James Carr

Lecturer PHD

 
researcher

Biography

Dr James Carr teaches and researches at the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick. In 2010 he was awarded a three year scholarship from the Irish Research Council to engage in research into racism directed towards Muslim communities in Ireland. He is a well-known speaker on the topics of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland. Building on previous publications, in 2016, James published his book Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with racism in the neoliberal era (London and New York: Routledge) which focused on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland set to the international context. James has also recently undertaken and published research with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, supported by the Open Society Foundations, entitled ‘Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond’. James is also a co-editor on the recently published Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield. James also contributes on Ireland for the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (Leiden: Brill) and the European Islamophobia Report.                       

Research Interests

My research interests include 'race', racisms and in particular anti-Muslim racism; issues of  intersectionality; masculinity studies; hate crime; political economy and social exclusion. In terms of methodological skills, I am trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods of data collection and analysis. I have a partiuclar interest in mixed methods approach to research although the majority of my work to date has used qualitative research approaches. I am experienced in using NVivo Qualitative Analytic software as well as SPSS and Stata packages for quantitative statistical analysis. 

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with racism in the neoliberal era.
James Carr (2016) Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with racism in the neoliberal era. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Ireland'
James Carr (2016) 'Ireland' In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
2013 'Communicating ‘Truth’: Challenging Islamophobia'
James Carr (2013) 'Communicating ‘Truth’: Challenging Islamophobia' In: Communication: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs. Oxford: Inter-discilinary Press. [Details]
2015 '““You can’t have Muslim Irish children”. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green”'
James Carr (2015) '““You can’t have Muslim Irish children”. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green”' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration. London: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2015 '“Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children’ in Ireland”'
James Carr, Aileen Marron, Annemarie Joyce, Martin J. Power, Amanda Haynes, Michael Breen, Eoin Devereux (2015) '“Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children’ in Ireland”' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration. London: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2015 'Muslim communities in Ireland and the Irish gaze'
James Carr (2015) 'Muslim communities in Ireland and the Irish gaze' In: Instances of Islamophobia: Demonising the Muslim ‘Other’. Boulder, New York, London: Lexingtion. [Details]
2016 'Opportunities for Resistance through Discourse'
Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and James Carr (2016) 'Opportunities for Resistance through Discourse' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration. London: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2016 'In the Frame? Discourses of Migration'
Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and James Carr (2016) 'In the Frame? Discourses of Migration' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2016 '““You can’t have Muslim Irish children”. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green”'
James Carr (2016) '““You can’t have Muslim Irish children”. Media, Islamophobia and Ireland: constructing different shades of green”' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration. London: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2017 'Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Statutory and civil society responses'
James Carr (2017) 'Recording and Reporting Racist Hate Crime: Statutory and civil society responses' In: Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2017 'Racist Hate Crime and Conceptions of Irish Homogeneity'
James Carr (2017) 'Racist Hate Crime and Conceptions of Irish Homogeneity' In: Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2016 'Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children’ in Ireland'
Marron, A., Carr, J., Joyce, A., Power, M.J., Haynes, A. and Michael Breen (2016) 'Media Discourses of ‘those blonde Roma children’ in Ireland' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016
Amanda Haynes, Martin J.Power, Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and James Carr (Ed.). (2016) Public and Political Discourses of Migration. London: Rwoman and Littlefield. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'A Clash of Racializations: The policing of ‘race’ and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland'
James Carr and Amanda Haynes (2013) 'A Clash of Racializations: The policing of ‘race’ and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland'. Critical Sociology, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'What (if anything) do we want from Hate Crime Legislation?'
Jennifer Schweppe, Amanda Haynes and James Carr (2015) 'What (if anything) do we want from Hate Crime Legislation?'. The Irish Law Times, [Details]
2015 'Hate Crime: An overview of the significance and relevance to Irish Sociology'
James Carr, Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe (2015) 'Hate Crime: An overview of the significance and relevance to Irish Sociology'. Social Studies-Irish Journal Of Sociology, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2011 ''Regulating Islamophobia: The Need for Collecting Disaggregated Data on Racism in Ireland''
James Carr (2011) ''Regulating Islamophobia: The Need for Collecting Disaggregated Data on Racism in Ireland'' Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs; Speical Issue on Islam in Ireland, 31 (4) :574-593. [DOI] [Details]
2014 '“People spit in my face for being Muslim”'
James Carr (2014) '“People spit in my face for being Muslim”' Crimetalk.org, . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 European Islamophobia rReport: Ireland.
James Carr (2017) European Islamophobia rReport: Ireland. Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, Ankara, Turkey. [Details]
2013 ENAR 2011-2012 Annual Shadow Report; Contribution on anti-Muslim Racism aka Islamophobia in Ireland.
James Carr (2013) ENAR 2011-2012 Annual Shadow Report; Contribution on anti-Muslim Racism aka Islamophobia in Ireland. European Network Against Racism, Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2014 Experiences of Anti-Muslim Racism in Ireland.
James Carr (2014) Experiences of Anti-Muslim Racism in Ireland. Hate and Hostility Research Group, University of Limerick, Limerick. [Details]
2014 ‘A Life Free From Fear’ – Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO Perspective.
Schweppe, J., Haynes, A. and James Carr (2014) ‘A Life Free From Fear’ – Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO Perspective. Hate and Hostility Research Group, Research Cluster for Emotions in Society, University of Limerick, Limerick. [Details]
2015 “Is Islamism a Threat? A new comprehensive model to counter the obscure heart of radicalism”, Report; contribution on anti-Muslim racism and associations with stereotypical constructions of Muslims and Islam.
James Carr (2015) “Is Islamism a Threat? A new comprehensive model to counter the obscure heart of radicalism”, Report; contribution on anti-Muslim racism and associations with stereotypical constructions of Muslims and Islam. Agenfor Itallia, Italy. [Details]
2015 More than a club; more than a game: Contribution to the evaluation of the Hijabs and Hat-tricks project, Report, in partnership with Sports Against Racism Ireland.
Carr, J., Haynes, A., Garland, J., Power, M.J. and Jennifer Schweppe (2015) More than a club; more than a game: Contribution to the evaluation of the Hijabs and Hat-tricks project, Report, in partnership with Sports Against Racism Ireland. Sports Against Racism Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2016 European Islamophobia Report: Ireland.
James Carr (2016) European Islamophobia Report: Ireland. Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, Ankara, Turkey. [Details]
2016 Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond.
James Carr (2016) Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond. Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2008 Exceptional Q.C.A Recognition University of Limerick
2010 Advanced Scholar Award - University of Limerick University of Limerick
2010 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar Irish Research Council

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Sociological Association of Ireland, Executive Committee Ordinary Member 2015 / 2017

Teaching Interests

Professionalism and a strong ethic of care for students are central pillars of my pedagogic philosophy. As the attached documents demonstrate, I have taught across a number of areas in the discipline of sociology. In my most recent role of Teaching Assistant in UL I was the lead faculty member across a number of courses in sociology with a responsibility for the care of almost five-hundred students. At undergraduate level I have lectured from first to fourth year students; I have lectured, tutored and graded assignments for Introductory Sociology Modules; Qualitative Research Methods (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Media Audiences; Inequality and Social Exclusion; and I have also been the lead lecturer in the Introductory Sociology module delivered for mature students in Limerick’s Downtown Centre on behalf of UL. I have also successfully supervised three Masters Students with their MA dissertations. Teaching students from such a diverse range of educational experiences has given me the opportunity to develop my own pedagogical skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively on a range of topics. In all cases, I always prioritise making the teaching and learning of sociology an interesting, interactive experience while concomitantly ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their studies.