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Bryan Fanning

Full Professor

School Of Soc Pol, Soc Wrk & Soc Justice
Sheehy-Skeffington Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168578
Email: bryan.fanning@ucd.ie

Biography


 I am UCD's Professor of Migration and Social Policy. I am academic who studies migration and social policy against the background noise, amplified on the internet, of xenophobic anxiety and political nativism, promoted by some politicians who claim that walls and not bridges will bring us security, stability and prosperity. 

 

What I have learned from my own research and from that of others is that migrants tend to be courageous, hardworking, enterprising, loyal to their families and those who dependent on them, willing to belong and even if they appear to go their own way - in terms of the clothes they wear, the food they eat and in how they worship ¿ they tend of integrate, even when efforts are made to deliberately block or exclude them.

My research interests also include the modernisation of Irish society, with a focus on the history of ideas and debates that have shaped its development.   I have written several books on both topics. Examples include  Histories of the Irish Future (2014), an intellectual history of the predicaments facing Ireland as understood by key writers since 1650 and the forthcoming (2018)  Migration and the Making of Ireland, a history of immigration since 1600 which also addresses migration from Ireland.

I welcome expressions of interest to undertake doctoral research in these and related areas. In particular, I think there are opportunities for research on understanding Ireland's experiences of immigration in comparative contexts, social policy issues relating to diversity in Ireland, the experiences of marginalised groups or communities, ethnographies of diverse twenty-first century Ireland and the impact of Brexit on immigrant communities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. I am also interested in supervising doctorates on the history of social policy in Ireland. 



Professional

 

Associations

Association: Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative (UCD), Function/Role: Member
       

Committees

Committee : International Centre for Newman Studies
Committee : Board of University College Dublin Press

Employment

Employer: London Borough of Southwark
Position: Committee Secretary
Employer: London Borough of Haringey
Position: Senior Committee Secretary
Employer: National Distance Education Centre
Position: Associate Lecturer
Employer: National College of Ireland
Position: Associate Lecturer:
Employer: Open University
Position: Associate Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer

Education

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Outreach Activities

UCD representative on Irish Social Science Platform (ISSP)
Member of Integration Monitoring Steering Platform  (Department of Justice)

Journals Edited

Irish Journal Of Sociology: Editorial Board member.
Studies: Co-Editor.
 

