Prof Jane Gray

Sociology, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI), IQDA

Professor

Auxilia House
2.5
(01) 7083596

Biography

My scholarship centres on questions relating to families, households and social change.   In my current research I use qualitative life history analysis to develop explanations of how and why people adopt innovative family life strategies in  changing social and economic contexts. 

I also have a longstanding interest in the development of research infrastructures.  I am the programme leader for the Irish Qualitative Data Archive and have played a leading role in the development of the Digital Repository of Ireland.  

I am currently working on two funded research projects, both of which centre on qualitative analysis of family resilience practices in the context of the economic crisis.

“Supporting low income families: ENABLING RESILIENCE.” Funded by the Irish Research Council/Department of Social Protection (Principal Investigator)

RESCuE: Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe. FP7 Collaborative Project [SSH.2013.5.1-1] National coordinator and work-package leader, “Longitudinal and Biographical Aspects of Household Resilience.” 

Research Interests

Families and households; comparative-historical sociology; qualitative longitudinal and biographical analysis; qualitative data management for sharing and re-use

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Family rhythms. The changing texture of family life in Ireland.
Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, David Ralph (2016) Family rhythms. The changing texture of family life in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 Suburban Affiliations: Social Relations in the Greater Dublin Area.
Corcoran, M.P., J. Gray and M. Peillon (2010) Suburban Affiliations: Social Relations in the Greater Dublin Area. : Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2005 Spinning the Threads of Uneven Development: Gender and Industrialization in Ireland during the Long Eighteenth Century.
J. Gray (2005) Spinning the Threads of Uneven Development: Gender and Industrialization in Ireland during the Long Eighteenth Century. : Lexington Books. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 '’One of the best members of the family’: continuity and change in young children’s relationships with their grandparents'
Ruth Geraghty, Jane Gray and David Ralph (2015) '’One of the best members of the family’: continuity and change in young children’s relationships with their grandparents' In: The 'Irish' Family. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Household formation, inheritance and class-formation in nineteenth century Ireland: evidence from County Fermanagh'
Dr Jane Gray (2012) 'Household formation, inheritance and class-formation in nineteenth century Ireland: evidence from County Fermanagh' In: Inheritance Practices, Marriage Strategies and Household Formation in European Rural Societies. Turnhout, Belgium: BREPOLS. [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Ties that Bind? The social fabric of daily life in the new suburbs'
M.P. Corcoran, J. Gray and M. Peillon (2007) 'Ties that Bind? The social fabric of daily life in the new suburbs' In: The Best of Times?  The social impact of the Celtic Tiger. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
2004 'The Life Histories and Family Change Project at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth'
J. Gray (2004) 'The Life Histories and Family Change Project at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth' In: Teaching About Families, 4th Edition. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. [Details]
2003 'The Irish, Scottish and Flemish linen industries during the long eighteenth century'
J. Gray (2003) 'The Irish, Scottish and Flemish linen industries during the long eighteenth century' In: The European Linen Industry in Historical Perspective. Pasold Studies in Textile History, 13. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'A Case Study Approach to Sociology of the Family'
J. Gray and S. Sernau (2000) 'A Case Study Approach to Sociology of the Family' In: Teaching about Families. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. [Details]
2000 'The Drama of Childbirth'
J. Gray (2000) 'The Drama of Childbirth' In: Ireland Unbound: A Turn of the Century Chronicle, Irish Sociological Chronicles, Vol. 3. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Spinners and Spinning in the Political Economy of Pre-Famine Ireland: Evidence from County Cavan in 1821'
J. Gray (1999) 'Spinners and Spinning in the Political Economy of Pre-Famine Ireland: Evidence from County Cavan in 1821' In: Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. [Details]
1997 'The Irish and Scottish Linen Industries in the Eighteenth Century: An Incorporated Comparison'
J. Gray (1997) 'The Irish and Scottish Linen Industries in the Eighteenth Century: An Incorporated Comparison' In: The Warp of Ulster's Past: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Irish Linen Industry. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
1996 'Gender and Uneven Working Class Formation in the Irish Linen Industry'
J. Gray (1996) 'Gender and Uneven Working Class Formation in the Irish Linen Industry' In: Gender and Class in Modern Europe. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Family Rhythms: Re-visioning family change in Ireland using qualitative archived data from Growing Up in Ireland and Life Histories and Social Change'
