Advisors: Aaron Pallas (Sociology) and Frances Vavrus (ITS)
TC degree, program, specialization and year of graduation: Ph.D., Comparative and International Education/Sociology, 2006.
Dissertation title: A place called home: An analysis of discourses on nationalism, supranationalism and multiculturalism in the formal and informal curriculum in the Republic of IrelandDescription of your current position:I recently started a faculty position in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at University College Dublin. I am teaching courses on the relationship between education and development and development education, with a view to enabling pre-service and in-service secondary teachers implement a global ethical perspective in their classrooms.
Something special about your TC experience: The depth and breadth of thematic and research-based course offerings, combined with research opportunities at TC, enabled my research interests to develop organically.The IED/CIE program structure, with its combined emphasis on core courses in the field, and substantive coursework in an academic specialization, provides a solid foundation for the development of robust, yet not overly prescriptive, intellectual identities.