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
Dr Francesca Placanica presents on Cathy Berberian and the Stripsody Project at Instituto Italiano di Cultura
Francesca Placanica and Eleonora Lima (TCD) will discuss how comics, music, and visual arts came together in Stripsody, an extraordinary collaboration centering the larger-than-life talent of composer and performer Cathy Berberian.
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Dr Estelle Murphy awarded a Charlemont grant from the Royal Irish Academy.
Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019