Prof Mary Gilmartin

Geography

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.

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]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'European migrants in Ireland: pathways to integration'
Gilmartin M. and Migge B. (2015) 'European migrants in Ireland: pathways to integration'. EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES, 22 :285-299 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Home stories: immigrant narratives of place and identity in contemporary Ireland'
Dr Mary Gilmartin (2015) 'Home stories: immigrant narratives of place and identity in contemporary Ireland'. Journal of Cultural Geography, 32 :83-101 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Guest editorial: The Politics of Migration'
Kuusisto-Arponen AK, Gilmartin M (2015) 'Guest editorial: The Politics of Migration'. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, July [DOI] [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] [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] [Details]
2013 'British migrants and Irish anxieties'
Gilmartin M (2013) 'British migrants and Irish anxieties'. Social Identities, 19 :637-652 [DOI] [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] [Details]
2011 'Interrogating medical tourism: Ireland, abortion and mobility rights'
Gilmartin, M., and A. White (2011) 'Interrogating medical tourism: Ireland, abortion and mobility rights'. SIGNS, 36 [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 [Details]
2011 'Working through a recession'
Gilmartin, M. (2011) 'Working through a recession'. TRANSLOCATIONS: MIGRATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 7 [Details]
2010 'Teaching for better learning: a blended learning pilot project with first year geography undergraduates’'
Moore, N., and M. Gilmartin (2010) 'Teaching for better learning: a blended learning pilot project with first year geography undergraduates’'. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 34 [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 [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 'Critical geographies of citizenship and belonging in Ireland'
M. Gilmartin and A. White (2008) 'Critical geographies of citizenship and belonging in Ireland'. WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, 31 :390-399 [Details]
2008 'Migration, identity and belonging'
M. Gilmartin (2008) 'Migration, identity and belonging'. GEOGRAPHY COMPASS, 2 :1837-1852 [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 [Details]
2007 'Locating postcolonialism'
M. Gilmartin and L. Berg (2007) 'Locating postcolonialism'. AREA, 39 :120-124 [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 [Details]
2004 'Geography in Ireland in Transition: some comments'
M. Gilmartin (2004) 'Geography in Ireland in Transition: some comments'. IRISH GEOGRAPHY, 37 :121-144 [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 [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 [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 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
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 'Race and immigration in contemporary Ireland'
M. Gilmartin, U. Crowley and R. Kitchin (2008) 'Race and immigration in contemporary Ireland' In: New geographies of race and racism. Ashgate. [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
2008 RGS/IBG Annual Conference.
(2008) RGS/IBG Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Border thinking, London, UK [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
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]