MU SexGen is a scholarly community supporting Maynooth University faculty, post-docs and students’ academic and career projects in the areas of sexualities and gender. The network provides valuable opportunities to develop interdisciplinary research collaborations and aims to support MU researchers, inviting guest speakers locally, nationally, and from abroad. Members meet fortnightly during the academic year to support scholarly writing on gender and sexualities, teaching and learning in these areas, and professional advice and development. The network coordinates and shares MU events and activities on sexualities and gender via its calendar of events and social media.
The Technology and Society Network at Maynooth University is a newly established research group that brings together staff across the disciplines to examine, develop and assess approaches to improving technological design, diffusion, adoption, impact, policies, laws and public engagement.
There is an academic and policy consensus that technology is an important driver of social change, but it is clear that the adoption and impact of technologies is uncertain, risky and potentially very costly in financial, environmental and social terms. Many technologies never make it beyond the research laboratory as their development did not sufficiently account for the barriers to adoption in real world contexts. Some innovations are subsequently found to have significant environmental and social costs – and to be unsustainable. Many technologies change substantially throughout their lifecycle and with inputs from users and others.
The Crime and Security research group is a research group affiliated with Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI) that aims to bring together the University's significant interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of crime and security. We wish to establish a website both for the purpose of disseminating news about events and activities engaged in by the group and group members and to showcase the impressive body of work being done by academics in the University in this area (publications, research projects). It is anticipated that this website will act as a central communication and dissemination tool for the research group which will be targeted at civil society, academics, legal practitioners, politicians and members of the public.