Dr Sinéad Kelly

Geography

Lecturer

Rhetoric House
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(01) 7083938

Biography

I am an urban political geographer interested in understanding the changing socio-economic dynamics of cities and their effects on urban communities. I gained a PhD in Geography from Trinity College and am currently a Lecturer in Human Geography. I have a particular interest in property development and processes of financialisation, urban regeneration, gentrification, planning policy and post-crisis processes of neoliberalism. I am currently researching the myriad ways in which processes of financialisation are affecting cities drawing particular attention to the increasing integration between real estate, finance and urban planning. I recently completed a jointly edited book (with Andrew MacLaran, TCD) examining the reshaping of Dublin city through a range of neoliberal urban policies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). I am a research affiliate of the ERC-funded Real Estate Financial Complex (REFCOM) project led by Prof. Manuel Aalbers and am a member of the FINGEO research network. From 2005 to 2010, I acted as Director of the Forum for Irish Urban Studies (2005-2010). In recent years, I have been a visiting fellow at KU Leuven (2016) and the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, New South Wales (2012).

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin.
MacLaran, A. & Kelly, S. (2014) Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin. : Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Taking Liberties: Gentrification as Neoliberal Urban Policy in Dublin'
Kelly, S (2014) 'Taking Liberties: Gentrification as Neoliberal Urban Policy in Dublin' In: NEOLIBERAL URBAN POLICY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CITY: RESHAPING DUBLIN. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2014 'Light-Touch Regulation: The Rise and Fall of the Irish Banking Sector'
Kelly, S (2014) 'Light-Touch Regulation: The Rise and Fall of the Irish Banking Sector' In: NEOLIBERAL URBAN POLICY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CITY: RESHAPING DUBLIN. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2014 'Irish Neoliberalism and Neoliberal Urban Policy'
MacLaran, A;Kelly, S (2014) 'Irish Neoliberalism and Neoliberal Urban Policy' In: NEOLIBERAL URBAN POLICY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CITY: RESHAPING DUBLIN. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2014 'Neoliberal Urban Policy and Challenging the Ideological Straightjacket'
MacLaran, A;Kelly, S (2014) 'Neoliberal Urban Policy and Challenging the Ideological Straightjacket' In: NEOLIBERAL URBAN POLICY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CITY: RESHAPING DUBLIN. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2014 'Neoliberalism: The Rise of a Bad Idea'
MacLaran, A;Kelly, S (2014) 'Neoliberalism: The Rise of a Bad Idea' In: NEOLIBERAL URBAN POLICY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CITY: RESHAPING DUBLIN. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2013 'Dublin's Neoliberal Agenda and the Social Cost of Entrepreneurial Planning'
MacLaran, A., Kelly, S. and Brudell, P. (2013) 'Dublin's Neoliberal Agenda and the Social Cost of Entrepreneurial Planning' In: Segregation et justice spatiale. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest. [Details]
2012 'Towards a Geography of NAMA'
Kelly, S. (2012) 'Towards a Geography of NAMA' In: Forty Essays: Celebrating Forty Years of Geography at NUI Maynooth. Maynooth: NUI Maynooth. [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Urban Property Development'
MacLaran, A. and Kelly, S. (2007) 'Urban Property Development' In: Understanding Contemporary Ireland. Dublin: Pluto Press. [Details]
2007 'Uneven development, city governance and urban change: Unpacking the global-local nexus in Dublin’s inner city'
Punch, M., Redmond, D. and Kelly, S. (2007) 'Uneven development, city governance and urban change: Unpacking the global-local nexus in Dublin’s inner city' In: Governing Cities in a Global Era: Urban innovation, competition and democratic reform. New York: Palgrave. [Details]
2004 'The Residential Transformation of Inner Dublin'
Kelly, S. and MacLaran, A. (2004) 'The Residential Transformation of Inner Dublin' In: Dublin: Economic and Social Trends, Vol. 4. Dublin: Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, Trinity College. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Topologies and topographies of Ireland's neoliberal crisis'
O'Callaghan C.;Kelly S.;Boyle M.;Kitchin R. (2015) 'Topologies and topographies of Ireland's neoliberal crisis'. Space and Polity, 19 (1):31-46 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Deepening Neoliberalism via Austerity and 'Reform': The Case of Ireland'
