Prof Mary Gilmartin

Geography

Professor

Rhetoric House
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(01) 7086617

Biography

I completed a PhD in Geography at the University of Kentucky and worked at Nottingham Trent University and University College Dublin before joining Maynooth University in 2008. The main focus of my research is contemporary Irish migration and mobility. My book on Ireland and migration in the twenty-first century was published by Manchester University Press in 2015, and you can hear about the book in this interview with The History Show on RTE Radio 1. I am also Managing Editor of Social & Cultural Geography, a leading international geography journal.  

I am currently working on two funded research projects, both of which focuses on the process of migrant integration. The first is 'Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland', and it is funded by the Irish Research Council. The second, with Dr Clíodhna Murphy in Law, is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Its title is 'Integration Policy in Ireland Through the Lens of Human Rights and Equality.'  




Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of political, cultural and social geography. My current research focuses on migration, in particular contemporary migration to and from Ireland. Bettina Migge (UCD) and I recently completed a 2-year study of recent migration to Ireland, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and I continue to work on other migration-related research projects. In addition, I also engage in broader debates about the nature and practice of geography, informed by social theory. I am Managing Editor of Social & Cultural Geography, and am a member of the editorial boards of ACME, Geographical Journal, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, and Political Geography.

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland PI

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
1195273 Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland Post Doctorate Irish Research Council (IRC)
2293170 Integration Policy in Ireland Through the Lens of Human Rights and Equality Research Assistant Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Ireland and migration in the 21st century.
Dr Mary Gilmartin (2015) Ireland and migration in the 21st century. : Manchester University Press. [Details]
2009 Key Concepts in Political Geography.
Gallaher, C., C. Dahlman, M. Gilmartin, A. Mountz, P. Shirlow (2009) Key Concepts in Political Geography. : Sage. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2013 Migrations - Ireland in a Global World
Gilmartin, M; White, A (Ed.). (2013) Migrations - Ireland in a Global World Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Interventions: Bringing the decolonial to political geography'
L Naylor, M Daigle, S Zaragocin, MM Ramirez, M Gilmartin (2018) 'Interventions: Bringing the decolonial to political geography'. Political Geography, [Details]
2017 'Borders and borderlines'
Cian O'Callaghan & Mary Gilmartin (2017) 'Borders and borderlines'. Soundings, 64 [Details]
2016 'Migrant mothers and the geographies of belonging'
Gilmartin M.;Migge B. (2016) 'Migrant mothers and the geographies of belonging'. Gender, Place, and Culture, 23 (2):147-161 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'European migrants in Ireland: Pathways to integration'
Gilmartin, M;Migge, B (2015) 'European migrants in Ireland: Pathways to integration'. European Urban and Regional Studies, 22 :285-299 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Home stories: immigrant narratives of place and identity in contemporary Ireland'
Gilmartin M.;Migge B. (2015) 'Home stories: immigrant narratives of place and identity in contemporary Ireland'. Journal of Cultural Geography, 32 (1):83-101 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'British migrants and Irish anxieties'
Gilmartin M. (2013) 'British migrants and Irish anxieties'. Social Identities, 19 (5):637-652 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Migrants and healthcare: Investigating patient mobility among migrants in Ireland'
Migge, B;Gilmartin, M (2011) 'Migrants and healthcare: Investigating patient mobility among migrants in Ireland'. Health and Place, 17 :1144-1149 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Interrogating Medical Tourism: Ireland, Abortion, and Mobility Rights'
