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Marie Moran

Assistant Professor In Equality Studies

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
A205
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington Building
Belfield Campus

Tel: 0035317168572
Email: marie.moran@ucd.ie

Biography

Marie is a lecturer in Equality Studies at the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD. She has has taught on the postgraduate Equality Studies programme since 2007, and on the undergraduate Social Justice degree programmes since 2010, teaching modules on critical social theory, global justice, social movements and egalitarian theory. She is currently director of the M.Sc. programme in Equality Studies.

Marie has an interdisciplinary background, with a degree in English Literature and Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and an MSc and PhD in Equality Studies, combining sociology, political theory, cultural studies and political economy. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including The Sociological Review, The British Journal of Sociology of Education and Irish Political Studies. Her first book, Identity and Capitalism, was published by Sage (London and Thousand Oaks) in 2015. She is currently involved in a number of projects for publication, including work on elite formation and elite discourse, and conceptual work on the cultural materialist notion of a 'social logic of capitalism'. She is a partner in a pan-European project, The frontier of sustainability transitions: Cultural adaptations of sustainability policies in European peripheral regions. An interest in equality, and in dominant and residual cultural and political responses to inequalities, animates and connects all her work. 

Marie is interested in supervising doctoral students who would like to specialise in critical social theory, ideology and discourse in capitalist societies, elite studies, social justice movements or equality studies. 
 
 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: NUI First Publication Award
Year: 2013.
Title: UCD Seed Funding
Year: 2011.
Title: EU Cultural Exchange Programme
Year: 2004.
Title: UCD Open Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 2005.
Title: Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

Associations

Association: British Sociological Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Debt And Development Coalition Ireland, Function/Role: Director
     

Conference Contributions

Marie Moran (2015) Identity in Late Capitalist Societies. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Betty Sinclair Winter School, 2015, Lustybeg Island , 19-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15.
Marie Moran (2015) the Social Logic of Capitalism: A Cultural Materialist Approach. [Oral Presentation], Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy: Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy, Lancaster University , 01-SEP-15 - 02-SEP-15.
Marie Moran (2015) Identity and Capitalism. [Oral Presentation], British Sociological Association Annual conference, Glasgow Caledonian University , 15-APR-15 - 17-APR-15.
Marie Moran, Niamh McCrea (2014) Ireland as a Tax Haven. [Invited Oral Presentation], Attac Summer University for Social Movements, Paris VII Diderot University, Paris, France , 19-AUG-14 - 23-AUG-14.
Marie Moran (2014) Austerity in Europe. [Chaired Session], Attac Summer University for Social Movements, Paris VII-Diderot University, Paris, France , 19-AUG-14 - 23-NOV-14.
Marie Moran, Niamh McCrea (2014) Women and Austerity in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Attac Summer University for Social Movements, Paris VII-Diderot University , 19-AUG-14 - 23-NOV-14.
Marie Moran (2013) The Social Logic of Capitalism. [Oral Presentation], Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference, Columbia College, Chicago , 23-MAY-13 - 26-MAY-13.
Marie Moran (2013) Irish Patterns of Wealth, Poverty and Inequality. [Invited Oral Presentation], Extremes of Poverty and Wealth in Europe, Rosa Luxembourg Institute, Athens , 18-APR-13 - 21-APR-13.
Marie Moran (2013) Linking Debt and Austerity: The Irish Case. [Invited Oral Presentation], Common Threads, F2 Centre, Dublin , 01-DEC-13 - 01-DEC-13.
Marie Moran (2012) The Irish Debt Crisis: Problem and Political Response. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Debt Crisis, Brussels, Belgium , 07-APR-12 - 08-APR-12.
Marie Moran (2011) Critical Discourse Analysis and Cultural Materialism. [Oral Presentation], Raymond Williams and Robert Tressell at Hastings, University of Brighton, Hastings , 20-SEP-11 - 20-SEP-11.
Moran, Marie; (2011) Feminism, the University and Social Change. [Chaired Session], Feminism, the University and Social Change, UCD , 11-MAR-11 - 12-MAR-11.
Marie Moran (2011) Analyzing Identity: A Cultural Materialist Approach. [Invited Oral Presentation], EU Cultural Exchange Programme, University of Granada, Spain , 09-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11.
Moran, Marie; (2010) 'Equality Studies: Critical, Emancipatory and Feminist Perspectives on Equality and Social Justice'. [Oral Presentation], The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow , 07-APR-10 - 09-APR-10.
Marie Moran (2005) Social Exclusion and the Limits of Pragmatic Liberalism. [Oral Presentation], Equality, Care and Social Inclusion, Armagh , 21-APR-05 - 21-APR-06.
Marie Moran (2005) Social Exclusion and Stigmatised Identity. [Oral Presentation], Double Vision: Liminal Identities, UCD, Dublin , 18-APR-05 - 20-APR-05.
 

Employment

Employer: UCD School of Social Justice
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: UCD School of Social Justice
Position: Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Education

Year 2011 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2002 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject:
Year 2010 Institution: UCD
Qualification: PhD Subject: Equality Studies
Year 2002 Institution: UCD
Qualification: MSc Subject: Equality Studies
Year 2001 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject: English Literature and Psychology
         

Publications

Books

Marie Moran; (2015) Identity and Capitalism. London: Sage. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Cantillon, Sara and Moran, Marie (2017) 'Intra-household inequality, poverty and well-being' In: Millns, Susan and Wong, Simone (eds). Wealth and Poverty in Close Personal Relationships: Money Matters. London: Routledge. [Details]
Lynch, K, Crean. M. and Moran M.; (2010) 'Equality and Social Justice: The University as a Site of Struggle' In: Lynch, K, Crean. M. and Moran M.; (eds). M. Apple, S. Ball and L.A. Gandin (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education. London: Routledge. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Marie Moran (2014) 'Rethinking 'culture': A cultural materialist account of social space'. Cogent Arts and Humanities, 1 (1). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Marie Moran and Jim McGuigan (2014) 'Raymond Williams and Sociology'. Sociological Review, 62 (1):167-188. [DOI] [Details]
Lynch, K; Moran, M; ; (2006) 'Markets, schools and the convertibility of economic capital: the complex dynamics of class choice'. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 27 (2):221-235. [DOI] [Details]
Moran, M; (2006) 'Social Inclusion and the Limits of Pragmatic Liberalism: The Irish Case'. Irish Political Studies, 21 (2):181-201. [DOI] [Details]
                                                     

Book Reviews

Moran, M (2012) Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Book Reviews [Details]
Marie Moran (2012) The Social Impact of the Arts: An Intellectual History. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Critical social and cultural theory; capitalism and contemporary capitalist societies; identity; political theory; ideology, language and discourse; equality studies. 
 
An interest in equality, and in dominant and residual cultural and political responses to inequalities, animates and connects all my work.  In short, 'cultural studies for equality studies'.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Cultural Materialism: A Critical Research Paradigm for Cultural Studies
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Anna Visser, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My pedagogical approach emphasises the core values of reflexivity, participation, and critical thinking rather than instrumental or rote learning. I encourage deep engagement with contemporary social problems, and seek to refigure learners as active agents for change in their lives as future professionals and public citizens.

Modules Coordinated

201600   EQUL40140     Equality Studies: Equality Studies Thesis
201600   EQUL40020     Equality Studies: Egalitarian Theory
201600   EQUL40180     Equality Studies: Sociology of Inequality
201600   SSJ10020     Social Justice: Global Justice
201600   SSJ20050     Social Justice: Social Justice Movements

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership