Breda Gray

Senior Lecturer

 
researcher

Biography

Research Interests

                      

My research interests cover the politics of gender/sexuality, migration, diaspora and religion in relation to contemporary governing processes. On-going research projects include:

-Migration, state and faith: post-welfarist modes of solidarity

-The politics of state diaspora engagement

-Gender and post-Fordist work/life

                      

Books

  Year Publication
2004 Women and the Irish Diaspora.
Gray, B (2004) Women and the Irish Diaspora. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
1994 'Women only management training - a past and present'
Gray, Breda (1994) 'Women only management training - a past and present' In: Women in Management: A Developing Presence. London: Routledge. [Details]
2013 'Feminist politics and the governance of migrant integration through religious organisations'
Breda Gray (2013) 'Feminist politics and the governance of migrant integration through religious organisations' In: Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2013 'Affecting Trans-Feminist Solidarity'
Breda Gray (2013) 'Affecting Trans-Feminist Solidarity' In: Theory on the Edge. Basinstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2013 'Towards the Neo-institutionalisation of Irish State-Diaspora Relations'
Breda Gray (2013) 'Towards the Neo-institutionalisation of Irish State-Diaspora Relations' In: Emigration Nations. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2014 'Thinking through Transnational Studies, Diaspora Studies and Gender'
Breda Gray (2014) 'Thinking through Transnational Studies, Diaspora Studies and Gender' In: Irish Women and the Diaspora. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2013 'Making migration a public issue: the ‘network-making power’ of the Irish Catholic Church'
Breda Gray (2013) 'Making migration a public issue: the ‘network-making power’ of the Irish Catholic Church' In: Ireland and Migration. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2012 'Social Aspects of Place Experience in Mobile Work/Life Practices'
Lugina Ciolfi, Breda Gray and Anthony D'Andrea (2012) 'Social Aspects of Place Experience in Mobile Work/Life Practices' In: From Research to Practice in the Design of Cooperative Systems: Results and Open Challenges. London: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Migrant integration and the network-making power of the Irish Catholic Church'
Breda Gray (2013) 'Migrant integration and the network-making power of the Irish Catholic Church' In: Migrations: Ireland in a Global World. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2012 'Catholic Church Civil Society Activism and the Neolberal Govermental Project of Migrant Integration in Ireland'
Breda Gray (2012) 'Catholic Church Civil Society Activism and the Neolberal Govermental Project of Migrant Integration in Ireland' In: Religion in the Neoliberal Age. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
2011 'Empathy, Emotion and Feminist Solidarities'
Breda Gray (2011) 'Empathy, Emotion and Feminist Solidarities' In: Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Emotion. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [Details]
2011 'The making of nomadic work: Understanding the mediating role of ICTS'
Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Luigina Ciolfi and Breda Gray (2011) 'The making of nomadic work: Understanding the mediating role of ICTS' In: The Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts. Hershey PA: IGI Global. [Details]
2011 'Governing Integration'
Breda Gray (2011) 'Governing Integration' In: Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation Ireland in Europe and the World. London: Ashgate. [Details]
2009 'Researching Irish Diaspora. From Concept to Political Strategy'
Breda Gray (2009) 'Researching Irish Diaspora. From Concept to Political Strategy' In: Diasporas. Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University. [Details]
2007 'Breaking the Silence: emigration, gender and the making of Irish cultural memory'
Gray, B (2007) 'Breaking the Silence: emigration, gender and the making of Irish cultural memory' In: Modern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2004 'Too close for comfort: Remembering the forgotten diaspora of Irish women in England'
Gray, B (2004) 'Too close for comfort: Remembering the forgotten diaspora of Irish women in England' In: Diaspora, Identity and Religion: New Directions in Theory and Research. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2003 'Global Modernities and the gendered epic of the Irish Empire'
Gray, B (2003) 'Global Modernities and the gendered epic of the Irish Empire' In: Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration. Oxford: Berg. [Details]
2000 'The 1980s Irish emigrant and 'multicultural' London: From 'ethnicity' to 'diaspora''
Gray, B (2000) 'The 1980s Irish emigrant and 'multicultural' London: From 'ethnicity' to 'diaspora'' In: The Irish Diaspora. [Details]
1999 'Biographical summary on Anne McClintock'
Gray, B (1999) 'Biographical summary on Anne McClintock' In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. [Details]
1998 'The Politics of Irish Identity: Feminism, Nationhood and Colonialism'
B Gray, B; Ryan, L (1998) 'The Politics of Irish Identity: Feminism, Nationhood and Colonialism' In: Nation, Empire, Colony: Critical Categories of Gender and Race Analysis. [Details]
1997 '(Dis)locating woman and women in representations of Irish national identity'
B Gray, B; Ryan, L (1997) '(Dis)locating woman and women in representations of Irish national identity' In: Women and Irish Society. A Sociological Reader. [Details]
1997 '(Dis)locating Irishness in the 1990s: The views of Irish women at home and abroad'
Gray, B (1997) '(Dis)locating Irishness in the 1990s: The views of Irish women at home and abroad' In: Location and Dislocation in Irish Society: Multidisciplinary Essays on emigration and Irish Identities. [Details]
1996 'Irish Women in Higher Education in England: From Invisibility to Recognition'
B Gray, B; Ryan, L (1996) 'Irish Women in Higher Education in England: From Invisibility to Recognition' In: Breaking Boundaries: Women in Higher Education. [Details]
1996 'Gendered Constructions of Irishness: Stagnation or Change in Irish Society since Independence'
B Gray, B; Ryan, L (1996) 'Gendered Constructions of Irishness: Stagnation or Change in Irish Society since Independence' In: Culture and Identity: Selected Aspects and Approaches. [Details]
1996 'The Home of Our Mothers and Our Birthright for Ages?'
Gray, B (1996) 'The Home of Our Mothers and Our Birthright for Ages?' In: New Frontiers in Women's Studies: Knowledge, Identity and Nationalism. [Details]
1994 'Women in Higher Education'
Gray, B (1994) 'Women in Higher Education' In: Changing the Subject: Women in Higher Education. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Beyind Migration Studies: Locating human mobility in the context of social struggle and change'
Gray, Breda (2016) 'Beyind Migration Studies: Locating human mobility in the context of social struggle and change'. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Austrian Journal of Sociology), 41 :37-54 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Post-Fordist Reconfigurations of Gender, Work and Life: Theory and Practice'
Gray, B., Ciolfi, Luigina, de Carvalho, A., D'Andrea A. (2017) 'Post-Fordist Reconfigurations of Gender, Work and Life: Theory and Practice'. British Journal Of Sociology, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teachers’ negotiations of civil partnership and schools: ambivalent attachments to religion and secularism'
Neary, A., Gray, B. and O'Sullivan, M. (2017) 'Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teachers’ negotiations of civil partnership and schools: ambivalent attachments to religion and secularism'. Discourse-Studies In The Cultural Politics Of Education, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'The Politics of Migration, Church, and State: A Case Study of the Catholic Church in Ireland'
Gray, B (2016) 'The Politics of Migration, Church, and State: A Case Study of the Catholic Church in Ireland'. International Migration Review, 50 :315-351 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'A queer politics of emotion: reimagining sexualities and schooling'
Neary, A,Gray, B,O'Sullivan, M (2016) 'A queer politics of emotion: reimagining sexualities and schooling'. Gender And Education, 28 :250-265 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Generation Emigration: The Politics of (Trans)National Social Reproduction in 21st Century Ireland'
Breda Gray (2013) 'Generation Emigration: The Politics of (Trans)National Social Reproduction in 21st Century Ireland'. Irish Studies Review, 20 (4):20-36 [Details]
2012 'Irish State Diaspora Engagement - The Network State and Netizens'
Breda Gray (2012) 'Irish State Diaspora Engagement - The Network State and Netizens'. Eire/Ireland Journal Of The Irish American Cultural Ins, 47 (1 & 2):244-270 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Governing Integration'
Gray, B,Fanning, B,Munck, R (2011) 'Governing Integration'. Globalization, Migration And Social Transformation: Ireland In Europe And The World, :93-105 [Details]
2011 'Editor's introduction: what does it mean to say sociology is going transnatoinal?'
Breda Gray (2011) 'Editor's introduction: what does it mean to say sociology is going transnatoinal?'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 19 (2):1-8 [Details]
2011 'Migrant chaplains: mediators of Catholic Church transnationalism or guests in nationally shaped religious fields?'
Breda Gray and Ria O'Sullivan Lago (2011) 'Migrant chaplains: mediators of Catholic Church transnationalism or guests in nationally shaped religious fields?'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 19 (2):94-110 [Details]
2011 'Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research'
D'Andrea, Anthony; Ciolfi, Luigina; Gray, Breda (2011) 'Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research'. Mobilities, 6 (2):149-160 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Becoming non-migrant: lives worth waiting for'
Gray, B (2011) 'Becoming non-migrant: lives worth waiting for'. GENDER PLACE AND CULTURE, 18 (3):417-432 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Empathy, Emotion and Feminist Solidarities'
Gray, B,Ruberg, W,Steenbergh, K (2011) 'Empathy, Emotion and Feminist Solidarities'. Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Gender And Emotion, 34 :207-232 [Details]
2009 'Migration, Life Narratives, memory and subjectivity: Reflections on an archival project on Irish migration'
Breda Gray (2009) 'Migration, Life Narratives, memory and subjectivity: Reflections on an archival project on Irish migration'. Migration Letters, 6 (2):175-182 [Details]
2008 'Putting emotion and reflexivity to work in researching migration'
Gray, B (2008) 'Putting emotion and reflexivity to work in researching migration'. SOCIOLOGY, 42 (4):916-936 [Details]
2007 'Breaking the Silence: Emigration, Gender and the Making of Irish Cultural Memory'
Gray, B,Harte, L (2007) 'Breaking the Silence: Emigration, Gender and the Making of Irish Cultural Memory'. Modern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation And Society, :111-131 [Details]
2006 'Curious hybridities: Transnational negotiations of migrancy through generation''
Breda Gray (2006) 'Curious hybridities: Transnational negotiations of migrancy through generation''. Irish Studies Review, 14 (6):207-224 [Details]
2006 'Redefining the nation through economic growth and migration: changing rationalities of governance in the Republic of Ireland'
Breda Gray (2006) 'Redefining the nation through economic growth and migration: changing rationalities of governance in the Republic of Ireland'. Mobilities, 1 (3):353-372 [Details]
2006 'Migrant Integration Policy: A Nationalist Fantasy of Management and Control?'
Breda Gray (2006) 'Migrant Integration Policy: A Nationalist Fantasy of Management and Control?'. Translocations:Ir Migration Race & Social Transform Rvw, 1 (1):118-138 [Details]
2004 'Remembering a 'multicultural' future through a history of emigration: Towards a feminist politics of solidarity across difference'
Gray, B (2004) 'Remembering a 'multicultural' future through a history of emigration: Towards a feminist politics of solidarity across difference'. WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, 27 (4):413-429 [Details]
2002 'Breaking the Silence - Questions of staying and going in 1950s Ireland'
Gray, B (2002) 'Breaking the Silence - Questions of staying and going in 1950s Ireland'. IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 23 (3-4 (Special Issue o):2-27 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2002 'Whitely Scripts: Irish women's racialised belongings in London'
Gray, B (2002) 'Whitely Scripts: Irish women's racialised belongings in London'. EUROPEAN J. CULTURAL STUDIES, 5 (2):257-274 [Details]
2002 'The Irish diaspora - refiguring 'home' and 'away''
Gray, B (2002) 'The Irish diaspora - refiguring 'home' and 'away''. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 11 (2):123-144 [Details]
2000 ''Contemporary Ireland and a Global Irish Empire of Memory and Imagination'
Breda Gray (2000) ''Contemporary Ireland and a Global Irish Empire of Memory and Imagination'. Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, 7 (1):111-126 [Details]
2000 'Gendering the Irish Diaspora'
Gray, B (2000) 'Gendering the Irish Diaspora'. WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, 23 (2):1-19 [Details]
1999 'Longings and belongings - gendered spatialities of Irishness'
Gray, B (1999) 'Longings and belongings - gendered spatialities of Irishness'. IRISH STUDIES REVIEW, 7 (2):193-210 [Details]
1997 'Modes of national belonging, emigration and Irish national identity'
Breda Gray (1997) 'Modes of national belonging, emigration and Irish national identity'. Auto/Biography, 1,2,3 (1):145-156 [Details]
1996 'Irish women in London: National or Hybrid Diasporic Identities?'
Breda Gray (1996) 'Irish women in London: National or Hybrid Diasporic Identities?'. National Women's Studies Association Journal, 8 (1) [ULIR Link] [Details]
1996 'Accounts of displacement. Migrant Irish Women in London'
Breda Gray (1996) 'Accounts of displacement. Migrant Irish Women in London'. Youth and Policy, 52 :22-29 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1996 ''Irishness - A Global and Gendered Identity?'
Gray, B (1996) ''Irishness - A Global and Gendered Identity?'. IRISH STUDIES REVIEW, 16 (*):24-30 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'The Work and Life of Corporate Expatriates: New Patterns and Regimes of Mobility in the Knowledge Economy'
Anthony D'Andrea and Breda Gray (2013) 'The Work and Life of Corporate Expatriates: New Patterns and Regimes of Mobility in the Knowledge Economy' International Review of Social Research, s (1) :87-107. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Introduction: Neoliberal definitions of a new sexual world and the revitalisation of gender studies'
Breda Gray (2012) 'Introduction: Neoliberal definitions of a new sexual world and the revitalisation of gender studies' Socheolas. Limerick Student Journal of Sociology, 4 (1) :1-6. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2013 New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities
Neary, A. Gray, B. O'Sullivan, M. (2013) New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities Conference Summary Report New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities [Details]
2012 Sexing the Nation
B. Gray,Williams, J. P.,Phillips, B. E.,Smith, K.,Atherton, P. J.,Rankin, D.,Selby, A. L.,Liptrot, S.,Lund, J.,Larvin, M.,Rennie, M. J. (2012) Mixed ¿White¿ Belongings-Irish women in London . In: * eds. Sexing the Nation , 03-JUL-98 - 04-JUL-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
2010 CrossCare Conference
B. Gray,Villatoro, E.,Mulla, M.,Larvin, M. (2010) Emigration and Social Exclusion . In: * eds. CrossCare Conference , 01-MAR-00 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2009 Merriman Summer School
B. Gray,Villatoro, E.,Mulla, M.,Hall, R.,Larvin, M. (2009) Whiteness and Belonging. Irish women in England . In: * eds. Merriman Summer School , 01-AUG-00 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2008 `After the Celtic Tiger¿, Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Conference