Geraghty, R; Gray, J. (2016) 'Family Rhythms: Re-visioning family change in Ireland using qualitative archived data from Growing Up in Ireland and Life Histories and Social Change'. Irish Journal of Sociology, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The circulation of children in rural Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century'
Dr Jane Gray (2014) 'The circulation of children in rural Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century'. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, 29 :399-421 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Young grandchildren and their grandparents: a secondary analysis of continuity and change across four birth cohorts'
Gray, Jane, Ruth Geraghty and David Ralph (2013) 'Young grandchildren and their grandparents: a secondary analysis of continuity and change across four birth cohorts'. FAMILIES, RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIETIES, 2 :289-298 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Education and Class-Formation in 20th Century Ireland: A Retrospective Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis'
Gray, Jane and Aileen O'Carroll. (2012) 'Education and Class-Formation in 20th Century Ireland: A Retrospective Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis'. SOCIOLOGY, 46 :696-711 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Qualitative Research in Ireland: Archiving Strategies and Development'
Gray, Jane., O'Carroll, Aileen (2011) 'Qualitative Research in Ireland: Archiving Strategies and Development'. IASSIST QUARTERLY, 34/35 :18-22 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Making Space for Sociability: How Children Animate the Public Realm in Suburbia'
Corcoran, M., Peillon, M. and Gray, J. (2009) 'Making Space for Sociability: How Children Animate the Public Realm in Suburbia'. NATURE AND CULTURE, 4 :35-56 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Gender Composition and Household Labour Strategies in Pre-Famine Ireland'
Gray, J. (2006) 'Gender Composition and Household Labour Strategies in Pre-Famine Ireland'. THE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY, 11 :1-18 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Civic Engagement and The Governance of Irish Suburbs'
Peillon, M., Corcoran, M. and Gray, J. (2006) 'Civic Engagement and The Governance of Irish Suburbs'. STUDIES IN PUBLIC POLICY, 21 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'Rural Industry and Uneven Development: The Significance of Gender in the Irish Linen Industry'
J. Gray (1993) 'Rural Industry and Uneven Development: The Significance of Gender in the Irish Linen Industry'. JOURNAL OF PEASANT STUDIES, 20 :590-611 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'Gender and Plebian Culture in Ulster'
J. Gray (1993) 'Gender and Plebian Culture in Ulster'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 24 :251-270 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'Folk Poetry and Working-Class Identity in Ulster: An Analysis of James Orr's, The Penitent'
J. Gray (1993) 'Folk Poetry and Working-Class Identity in Ulster: An Analysis of James Orr's, The Penitent'. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY, 6 :249-275 [IR Link] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2008 HANDLOOM WEAVERS IN ULSTER'S LINEN INDUSTRY.
Gray, J (2008) HANDLOOM WEAVERS IN ULSTER'S LINEN INDUSTRY. DUBLIN: Book Review [Details]
2000 Linen, Family and Community in Tullylish, County Down 1690-1914.
Marilyn Cohen (2000) Linen, Family and Community in Tullylish, County Down 1690-1914. Book Review [Details]
1995 Gender Politics and Ireland.
J. Gray (1995) Gender Politics and Ireland. Book Review [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2017 Longitudinal and Biographical Aspects of Resilience in Ireland.
Dagg, J., Gray, J. (2017) Longitudinal and Biographical Aspects of Resilience in Ireland. Maynooth, Ireland: Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2016 Cultural practices in resilient households in Ireland.
Dagg, J., Gray, J. (2016) Cultural practices in resilient households in Ireland. Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland: Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2016 Socio-economic practices of resilience in Ireland.
Jennifer Dagg and Jane Gray (2016) Socio-economic practices of resilience in Ireland. Maynooth: Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2016 RESCuE Technical Report on Fieldwork in Ireland.
Jennifer Dagg and Jane Gray (2016) RESCuE Technical Report on Fieldwork in Ireland. Maynooth, Ireland: Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2014 Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe (RESCuE): Concept, Objectives and Work Packages of an EU FP 7 Project.
Promberger, Marus and Ursula Huws, Hulya Dagdeviren, Lars Meier, Frank Sowa,Marie Boost, Athena Athanasiou, Attila Aytekin, María Arnal, Luís Capucha, Carlos de Castro,Krystyna Faliszek Jane Gray Krzysztofęcki, Witold Mandrysz, Georgia Petraki Juan Carlos Revilla, Tarik Şengü,l Barbara Słania, Monica Tennberg, Terhi Vuojala-Magga, Kazimiera Wódz (2014) Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe (RESCuE): Concept, Objectives and Work Packages of an EU FP 7 Project. Working Paper [Details]
2010 Poverty and the Life Cycle in 20th Century Ireland: Changing Experiences of Childhood, Education and the Transition to Adulthood.
Gray, Jane (2010) Poverty and the Life Cycle in 20th Century Ireland: Changing Experiences of Childhood, Education and the Transition to Adulthood. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Local Family Circles and Suburban Social Life in Ireland.
Gray, J., Corcoran, M. and Peillon, M. (2009) Local Family Circles and Suburban Social Life in Ireland. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]