Henrike Rau

Lecturer Above The Bar BA (equ.)(Psychology) PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
School of Political Science
& Sociology
Room 323, Áras Moyola
NUI Galway

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Lecturer Above The Bar
Political Science & Sociology
Room 323
Floor 2, Aras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: +353 91 495104
E: henrike.rau@nuigalway.ie
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researcher

Biography

Dr Henrike Rau is a lecturer in Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She studied sociology and psychology at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr. Rau’s research focuses on socio-cultural and political aspects of consumption, especially with regard to (un)sustainable transport patterns. She currently leads research on transport, mobilities and the ‘consumption of distance’ as part of ConsEnSus, an EPA Ireland-funded collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and NUI, Galway on consumption, environment and sustainability (www.consensus.ie). Her other areas of expertise include environmental sociology, social-scientific and interdisciplinary sustainability research and cross-cultural studies. She is particularly interested in the implications of human time use for sustainability.

Recent publications include the edited collections ‘Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures, and Deliberations’ (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008, co-edited with Dr. Ricca Edmondson), 'Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences’ (London, SAGE, 2013, co-edited with Dr. Frances Fahy), 'Challenging Consumption' (London, Routledge, 2014, co-edited with Prof. Anna Davies and Dr. Frances Fahy) as well as peer-reviewed book chapters and articles in national and international journals such as Growth and Change, Journal of Consumer Policy, Environmental Politics, Local Environment and Nature & Culture.   
                                                                                                                                       
Henrike Rau is a member of the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI), SCORAI Europe and the ISA-RC24 (Environment and Society) network. As a strong contributor to the sustainability research community at NUI, Galway, Dr. Rau has led the development of the Environment, Development and Sustainability research group in the social sciences since 2008. In 2010 she joined the Ryan Institute Strategy Committee as representative of the social sciences (http://www.ryaninstitute.ie/).
 
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Research Interests

Dr. Rau’s research focuses on socio-cultural and political aspects of consumption, especially with regard to (un)sustainable transport patterns. She currently leads research on transport, mobilities and the ‘consumption of distance’ as part of CONSENSUS, a seven-year EPA Ireland-funded collaborative project (2009-2015) between Trinity College Dublin and NUI, Galway on consumption, environment and sustainability (www.consensus.ie). Her other areas of expertise include environmental sociology, social-scientific and interdisciplinary sustainability research and cross-cultural studies. She is particularly interested in the implications of human time use for sustainability.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
GENERAL AC LINKED EPA PROJ 2008-SD-LS-1-SI - H RAU 05-JAN-09 01-JAN-20
Henrike Rau RSF START INI Sustainability Research Training and International Networking Initiative (SUSTAIN) Building capacity for sustainability research in the social sciences 01-APR-11 31-JAN-13
TCD CONSENSUS 2008-SD-LS-1-S1 WITH REP942 - H RAU 05-JAN-09 31-DEC-15
MF MINOR MSSC H RAU J MCDONAGH 01-SEP-05 30-JUN-07