Gilmartin, M;White, A (2011) 'Interrogating Medical Tourism: Ireland, Abortion, and Mobility Rights'. Signs, 36 :275-280 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Teaching for Better Learning: A Blended Learning Pilot Project with First-Year Geography Undergraduates'
Moore, N;Gilmartin, M (2010) 'Teaching for Better Learning: A Blended Learning Pilot Project with First-Year Geography Undergraduates'. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34 :327-344 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Border thinking: Rossport, Shell and the political geographies of a gas pipeline'
Gilmartin, M (2009) 'Border thinking: Rossport, Shell and the political geographies of a gas pipeline'. Political Geography, 28 :274-282 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Migration, identity and belonging'
Gilmartin M. (2008) 'Migration, identity and belonging'. Geography Compass, 2 (6):1837-1852 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: New geographies of mobility and belonging'
Gilmartin M.;White A. (2008) 'Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: New geographies of mobility and belonging'. Irish Geography, 41 (2):143-149 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Critical geographies of citizenship and belonging in Ireland'
White, A;Gilmartin, M (2008) 'Critical geographies of citizenship and belonging in Ireland'. Women's Studies International Forum, 31 :390-399 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Guest editorial: The Politics of Migration'
Kuusisto-Arponen AK, Gilmartin M (2015) 'Guest editorial: The Politics of Migration'. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, July [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction'
Boyle M, Foote K, Gilmartin M (2014) 'Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction'. Geojournal, Online First [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Migrant mothers and the geographies of belonging'
Gilmartin M, Migge B (2014) 'Migrant mothers and the geographies of belonging'. Gender, Place, and Culture, Online First [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Postcolonial migrations'
Mains SP, Gilmartin M, Cullen D, Mohammad R, Tolia-Kelly DP, Raghuram P, Winders J (2013) 'Postcolonial migrations'. Social and Cultural Geography, 14 :131-144 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Migrants and healthcare: investigating patient mobility in Ireland'
Migge, B., and M. Gilmartin (2011) 'Migrants and healthcare: investigating patient mobility in Ireland'. HEALTH & PLACE, 17 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Working through a recession'
Gilmartin, M. (2011) 'Working through a recession'. TRANSLOCATIONS: MIGRATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 7 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Mapping migrants: some cautionary notes'
M. Gilmartin and G. Mills (2008) 'Mapping migrants: some cautionary notes'. TRANSLOCATIONS: MIGRATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 41 :21-34 [Details]
2008 'Lithuanians in Ireland'
M. Gilmartin, J.A. O’Connell and B. Migge (2008) 'Lithuanians in Ireland'. OIKOS, 5 :49-62 [Details]
2008 'Migration, identity and belonging'
M. Gilmartin (2008) 'Migration, identity and belonging'. GEOGRAPHY COMPASS, 2 :1837-1852 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: new geographies of mobility and belonging'
M. Gilmartin and A. White (2008) 'Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: new geographies of mobility and belonging'. IRISH GEOGRAPHY, 41 :143-149 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Locating postcolonialism'
M. Gilmartin and L. Berg (2007) 'Locating postcolonialism'. AREA, 39 :120-124 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Ireland: John Bull’s Other Island'
M. Gilmartin and A. Buttimer (2005) 'Ireland: John Bull’s Other Island'. THE ARAB WORLD GEOGRAPHER, 8 :46-60 [Details]
2004 'Geography and Representation'
M. Gilmartin (2004) 'Geography and Representation'. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 28 :281-284 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Geography in Ireland in Transition: some comments'
M. Gilmartin (2004) 'Geography in Ireland in Transition: some comments'. IRISH GEOGRAPHY, 37 :121-144 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Language, Education and the new South Africa'
M. Gilmartin (2004) 'Language, Education and the new South Africa'. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE, 95 :405-418 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Migration, identity and citizenship'
