Humanities Institute Membership

College of Arts and Humanities

College Principal
Professor Sarah Prescott

Art History and Cultural Policy
Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald
Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Dr Nicola Figgis
Dr Paula Murphy (Emerita)

Dr Aude Doody
Professor Philip de Souza
Professor Theresa Urbainczyk

English, Drama and Film
Professor Anne Fogarty
Dr Anne Mulhall
Professor Anthony Roche (Emeritus)
Professor Diane Negra
Dr Emilie Pine
Dr Fionnuala Dillane
Professor Gerardine Meaney
Professor Jane Grogan
Professor John Brannigan
Dr Jorie Lagerwey
Dr Katherine Fama
Professor Margaret Kelleher
Professor Nerys Owen Williams
Dr Niamh Pattwell
Professor Nicholas Daly
Dr Paul Halferty
Professor PJ Mathews
Professor Porscha Fermanis
Dr Sharae Deckard
Dr Lucy Collins
Dr Clare Hayes-Brady
Professor Danielle Clarke
Professor Gregory Betts (Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies 2018-2019)

Professor Catherine Cox
Dr David Kerr
Dr Elizabeth Mullins
Dr Fiachra Byrne
Professor Charles Ivar McGrath
Dr Lindsey Earner-Byrne
Dr Marc Caball
Professor Mary E. Daly
Professor Michael Staunton
Professor Robert Gerwarth
Dr Roy Flechner
Professor Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
Dr Barbara Hillers
Professor Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith
Professor Máire Ní Annracháin
Professor Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail
Professor Regina Uí Chollatáin

Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Professor Bettina Migge
Professor Douglas Smith
Dr Francesco Lucioli
Dr Gillian Pye
Dr Manu Braganca
Professor Mary Gallagher
Professor Michael Brophy
Professor Paolo Acquaviva
Dr Pascale Baker
Dr Sabine Strumper-Krobb

Dr Selena Daly
Professor Síofra Pierse
Professor Ursula Fanning
Professor Vera Regan

Dr Frank Lawrence
Professor Harry White
Dr Jaime Jones
Professor Wolfgang Marx

College of Social Sciences and Law

Professor Aidan O'Sullivan
Dr Alan Peatfield
Professor Gabriel Cooney
Professor Graeme Warren
Professor Helen Lewis
Professor Muiris O’Sullivan (Emeritus)
Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe

Dr Arlene Crampsie

Information and Communication Studies
Dr Amber Cushing
Dr Lee Komito

Professor Maeve Cooke
Professor Maria Baghramian

Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
Dr Naonori Kodate

Dr Alice Feldman
Professor Andreas Hess
Dr Lea David


College of Engineering and Architecture

Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Professor Finola O’Kane-Crimmins
Professor Hugh Campbell
Dr Samantha Martin-McAuliffe

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Professor Lizbeth Goodman

UCD Staff holding an academic appointment on a permanent or contract basis are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure:
Applications for HI membership may be made to the manager of the Institute at any time by emailing Applicants should include a link to their RMS profile as well as any additional information deemed appropriate. Normally, membership is awarded for a three year term. Membership can be renewed. The Director may also invite colleagues to become members.


  • Members who do not have funding for venue hire will have access to HI conference facilities free of charge. Where external funding or seed funding is available a facility fee may be charged.
  • Members can avail of administrative advice especially for funding applications and major events, subject to availability.
  • Members will have access to research space for doctoral students and/or post doctoral fellows under a member’s supervision, subject to availability.
  • Members may apply for HI funding for events, subject to availability.
  • Members can propose names for a HI visiting fellowship on behalf of visiting academics
  • Research, publications, and events of members will, on request, be promoted by the HI in email bulletins, social media and on the HI website


  • Members must provide information to the Director on research activities if requested by the director for the purposes of reporting. RMS profiles will be used where possible
  • Members should make themselves available if called on to participate in HI reviews or other institute-related strategic evaluations
  • Members will be expected to attend HI lectures and events where possible
  • Members will be encouraged, where appropriate, to acknowledge their dual affiliation to their UCD School and the HI in publications, presentations, reports or funding submissions
  • Members will be encouraged to interact intellectually with the HI graduate community. Members will be encouraged to offer master classes in their field of expertise to the HI community of early stage researchers