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Mapping divergent concepts of sustainability: Lay knowledge, local practices and environmental governance in the West of Ireland'
Moran, L. and Rau, H. (2014) 'Mapping divergent concepts of sustainability: Lay knowledge, local practices and environmental governance in the West of Ireland'. Local Environment: The International Journal Of Justice And Sustainability, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Doing the Job as a Parent”: Parenting Alone, Work, and Family Policy in Ireland'
Millar, M., Coen, L., Bradley, C. And Rau, H. (2012) 'Doing the Job as a Parent”: Parenting Alone, Work, and Family Policy in Ireland'. Journal Of Family Issues, 33 (1):29-51 [Details]
(2012) 'Spatial (Im)mobility and Accessibility in Ireland: Implications for Transport Policy'
Henrike Rau, Amaya Vega (2012) 'Spatial (Im)mobility and Accessibility in Ireland: Implications for Transport Policy'. Growth And Change, 43 (4):667-697 [Details]
(2012) 'Collaborative Tourism Planning in Ireland: Tokenistic Consultation and the Politics of Participation'
Healy, N., Rau, H. and McDonagh, J. (2012) 'Collaborative Tourism Planning in Ireland: Tokenistic Consultation and the Politics of Participation'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 14 (4):450-471 [Details]
(2011) 'Developing policies and instruments for sustainable consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures'
Pape, J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., Davies, A. (2011) 'Developing policies and instruments for sustainable consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures'. Journal Of Consumer Policy, 34 (1):25-42 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Sustainable consumption and governance: reflecting on a research agenda for Ireland'
Davies, A., Fahy, F., Rau, H., Pape, J. (2010) 'Sustainable consumption and governance: reflecting on a research agenda for Ireland'. IRISH GEOGRAPHY, 43 (1):59-79 [Details]
(2009) 'Introduction: Contested Landscapes-Space, Place, and Identity in Contemporary Ireland'
Rau, H. (2009) 'Introduction: Contested Landscapes-Space, Place, and Identity in Contemporary Ireland'. Nature And Culture, 4 (1):17-34 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Movements, mobilities and the politics of hazardous waste'
Khoo, SM,Rau, H (2009) 'Movements, mobilities and the politics of hazardous waste'. Environmental Politics, 18 :960-980 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Time divided - Time united? Temporal aspects of German unification'
Rau, H (2002) 'Time divided - Time united? Temporal aspects of German unification'. Time & Society, 11 :271-294 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Moving -- Introduction and Summary'
Henrike Rau (2014) 'Moving -- Introduction and Summary' In: Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'Introduction: challenging consumption'
Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy and Henrike Rau (2014) 'Introduction: challenging consumption' In: Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'Situating Sustainable Consumption in a Policy Context'
Fahy, F., Doyle, R., Davies, A, Rau, H. and Pape J. (2014) 'Situating Sustainable Consumption in a Policy Context' In: Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'Moving on: Promising pathways to more sustainable futures'
Rau, H., Davies, A., and Fahy F (2014) 'Moving on: Promising pathways to more sustainable futures' In: Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013) 'Researching complex sustainability issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments'
Fahy, F. and Rau, H. (2013) 'Researching complex sustainability issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments' In: in Fahy, F. and Rau, H. (eds) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Time and Sustainability'
Edmondson, R., Rau, H. (2013) 'Time and Sustainability' In: in Fahy, F. and Rau, H. (eds) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: SAGE. [Details]
(2013) '’Introduction: Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences - Concepts, Methodologies and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity'
Rau, H. and Fahy, F. (2013) '’Introduction: Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences - Concepts, Methodologies and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity' In: in Fahy, F. and Rau, H. (eds) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) '‘The Ties That Bind? Rural (Im)mobilities and the Transformation of Rural-Urban Relationships’'
Rau, H (2011) '‘The Ties That Bind? Rural (Im)mobilities and the Transformation of Rural-Urban Relationships’' In: in C. Hedberg and R. M. do Carmo (eds.) Translocal Ruralism: Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Space. Dordrecht: Springer. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]
(2011) 'Das „neue“ Mobilitätsparadigma als Regulierungsansatz für die Wechselbeziehungen von Umwelt, Politik und Gesellschaft’'
Rau, H (2011) 'Das „neue“ Mobilitätsparadigma als Regulierungsansatz für die Wechselbeziehungen von Umwelt, Politik und Gesellschaft’' In: in B. Bärlocher and S. Kruse (eds) Natur und Gesellschaft: Gestaltung und Regulation der Natur-Gesellschaftsbeziehungen. Basel, Switzerland. Basel: Gesowip. Basel: Gesowip. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'The “Green Wave” That Never Happened: The General Election in 2007'
Rau, H (2010) 'The “Green Wave” That Never Happened: The General Election in 2007' In: in P. Share and M.P. Corcoran (eds) Ireland of the Illusions: A Sociological Chronicle 2007-8. Dublin: IPA. Dublin: IPA. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) '(Im)mobility and Environment-Society Relations: Arguments for and against the “Mobilisation” of Environmental Sociology'
Rau, H. (2010) '(Im)mobility and Environment-Society Relations: Arguments for and against the “Mobilisation” of Environmental Sociology' In: in M. Gross and H. Heinrichs (eds.) Environmental Sociology: European Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Challenges. Dordrecht: Springer. Dordrecht: Springer. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) '‘Movements, Mobilities and the Politics of Hazardous Waste’'
Khoo, S and Rau, H (2010) '‘Movements, Mobilities and the Politics of Hazardous Waste’' In: C. Rootes and L. Leonard (eds) Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2009) 'The Road to Sustainable Transport? Rural Transport Programmes and Policies in Ireland'
Rau, H (2009) 'The Road to Sustainable Transport? Rural Transport Programmes and Policies in Ireland' In: in J. McDonagh, A. Varley and S. Shortall (eds) A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Environmental Arguing at a Crossroads? Cultural Diversity in Irish Transport Planning'
Rau, H. (2008) 'Environmental Arguing at a Crossroads? Cultural Diversity in Irish Transport Planning' In: in R. Edmondson and H. Rau (eds) Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations. Oxford: Peter Lang. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Introduction: Arguing about the Environment. What Difference Does Culture Make?'
Ricca Edmondson and Henrike Rau (2008) 'Introduction: Arguing about the Environment. What Difference Does Culture Make?' In: in R. Edmondson and H. Rau (eds) Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations. Oxford: Peter Lang. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland'
Rau, H., McDonagh, J. (2007) 'Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland' In: Probing the Boundaries: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship The Inter-Disciplinary Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport.
Lavelle, M. J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., Heisserer, B. & Hynes, M (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport. EPA Ireland, Co. Wexford. [Details]
(2007) Towards a Better Future: Research on Labour Market Needs and Social Exclusion of One Parent Families in Galway City and County.
Millar, M., Coen, L., Rau, H., Donegan, M., Canavan, J. and Bradley, C. (2007) Towards a Better Future: Research on Labour Market Needs and Social Exclusion of One Parent Families in Galway City and County. CFRC, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014)
Davies, A. R., Fahy F and Rau, H (Ed.). (2014) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013)
Frances Fahy and Henrike Rau (Ed.). (2013) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage. [Details]
(2008)
Edmondson, R.; Rau, H (Ed.). (2008) Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) Degrowth Conference 2014, 1-5 September, Leipzig, Germany,
Henrike Rau (2014) Where do all the hours go? Time use, resource consumption and the dematerialisation of everyday practices. [Conference Paper], Degrowth Conference 2014, 1-5 September, Leipzig, Germany, Leipzig, Germany , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) SCORAI International Workshop, 8-10 December 2014, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Henrike Rau (2014) Multi- inter- and transdisciplinarity in sustainability research. [Keynote Address], SCORAI International Workshop, 8-10 December 2014, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Lausanne, Switzerland , 08-DEC-14 - 10-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014) ISA World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014, Yokohama, Japan, RC24 stream,
Henrike Rau (2014) Mapping the consumption of distance across the life course: Linking individuals’ mobility milestones and the history of mobility practices. [Conference Paper], ISA World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014, Yokohama, Japan, RC24 stream, Yokohama, Japan , 13-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) ISA World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014, Yokohama, Japan, RC23 stream,
Henrike Rau, Mike Hynes (2014) Environmental gains and social losses? Critical reflections on the sustainability potential of telework. [Conference Paper], ISA World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014, Yokohama, Japan, RC23 stream, Yokohama, Japan , 13-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14. [Details]
(2013) EREID 2013 International Conference - Sustainability Research in the Social and Human Sciences: Why? How? For whom?,
Henrike Rau and Frances Fahy (2013) Methods of sustainability research in the social sciences. [Invited Lecture], EREID 2013 International Conference - Sustainability Research in the Social and Human Sciences: Why? How? For whom?, Quimper, Frances , 04-APR-13 - 05-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Environ2013, Ryan Institute, 30 January-1 February 2013,
Henrike Rau, Catherine Swift (2013) Uphill struggle or plain sailing? Connecting transport policy and human health. [Conference Paper], Environ2013, Ryan Institute, 30 January-1 February 2013, NUI, Galway , 30-JAN-13 - 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013) Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG) 2013,
Henrike Rau (2013) Reconsidering the consumption of distance: Promising policies and practices. [Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG) 2013, NUI, Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) SCORAI Europe Symposium 2013,
Henrike Rau and Barbara Heisserer (2013) Curbing the consumption of distance? From practice theory to the empirical investigation of everyday travel. [Invited Paper], SCORAI Europe Symposium 2013, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey , 04-JUN-13 - 04-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Video-recorded conversation with Prof. Daniel Schrag, Director of the Harvard Centre for the Environment and member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology as part of Climate Gathering,
Henrike Rau (2013) How can we change attitudes to climate change?. [Chaired Session], Video-recorded conversation with Prof. Daniel Schrag, Director of the Harvard Centre for the Environment and member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology as part of Climate Gathering, NUI, Galway , 14-FEB-13 - 14-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013) 3rd National Smart Cities Summit, 20 November 2013, Croke Park, Dublin,
Henrike Rau (2013) Sustainable Transport: How a Galway Company Made the ‘Smart Move’. [Chaired Session], 3rd National Smart Cities Summit, 20 November 2013, Croke Park, Dublin, Dublin , 20-NOV-13 - 20-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) ERSCP-EMSU 2013,
Henrike Rau and Frances Fahy (2013) Future consumption research priorities: where to from here?. [Conference Paper], ERSCP-EMSU 2013, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey , 04-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) ConsEnSus conference 2012, NUI, Galway,