B. Gray (2008) Gendered work/life in the knowledge economy `After the Celtic Tiger¿, Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Conference , 11-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Second Global Conference, Multiculturalism Conflict and Belonging, Oxford University
B.Gray (2008) `Multiculturalism and feminism: From the waning of affect to the possibilities of empathy¿ Second Global Conference, Multiculturalism Conflict and Belonging, Oxford University , 03-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Fifth IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion European Network) Annual Conference
B. Gray (2008) `From postcolonial exile to diaspora strategies: Governing the Irish diaspora¿ Fifth IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion European Network) Annual Conference , 09-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Diasporas Exploring Critical Issues, University of Oxford, 5-7 July, 2008
B. Gray (2008) Discussant `Globalisation and claims of diaspora¿ Diasporas Exploring Critical Issues, University of Oxford, 5-7 July, 2008 , 05-JUL-08 - 07-JUL-08 [Details]
2007 Public Debate: Immigration in Ireland: Impact, Challenges, Experiences
B. Gray (2007) The politics of migrant integration in the Republic of Ireland Public Debate: Immigration in Ireland: Impact, Challenges, Experiences , 19-APR-07 [Details]
2006 Fifth M.Sc. in Irish Migration Studies Annual Public Lecture
B. Gray (2006) Emigration, enquiry, emotion: reflections on researching recent Irish emigration Fifth M.Sc. in Irish Migration Studies Annual Public Lecture , 28-JAN-06 [Details]
2005 Women on Ireland Network Conference: Gender and Memory
B. Gray (2005) Gender, emigration and the making of Irish cultural memory Women on Ireland Network Conference: Gender and Memory , 09-JUN-05 - 10-JUN-05 [Details]
2005 Re-imagining Ireland International Conference
B. Gray,Rahman, S. H.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J.,Thompson, D. (2005) Memory, Diaspora and Identity . In: * eds. Re-imagining Ireland International Conference , 16-MAY-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 Gendering Citizenship and Globalization Conference
B. Gray (2005) Diaspora, migration and feminist politics of solidarity Gendering Citizenship and Globalization Conference , 09-MAY-05 - 11-MAY-05 [Details]
2005 Department of Sociology, NUIM Seminar Series
B. Gray (2005) Women, family, migration and late-twentieth century Irish modernity Department of Sociology, NUIM Seminar Series , 28-FEB-05 [Details]
2005 Locality, Identity, Diaspora Conference, Institute of Social/Cultural Anthropology
B. Gray,Rahman, S. H.,Nanny, C.,Ibrahim, K.,O'Reilly, D.,Larvin, M.,Kingsnorth, A. J.,McMahon, M. J. (2005) Diaspora¿ ¿ a mode of interrogating Irish identity and belonging? . In: * eds. Locality, Identity, Diaspora Conference, Institute of Social/Cultural Anthropology , 10-FEB-00 - 13-FEB-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 International Sociological Association Conference: From emigration to immigration countries in Europe: new patterns
B. Gray (2005) Pro-immigrant policy, neo-liberalism and 'interculturalis' in the Republic of Ireland: divergent or convergent ethical regimes International Sociological Association Conference: From emigration to immigration countries in Europe: new patterns , 02-JUN-05 - 06-JUN-05 [Details]
2004 Symposium on health and risk behaviour of the Irish at home and away
B. Gray (2004) The dynamics of community and belonging for migrant Irish women in 1990s London Symposium on health and risk behaviour of the Irish at home and away , 29-OCT-04 - 30-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 EU Presidency Conference on Reconciling Mobility and Social Inclusion
B. Gray (2004) Integration: social suppor structures for migrants - Rapporteur EU Presidency Conference on Reconciling Mobility and Social Inclusion , 01-APR-04 - 02-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Women's Studies Network (Ireland and UK) Annual Conference
B. Gray (2004) Mobility, Diaspora and Globalization: re-siting feminist politics Women's Studies Network (Ireland and UK) Annual Conference , 08-JUL-04 - 11-JUL-04 [Details]
2004 Public Seminar on Violence against Women - Local Issues and Responses
B. Gray (2004) Violence against Women in Ireland and Globally Public Seminar on Violence against Women - Local Issues and Responses , 09-DEC-04 [Details]
2004 Irish Spaces. Homeland, Asylum, Empire, Diaspora: 13th Irish Australian Studies Conference
B. Gray (2004) Class, 'race' and gender in negotiations of belonging for 1980s Irish women migrants to England Irish Spaces. Homeland, Asylum, Empire, Diaspora: 13th Irish Australian Studies Conference , 28-SEP-04 - 01-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 International Sociological Association Conference: Racisms, Sexisms and Contemporary Politics of Belonging
B. Gray (2004) Empathy and the politics of multiculturalism International Sociological Association Conference: Racisms, Sexisms and Contemporary Politics of Belonging , 25-AUG-04 - 27-AUG-04 [Details]
2004 Joint Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies, the British Association of Irish Studies and the European Association for Irish Studies
B. Gray (2004) Class, generation, race and gender in negotiations of belonging for 1980s Irish women migrants to England Joint Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies, the British Association of Irish Studies and the European Association for Irish Studies , 13-JUL-04 - 16-JUL-04 [Details]
2004 ACUME, European Network Conference on Cultural Memory in Peripheral European Countries
B. Gray (2004) Migration, memory practices and multiculturalism in the Republic of Ireland ACUME, European Network Conference on Cultural Memory in Peripheral European Countries , 07-MAY-04 - 09-MAY-04 [Details]
2004 Day School: Gender, memory and oral history/narratives of the self
B. Gray (2004) Gender, memory and the self Day School: Gender, memory and oral history/narratives of the self , 19-APR-04 [Details]
2004 'Unmarried Mothers' in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultural Reflections
B. Gray (2004) Maternity, nation and migration in twentieth-century Ireland 'Unmarried Mothers' in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultural Reflections , 24-JUN-04 - 25-JUN-04 [Details]
2003 Emigration Advice Network (EAN) Annual Conference
B. Gray (2003) Making connections between then and now ¿ accounting for staying in Ireland in the 1950s . In: * eds. Emigration Advice Network (EAN) Annual Conference , 13-FEB-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Emigration Summer School
B. Gray (2003) 'The politics of emigration in 1950s Ireland' Emigration Summer School , 19-SEP-03 - 20-SEP-03 [Details]
2003 Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
B. Gray,Ammori, B. J.,Becker, K. L.,Kite, P.,Snider, R. H.,Nylen, E. S.,White, J. C.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2003) Women in Higher Education . In: * eds. Women in Higher Education Annual Conference , 01-APR-93 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Feminist Transitions: Social, Cultural and Global
B. Gray (2003) Introductory remarks - Mapping the fields of the social, cultural and global in feminism . In: * eds. Feminist Transitions: Social, Cultural and Global , 16-MAY-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Feminist Knowledge and Politics Symposium
B. Gray (2003) Feminism, Multiculturalism and Politics . In: * eds. Feminist Knowledge and Politics Symposium , 04-APR-03 - 05-APR-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Women¿s Movement. Migrant Women transforming Ireland Conference
B. Gray (2003) Gender, multiculturalism and public uses of memory . In: * eds. Women¿s Movement. Migrant Women transforming Ireland Conference , 20-MAR-03 - 21-MAR-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Oral History in Ireland today. Conference
B. Gray (2002) Who¿s telling tales? . In: * eds. Oral History in Ireland today. Conference , 12-APR-02 - 12-APR-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 National Women¿s History Conference
B. Gray (2002) Changing gendered constructions of the ¿staying¿ subject in contexts of high out migration in 1950s and 1980s Ireland . In: * eds. National Women¿s History Conference , 08-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Women's Studies Network (UK) Annual Conference
