Dr Brian Conway

Sociology

Lecturer

Auxilia House
3.2
(01) 7084789

Biography

I completed my undergraduate degree at University College Dublin and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Following this, I earned a MSW degree at the University of Pittsburgh, specialising in community organisation. I then did MA and PhD degrees in sociology at the University of Notre Dame. I began lecturing in NUIM in 2005. During the 2006-7 academic year, I took up a lecturer position in the School of Applied Social Studies at Robert Gordon University, Scotland, and returned to NUIM in 2007. During the course of my research, I have held visiting research scholar positions at the universities of Cambridge, Essex, and Oxford. Most recently, I was a visiting scholar in the Institute of Sociology at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Prior to taking up an academic career, I worked in programme evaluation and grassroots organising roles in two high-poverty urban neighborhoods in the U.S., as a research assistant in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, as a researcher in Moy Valley Resources/IRD North Mayo-West Sligo, and as a Housing Liaison Officer at Carlow Town Council.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Religious institutions and sexual scandals: a comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States'
Conway, Brian (2014) 'Religious institutions and sexual scandals: a comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY, 55 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States'
Conway, B (2014) 'Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States'. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 55 :318-341 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The Lure of an Irish Catholic Diocesan Seminary'
Conway, Brian (2014) 'The Lure of an Irish Catholic Diocesan Seminary'. Review of Religious Research, 56 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Religious Public Discourses and Institutional Structures: a Cross-National Analysis of Catholicism in Chile, Ireland, and Nigeria'
Conway, Brian (2014) 'Religious Public Discourses and Institutional Structures: a Cross-National Analysis of Catholicism in Chile, Ireland, and Nigeria'. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES, 57 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Social Correlates of Church Attendance in Three European Catholic Countries'
Conway, Brian (2012) 'Social Correlates of Church Attendance in Three European Catholic Countries'. Review of Religious Research, 54 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration'. Sociology Compass, 4 :442-453 [Details]
2011 'The 'miracle' of Fatima: media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate'
Conway, Brian, Corcoran, Mary Cahill, Lynne M. (2011) 'The 'miracle' of Fatima: media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate'. JOURNALISM, 13 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'A Brief History of Sociology at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth: The Legacy of Fr. Peter McKevitt'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'A Brief History of Sociology at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth: The Legacy of Fr. Peter McKevitt'. SOCIOLOGICAL ORIGINS, 7 :41-47 [Details]
2011 'The Vanishing Catholic Priest'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'The Vanishing Catholic Priest'. CONTEXTS, 10 :64-65 [Details]
2011 'Catholic Sociology in Ireland in Comparative Perspective'
Conway, Brian (2011) 'Catholic Sociology in Ireland in Comparative Perspective'. The American Sociologist, 42 :34-55 [Details]
2009 'Rethinking Difficult Pasts: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study'
Conway, Brian (2009) 'Rethinking Difficult Pasts: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study'. CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY, 3 :397-413 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Local Conditions, Global Environment and Transnational Discourses in Memory Work: The Case of Bloody Sunday (1972)'
Conway, B. (2008) 'Local Conditions, Global Environment and Transnational Discourses in Memory Work: The Case of Bloody Sunday (1972)'. MEMORY STUDIES, 1 :187-209 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Moving through Time and Space: Performing Bodies in Derry, Northern Ireland'
Conway, B. (2007) 'Moving through Time and Space: Performing Bodies in Derry, Northern Ireland'. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY, 20 :103-125 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Texts, Bodies, and the Memory of Bloody Sunday'
Spillman, L. and Conway, B. (2007) 'Texts, Bodies, and the Memory of Bloody Sunday'. SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, 30 :79-103 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Who Do We Think We Are? Immigration and the Discursive Construction of National Identity in an Irish Daily Mainstream Newspaper, 1996-2004'
Conway, B. (2006) 'Who Do We Think We Are? Immigration and the Discursive Construction of National Identity in an Irish Daily Mainstream Newspaper, 1996-2004'. TRANSLOCATIONS: THE IRISH MIGRATION, RACE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION REVIEW, 1 :76-94 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Foreigners, Faith and Fatherland: The Historical Origins, Development and Present Status of Irish Sociology’, 5(1): 1-36'
Conway, B. (2006) 'Foreigners, Faith and Fatherland: The Historical Origins, Development and Present Status of Irish Sociology’, 5(1): 1-36'. SOCIOLOGICAL ORIGINS, 5 :1-36 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Determinants and Consequences of Social Trust'
Welch, M.R., Rivera, R.E.N., Conway, B., Yonkoski, J., Lupton, P.M. and Giancola, R. (2005) 'Determinants and Consequences of Social Trust'. SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY, 75 :453-473 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Attachments, Grievances, Resources and Efficacy: The Determinants of Tenant Association Participation Among Public Housing Tenants'
Conway, B. and Hachen, D.S. (2005) 'Attachments, Grievances, Resources and Efficacy: The Determinants of Tenant Association Participation Among Public Housing Tenants'. JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS, 27 :25-52 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Traveller Horses, Local Authorities and Public Policy in Contemporary Ireland'
Conway, B. (2004) 'Traveller Horses, Local Authorities and Public Policy in Contemporary Ireland'. Nomadic Peoples, 8 :65-80 [Details]
2003 'Active Remembering, Selective Forgetting, and Collective Identity: The Case of Bloody Sunday'