Fraser, A., Murphy, E. and Kelly, S (2013) 'Deepening Neoliberalism via Austerity and 'Reform': The Case of Ireland'. Human Geography, 6 :38-53 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'The Liberties Transformed: the emergence of new commerical and residential spaces in inner Dublin'
Kelly, S. (2007) 'The Liberties Transformed: the emergence of new commerical and residential spaces in inner Dublin'. JOURNAL OF IRISH URBAN STUDIES, 6 :89-118 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 American Association of Geographers, Annual Conference, San Francisco, 29 March - 2 April.
Kelly S (2016) American Association of Geographers, Annual Conference, San Francisco, 29 March - 2 April. [Invited Oral Presentation], The City Limits of Financialization, San Francisco , 29-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2015 Conference of Irish Geographers.
Kelly, S. (2015) Conference of Irish Geographers. [Oral Presentation], Financial re-engineering in post-crash cities: the role of new investment funds, Queen’s University Belfast , 22-MAY-15 - 24-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Housing Action Now Public Conference, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 3 October.
Kelly, S. (2015) Housing Action Now Public Conference, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 3 October. [Invited Oral Presentation], Towards a Real Housing Strategy: solutions to end the housing crisis, Liberty Hall, Dublin , 03-OCT-15 [Details]
2014
Prof. Pauline McGuirk (2014) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Practices, programs and projects of urban carbon governance: perspectives from the Australian city, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Faculty of Social Science, Department of Geography, Visiting Professor [Details]
2013 Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 2013 Annual Conference, Milan, 27-29 June.
(2013) Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 2013 Annual Conference, Milan, 27-29 June. [Oral Presentation], Mediating and driving the financialization of the city: the case of pre- and post-crash Dublin, Milan [Details]
2013 Real Estate Financial Complex (REFCOM) Seminar, University of Leuven, 2-4 December.
Kelly S (2013) Real Estate Financial Complex (REFCOM) Seminar, University of Leuven, 2-4 December. [Invited Lecture], Cities in crisis: pre- and post-crash processes of financialisation, KU Leuven , 02-DEC-13 - 04-DEC-13 [Details]
2013 Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway, 16-18 May.
(2013) Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway, 16-18 May. [Oral Presentation], Deepening neoliberalism via ‘austerity and reform’: the Irish crisis, NUI Galway [Details]
2013 Department of Geography Seminar Series 2013-14.
(2013) Department of Geography Seminar Series 2013-14. [Oral Presentation], Financialising the City: bubbles, blow-outs and hyperaccumulation, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2012 Conference of Irish Geographers, Trinity College Dublin, 25-27 May.
(2012) Conference of Irish Geographers, Trinity College Dublin, 25-27 May. [Public presentations], ’Make safe the city!’ examining the relationship between property capital and the state in processes, Dublin [Details]
2012 New Zealand Geographical Society 2012 Annual Conference, Napier, 3-6 December.
Kelly S (2012) New Zealand Geographical Society 2012 Annual Conference, Napier, 3-6 December. [Oral Presentation], Financialisation and the construction of gentrification: examining the property-capital, finance and, Napier [Details]
2012 Networks and Flows in Economic Space Conference, NUI Maynooth, 30 Jan.
(2012) Networks and Flows in Economic Space Conference, NUI Maynooth, 30 Jan. [Oral Presentation], Driving the Financialisation of Space: the case of Anglo, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2012 Association of American Geographers 2012 Annual Conference, New York, 23-28 February.
(2012) Association of American Geographers 2012 Annual Conference, New York, 23-28 February. [Oral Presentation], Finance and the global-local dialectic: Anglo as mediator?, New York [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2015 Dublin’s pre- en post-crisis’ groeimachines [Dublin’s pre- and post-crisis’ growth machines].
Kelly, S. (2015) Dublin’s pre- en post-crisis’ groeimachines [Dublin’s pre- and post-crisis’ growth machines]. Magazine Article [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2015 Dublin’s Housing Question: crisis roots, crisis responses and alternative housing solutions.
Sinead Kelly, Rory Hearne (2015) Dublin’s Housing Question: crisis roots, crisis responses and alternative housing solutions. Conference Hosted [Details]