M. Gilmartin (2004) 'Migration, identity and citizenship'. GEOGRAPHICAL VIEWPOINT, 32 :18-25 [Details]
2002 'Gender, Traditional Authority, and the Politics of Rural Reform in South Africa'
M. Gilmartin and H. Rangan (2002) 'Gender, Traditional Authority, and the Politics of Rural Reform in South Africa'. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 33 :633-658 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'From Mission to Parish: St Peter Claver Catholic Church, Lexington, Kentucky'
M. Gilmartin and O. Dwyer (2001) 'From Mission to Parish: St Peter Claver Catholic Church, Lexington, Kentucky'. SOUTHEASTERN GEOGRAPHER, XXXXI :117-126 [IR Link] [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2013 Postcolonial migrations.
Mains, SP;Gilmartin, M;Cullen, D;Mohammad, R;Tolia-Kelly, DP;Raghuram, P;Winders, J (2013) Postcolonial migrations. ABINGDON: Article [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2008 'Race and Immigration in Contemporary Ireland'
Crowley, U;Gilmartin, M;Kitchin, R (2008) 'Race and Immigration in Contemporary Ireland' In: NEW GEOGRAPHIES OF RACE AND RACISM. ALDERSHOT: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2017 'Representation'
M Gilmartin (2017) 'Representation' In: N Castree, M Goodchild, A Kobayashi, W Liu, R Marston (eds). The International Encyclopedia of Geography. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Belonging'
M Gilmartin (2017) 'Belonging' In: B Warf (eds). Oxford Bibliographies: Geography. Oxford: OUP. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Migration patterns, experiences and consequences in an age of austerity'
Mary Gilmartin (2017) 'Migration patterns, experiences and consequences in an age of austerity' In: Emma Heffernan, John McHale, Niamh Moore-Cherry (eds). Debating austerity in Ireland: crisis, experience and recovery. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2015 'Diversity In Crisis: Reshaping Contemporary Ireland'
Gilmartin, M (2015) 'Diversity In Crisis: Reshaping Contemporary Ireland' In: Governing through Diversity. Migration Societies in Post-Multiculturalist Times. Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2014 'Immigration and spatial justice in contemporary Ireland'
M Gilmartin (2014) 'Immigration and spatial justice in contemporary Ireland' In: Spatial justice and the Irish crisis. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2013 'Ireland, migration late 18th century to present'
Gilmartin M (2013) 'Ireland, migration late 18th century to present' In: The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Dublin: an emerging gateway?'
Gilmartin, M. (2008) 'Dublin: an emerging gateway?' In: Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. New York: Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2006 'Geography and Ethics'
Gilmartin, M. (2006) 'Geography and Ethics' In: The Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London & California: Sage Publications. [Details]
2006 'Race/Racism'
Gilmartin, M. (2006) 'Race/Racism' In: The Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London & California: Sage Publications. [Details]
2006 'Ethnicity'
Gilmartin, M. (2006) 'Ethnicity' In: The Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London & California: Sage Publications. [Details]
2004 'Critically Feminist Geopolitics'
Gilmartin, M. and Kofman, E. (2004) 'Critically Feminist Geopolitics' In: Mapping Gender, Making Politics:  Feminism and Political Geography. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2002 'Making Space for Personal Journeys'
M. Gilmartin (2002) 'Making Space for Personal Journeys' In: Feminist Geography in Practice: Research and Methods. Blackwell. [Details]
2002 'Geography as a Cultural Field'
W. Davies and M. Gilmartin (2002) 'Geography as a Cultural Field' In: Geography, Culture and Education. Netherlands: Kluwer. [Details]
1999 'The Irish Travels of Asenath Nicholson in 1844-45'
M. Gilmartin (1999) 'The Irish Travels of Asenath Nicholson in 1844-45' In: Text and Image: Social Construction of Regional Knowledges. Leipzig: Selbstverlag Institut für Länderkunde. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2014 Home stories: migration, identity and language in contemporary Ireland.
M Gilmartin, B Migge (2014) Home stories: migration, identity and language in contemporary Ireland. [Invited Lecture], How we made a new art on old ground: interdisciplinary perspectives on Language, Migration and Identity, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh [Details]