Henrike Rau and Barbara Heisserer (2012) Transport, Mobility and the Sustainable Consumption of Distance. [Plenary Lecture], ConsEnSus conference 2012, NUI, Galway, Galway , 18-JAN-12 - 20-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) SAI Annual Conference 2012,
Henrike Rau and Lisa Moran (2012) Competing concepts of sustainability: Lay knowledge, local practices and environmental governance in the West of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], SAI Annual Conference 2012, Maynooth , 11-MAY-12 - 13-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) Earth System Governance Conference 2012 in Lund (Sweden),
Henrike Rau (2012) Decision-making in turbulent times: Transport policy and governance in Ireland during and after the ‘Celtic Tiger’. [Chaired Session], Earth System Governance Conference 2012 in Lund (Sweden), Sweden , 18-APR-12 - 20-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) ESOF 2012,
Henrike Rau and others (2012) Energy that Works: Practical solutions to our energy and climate crisis. [Chaired Session], ESOF 2012, Dublin , 12-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012) Green Shift, Blue Growth, Bright Future? Ryan Institute Launch and Symposium, 10 July 2012,
Henrike Rau (2012) Building the Future We Want? Participatory Decision-making for Sustainable Transport Infrastructure. [Chaired Session], Green Shift, Blue Growth, Bright Future? Ryan Institute Launch and Symposium, 10 July 2012, Galway , 10-JUL-12 - 10-JUL-12. [Details]
(2011) Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact Conference, Hamburg, Germany,
Fahy F and Rau H (2011) Conflict, Compromise and ConsEnSus: Opportunities and Challenges of Policy Relevance in Sustainable Consumption Research. [Oral Presentation], Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact Conference, Hamburg, Germany, Hamburg Germany , 06-NOV-11 - 08-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011) SAI Annual Conference 2011, 6-8 May, Cork, Ireland,
Rau, H (2011) It’s About Time: Arguments for the ‘Temporalisation’ of Sustainability Theory and Practice. [Oral Presentation], SAI Annual Conference 2011, 6-8 May, Cork, Ireland, Cork , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) ISSP Post doctoral research workshop, 2 March 2011, NUI, Galway,
Rau, H, Fahy, Frances (2011) Sustainable Consumption: Policy and Practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ISSP Post doctoral research workshop, 2 March 2011, NUI, Galway, NUIG , 02-MAY-11 - 02-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011) 7th SSRC International Workshop: We are what we (do not) eat: Linking food production and consumption, 25-26 March 2011, NUI, Galway,
Rau, H, Fahy, Frances (2011) Plenary presentation - We are what we (do not) eat: Linking food production and consumption. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 7th SSRC International Workshop: We are what we (do not) eat: Linking food production and consumption, 25-26 March 2011, NUI, Galway, NUIG , 25-MAR-12 - 26-DEC-12. [Details]
(2010) ISA World Congress 2010/RC24 Symposium, 9-17 July, Gothenburg, Sweden,
Rau, H (2010) (Im)mobility and the Consumption of Distance: Arguments for a ‘Mobility Turn’ in Consumption Theory and Research. [Oral Presentation], ISA World Congress 2010/RC24 Symposium, 9-17 July, Gothenburg, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden , 09-JUL-09 - 17-JUL-10. [Details]
(2010) SAI Annual Conference 2010, 7-9 May, Belfast (NI),
Rau, H (2010) Towards the Sustainable Consumption of Distance? Mobility and Transport Policy in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], SAI Annual Conference 2010, 7-9 May, Belfast (NI), QUB , 07-MAY-10 - 09-MAY-09. [Details]
(2010) 6th SSRC International Conference Workshop: Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Consumption: Concepts, Cases, Policy and Practice, NUI, Galway,
Fahy, F and Rau, H. (2010) Between conflict and consensus: The theory and practice of sustainable consumption. [Plenary Lecture], 6th SSRC International Conference Workshop: Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Consumption: Concepts, Cases, Policy and Practice, NUI, Galway, NUIG , 26-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10. [Details]
(2009) Irish Social Science Platform Postgraduate Conference, June 2009, NUI, Galway,
Rau, H, Fahy, Frances (2009) Sustainable Consumption: Concepts and Cases. [Oral Presentation], Irish Social Science Platform Postgraduate Conference, June 2009, NUI, Galway, NUIG , 06-JUN-08 - 06-JUN-08. [Details]
(2009) XXIII ESRS Congress, 17-21 August 2009, Vaasa, Finland,
Rau, H (2009) The Ties That Bind? (Im)mobilities and Rural-Urban Relationships in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], XXIII ESRS Congress, 17-21 August 2009, Vaasa, Finland, Vaasa, Finland , 17-AUG-09 - 19-AUG-12. [Details]
(2009) Tagung der Nachwuchsgruppe Umweltsoziologie. Natur und Gesellschaft: Gestaltung und Regulation der Natur-Gesellschafts-Beziehungen,
Rau, H. (2009) Mobilität als Untersuchungsgegenstand und Analysemittel der Umweltsoziologie. [Oral Presentation], Tagung der Nachwuchsgruppe Umweltsoziologie. Natur und Gesellschaft: Gestaltung und Regulation der Natur-Gesellschafts-Beziehungen, Basel, Switzerland , 05-MAR-09 - 07-MAR-09. [Details]
(2008) Institute for Social Ecology Research Seminar Series 2008-9,
Rau, H. (2008) The Road to Sustainable Transport? Rural Transport Programmes and Policies in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Institute for Social Ecology Research Seminar Series 2008-9, Institute for Social Ecology, IFF, University of Klagenfurt-Vienna Branch , 12-NOV-08 - 12-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008) SAI Annual Conference 2008,
Rau, H. (2008) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, 9-11 May, NUI, Galway. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], SAI Annual Conference 2008, NUI, Galway , 09-MAY-08 - 11-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008) 1st ISA World Forum, RC24 (Environment and Society),
Rau, H. (2008) Making the Switch? Social and Cultural Dimensions of Mobility and Modal Choice in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1st ISA World Forum, RC24 (Environment and Society), Barcelona, Spain , 05-SEP-08 - 09-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008) 4th SSRC International Workshop; Contested Landscapes: Sustainable Living and the Reclamation of Public Space in (Sub-) urban and Rural Environments,