B. Gray,Ammori, B. J.,Cairns, A.,Dixon, M. F.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2002) Writing about Difference . In: * eds. Women's Studies Network (UK) Annual Conference , 01-JUL-93 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Women¿s History Association of Ireland Conference
B. Gray (2002) Changing gendered constructions of the ¿staying¿ subject in contexts of high out migration in 1950s and 1980s Ireland . In: * eds. Women¿s History Association of Ireland Conference , 07-SEP-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Wiles Trust Colloquium
B. Gray,Rahman, S. H.,James, A. M.,Ammori, B. J.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2002) Narratives of staying ¿at home¿ in 1950s Ireland . In: * eds. Wiles Trust Colloquium , 05-SEP-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 British Association of Irish Studies Conference, Researching the Irish diaspora
B. Gray (2001) Collecting life-narratives for on-line and library based multi-media archives . In: * eds. British Association of Irish Studies Conference, Researching the Irish diaspora , 01-MAR-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 Open Seminar Series, MPhil Race and Ethnic Studies
B. Gray,Ward, S.,Morris, E.,Bansback, N.,Calvert, N.,Crellin, A.,Forman, D.,Larvin, M.,Radstone, D. (2001) Gendering the Irish Diaspora . In: * eds. Open Seminar Series, MPhil Race and Ethnic Studies , 01-NOV-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 Irish Geography Conference
B. Gray (2001) Globalisation, mobility and Irish belonging at the millennium . In: * eds. Irish Geography Conference , 01-APR-01 - 01-APR-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 Rootings/Uprootings Seminar Series'
B. Gray (2000) The Irish Empire ¿ New spaces of mobility and enclosure for Irish women . In: * eds. Rootings/Uprootings Seminar Series' , 01-APR-00 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 Migration and Transculturation Conference
B. Gray (2000) Witnessing Emigration - Memory and Life Narratives of staying ¿at home¿ . In: * eds. Migration and Transculturation Conference , 31-MAY-00 - 02-JUN-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Social Movements in Transition: Moving towards the Millennium
B. Gray with Brendan Hennessy (1999) Researching a local activist group -Immigrant Solidarity ¿ a case study . In: * eds. Social Movements in Transition: Moving towards the Millennium , 16-MAY-99 - 18-MAY-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Established outsider relations¿ Seminar Series
B. Gray (1999) Irish women and Irish identity ¿ a crisis of authenticity . In: * eds. Established outsider relations¿ Seminar Series , 19-MAY-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference
B. Gray (1999) Emigration, Immigration and Irish Identity at the millennium . In: * eds. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference , 06-APR-99 - 09-APR-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Wiles Colloquium
B. Gray (1999) Narratives of staying ¿at home¿ in an emigrant society(Invited paper) . In: * eds. Wiles Colloquium , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 International Conference on Culture and Identity
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan (1999) Gendered Constructions of Irishness . In: * eds. International Conference on Culture and Identity , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 International Population Studies Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Catriona Ni Laoire (1999) Restricted discourses of Irish emigration . In: * eds. International Population Studies Conference , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Irish Sociology Seminar
B. Gray (1998) Terms of displacement . In: * eds. Irish Sociology Seminar , 01-JUN-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Women¿s Studies Seminar Series
B. Gray (1998) Irish women and the Republic of Ireland ¿ a crisis of ¿authenticity . In: * eds. Women¿s Studies Seminar Series , 07-MAY-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 The Expanding Nation Conference
B. Gray (1998) Steering a course somewhere between hegemonic discourses of Irishness . In: * eds. The Expanding Nation Conference , 22-SEP-98 - 24-SEP-98 , pp.*-* [ULIR Link] [Details]
1998 Centre for Women¿s Studies Seminar Series
B. Gray (1998) Gendered Temporalities of Irishness . In: * eds. Centre for Women¿s Studies Seminar Series , 05-MAR-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Women and Ireland: Social, Historical and Cultural Perspectives
B. Gray (1998) ¿Acting White¿ Irish women in London . In: * eds. Women and Ireland: Social, Historical and Cultural Perspectives , 01-JUN-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 Sociology Department Seminar Series
B. Gray (1997) The Irish abroad, ¿authenticity and political belonging¿ . In: * eds. Sociology Department Seminar Series , 27-NOV-97 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 Transformations
B. Gray (1997) Discourses of diaspora and Irish identity . In: * eds. Transformations , 17-JUL-97 - 19-JUL-97 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Centre for Irish Studies Seminar Series
B. Gray (1996) Straddling generations - Putting Irish and women together . In: * eds. Centre for Irish Studies Seminar Series , 01-JUN-96 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Auto/biographies and National Identities Conference
B. Gray (1996) 'Extending modes of national belonging- Emigration and Irish national identity . In: * eds. Auto/biographies and National Identities Conference , 28-SEP-96 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 International Federation for Women¿s History Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan (1995) The politics of Irish identity -feminism, nationhood and anti-colonialism . In: * eds. International Federation for Women¿s History Conference , 01-JUL-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference
B. Gray (1995) You're not a long way away, but you're not there . In: * eds. Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference , 01-MAY-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 Women's History Network Annual Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan (1995) The politics of Irish identity . In: * eds. Women's History Network Annual Conference , 16-SEP-95 - 17-SEP-95 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 Understanding the Social World International Conference
B. Gray (1995) Irishness - A Global and Gendered Identity . In: * eds. Understanding the Social World International Conference , 01-JUN-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 British Sociological Association Annual Conference
B. Gray (1995) Recasting Irishness in London - Irish women in London or women from Ireland? . In: * eds. British Sociological Association Annual Conference , 01-APR-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1994 Women' Studies Network (UK) Annual Conference
B. Gray (1994) Postcolonial theories - oppositional cultural politics or translating difference in 'Western' interests? . In: * eds. Women' Studies Network (UK) Annual Conference , 08-JUL-94 - 10-JUL-94 , pp.*-* [Details]
1994 Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan (1994) Irish women in Higher Education in England: From Invisibility to Recognition . In: * eds. Women in Higher Education Annual Conference , 01-APR-94 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1994 Women/Time/Space, Conference
B. Gray (1994) 'Spaces of Migration' . In: * eds. Women/Time/Space, Conference , 01-MAR-94 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1994 Conference on Social Movements in Transition: Moving Towards the Millennium?
B. Gray,Walters, A. M.,Larvin, M.,Sadek, S. A. (1994) Researching a local activist group: Immigrant Solidarity ¿ a case study . In: * eds. Conference on Social Movements in Transition: Moving Towards the Millennium? , 16-APR-99 - 18-APR-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1993 Dept of Critical and Historical Studies, Seminar Series
B. Gray with Dr. Louise Ryan (1993) Women and Irish national identity . In: * eds. Dept of Critical and Historical Studies, Seminar Series , 01-FEB-93 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication

[Details]

[Details]
2016 Governance and Religion (International EUREL Project),
Gray, Breda (2016) Religion and the governance of migration. A case study of the Catholic church in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Governance and Religion (International EUREL Project), University of Luxembourg , 29-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Annual Conference,
Gray, Breda (2016) Post-Welfarist Solidarity and Religion in the Public Sphere. [National Refereed Conference Paper], British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Annual Conference, Lancaster University UK , 12-JUL-16 - 14-JUL-16 [Details]
2015 International Workshop: ‘Methods of Researching Globalization and Development’,
Breda Gray (2015) Methodological Approaches in researching mobilities. [Invited Lecture], International Workshop: ‘Methods of Researching Globalization and Development’, Gothenburg Centre of Globalization and Development (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) , 29-MAY-15 - 30-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 City of Graz Conference on Interreligious Dialogue, Museum of Modern Art, Graz Austria, 17-20 July, 2013,
Breda Gray (2015) Religion in the Public Sphere. [Invited Lecture], City of Graz Conference on Interreligious Dialogue, Museum of Modern Art, Graz Austria, 17-20 July, 2013, City of Graz, Austria , 17-JUL-15 - 20-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Conference,
Breda Gray (2015) 'Leaving Dublin’: Re-imaging Irish Emigration’. [Invited Lecture], European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Conference, University of Palermo, Sicily , 03-JUN-15 - 07-JUN-15 [Details]
2014 Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference,
Breda Gray (2014) Gendered self-management: Changing relations between production and social reproduction in the “new economy. [Keynote Address], Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway , 08-MAR-14 - 08-MAR-15 [Details]
2012 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems,
Breda Gray (with Luiginal Ciolfi and Anthony D'Andrea) (2012) Social aspects of place experience in mobile work/life practices. [International Refereed Conference], 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, Marseille, France , 29-MAY-12 - 01-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) Emerging Perspectives: Religion and Ireland,
Breda Gray (2012) Catholic Church Civil Society Activism and the Neoliberal Govermental Project of Migrant Integration in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) Emerging Perspectives: Religion and Ireland, University College Cork , 25-MAY-12 - 26-MAY-12 [Details]
2012 AHRC/ESRC New Forms of Public Religion Conference,
Breda Gray (2012) The civil society role of the Catholic Church in the governmental project of migrant integration in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], AHRC/ESRC New Forms of Public Religion Conference, St John's College, University of Cambridge , 05-SEP-12 - 06-SEP-12 [Details]
2011 Sibeal Annual Conference. Feminist Scholarship, Activism and Creativity,
Breda Gray (2011) Opening Plenary - Neoliberal definitions of a new sexual world and the revitalisation of gender studies. [Plenary Lecture], Sibeal Annual Conference. Feminist Scholarship, Activism and Creativity, University of Limerick , 25-NOV-11 - 26-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 European Science Foundation Research Conference. Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies,
Breda Gray (2011) Faith-based organisations in migrant integration: gender politics and the shifting scope of religious authority. [Invited Lecture], European Science Foundation Research Conference. Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies, Sandic Linkoping Vast, Sweden , 21-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-12 [Details]
2011 31st Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion,
Breda Gray (2011) The Catholic Church and Migrant Integration: An Irish Case Study of Neoliberal Governance. [International Refereed Conference], 31st Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion, Sciences Po, Aix en Provence, France , 30-JUN-11 - 03-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 Diaspora Strategies: Encouragment, Evolution and Engagement,
Breda Gray (2011) The Networked Irish State and Netizen Diaspora Membership. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Diaspora Strategies: Encouragment, Evolution and Engagement, Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin , 09-SEP-11 - 10-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Global Migration and Multiculturalism: Religion, Society, Policy and Politics,
Breda Gray (2011) The Irish Catholic Church and the Politics of Migrant Integration. [International Refereed Conference], Global Migration and Multiculturalism: Religion, Society, Policy and Politics, Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, University of Surrey , 28-JUL-11 - 29-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 Ireland Through a Social Sciences Lens One day conference celebrating four years of the Irish Social Sciences Platform,
Breda Gray (2011) Gender, Technology and Mobile Work in the Knowledge Economy’. [Invited Lecture], Ireland Through a Social Sciences Lens One day conference celebrating four years of the Irish Social Sciences Platform, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 05-NOV-11 - 05-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 AHRC/ESRC Innovative Methods in the Study of Religion,
Breda Gray and Ria O'Sullivan Lago (2010) Researching a transnational church in a nation-state context. A case study of the Irish Catholic Church. [International Refereed Conference], AHRC/ESRC Innovative Methods in the Study of Religion, City of London , 29-MAR-10 - 30-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 Gender Work and Organisation Conference,
Breda Gray (2010) Reframing questions of gender in research on mobile work/lives. [International Refereed Conference], Gender Work and Organisation Conference, University of Warwick , 21-JUN-10 - 23-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 British Sociological Association Work Employment and Society Conference,
Breda Gray (2010) Self-discipline and passion in the negotiation of gender, work and life in the knowledge economy. [International Refereed Conference], British Sociological Association Work Employment and Society Conference, University of Brighton , 07-SEP-10 - 09-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 Irish Social Science Platform Annual Conference, The Social Sciences in an Age of Uncertainty,
Breda Gray (with Luigina Ciolfi) (2010) Negotiating gender, work and life in the Knowledge Economy - Making up the Rules. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Social Science Platform Annual Conference, The Social Sciences in an Age of Uncertainty, University of Limerick , 02-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10 [Details]
2010 International Metropolis Conference,
Breda Gray (2010) 'The territorial state and the population state - a case study of Irish state diaspora engagement. [Invited Lecture], International Metropolis Conference, International Conference Centre, De Hague , 05-OCT-10 - 08-OCT-11 [Details]
2010 Symposium on Irish women and the Diaspora,
Breda Gray (2010) Transnationalism, Diaspora and Nationalist Heternormativity. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on Irish women and the Diaspora, UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies , 10-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-10 [Details]
