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Below is a list of all available supervisors for students submitting their FYPs.

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1. Search for a suitable supervisor using the details below.
2. Email your supervisor with your details, and your FYP topic idea.
3. Once a lecturer has confirmed they will supervise you, complete this form: www.ul.ie/artsoc/fyp/fyp-form.
4. You can now start working with your supervisor on your FYP.

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Name Department FYP supervision areas Email
Aengus Finnegan English, Irish, and Communication

Irish placenames, surnames and personal names

Historical language shift in Ireland

Historical dialectology of the Irish language (including in the midlands & eastern Ireland)

The influence of Irish on Irish English.

The Schools' Folklore Collection 1937-8

The writings of Brian Ó Nualláin/Myles na gCopaleen

Email
Amanda Haynes Sociology

Discourse analysis of the Oireachtas Debates on the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989

Discourse analysis of the Oireachtas Debates on the ‘Criminal Justice (Aggravation by Prejudice) Bill 2016’

Politicians’ constructions of the Carrickmines tragedy in the Irish press and broadcast media.

Political discourse regarding Traveller accommodation in the Irish press and broadcast media.

Frame analysis of media reporting on the case of Ibrahim Halawa.

Quantitative projects employing European Social Survey Data.

Email
Angela Farrell Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

ELT / TESOL

Email
Annie Girardin-Halpin Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

French Literature, and in particular crime fiction and ‘la littérature de l’engagement’ French cinema Translation

Email
Barrie Wharton Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Spanish Cinema

Email
Bernadette Connaughton Politics & Public Administration

Public accountability

The role of political staff

Case study in Irish public policy

Implementation of EU environmental policy

Email
Breda Gray Sociology
Postfeminism, and neoliberalism and gender politics 
 
The sociology of migration, diaspora and multiculture 
 
The changing role of the Catholic Church in Ireland 
 
Changing forms of work in the post-industrial economy
Email
Brendan Halpin Sociology
Stratification and inequality in Ireland 
 
Sociological analysis of life-histories using quantitative methods 
 
Cohabitation, marriage and divorce (using quantitative methods) 
 
Transport in Limerick/UL – promoting a modal shift away from the private car 
 
Any other sociological research project using quantitative methods
Email
Chris McInerney Politics & Public Administration
The evolution of civil society in Ireland 
 
Social inclusion policy and practice 
 
Civic engagement and democratic development 
 
The changing world of public administration 
 
Public administration and social justice
Email
Clair Sheehan English, Irish, and Communication

American Literature, Culture, and Comparative Literature

U.S. Political Narratives from 1620-Post-9/11

Civil Rights and Race

The Southern Gothic

The American Gothic

Mark Twain Studies

 

Email
Conor Little Politics & Public Administration
Party politics.
 
Political careers.
 
Environmental politics and policy.
 
Irish and comparative politics and public policy. 
Email
Darina Slattery English, Irish, and Communication
E-Learning 
 
Information Design 
 
Instructional Design 
 
Online Collaboration/ Virtual Teams 
 
Technical Communication
Email
Deirdre Ní Loingsigh English, Irish, and Communication

Líonraí Gaeilge lasmuigh den Ghaeltacht

Féidearthachtaí Flipboard don mhúinteoir le Gaeilge

Spásanna foghlama agus úsáide teanga

Riachtanais tacaíochta teanga mhic léinn na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal

Nuachainteoirí na Gaeilge

Email
Dominique Le Meur Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Translation Studies: the cultural dimension

The Front National in French Politics

Email
Elaine Riordan Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
English language teaching and learning 
 
Language teacher education 
 
Communities of practice for language teachers/learners 
 
New technologies for language teaching and learning 
 
Computer-mediated communication 
 
Corpus linguistics and corpus-based discourse analysis
Email
Elaine Walsh English, Irish, and Communication
Technical Communication
e-Learning
Information design
Educational assessment
Instructional design
Email
Fiona Farr Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Reflective practice in language teacher education, including teaching practice and feedback

corpus linguistics and language teaching

language teacher education

spoken language

corpus linguistics

Irish-English

language learning and technology

Email
Frédéric Royall Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

The far right in contemporary France
The far left in contemporary France
French Euroscepticism
Protest in contemporary France
The Issue of "Communautarisme" in France

Email
Gisela Holfter Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
German-speaking refugees in Ireland 1933-45 
 
Friedrich Engels and Ireland 
 
Business German in Ireland 
 
Contemporary German literature 
 
Migration and Exile literature
Email
Gordon Ó Riain English, Irish, and Communication

Language and literature of Early Modern Irish (1200-1650) / Teanga agus litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche

Historical development of the Irish language / Stair na Gaeilge

Palaeography and textual criticism of Irish / Lámhscríbhinní agus eagarthóireacht téacsanna

An Fhiannaíocht

Dialects of Irish / Canúintí na Gaeilge

Scéim Aistriúcháin an Ghúim.