Rau, H. (2008) Between Rootedness and Mobility: Rural-urban Distinctions and the New Mobilities Paradigm. [Oral Presentation], 4th SSRC International Workshop; Contested Landscapes: Sustainable Living and the Reclamation of Public Space in (Sub-) urban and Rural Environments, NUI, Galway , 28-MAR-08 - 29-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) SAI Annual Conference 2008, 9-11 May, NUI, Galway,
Rau, H., Bradley, C. (2008) Doing the Job as a Parent: Single Parenthood, Work and Social Policy in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], SAI Annual Conference 2008, 9-11 May, NUI, Galway, NUI, Galway , 09-MAY-08 - 11-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007) GLUAS Workshop - Sustainable Transport for Galway: Background and Impacts, hosted by the Department of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway,
Rau, H. (2007) Social Impacts of Improved Public Transport. [Invited Lecture], GLUAS Workshop - Sustainable Transport for Galway: Background and Impacts, hosted by the Department of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, Galway, Ireland , 28-SEP-07 - 28-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007) Towards a Better Future: Research on Labour Market Needs and Social Exclusion of One Parent Families in Galway City and County. Galway: CFRC,
Millar, M., Coen, L., Rau, H., Donegan, M., Canavan, J., Bradley, C. (2007) Launch of report 'Towards a better future'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Towards a Better Future: Research on Labour Market Needs and Social Exclusion of One Parent Families in Galway City and County. Galway: CFRC, Galway , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007) 3rd SSRC/NUIG International Workshop: Researching Environmental Activism: Opportunities and Challenges,
Rau, H. (2007) Researching Environmental Activism: Methodological Challenges. [Oral Presentation], 3rd SSRC/NUIG International Workshop: Researching Environmental Activism: Opportunities and Challenges, NUI, Galway , 28-MAR-07 - 29-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007) Capturing Time: Collective Representations of Temporal Life and Time-related Practices in Ireland and Germany,
Rau, H. (2007) 34th Annual SAI Conference 2007. [Oral Presentation], Capturing Time: Collective Representations of Temporal Life and Time-related Practices in Ireland and Germany, University of Limerick , 11-MAY-07 - 07-MAY-07. [Details]
(2006) 2nd SSRC/NUIG International Workshop; Participation and Communication in Environmental Decision-Making: Conveying and Contesting Unfamiliar Ideas in Socio-Environmental Theory and Research,
Rau, H. (2006) Time and Mobility in Ireland: Attitudes and Actions. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd SSRC/NUIG International Workshop; Participation and Communication in Environmental Decision-Making: Conveying and Contesting Unfamiliar Ideas in Socio-Environmental Theory and Research, NUI, Galway , 31-MAR-06 - 04-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006) 5th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship,
Rau, H., McDonagh, J. (2006) Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 5th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship, Mansfield College, Oxford (UK) , 03-JUL-06 - 06-JUL-06. [Details]
(2005) Borders and Margins: (Re-)Defining Space and Place in European Literary and Cultural Discourses - NUIG Interdisciplinary Conference, Galway, Ireland, 15 January 2005,
Rau, H (2005) They’re here to stay’: Promoting Long-Termism as an Essential Aspect of Cultural Integration into Irish Society. [Oral Presentation], Borders and Margins: (Re-)Defining Space and Place in European Literary and Cultural Discourses - NUIG Interdisciplinary Conference, Galway, Ireland, 15 January 2005, Galway , 15-JAN-05 - 15-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) 1st SSRC International Workshop, March 5th 2005, Roscahill, Ireland,
Rau, H (2005) Car-dependence, Alternative Transport Systems and Mobility: Social and Environmental Challenges. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1st SSRC International Workshop, March 5th 2005, Roscahill, Ireland, Roscahill, Co. Galway , 05-MAR-05 - 05-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005) RSA International Conference, May 28th - 31st 2005, University of Aalborg, Denmark,
Rau, H, McDonagh, John (2005) Planning for Sustainable Development: What Can Universities Teach Us?. [Oral Presentation], RSA International Conference, May 28th - 31st 2005, University of Aalborg, Denmark, Aalborg, Denmark , 28-MAY-05 - 31-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005) CIG 2005, May 6-8 2005, NUI, Galway, Ireland,
Rau, H, McDonagh, John (2005) Planning for Sustainable Development: Large Employers, Transport and Societal Change. [Oral Presentation], CIG 2005, May 6-8 2005, NUI, Galway, Ireland, Galway , 06-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05. [Details]
(2002) IATUR Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 15-18 October 2002,
Rau, H (2002) Researching Time in Ireland and Germany: A Plea for Triangulation. [Oral Presentation], IATUR Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 15-18 October 2002, Lisbon, Portugal , 15-OCT-02 - 18-OCT-02. [Details]
(2002) Sociological Association of Ireland, 29th Annual Conference (April 2002),
Rau, H (2002) Comparing Time Perspectives and Temporal Practices in Germany and Ireland: Methodical Challenges and Research Findings. [Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland, 29th Annual Conference (April 2002), Galway , 12-APR-02 - 14-APR-02. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2014) Review of 'Moving towards low carbon mobility', edited by M. Givoni and D. Banister.
Rau, H (2014) Review of 'Moving towards low carbon mobility', edited by M. Givoni and D. Banister. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2014) Review of 'Measuring and evaluating sustainability' by Sarah E. Fredericks.
Henrike Rau (2014) Review of 'Measuring and evaluating sustainability' by Sarah E. Fredericks. Book Review [Details]
(2013) Review of ‘Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society’, edited by Margaret Grieco and John Urry.
Henrike Rau (2013) Review of ‘Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society’, edited by Margaret Grieco and John Urry. iRELAND: Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Educational Article