2009 AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme and CRONEM, University of Surrey Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions,
Breda Gray (2009) Local and global logics of diaspora engagement in the Republic of Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme and CRONEM, University of Surrey Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions, University of Surrey , 11-JUN-09 - 12-JUN-09 [Details]
2009 International Metropolis Conference,
Breda Gray (2009) Diaspora engagement and the Irish state: new formations of transnational membership?. [Invited Lecture], International Metropolis Conference, International Conference Centre, Copenhagen , 14-SEP-09 - 18-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 Global Imaginaries: Writing/Migration/Place,
Breda Gray (2009) Engaging Diasporas: Obligation, Opportunity, Organisation. [International Refereed Conference], Global Imaginaries: Writing/Migration/Place, Lancaster University , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 Experiencing Gender, IV International Interdisciplinary Conference,
Breda Gray (2009) Feminism and the 'crisis of multiculturalims' in Europe. [Keynote Address], Experiencing Gender, IV International Interdisciplinary Conference, Universidad de Huelva, Spain , 06-MAY-09 - 08-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 International Women's Day Conference,
Breda Gray (2009) Nomadic work/life: gender and the knowledge economy. [Invited Lecture], International Women's Day Conference, University of Limerick , 03-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09 [Details]
2008 Neither Here nor There: Writing the Irish Diaspora,
Breda Gray (2008) Diaspora - New or Old Logics of Affiliation?. [Keynote Address], Neither Here nor There: Writing the Irish Diaspora, University of Limerick , 30-OCT-08 - 01-NOV-08 [Details]
2008 Fifth IMISCOE Annual Conference (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesian European Network),
Breda Gray (2008) From postcolonial exile to diaspora strategies. Governing the Irish Diaspora. [Invited Lecture], Fifth IMISCOE Annual Conference (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesian European Network), Univesity of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain , 09-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 International Symposium on Gender and Emotion,
Breda Gray (2008) Multicultural feminism and the politics of empathy. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], International Symposium on Gender and Emotion, University of Limerick , 20-JUN-08 - 20-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 First Global Conference. Diasporas Exploring Critical Issues,
Breda Gray (2008) Moving beyond diaspora conceptually and politically. [International Refereed Conference], First Global Conference. Diasporas Exploring Critical Issues, University of Oxford , 05-JUL-08 - 07-JUL-08 [Details]
2008 Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging,
Breda Gray (2008) Multiculturalism and feminism: From the waning of affect to the possibilities of empathy. [International Refereed Conference], Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging, Oxford University , 03-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 First Irish Social Science Platform Conference,
Breda Gray (2008) Nomadic work/life and the knowledge economy: gendered dimensions. [National Refereed Conference Paper], First Irish Social Science Platform Conference, Dublin City University , 11-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Researching the Church in Ireland,
Breda Gray (2008) Chair. [Chaired Session], Researching the Church in Ireland, National University of Ireland Maynooth , 22-OCT-08 - 22-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 1st Global Conference. Diasporas Exploring Critical Issues,
Breda Gray (2008) Globalisation and claims of diaspora. [Chaired Session], 1st Global Conference. Diasporas Exploring Critical Issues, University of Oxford , 05-JUL-08 - 07-JUL-08 [Details]
2008 10th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies. Emigration, Exile, Immigration, Re-Migration,
Breda Gray (2008) Puncturing hte narrative of 1950s Irish emigration: the life narrative and cultural memory. [Invited Lecture], 10th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies. Emigration, Exile, Immigration, Re-Migration, University of Limerick , 30-MAY-08 - 01-JUN-08 [Details]
2007 Immigration in Ireland: Impact, Challenges, Experiences,
Breda Gray (2007) The politics of integration in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Immigration in Ireland: Impact, Challenges, Experiences, Institute for the Study of European Transformation, London Metropolitan University , 19-APR-07 - 04-APR-07 [Details]
2007 European Computer Supported Co-operative Work (ECSCW) Conference,
Breda Gray and Luigina Ciolfi (2007) 'Nomadic workers in the new economy. [Poster Presentation], European Computer Supported Co-operative Work (ECSCW) Conference, University of Limerick , 24-SEP-07 - 26-OCT-12 [Details]
2007 Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants Conference 'From Pastoral Care to Public Policy - Journeying with the Migrant',
Breda Gray (2007) Respondent to Professor Des Cahill. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants Conference 'From Pastoral Care to Public Policy - Journeying with the Migrant', Dunboyne , 21-NOV-07 - 23-NOV-07 [Details]
2007 Sibeal Speaks: A Postgraduate Conference on New Directions in Feminist, Sexuality and Gender Research,
Breda Gray (2007) Twenty-first Century Issues for Women's Studies and Feminist Research. [Keynote Address], Sibeal Speaks: A Postgraduate Conference on New Directions in Feminist, Sexuality and Gender Research, Univerrsity of Limerick , 06-OCT-07 - 06-OCT-07 [Details]
2007 MSc in Migration Studies Annual Public Lecture,
Breda Gray (2007) Emigration, Enquiry and Emotion: Reflections on researching recent Irish migration. [Invited Lecture], MSc in Migration Studies Annual Public Lecture, Centre for Migration Studies Omagh and Queen's University Belfast , 21-OCT-07 - 21-NOV-06 [Details]
2005 Women on Ireland Network Annual Conference 'Gender and Memory',
Breda Gray (2005) Gender, emigration and the making of Irish cultural memory. [Keynote Address], Women on Ireland Network Annual Conference 'Gender and Memory', University of Limerick , 09-JUN-05 - 10-JUN-05 [Details]
2005 Gendering Citizenship and Globalization,
Breda Gray (2005) Diaspora, migration and feminist politics of solidarity: An Irish case study. [International Refereed Conference], Gendering Citizenship and Globalization, Universidad de Huelva , 09-MAY-05 - 11-MAY-05 [Details]
2005 International Sociological Association Conference: From Emigration to Immigration Countries in Europe,
Breda Gray (2005) Pro-migrant policy, neoliberalism and interculturalism in the Republic of Ireland: convergent or divergent ethical regimes?. [Invited Lecture], International Sociological Association Conference: From Emigration to Immigration Countries in Europe, Cerisy, Normandy, France , 02-JUN-05 - 06-JUN-05 [Details]
2005 Sociology Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
Breda Gray (2005) Women, family, migration and late 20th century Irish modernity. [Invited Lecture], Sociology Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 28-FEB-05 - 28-FEB-05 [Details]
2004 Women's Studies Network (UK and Ireland) Annual Conference,
Breda Gray (2004) Mobility, Diaspora and Globalisation - Re-siting Feminist Politics. [Keynote Address], Women's Studies Network (UK and Ireland) Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 08-JUL-04 - 11-JUL-04 [Details]
