Identity, Diversity & Values
Our sense of identity and our understanding of national, ethnic, gender, religious, and class issues shape how we live as citizens in harmony or conflict. Powerful forces such as globalisation, conflict and technological advancement are changing these notions in unforeseen ways.
Researchers at Maynooth University seek to understand the consequences of how human identity is portrayed in a changing world.
Our research examines critical debates in contemporary women’s writing and in gender, performativity and play across several languages and cultures. We focus on philosophical approaches to diversity, tolerance, plurality and ‘the other’, and use the concepts of diversity and identity to explore these developments, their expression, and their meaning for society.
Maynooth University is an ideal Host Institution for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship and this cluster is interested in finding potential applicants. Find a mentor below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
According to Dr. Kylie Jarrett from Maynooth University Department of Media Studies, the solution to this conundrum lies in the work of Marxist feminists and their theories about the role of domestic work in capitalism. In her new book, Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife (Routledge), Dr. Jarrett argues that models of the economic and social importance of reproductive labour offer mechanisms for theorising the role of consumer labour in digital media.
The Culture of Motherhood
The National Concert Hall announced MU Music student Raimonda Zalisauskaite as one of twelve chosen participants to take part in it inaugural Female Conductor Programme for 2017/2018. Led by acclaimed British conductor Alice Farnham and supported by Grant Thornton, the programme aims to encourage high calibre female musicians to take up the baton and become orchestral conductors.
Date: Monday, 04 September 2017
Dr Ryan Molloy, composition lecturer at MU Music, has been awarded a commission for a new 10-min work for Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra.
Date: Thursday, 16 March 2017