Publications

Books

Bryan Fanning (2016) Irish Adventures in NAtion-Building. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2015) Histories of the Irish Future. London: Bloomsbury. Available Online [Details]
Bryan Fanning and Andreas Hess (2015) Sociology in Ireland: A Short History. London: Palgrave. [Details]
Bryan Fanning and Tom Garvin (2014) The Books that Define Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2012) Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland: Second Edition. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Denis Dillon and Bryan Fanning; (2011) Lessons for the Big Society: Planning, regenerattion and the politics of community participation. London: Ashgate. [Details]
Bryan Fanning; (2011) Immigration and Social Cohesion in the Republic of Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Fanning B; (2009) New Guests of the Irish Nation. Dublin: Irish Acdemic Press. [Details]
Fanning B; (2008) The Quest for Modern Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
Fanning B; (2007) Evil, God, the greater good and rights: The philosophical origins of social problems. New York: Edwin Mellon Press. [Details]
Fanning B; (2002) Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland. : Manchester University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Bryan Fanning (2014) 'A Catholic Vision of Ireland' In: Tom Inglis (eds). Are the Irish Diffferent?. Manchester: Manchester University Press. , pp.44-53 [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2014) 'The new Irish and the Irish nation' In: Tom Inglis (eds). Are the Irish Different?. Manchester Univeristy Press: Manchester. , pp.155-165 [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2014) 'Immigration and the Celtic Tiger' In: Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien (eds). From Prosperity to Austerity: A Socio-cltural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath. Manchester: Manchester University Press. , pp.119-118 [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2013) 'Security Governance and the promotion of Welfare Ethnic Nepotism in the Republic of Ireland' In: Andrzej M. Suszycki and Ireneusz P. Karolewski (eds). Citizenship and Identity in the Welfare State. Germany: Nomos. , pp.51-66 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bryan Fanning, Trutz Hasse and Niel O'Boyle (2011) 'Immigrant Child Well-Being and Cultural Capital' In: Merike Darmody, aomi Tyrell and Steve Song (eds). The Changing Face of Ireland: Exploring the Loves of Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Children. Rotterdam: Sense. , pp.167-182 [Details]
Kennedy, P, Quin, S, Fanning, B and Kiely, G ; (2004) 'Introduction' In: Kennedy, P, Quin, S, Fanning, B and Kiely, G ; (eds). Theorizing Irish Social POlicy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Fanning, B. & Rush, M.; (2006) 'Context, Challenges and Care' In: Fanning, B & Rush, M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.1-8 Available Online [Details]
B Fanning; (2010) 'Integration Convergence and Welfare Ethnic Nepotism in the Republic of Ireland' In: A.M Suszycki (eds). Welfare Citizenship and Welfare Nationalism. Helsinki: NordWel. [Details]
B Fanning; (2010) 'Security Goverance and the Promotion of Welfare Ethnic Nepotism in the Republic of Ireland' In: AM Suszycki and IP Karolewski (eds). Identity, Citizenship and Welfare. London: Continuum. [Details]
B Fanning; (2008) ''Go move shift': Travellers in Twentieth Century Clare' In: M Lynch and P Nugent (eds). Clare History and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Hisotory of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
Fanning, B [Stapleton, J and Fanning, B]; (2002) ''Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children in Ireland: A Rights Based Approach'' In: Fanning, B [Stapleton, J and Fanning, B]; (eds). Diversity in Early Childhood. Dublin: Barnados. [Details]
Fanning B; (2007) 'Racism, Rules and Rights' In: Fanning B (eds). Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Fanning B; (2007) 'Integration and Social Policy' In: Fanning B (eds). Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Chadamayo N, Fanning B and Mutwarasibo F; (2007) 'Breaking into Politics' In: Fanning B (eds). Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Fanning B and McVeigh T; (2007) 'Developmental Welfare once again: Growth and human capital' In: Hayward K and MacCartaigh M (eds). Recycling the State: the Politics of Adaptation in Contemporary Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
Fanning, B; (2006) 'The 'Violent Irish' and Anti-Traveller Violence' In: Prum, M (eds). Racial, Ethnic, Religious and Homophobic Violence. London: London Routledge / Cavendish. , pp.107-122 [Details]
Fanning B; (2006) 'The New Welfare Economy' In: Fanning B and Rush M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Fanning B and Rush M; (2006) 'Context, change, challenges and care' In: Fanning B and Rush M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Fanning B; (2006) 'Immigration and Social Policy' In: Fanning B and Rush M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
D Hayes and B Humphries; (2004) ''Asylum Seeker and Migrant Children in Ireland: Racism, Institutional Racism and Social Work'' In: D Hayes and B Humphries; (eds). Social Work, Immigration and Asylum: Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Press. , pp.201-216 [Details]
Fanning B ; (2004) 'Denizens and Citizens'' In: ed. M Peillon and M Corcoran (eds). Place and Non-Place. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. , pp.65-75 [Details]
Fanning B; (2004) ''Locating Irish Social Policy'' In: ed. B Fanning, G Kiely, P Kennedy and S Quin (eds). Theorising Irish Social Policy. Dublin: University College Press. , pp.6-22 [Details]
Fanning B ; (2004) 'Communitarianism, Social Capital and Subsidiarity' In: ed. B Fanning, G Kiely, P Kennedy and S Quin (eds). Theorising Irish Social Policy. Dublin: University College Press. , pp.42-61 [Details]
Fanning B; (2003) 'Constructing Irish Social Policy' In: Fanning B and McNamara T (eds). Ireland Develops: Administration and Social Policy 1953-2003. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Stapleton J and Fanning B; (2002) ''Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children in Ireland: A Rights Based Approach'' In: Dublin: Barnados (eds). Diversity in Early Childhood. [Details]
Fanning B; (1999) ''The Mixed Economy of Welfare''' In: in (eds) Kennedy P, Keily G, O Donnell A and Quin S Irish (Dublin: UCD Press) (eds). Social Policy in Context. [Details]