  Year Publication
(2006) Introduction to Sociology. Teaching text for BA in Community and Family Studies, NUIG Adult and Continuing Education Centre.
Rau, H. (2006) Introduction to Sociology. Teaching text for BA in Community and Family Studies, NUIG Adult and Continuing Education Centre. Educational Article [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2012) Review of 'Understanding the Environment and Social Policy' by Tony Fitzpatrick.
Henrike Rau (2012) Review of 'Understanding the Environment and Social Policy' by Tony Fitzpatrick. Reviews [Details]
(2011) Review of 'The Economics of Happiness'.
Henrike Rau (2011) Review of 'The Economics of Happiness'. Reviews [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2004) Time Perspectives and Temporal Practices: A Cross-Cultural, Comparative Study of Time Cultures in Ireland and Germany.
Henrike Rau (2004) Time Perspectives and Temporal Practices: A Cross-Cultural, Comparative Study of Time Cultures in Ireland and Germany. Galway: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1995 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) - Scholarship for Outstanding Students German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
1999 NUIG Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Fellowship Faculty of Arts, NUI, Galway, Ireland

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Sociological Association Member of RC24 (Environment and Society) 01-JAN-08 /
Sociological Association of Ireland Committee member 2005-2008 and 2009-2013; Organiser of SAI Annual Conference 2008 at NUI, Galway 01-JAN-02 / 16-OCT-13
British Sociological Association Member 01-JAN-00 / 16-OCT-13
SCORAI Europe Member 01-JUN-13 / 16-OCT-13
Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC), NUI, Galway Member; 2003-2012; committee member 2009-11 01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-12

