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Orla Ní Cheallacháin

Occasional Lecturer

School Of Politics & Int Relations

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Email: orla.ni-cheallachain@ucdconnect.ie

Biography

I am a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar funded by the Irish Research Council, PhD Candidate, and an Occasional Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, UCD.

My doctoral research examines the use of the law as a counter-terrorism tool and focuses on a single case-study, the United Kingdom. By examining over 40 years of parliamentary debates on the introduction, revision and continuation of temporary counter-terrorism laws, the thesis seeks to explore what version of security is supported by invoking terrorism as a legal concept, and what are its practical and ethical implications. The work is situated within a critical security studies framework.

I am also module co-ordinator of POL30420 Critical Explorations of Security Theory and Practice, a third year undergraduate module in the School of Politics and International Relations. I was awarded a Graduate Teaching Scholarship by the School of Politics and International Relations in 2014-15 and 2015-16 and have been a Teaching Assistant on a range of modules including Contemporary Authoritarianism, Analysing Politics, and Individuals and the State: Social Contract Theory.

Research interests include critical security studies, terrorism and counter-terrorism, critical discourse analysis, ethics of security, civil liberties and security.


 
 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2013.
Title: Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar
Year: 2015.
Title: Graduate Teaching Scholarship
Year: 2014.
Title: Graduate Teaching Scholarship
Year: 2009.
Title: Aberystwyth International Politics Student Bursary
Year: 2007.
Title: College Scholar, University College Cork
       

Conference Contributions

Ni Cheallachain, Orla (2015) A Third Space: The Challenge of Doing Method Continued. [Roundtable Participant], EISA 9th-Pan European Conference on International Relations: Worlds of Violence, Giardini-Naxos, Scilly , 23-SEP-15 - 26-SEP-15.
   

Education

Year 2012 Institution: University of Ulster
Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate Subject: Social Research Skills (Specialism in Peace and Conflict Research in Divided Societies)
Year 2010 Institution: Aberystwyth University
Qualification: MSc (Econ) Subject: Terrorism and International Relations
Year 2007 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: BA (First Hons., Grade 1) Subject: Language and Cultural Studies (Italian and History)
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Orla Ní Cheallacháin (2016) 'Feedback Loops'. Journal of Narrative Politics, 3 (1):65-69. Available Online [Details]

Other Journals

Ní Cheallacháin, Orla (2010) 'Northern Ireland and Israel-Palestine: Spoilers and the Politics of Inclusion A comparative analysis of peace processes' Politikon IAPSS Journal of Political Science 16 (1) :50-65. Available Online [Details]
                                                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

critical security studies, terrorism and responses to terrorism, discourse analysis, ethics of security, civil liberties and security, critical pedagogies
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership