/Brill. [Details]
2020 'Spalpeens on the Isle of Wonders: Reflections on work, power and collective resistance in Irish Further Education'
O'Neill, J. & Finnegan, F. (2020) 'Spalpeens on the Isle of Wonders: Reflections on work, power and collective resistance in Irish Further Education' In: M. Daley, K. Orr, and J. Petrie (eds). Caliban’s Dance: FE after the Tempest. London: UCL/IOE Press and Trentham Books. [Details]
2017 'Introduction'
Fleming T.;Loxley A.;Finnegan F. (2017) 'Introduction' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Criticality and creativity in research in Adult Education'
Grummell, Bernie & Finnegan, F. (2020) 'Criticality and creativity in research in Adult Education' In: Doing critical and creative adult education research. Leiden: Sense/Brill. [Details]
2019 'Moving against and beyond neoliberal higher education in Ireland'
Finnegan, F (2019) 'Moving against and beyond neoliberal higher education in Ireland' In: Resisting neoliberalism in Education: Local, national and transnational perspectives. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
2019 'Funding, power and community development: an introduction'
Finnegan, F & McCrea, N (2019) 'Funding, power and community development: an introduction' In: Funding, power and community development. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
2019 'Introduction'
Kokkos, A., Fleming, T. & Finnegan, f. (2019) 'Introduction' In: European Perspectives on Transformation theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2019 'Context and Development of Transformation Theory in the European Field of Adult Education'
Fleming T., Kokkos, A. & Finnegan F. (2019) 'Context and Development of Transformation Theory in the European Field of Adult Education' In: Fleming, Ted, Kokkos, Alexis & Finnegan, Fergal (eds). European Perspectives on Transformation theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2019 '‘Freedom Is a Very Fine Thing’: Individual and Collective Forms of Emancipation in Transformative Learning'
Finnegan, F (2019) '‘Freedom Is a Very Fine Thing’: Individual and Collective Forms of Emancipation in Transformative Learning' In: Fleming, Ted, Kokkos, Alexis & Finnegan, Fergal (eds). European Perspectives on Transformation theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2019 'Conclusions, Comparisons and Directions for Future Study'
Fleming T., Kokkos, A. & Finnegan F. (2019) 'Conclusions, Comparisons and Directions for Future Study' In: European Perspectives on Transformation theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2018 'Intersecção das desigualdades no ensino superior: teorização de classe e género através de uma perspetiva feminista e o olhar de Bourdieu'
O’Neill, J., Merrill, B., Finnegan, F. & Revers, S. (2018) 'Intersecção das desigualdades no ensino superior: teorização de classe e género através de uma perspetiva feminista e o olhar de Bourdieu' In: Estudantes Não-tradicionais no Ensino Superior. Coimbra: CINEP. [Details]
2017 'Under the sovereign’s baleful gaze: Policy, practice and the making of Irish FET'
Finnegan, F. (2017) 'Under the sovereign’s baleful gaze: Policy, practice and the making of Irish FET' In: Daley, M., Orr, K. & Petrie, J (eds). The Principal: Power and Professionalism in Further Education. London: Institute of Education Press. [Details]
2017 'Introduction: Trends, policies, processes and practices'
Fleming T., Finnegan F. & Loxley A. (2017) 'Introduction: Trends, policies, processes and practices' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2017 'Key trends in Irish Higher Education and the emergence and development of access'
Fleming T.;Loxley A.;Finnegan F. (2017) 'Key trends in Irish Higher Education and the emergence and development of access' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Access and widening participation - stories from the policy domain'
Loxley A.;Finnegan F.;Fleming T. (2017) 'Access and widening participation - stories from the policy domain' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Routes in: Access categories, mechanisms and processes'
Loxley A.;Finnegan F.;Fleming T. (2017) 'Routes in: Access categories, mechanisms and processes' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The purpose of access: Equality, social mobility and the knowledge economy'
Finnegan F.;Fleming T.;Loxley A. (2017) 'The purpose of access: Equality, social mobility and the knowledge economy' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Working class access to higher education: Structures, experiences and categories'
Finnegan F. (2017) 'Working class access to higher education: Structures, experiences and categories' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Learning and teaching and non-traditional students in higher education'
Loxley A.;Fleming T.;Finnegan F. (2017) 'Learning and teaching and non-traditional students in higher education' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Retention in Ireland's Higher Education Institutions'
Fleming T., Finnegan F. & Loxley A. (2017) 'Retention in Ireland's Higher Education Institutions' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Towards a conclusion'
Fleming T.;Finnegan F.;Loxley A. (2017) 'Towards a conclusion' In: Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Let's get critical: Biographical research and critical realism'
Finnegan, F (2016) 'Let's get critical: Biographical research and critical realism' In: Evans. Rob (eds). Now, Before and After Narrative Research. Magdeburg: Nisba Verlag. [Details]
2014 'Introduction'
Finnegan, F., Merrill, B. & Thunborg C. (2014) 'Introduction' In: Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Education: Challenges for Theory, Policy and Practice in a Time of Change. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