2012 Students as co-creators of the curriculum.
M Gilmartin (2012) Students as co-creators of the curriculum. [Plenary Lecture], 9th Enhancement Themes Conference, Edinburgh [Details]
2011 Postcolonial feminist perspectives on university restructuring.
M Gilmartin (2011) Postcolonial feminist perspectives on university restructuring. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Conference of Critical Geographers, Frankfurt [Details]
2015 Migrancy, permanent liminality and decoloniality.
M Gilmartin (2015) Migrancy, permanent liminality and decoloniality. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago , 21-APR-15 - 25-APR-15 [Details]
2015 Immigrant narratives of place and identity.
M Gilmartin, B Migge (2015) Immigrant narratives of place and identity. [Oral Presentation], Where Geography meets Language: Transcultural Urban Spaces, University of Berne, Switzerland , 16-OCT-15 - 17-OCT-15 [Details]
2016 Lives in suspension: international students at work in Ireland.
M Gilmartin, P Rojas Coppari, D Phelan (2016) Lives in suspension: international students at work in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco , 29-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2015 Migration and spatial justice in contemporary Ireland.
M GIlmartin (2015) Migration and spatial justice in contemporary Ireland. [Invited Lecture], School of Geography, Politics and Sociology seminar series, University of Newcastle [Details]
2015 Borders, bodies and scale.
M Gilmartin (2015) Borders, bodies and scale. [Invited Lecture], Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Projecj, Griffith College Dublin [Details]
2015 Making sense of migration.
M Gilmartin (2015) Making sense of migration. [Invited Lecture], ESRC Festival of Social Science, QUB, Belfast [Details]
2015 Ireland and labour migration.
M Gilmartin (2015) Ireland and labour migration. [Keynote Address], Launch of 'Workers on the Move' report by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Chester Beatty Library [Details]
2015 Migration and modern Ireland.
M Gilmartin (2015) Migration and modern Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Conflict, Migration and Identity in Modern Ireland: Global and transnational perspectives, Carlow [Details]
2015 Migration and modern Ireland.
M Gilmartin (2015) Migration and modern Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Conflict, Migration and Identity in Modern Ireland: Global and transnational perspectives, Carlow [Details]
2015 reland and migration in the twenty-first century'.
M Gilmartin (2015) reland and migration in the twenty-first century'. [Invited Lecture], Visualising the Irish Diaspora and the 'Pathos of Distance', National Gallery of Ireland , 15-MAR-15 [Details]
2016 The importance of getting lost.
M Gilmartin (2016) The importance of getting lost. [Keynote Address], Scottish Graduate School in Human Geography Advanced Training Residential Course, Kindrogan, Scotland , 23-MAR-16 - 25-MAR-16 [Details]
2017 The Power of Home: Architecture, Geography and Conflict: in conversation with Marwa Al-Sabouni.
M Gilmartin (2017) The Power of Home: Architecture, Geography and Conflict: in conversation with Marwa Al-Sabouni. [Chaired Session], Galway International Arts Festival, Galway , 22-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 Beyond home: new spaces for migrant belonging.
M Gilmartin (2017) Beyond home: new spaces for migrant belonging. [Invited Lecture], Beyond Leaving, National Library of Ireland [Details]
2017 Narratives of Belonging.
M Gilmartin (2017) Narratives of Belonging. [Invited Oral Presentation], My Story, My Words: Language and Migration, NUI Galway [Details]
2016 The promise of English: international student migrants and the global language industry.
M Gilmartin, P Rojas Coppari, D Phelan (2016) The promise of English: international student migrants and the global language industry. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, St Patrick's College Dublin [Details]
2017 Brexit Futures: Roundtable Discussion.
M Gilmartin, P Wood (2017) Brexit Futures: Roundtable Discussion. [Oral Presentation], Nordic Geographers' Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden , 18-JUN-17 - 21-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 Irish Enough: Changing Narratives of Citizenship and National Identity in the context of Brexit.