2004 EU Presidency Conference: Reconciling Mobility and Social Inclusion,
Breda Gray (2004) Rapporteur on 'Integration: social support structures for migrants'. [Invited Oral Presentation], EU Presidency Conference: Reconciling Mobility and Social Inclusion, Bundoran, Ireland , 01-APR-04 - 02-APR-04 [Details]
2004 International Sociological Association Conference: Racisms, Sexisms and Contemporary Politics of Belonging,
Breda Gray (2004) Empathy and the politics of multiculturalism. [International Refereed Conference], International Sociological Association Conference: Racisms, Sexisms and Contemporary Politics of Belonging, International Quaker Centre, London , 25-AUG-04 - 27-AUG-04 [Details]
2004 Joint Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies, British Association for Irish Studies and European Association for Irish Studies,
Breda Gray (2004) Class, Generation, Race and Gender in Negotiations of Belonging for 1980s women migrants in London. [International Refereed Conference], Joint Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies, British Association for Irish Studies and European Association for Irish Studies, University of Limerick , 13-JUL-04 - 16-JUL-04 [Details]
2004 ACUME European Network Conference: Cultural Memory in Peripheral European Countries,
Breda Gray (2004) Migration, memory practices and multiculturalism in the Republic of Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], ACUME European Network Conference: Cultural Memory in Peripheral European Countries, University of Malta , 07-MAY-04 - 09-MAY-04 [Details]
2004 Gender, Memory and Narrative of the Self Symposium,
Breda Gray (2004) Gender, memory and the self. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Gender, Memory and Narrative of the Self Symposium, University of Limerick , 16-APR-04 - 16-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Irish Australian Studies: Irish Spaces: Homeland, Asylum, Empire, Diaspora,
Breda Gray (2004) Class, race and gender in negotiations of belonging for 1980s Irish women migrants to England. [International Refereed Conference], Irish Australian Studies: Irish Spaces: Homeland, Asylum, Empire, Diaspora, University of Melbourne, Australia , 28-SEP-04 - 01-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 Symposium on the Health and Risk Behaviour of the Irish at Home and Away,
Breda Gray (2004) 'The dynamics of community and belonging for migrant Irish women in 1990s London. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on the Health and Risk Behaviour of the Irish at Home and Away, University of Middlesex , 29-OCT-04 - 30-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 Unmarried Mothers in Twentieth-century Ireland: Cultural Reflections,
Breda Gray (2004) Opening Remarks. [Invited Oral Presentation], Unmarried Mothers in Twentieth-century Ireland: Cultural Reflections, University of Limerick , 24-JUN-04 - 25-JUN-04 [Details]
2003 International Symposium on Feminist Transitions: Social, Cultural and Global,
Breda Gray (2003) Mapping the fields of the social, cultural and global in feminism. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Feminist Transitions: Social, Cultural and Global, University of Limerick , 16-MAY-03 - 17-MAY-03 [Details]
2003 Symposium on Feminist Knowledge and Politics,
Breda Gray (2003) Feminism, Multiculturalism and Politics. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on Feminist Knowledge and Politics, University College Cork , 04-APR-03 - 05-APR-03 [Details]
2003 Fr Taffe Emigration Summer School,
Breda Gray (2003) Public Lecture - The politics of emigration in 1950s Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Fr Taffe Emigration Summer School, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland , 19-SEP-03 - 20-SEP-03 [Details]
2003 Emigration Advice Network (EAN) Annual Conference,
Breda Gray (2003) Making connections between then and now - accounting for staying home in 1950s Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Emigration Advice Network (EAN) Annual Conference, Dublin , 13-FEB-03 - 13-FEB-03 [Details]
2003 Women’s Movement. Migrant Women Transforming Ireland Conference,
Breda Gray (2003) Gender, multiculturalism and public uses of memory. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Women’s Movement. Migrant Women Transforming Ireland Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 20-MAR-03 - 21-MAR-03 [Details]
2003 Re-Imagining Ireland International Conference,
Breda Gray (2003) Memory, Diaspora and Identity. [Invited Lecture], Re-Imagining Ireland International Conference, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA , 13-MAY-03 - 16-MAY-03 [Details]
2002 Oral History in Ireland Today,
Breda Gray (2002) Migration, gender and life narrative’, ‘Who’s telling tales?. [Invited Lecture], Oral History in Ireland Today, University College Cork , 12-APR-02 - 12-APR-02 [Details]
2002 National Women’s History Conference,
Breda Gray (2002) Changing gendered constructions of the ‘staying’ subject in contexts of high out migration in 1950s and 1980s Ireland. [Invited Lecture], National Women’s History Conference, St Patrick's College, Dublin , 08-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02 [Details]
2002 Wiles Trust Colloquium Irish migration,
Breda Gray (2002) Narratives of staying 'at home' in 1950s Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Wiles Trust Colloquium Irish migration, Queen's University Belfast , 05-SEP-02 - 05-SEP-02 [Details]
2001 Irish Geography Annual Conference,
Breda Gray (2001) Globalisation, mobility and Irish belonging at the millennium. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Geography Annual Conference, University College Cork , 13-APR-01 - 13-APR-01 [Details]
2001 British Association of Irish Studies Conference, Researching the Irish Diaspora,
Breda Gray (2001) Collecting life-narratives for on-line and library based multi-media archives. [International Refereed Conference], British Association of Irish Studies Conference, Researching the Irish Diaspora, University of North London , 21-MAR-01 - 23-MAR-01 [Details]
2001 Migration and Transculturation Conference,
Breda Gray (2001) Witnessing Emigration - Memory and Life Narratives of staying ‘at home’. [International Refereed Conference], Migration and Transculturation Conference, University of London , 31-MAY-01 - 02-JUN-01 [Details]
2000 Locality, Identity, Diaspora Conference,
Breda Gray (2000) Diaspora’ – a mode of interrogating Irish identity and belonging?. [International Refereed Conference], Locality, Identity, Diaspora Conference, Institute of Social/Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg , 10-MAY-00 - 12-MAY-01 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 New Foundations: School 'Ethos' and LGBT Sexualities Conference Report.
Neary A., Gray, B. and O'Sullivan, M. (2013) New Foundations: School 'Ethos' and LGBT Sexualities Conference Report. Irish Research Council, Dublin. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2012 Ronit Lentin and Elena Moreo (ed) Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland, (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hants.).
Breda Gray (2012) Ronit Lentin and Elena Moreo (ed) Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland, (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hants.). Book Review [Details]
2005 Racism in the Irish experience.
Gray, B (2005) Racism in the Irish experience. Abingdon: Book Review [Details]
2003 Gender, identity and the, Irish press 1922-1937: Embodying the nation.
Gray, B (2003) Gender, identity and the, Irish press 1922-1937: Embodying the nation. Oxford: Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Foreword