Conway, B. (2003) 'Active Remembering, Selective Forgetting, and Collective Identity: The Case of Bloody Sunday'. IDENTITY, 3 :305-323 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Housing and Social Inclusion: Democratising the Local Authority-Tenant Community Relationship'
Conway, B. (2001) 'Housing and Social Inclusion: Democratising the Local Authority-Tenant Community Relationship'. Administration, 49 :3-19 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2009 'Harriet Martineau and Ireland'
Conway, B., Hill, M. R. (2009) 'Harriet Martineau and Ireland' In: Social Thought in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2008 '1916 in 2006'
Conway, Brian (2008) '1916 in 2006' In: Belongings: Shaping Identity in Modern Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [IR Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2012 Sociology of Ireland.
Share, Perry, Mary P. Corcoran, and Brian Conway (2012) Sociology of Ireland. : Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2010 Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory.
Conway, Brian (2010) Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory. : Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2010 'The Origins and Development of Sociology in Ireland'
Conway, Brian (2010) 'The Origins and Development of Sociology in Ireland' Footnotes, 38 :4-4. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'National Sociological Associations'
Conway, Brian (2009) 'National Sociological Associations' European Sociologist, 28 . [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2011 Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium.
(2011) Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium. [Oral Presentation], The 'miracle' of Fatima: media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate, University of Limerick . [Details]
2009 European Sociological Association.
(2009) European Sociological Association. [Oral Presentation], Comparative Analysis of European Data: Catholic Belief and Practice in Three Countries, University of Lisbon, Portugal . [Details]
2009
(2009) [Oral Presentation], A Study of Individual-Level Determinants of Catholic Belief and Practice in Wider Europe: Belgium, I, CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg . [Details]
2009 International Society for the Sociology of Religion.
(2009) International Society for the Sociology of Religion. [Oral Presentation], A Study of Individual-Level Determinants of Catholic Belief and Practice in Wider Europe: Belgium, I, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain . [Details]
2009 Catholicism and Public Cultures in Ireland, France, the UK, and North America.
(2009) Catholicism and Public Cultures in Ireland, France, the UK, and North America. [Oral Presentation], Catholic Currents in Irish Sociology: Peter McKevitt and Jeremiah Newman as Biographical Case Studie, IADT, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin . [Details]
2009 Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference.
(2009) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference. [Oral Presentation], The “miracle” of Fatima: media framing and the regeneration of a Dublin housing estate, WIT, Waterford . [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2012 Review of Fr. John Fahey: Radical Republican and Agrarian Activist (1893-1969), by Jim Madden.
Conway, Brian (2012) Review of Fr. John Fahey: Radical Republican and Agrarian Activist (1893-1969), by Jim Madden. Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of Going It Alone? Lone Parenthood in Late Modernity (2007), by Martina Klett-Davies.
Conway, Brian (2008) Review of Going It Alone? Lone Parenthood in Late Modernity (2007), by Martina Klett-Davies. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (2004), by Michael De Nie.
Conway, Brian (2006) Review of The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (2004), by Michael De Nie. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of Bloody Sunday: Trauma, Pain and Politics (2005), by Jim Hayes and Patrick Campbell.
Conway, Brian (2006) Review of Bloody Sunday: Trauma, Pain and Politics (2005), by Jim Hayes and Patrick Campbell. Book Review [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2013 A kind and gentle pastor.
Conway, Brian (2013) A kind and gentle pastor. Magazine Article [IR Link] [Details]
2013 An Uncle Remembered: An Appreciation of Archbishop Joseph Cassidy.
Conway, Brian (2013) An Uncle Remembered: An Appreciation of Archbishop Joseph Cassidy. Magazine Article [Details]
2010 Review of No Second Chance: Reflections of a Dublin Priest (2010), by Martin Tierney.
Conway, Brian (2010) Review of No Second Chance: Reflections of a Dublin Priest (2010), by Martin Tierney. Magazine Article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2012 Division and Renewal in the Irish Catholic House.
Conway, Brian (2012) Division and Renewal in the Irish Catholic House. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 Trends in Demand and Supply Factors in the Irish Catholic Church.
Conway, Brian (2010) Trends in Demand and Supply Factors in the Irish Catholic Church. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 Belief and Practice: How stable is Irish Catholicism?.
Conway, Brian (2010) Belief and Practice: How stable is Irish Catholicism?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 The Memory and Amnesia of Irish Catholicism.
Conway, Brian (2010) The Memory and Amnesia of Irish Catholicism. Newspaper Articles [IR Link] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2005 Texts, Bodies and Commemoration: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study.
Conway, Brian (2005) Texts, Bodies and Commemoration: Bloody Sunday (1972) as a Case Study. University of Notre Dame: Thesis [Details]
2002 The Social Organization of Public Housing: Explaining Variation in Tenant Association Participation among Public Housing Residents.
Conway, Brian (2002) The Social Organization of Public Housing: Explaining Variation in Tenant Association Participation among Public Housing Residents. University of Notre Dame: Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2000 Beyond Bricks and Mortar: An Evaluation of Carlow Urban District Council's Housing Management Initiative.
Conway, Brian (2000) Beyond Bricks and Mortar: An Evaluation of Carlow Urban District Council's Housing Management Initiative. Technical Publication [Details]
2000 Integrating the Social and the Economic: A Study of the Feasibility of Developing the Social Economy in Ballyfermot.
Conway, Brian (2000) Integrating the Social and the Economic: A Study of the Feasibility of Developing the Social Economy in Ballyfermot. Technical Publication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Visiting Fellow, CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg

Teaching Philosophy