2014 'Critical theory and non-traditional students' experience in Irish higher education'
Fleming T., Finnegan F. (2014) 'Critical theory and non-traditional students' experience in Irish higher education' In: Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Education: Challenges for Theory, Policy and Practice in a Time of Change. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Enduring inequalities and student agency: Theorizing an agenda for change in higher education'
Finnegan F.;Fleming T.;Thunborg C. (2014) 'Enduring inequalities and student agency: Theorizing an agenda for change in higher education' In: Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Education: Challenges for Theory, Policy and Practice in a Time of Change. Abingdon: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'A Critical Journey Towards Lifelong Learning: Including Non-Traditional Students in University'
Fleming, T;Finnegan, F (2014) 'A Critical Journey Towards Lifelong Learning: Including Non-Traditional Students in University' In: Loxley, A., Walsh, J & Seery, A (eds). Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, policies and possibilities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 '‘When it comes to what employers are looking for, I don’t think I’m it for a lot of them’: class and capitals in, and after, higher education*'
Merrill B.;Finnegan F.;O'Neill J.;Revers S. (2020) '‘When it comes to what employers are looking for, I don’t think I’m it for a lot of them’: class and capitals in, and after, higher education*'. Studies in Higher Education, 45 (1):163-175 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The search for security in precarious times: non-traditional graduates perspectives on higher education and employment'
Finnegan, F., Valadas, S., O’Neill, J., Fragoso, A., & Paulos, L. (2019) 'The search for security in precarious times: non-traditional graduates perspectives on higher education and employment'. International Journal of Lifelong Education, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 ''We are as good as anybody else': a comparative study of working-class university students' experiences in England and Ireland'
Finnegan F.;Merrill B. (2017) ''We are as good as anybody else': a comparative study of working-class university students' experiences in England and Ireland'. British Journal of Sociology of Education, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Developing the Theory of Perspective Transformation: Continuity, Intersubjectivity, and Emancipatory Praxis'
Hoggan C.;Mälkki K.;Finnegan F. (2017) 'Developing the Theory of Perspective Transformation: Continuity, Intersubjectivity, and Emancipatory Praxis'. Adult Education Quarterly, 67 (1):48-64 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'The future is unwritten: Democratic adult education against and beyond neoliberalism'
Finnegan, Fergal (2016) 'The future is unwritten: Democratic adult education against and beyond neoliberalism'. The Adult Learner, [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Making Hope and History Rhyme Reflections on Popular Education and Leadership Following a Visit to Highlander'
Connolly, B;Finnegan, F (2016) 'Making Hope and History Rhyme Reflections on Popular Education and Leadership Following a Visit to Highlander'. Adult Learning, 27 :120-127 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Connecting Bourdieu, Winnicott, and Honneth: Understanding the experiences of non-traditional learners through an interdisciplinary lens'
West L.;Fleming T.;Finnegan F. (2013) 'Connecting Bourdieu, Winnicott, and Honneth: Understanding the experiences of non-traditional learners through an interdisciplinary lens'. Studies in the Education of Adults, 45 (2):119-134 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Uczenie się i uznanie: Doświadczenia studentów i badaczy w projekcie RANLHE'
Finnegan, F., Fleming, T., Kurantowicz, E. & Nizińska, A. (2011) 'Uczenie się i uznanie: Doświadczenia studentów i badaczy w projekcie RANLHE'. Terazniejszoœæ-Czlowiek-Edukacja, 53 (1):7-19 [Details]
2008 'Neoliberalism, Irish society and adult education'
Fergal Finnegan (2008) 'Neoliberalism, Irish society and adult education'. THE ADULT LEARNER, NA :45-67 [full-text] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 In search for decent work after university: a handbook for non- traditional graduate.
O' Neill, J. Finnegan, F, Merill, B et al (2017) In search for decent work after university: a handbook for non- traditional graduate. Warwick University Centre for Lifelong Learning, Warwick. [Details]
2017 BUILDING BRIDGES TO SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT (STAFF & EMPLOYER HANDBOOK.
Revers, S, Merrill, B, Finnegan et al (2017) BUILDING BRIDGES TO SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT (STAFF & EMPLOYER HANDBOOK. Warwick University Centre for Lifelong Learning, Warwick. [full-text] [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
2018 Learner Voice and FET: an evaluation report of the National Further Education Learner Fora for 2016 & 2017.
Finnegan, F. & O'Neill, J. (2018) Learner Voice and FET: an evaluation report of the National Further Education Learner Fora for 2016 & 2017. Dublin: Report [Details]

Curriculum design / Support materials

  Year Publication
2017 In search of decent work after university: a handbook for non-traditional students (as part of six-partner Erasmus+ research project).
O'Neill, J. & Finnegan, F. (2017) In search of decent work after university: a handbook for non-traditional students (as part of six-partner Erasmus+ research project). Maynooth: Curriculum design / Support materials [full-text] [Details]