Edited Books

Bran Fanning (Ed.). (2012) An Irish Century: Studies 1912-2012. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Bryan Fanning and Ronaldo Munck (Ed.). (2011) Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation: Ireland in Europe and the World. United Kingdom: Ashgate. [Details]
Fanning, B (Ed.). (2007) Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Fanning B., Rush M (Ed.). (2006) Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
Fanning B, Kennedy, S., Kiely G., Quin S (Ed.). (2004) Theorising Irish Social Policy. Dublin: University College Press. [Details]
Fanning B and MacNamara T (Ed.). (2003) Ireland Develops: Administration and Social Policy 1953-2003. Institute of Public Administration: Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Bryan Fanning (2001) 'Reluctant Hosts: Refugee Policy in Twentieth Century Ireland'. Administration, 48 (4):3-20. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2016) 'Immigration, the Celtic Tiger and the Economic Crisis'. Irish Studies Review, 24 (1):9-20. [Details]
Bryan Fanning, Neil O'Boyle and Bryan Fanning (2016) 'Polish Immigrants and the Challenges of Immigrant Political Incorporation in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, 31 (2):204-222. [Details]
Bryan Fanning and Andreas Hess (2015) 'Sociology in Ireland: Legacies and Challenges'. Social Studies-Irish Journal Of Sociology, 23 (1):3-21. [Details]
Denis Dillon and Bryan Fanning (2015) 'Tottenham after the riots: the chimera of community and the property-led regeneration of broken Britian'. Critical Social Policy, 35 (1):188-206. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2013) 'Review Article: Constructing Irish National Identity'. American Journal of Sociology, 118 (4):1140-1142. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Denis Dillon (2012) 'The Tottenham Riots, The Big Society and the Recurring Neglect of Community Participation'. Community development journal, 48 (4):571-586. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Mooney, T. and Fanning, B.; (2010) ''Pragmatism and Intolerance: Nietzsche and Rorty''. PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 36 (6):735-755. [Details]
Fanning, B,O'Boyle, N; (2010) 'Immigrants in Irish Politics: African and East European Candidates in the 2009 Local Government Elections'. Irish Political Studies, 25 :417-435. [DOI] [Details]
Fanning, B,Mooney, T; (2010) 'Pragmatism and intolerance: Nietzsche and Rorty'. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 36 :735-755. [DOI] [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2012) 'Developmental Immigration in the Republic of Ireland and Taiwan'. Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, 4 (MARCH 2012):8-29. Link to full text [Details]
Bryan Fanning; (2010) 'From Developmental Ireland to Migration Nation: Immigration and Shifting Rules of Belonging in the Republic of Ireland'. Economic and Social Review, 41 (3):395-412. Link to full text [Details]
Bryan Fanning, Trudz Hass and Neil O'Boyle; (2011) 'well-being, cultural capital and social inclusion: immigrants in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 12 (1):1-24. [Details]
Fahey T and Fanning B ; (2010) 'Immigration and Socio-Spatial Segregation in Dublin, 1996-2006'. Urban Studies, 47 (8):1626-1642. [Details]
Bryan Fanning, Kevin Howard and Neil O'Boyle; (2011) 'Immigrant Candidates and Politics in the Republic of Ireland: Racialization, Ethnic Nepotism or Localism?'. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 16 (3):420-442. [Details]
Bryan Fanning and Neil O'Boyle; (2010) 'Immigrants in Irish Politics: African and East European Candidates in the 2009 Local Government Elections'. Irish Political Studies, 25 (3):417-2010. [Details]
O'Boyle N and Fanning B; (2009) 'Immigration, integration and the risks of social exclusion: the social policy case for disaggregated data in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Geography, 42 (2):145-164. [Details]
Fanning B and Mutwarasibo F; (2007) 'Nationals/non-nationals: immigration, citizenship and politics in the Republic of Ireland'. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30 (3):439-460. [Details]
Fanning B and Veale, A; (2004) 'Child Poverty as Public Policy: Direct Provision and Asylum Seeker Children''. Child Care in Practice, 10 (3):241-251. [Details]
Fanning, B and McNamara, T; (2003) 'The Construction of Irish Social Policy: 1953-2003'. Administration, 51 (1):3-18. [Details]

