The title of my PhD was ‘The Transformation of Ringsend within the Context of Post-Industrial Growth in Dublin: Gentrification and its implications’. This thesis draws on detailed qualitative interviews with old-timers and newcomers in Ringsend, to develop a critical sociological analysis of the forces shaping community and place in the twenty-first Century urban neighbourhood.
My research interests lie in the field of urban sociology and include changing cityscapes; gentrification; public space; urban allotment gardens; place-making; cities and consumption; visual sociology.
I am currently teaching the following modules:
· Fieldwork Methods (Third Year)
· Sociology of Consumption (Third Year)
· Special Topic Place Exploration (Third Year)
· Urban Sociology (Second Year)
· The Sociology of Everyday Life (First Year)
|2008|| 'Contemporary Apartment Living: Living above Place?'
Dr Mary Benson (2008) 'Contemporary Apartment Living: Living above Place?' In: Belongings: Shaping Identity in Modern Ireland. Dublin: IPA. [Details]