Email
Jean Conacher Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Literature and film in the GDR and Berlin Republic

Individual GDR writers (e.g. Helga Königsdorf, Christa Wolf, Christoph Hein) 

Intercultural contact and language learning (e.g. peer learning, study abroad, migration)
 
Foreign language policy and practice in Ireland 
 
Studies of language pedagogy and practice, such as use of target language, attitude, motivation, teaching of literature/culture (German)
Email
Joachim Fischer Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

German film studies

German travel writing

Travel writing about Germany, Austria or Switzerland

utopian/ Science Fiction literature in Germany

utopian/ Science Fiction literature in Ireland

German culture and literature before 1900

Email
Lee Monaghan Sociology
Qualitative research on dieting culture 
 
Qualitative research on any aspect relating to the obesity debate 
 
Qualitative research on masculinities and health 
 
The sociology of the body 
 
The sociology of risk
Email
Máire Ní Ghráda English, Irish, and Communication

Irish folklore

Gaeilge

Email
Margaret Harper English, Irish, and Communication
20th-21st century Irish literature, especially modernist texts and poetry
 
American literature, especially modernist texts and poetry
Email
Mariano Paz Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
Hispanic Cultural Studies: Literature, 
 
Cinema, 
 
Theatre, 
 
Visual Arts 
 
Film Studies: Theory, 
 
Language, Politics and Ideology, 
 
Audiences Science Fiction; 
 
Utopian Fiction; 
 
Dystopias 
 
Latin American Studies: Politics, Societies, Cities 
 
Cybercultures and New Media
Email
Marie-Thérèse Batardière Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
Interlanguage grammar in L2 French 
 
The impact of Study Abroad on L2 learning Tools and strategies to enhance language learning 
 
The importance of languages and culture in the business world 
 
French current affairs
Email
Marieke Krajenbrink Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
Transformations of the detective formula in Austrian, Swiss and German literature 
 
Post-war German-speaking drama 
 
The Holocaust in German and Austrian literature and cinema 
 
Themes in Comparative Literature 
 
The work of Richard Wagner and its reception
Email
Martin Power Sociology
Neoliberalism and the retraction of the Welfare State 
 
Urban Regeneration, Gentrification & Housing Policies 
 
Political / Media discourses of Migration (Inward or outward) 
 
Political / Social Protest
Email
Mary O’Donoghue Sociology
What is class identity? 
 
Understanding educational disadvantage 
 
Educational participation is closely linked to socio economic status, explain this pattern 
 
Gender stereotypes are still very evident in technical and scientific areas, explore why 
 
How children make sense of home and school
Email
Maura Adshead Politics & Public Administration
Irish Politics and public administration 
 
Comparative public policy 
 
Europeanisation theory and/or empirical work 
 
Social inclusion/exclusion issues and policy 
 
Case studies in Irish politics/policy by arrangement
Email
Michael G. Kelly Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
Littérature de langue française (20e siècle) 
 
Littérature de langue française (19e siècle) 
 
Poésie et poétiques modernes 
 
Théories de l’interprétation 
 
textuelle Littérature comparée.
Email
Neil Robinson Politics & Public Administration
Russian politics 
 
Soviet politics and history 
 
Politics in states of the Former USSR (excluding the Baltic states) 
 
Post-communist political economy 
 
History of communist states
Email
Niamh Hehir English, Irish, and Communication

Contemporary Irish Poetry and Fiction

Feminist Literary Criticism

Irish Women Writers

Trauma Theory and Literature

Early Twentieth Century Irish Literature

 

Email
Nuria Borrull Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics
Spanish literature of post-war Spain
 
Translation Studies
 
Popular Music and Protest Song
 
The Independence Movement in Catalonia
Email
Orla McDonnell Sociology
Bioethics and medical technology (reproductive technologies; genetic technologies) 
 
Sociological topics in the field of mental health politics, policy and practice (service user movement; psychiatric dominance; shift from institutional to community care; service user involvement in research, policy and practice) 
 
Sociological explorations of healthcare policy and practice (Private Health Insurance; Two-tier system; public-private mix; privatisation) 
 
Sociological explorations of reproductive politics (contraception, abortion, Assisted Reproductive Technologies) 
 
Qualitative studies of the illness (or caring) experience
Email
Owen Worth Politics & Public Administration
Critical approaches to Global Political Economy and Global Politics 
 
Politics of Globalisation and Global Governance 
 
Post-Communist Russia 
 
Global Development and Exclusion 
 
Globalisation and resistance
Email
Richard Kirwan History
Education and learning in the early modern period 
 
The Reformation 
 
Early modern print culture 
 
German history in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries 
 
Early modern cultures of display
Email
Ross MacMillan Sociology

Comparative research, globalization, inequality, politics, life course

Email
Scott Fitzsimmons Politics & Public Administration
Mercenaries and private security companies 
 
The culture and behaviour of armed forces 
 
Theories of international relations 
 
Theories of the origins, conduct, and outcome of wars 
 
Theories of foreign policy decision-making 
 
Terrorism and counterterrorism Insurgency and counterinsurgency 
 
The use of unpiloted combat vehicles in war
Email
Sile De Cléir English, Irish, and Communication

An Cultúr Ábhartha i saol traidisiúnta agus i mbéaloideas na hÉireann, go h-áirithe an téadach dúchasach agus feisteas na ndaoine (Material Folk Culture in Irish folklife, especially cloth-making and dress traditions)

Creideamh na nDaoine agus nósanna comónta go h-áirithe i gcomhthéacs an Chaitliceachais i gCathair Luimnigh sa chéad leath den 20ú hAois (Popular Folk Belief and Practice especially in the Catholic context in Limerick city in the first half of the twentieth century)

Email
Sorcha De Brún English, Irish, and Communication
Modern Irish language fiction; 
 
Modern Irish language poetry; 
 
Irish language film; 
 
Máirtín Ó Cadhain; 
 
Men and Masculinities in the Irish language novel; 
 
Irish language church music
Email
Teresa Cuixeres Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Spanish

Email
Tom Lodge Politics & Public Administration

Political responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa

South African political history

Contemporary South African politics

Email
Yvonne Cleary English, Irish, and Communication
Technical writers as a community of practice. 
 
The impact of XML/DITA on the work of technical writers. 
 
Privacy and social networks. 
 
Working in virtual teams. 
 
A usability study of an online system/application
Email