Other Journals

Bryan Fanning (2016) 'Not A Woman's Place' Dublin Review of Books 79 . [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2013) 'Patrick Pearse Predicts the Future' Dublin Review of Books 2013 (55) :1-4. Available Online [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2014) 'Behind the Erin Curtain' Dublin Review of Books 2014 (11) :1-7. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2015) 'Out of Sight.Out of Mind' Dublin Review of Books 2015 (7) :1-7. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2015) 'Partisan Reviews' Dublin Review of Books 2015 (1) :1-8. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2013) 'Patrick Pearse Predicts the Future' Dublin Review of Books 2013 (39) :1-12. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2013) 'Daniel Binchey and the Limits of Cultural Nationalism' Studies 102 (407) :297-304. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2011) 'An Irish Century' Studies 101 (400) :3-20. [Details]
Bryan Fanning (2012) 'George Tyrell, Jacques Maratain and the Challenge of Modernity' Studies 101 (403) . [Details]
Fanning B; (2009) 'Immigration and Social Cohesion' Studies 98 (391) :273-284. [Details]
Fanning B; (2009) 'The Space Merchants: Escaping the Iron Cage of Rationality by Rocket to Venus' Variant . [Details]
Fanning B ; (2004) 'New Guests of the Nation' Studies 93 (369) . [Details]
Fanning B; (2002) 'The Political Currency of Irish Racism: 1997-2002' Studies 91 (264) . [Details]
Fanning B; (2006) 'Hidden Ireland, Silent Irelands: Sean O'Faolain and Frank O'Connor versus Daniel Corkery' Studies 95 (379) :245-254. [Details]

Conference Publications

Fanning B; (2009) From Developmental Ireland to Migration Nation: Shifting Rules of Belonging in the Republic of Ireland Institute of Irish British Studies [Details]
Fanning B; (2008) Ethnocentric liberalism or Ethnic nepotism? The reinvention of Western nation states as bounded communities Multiculturalism and Belonging, Mansfield College University of Oxford [Details]
Fanning, B; (2006) Identity and the Politics of Integration Connections: Belfast Film Festival / British Council Belfast, , 31-MAR-06 [Details]
Fanning, B; (2006) Social partnership and the politics of immigrant worker protection The Unprotected Migrant: Mobility, Social Policy and Labour Rights in Europe Conference Tampere, Finland, , 16-MAY-06 [Details]
Fanning B; (2005) Thinking for Ireland: The Bell and The Crane Bag as national intellectual projects Intellectuals and the Nation State Conference William Jefferson Clinton Institute, University College Dublin, , 01-NOV-05 [Details]
Fanning B; (2004) Anti-Traveller Racism in Ireland: Violence and Incitement to Hatred Killing the Other: Racial, Ethnic, Religious and Homophobic Violence in the English Speaking World Ecole Normale Superior de Cachan, Paris, [Details]
Fanning B; (2003) Social Inclusion and Immigration: Migrants and Ethnic Minorities within the Revised National Anti-Poverty Strategy Irish Social Policy Association Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
Fanning B; (2003) New Guests of the Nation Identity and diversity in Irish Writing Conference Oscar Wilde Summer School Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
Fanning B; (2002) Racism, Ethnicity and Poverty in Ireland Combat Poverty Agency Research Seminar [Details]
Fanning B; (2001) The Challenge of Multiculturalism Irish Council for Civil Liberties conference Ireland: Pluralism or Prejudice? [Details]
Fanning B; (2001) The Politics of Traveller Exclusion Department of Sociology University College Dublin [Details]
Fanning B ; (2001) On No Man's Land: Asylum Seekers and the Limits of Social Citizenship Irish Social Policy Association annual conference Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
Fanning B; (2001) Reconstructing Irish Social Policy British Social Policy Association annual conference Queens University Belfast, [Details]
Fanning B; (2001) Child Poverty amongst asylum seekers Combat Poverty Agency Research Seminar Series [Details]
Fanning B ; (2000) Irish Lessons for Regional Reception: The Exclusion of Dispersed Asylum Seekers in Context Department of Sociology Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
Fanning B; (2000) Jewish, Protestant and Traveller exclusions in Irish nation building Association of Ireland Annual Conference Kilkenny, [Details]
Fanning B; (2000) Asylum Seekers and Social Exclusion Asylum Seekers in Ireland: Fostering Regional Partnerships National University of Ireland Cork, [Details]