M Gilmartin, P Wood (2017) Irish Enough: Changing Narratives of Citizenship and National Identity in the context of Brexit. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA , 05-APR-17 - 09-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Bordering citizenship: Ireland, Britain and Brexit’.
M Gilmartin, P Wood (2017) Bordering citizenship: Ireland, Britain and Brexit’. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, UCC , 04-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland’.
M Gilmartin, J Dagg (2017) Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland’. [Oral Presentation], IRiS/MSEI Global perspectives on research co-production conference, University of Birmingham , 14-SEP-17 - 15-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland.
J Dagg, M Gilmartin (2017) Mapping processes of settlement and integration in contemporary Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Metropolis Conference, The Hague, Netherlands , 12-MAR-18 - 12-MAR-18 [Details]
2017 Decolonising migration.
Mary Gilmartin (2017) Decolonising migration. [Plenary Lecture], RGS/IBG Annual Conference, London [Details]
2008 Border thinking.
Mary Gilmartin (2008) Border thinking. [Plenary Lecture], RGS/IBG Annual Conference, London, UK [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2015 Migrants and Homeless Services in the Dublin Region: a research briefing paper.
M Gilmartin, B Gallwey (2015) Migrants and Homeless Services in the Dublin Region: a research briefing paper. Dublin Region Homeless Agency, Dublin. [Details]
2008 Getting On: From Migration to Integration – Chinese, Indian, Lithuanian and Nigerian Migrants’ Experiences in Ireland.
M. Gilmartin, B. Migge, A. Feldman and S. Loyal (2008) Getting On: From Migration to Integration – Chinese, Indian, Lithuanian and Nigerian Migrants’ Experiences in Ireland. Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2013 Mothers united: an immigrant struggle for socially just education.
Gilmartin, M (2013) Mothers united: an immigrant struggle for socially just education. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines.
Gilmartin, M (2012) Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines. MALDEN: Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2015 Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction.
Boyle M.;Foote K.;Gilmartin M. (2015) Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction. Editorial [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 The politics of migration.
Kuusisto-Arponen, AK;Gilmartin, M (2015) The politics of migration. OXFORD: Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2006 Ireland’s ethnic make-up: the same but different.
M. Gilmartin (2006) Ireland’s ethnic make-up: the same but different. Thesis [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2012 The changing landscape of Irish migration, 2000-2012.
M Gilmartin (2012) The changing landscape of Irish migration, 2000-2012. NIRS: Working Paper [Details]
2016 International Student Migration to Ireland.
M Gilmartin, P Rojas Coppari, D Phelan (2016) International Student Migration to Ireland. NIRSA: Working Paper [DOI] [Details]
2006 ’Vote Yes for Commonsense Citizenship’: the paradoxes at the heart of Ireland’s Céad Míle Fáilte.
M. Gilmartin, U. Crowley and R. Kitchin (2006) ’Vote Yes for Commonsense Citizenship’: the paradoxes at the heart of Ireland’s Céad Míle Fáilte. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2008 Bibliography of Irish Geography, 2000-2007.
M. Gilmartin and S. McDowell (2008) Bibliography of Irish Geography, 2000-2007. Other [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Geographical Society of Ireland Member /
Association of American Geographers Member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1994 University College Dublin BA Geography and English
2001 University of Kentucky PhD Geography
1995 University of Kentucky MA Geography

Reviews

  Journal Role
Social And Cultural Geography Editor-in-Chief

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2009 Mary Kelly Maynooth University PhD in Geography
2011 Kevin Keegan Maynooth University PhD in Geography
2013 Elaine Burroughs Maynooth University PhD in Geography
2006 Niamh Humphries UCD Dublin PhD
2013 Zoe O'Reilly Maynooth University PhD in Geography
2013 Siobhan McPhee UCD Dublin PhD in Geography
2008 Angela Armen UCD Dublin MLitt
2011 John Watters Maynooth University PhD in Geography