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researcher and project manager
I have extensive experience in the area of antigypsyism as a researcher and practitioner.
In 2017 I graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a PhD in Sociology. My thesis entitled ‘Structures of prejudice: the Journey of Antigypsyism in Ireland’ draws on cultural sociology theories.
In 2011 I completed a Masters Degree in Sociology in UCD. My thesis on Antigypsyism in the Irish Media was selected as the best dissertation of the programme. I used a discourse analysis approach to analyse the Irish Independent broadsheet when featuring Romani population.
I also hold degrees in Philology and International Relations and Communications and have over twenty years’ professional experience as a Researcher, University Lecturer and Manager of European funded anti-discrimination projects. In the earlier part of my career I lectured in the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University.
I am currently a provider for Consultancy Services relating to Intercultural and Mediation Trainings in Ireland specializing in antigypsyism. Since 2016 I have been part of the expert trainers panel for the CoE ROMACT Programme.