Published Reports

Fanning B, O'Boyle N and Shaw J; (2009) New Irish Politics: Political Parties and Immigrants in 2009. Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative, Dublin. [Details]
Bryan Fanning, Brian Kiloran and Saorlaith Ni Bhroin ; (2011) Taking Racism Seriously: Migrants experience of voilence, harassment and anti-social behaviour in the Dublin area. Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
Fanning B, Moore R. and Ryan D. ; (2007) Anti-Racism and Intercultural Health: A Guide to Best Practice. Health Services Executive, Dublin. [Details]
Fanning B, Shaw F, O'Connoll J and Williams M; (2007) Irish Political Parties, Immigration and Integration in 2007. Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Fanning B, Mutwarasibo, F and Chadamoyo, N ; (2004) Negative Politics: Positive Vision: Immigration and the 2004 elections. Africa Solidarity Centre, Dublin. [Details]
Fanning B, Mutwarasibo, F and Chadamoyo, N; (2003) Positive Politics: Participation of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the Electoral Process. Africa Solidarity Centre, Dublin. [Details]
Fanning B, Veale A and O'Connor D; (2001) Beyond the Pale: Asylum Seeking Children and Soocial Exclusion in Ireland. Irish Refugee Council, Dublin. [Details]
Fanning B, Loyal S and Staunton C; (2000) Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work. Irish Refugee Council, Dublin. [Details]
Fanning B and Mac Einri P ; (1999) Regional Resettlement of Asylum Seekers: A Strategic Approach. Irish Centtre for Migration Studies, Cork. [Details]
     

Editorial

Fanning, B,Walsh, PP; (2010) Reappraising Irish Developmentalism. Editorial [Details]
                     

Reports

Fanning, B., Moore, R., Ryan, D. & O'Connell, J.-A.; (2007) Anti-Racism and intercultural health: Literature review. Reports [Details]
Fanning B ; (2002) Racism, Ethnicity and Poverty in Ireland. Dublin: Reports [Details]
               

Book Reviews

Fanning, B (1999) Embodying the social: Constructions of difference. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, B (1999) Forming nation, framing welfare. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, B (1999) Imagining welfare futures. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, B (1999) Unsettling welfare: The reconstruction of social policy. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, B (1999) Welfare: Needs, rights and risks. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, B (2002) Welfare in Ireland: Actors, resources and strategies. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Fanning, B (2007) After optimism? Ireland racism and globalisation. Book Reviews [Details]
                                         

Policy Contribution

Loyal, S, Fanning, B & Staunton, C; (1999) Asylum Seekers and the Right to work in Ireland. Policy Contribution [Details]
 

Review Articles

Fanning B; (2005) Review Article: Essays on Edmund Burke by Seamus Deane. Review Articles [Details]

Articles

Fanning B; (2007) Fanning B (2007) `Against `the Racial State¿,  Studies0 , vol 96. No.381. Articles [Details]
Fanning B; (2000) Social Policy; Welfare, Power and Diversity. Articles [Details]
Fanning B; (2000) 'Asylum Seekers, Travellers and Racism'. Articles [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

Immigration and social policy in Ireland,  comparative social policy and intellectual history.  I welcome approaches from prospective doctoral students interested in researching immigration and scial policy related topics.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Combat Poverty Agency
Title : Ethnicity, Racism and Poverty
Start Date / End Date : 02-JAN-02 / 01-JUN-02
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : Anti racism and intercultural health
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 31-MAR-07
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Integration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 03-MAR-08 / 31-DEC-12