  Year Publication
2017 Foreword.
Gray, Breda (2017) Foreword. Foreword [Details]

Monograph:- Non Peer Reviewed

  Year Publication
2011 Foreword.
Breda Gray (2011) Foreword. Cork: Monograph:- Non Peer Reviewed [Details]

Monograph:- Peer Reviewed

  Year Publication
2015 Foreword.
Breda Gray (2015) Foreword. Cork: Monograph:- Peer Reviewed [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 New Foundations: School Ethos and LBGT Sexualities Summary Report.
Neary, A., Gray, B. & O'Sullivan, M (2013) New Foundations: School Ethos and LBGT Sexualities Summary Report. Non Published Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1999 PI - HEA -PRTLI Research Project Award Higher Education Authority Ireland
1993 Lancaster University, Social Science post-graduate award Faculty of Social Science Lancaster University
1995 Economic and Social Research Council Post-Graduate Award ESRC
1984 Rotary Foundation International Fellow Award Rotary Foundation Ireland
2008 PI Nomadic Work/Life and the Knowledge Economy HEA - PRTLI4 Irish Social Science Platform
2009 PI The Irish Catholic Church and the Politics of Migration Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2001 PI Travellers' Tales. Remembering 1950s Ireland The Ireland Funds
2000 PI Immigrant Lives. Life Narratives of New Immigrants to Ireland The Ireland Funds
2000 Scientist in Charge (Marie Curie) Marie Curie
2014 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Nominee for UL Award for Excellence in Research University of Limerick
2015 New Foundations Mentor Irish Research Council
2014 New Foundations Mentor Irish Research Council
2013 Seed Funding Institute for Study of Knowledge in Society (ISKS)
2013 Partner on Women's Mobility in Contemporary Galician and Irish Literatures Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad Grant
2011 New Foundations Mentor Irish Research Council
2008 UL Seed Funding Somadic Work/Life and National Technology Park UL Seed Funding
2002 UL Partner Narratives of Migration and Return Higher Education Authority (HEA) North-South Programme

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
BSA Journal of Work, Employment and Society Associate Editorial Board member 01-JAN-17 / 31-DEC-19
Migration Letters. An International Journal of Migration Studies Founding Editorial Board Member 13-FEB-03 /
Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (JISASR) Editorial Board Member 13-FEB-13 /
SAI - Irish Journal of Sociology International Board Member 13-FEB-09 / 13-FEB-13
Translocations. Migration and Social Change Founding Editorial Board Member 01-MAY-06 / 25-NOV-11
Irish Feminist Review Editorial Board Member 26-JUN-03 / 27-JUL-06

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Scienes Post-graduate Research Committee Member 2013 /
DION Irish government committee for the welfare of Irish emigrants in Britain. Responsible for disbursing EUR 2,700,000 per annum to Irish welfare agencies and for research (1996- present) 1996 / 1899
University of Limerick Research Ethics Committee Member 2002 / 2005
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Internationalisation Committee 2016 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University College Cork, Irish Centre for Migration Studies Head of Research 01-SEP-00 / 01-SEP-02
University College Cork, Irish Centre for Migration Studies Research Fellow 01-SEP-99 / 01-SEP-00
University College Cork, Department of Sociology Lecturer in Sociology 01-SEP-97 / 01-SEP-99
Lancaster University, Department of Sociology Tutor, Sociology and Women's Studies 01-SEP-94 / 01-SEP-96
University of Central Lancashire P/T Lecturer in Sociology 01-SEP-93 / 01-SEP-94
Edge Hill University College, Lancs. P/T Lecturer in Applied Social Science 01-SEP-93 / 30-DEC-99

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1998 Lancaster University PhD Sociology
1993 Lancaster University MA
1985 University of British Columbia Master of Social Work Degree
1986 CCETSW Professional Qualification in Social Work
1980 University College, Dublin. BA Social Science

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent

Consultancy

  Client Description
Voluntary sector agencies in Britain
Member of Steering Group HEA PRTLI 1 project - Women in Paid Employment in Munster 1936-60, NUI Cork (1999-2002)
Member of Steering Group HEA PRTLI 1 project - The Irish Women¿s Movement, NUI Cork (1999-2002).
Collaborative Research Project - University of Hull and University of York

Teaching Interests

                       
  • MA and Undergraduate Programmes
  • SO6031 Feminist Approaches to Research, (MA Gender Culture and Society)
  • SO6042 Feminism(s), Diaspora and Multiculturalism, (MA Gender, Culture and Society and MA Sociology (Social Research)
  • SO4108 Sociological Approaches to Gender and Multiculturalism (UG)
  •  SO6001 Writing a Dissertation Proposal (MA)
    SO4037 Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research (UG: 3 weeks on Discourse Analysis)

Director MA Gender, Culture & Society
Convene Postgraduate PhD Forum

Departmental Director Postgraduate Studies