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Sociological Association of Ireland Committee Ordinary member 01-JAN-05 / 12-MAY-13

Languages

  Language
German
English
Russian

Teaching Interests

Modules: SP159, SP160, 2BA General Seminar, SP220, SP585, SP420, SP714, SPA421-A

My teaching responsibilities include various lecture courses and seminars in social research methods at undergraduate (approx. 250-300 students) and graduate level (approx. 15 students), SPSS labs for M.Litt./Ph.D. candidates (approx. 15 students) and 3BA Options courses in comparative sociology and environmental sociology (approx. 40 students). I also contribute to the 1BA introductory programme in Sociological and Political Studies (approx. 800 students), which includes lectures, seminars and a mentoring programme.

Other teaching obligations include a 5ECTS module entitled ‘Sustainable Development in Ireland’ for the MA programme in Community Development and guest lectures to students in cognate discipline areas at NUI, Galway (e.g. Economics, Geography). Since 2009 I have be involved in the organisation, development and delivery of the newly established Structured Ph.D. Programme in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at NUI, Galway. I am currently a member of three NUIG Graduate Research Committees for PhD candidates in Geography (2) and Philosophy (1).

IIn 2010 I initiated and organised an Erasmus staff and graduate student exchange agreement between the School of Political Science and Sociology (NUI, Galway, Ireland) and the Institute of Social Ecology (AUU Klagenfurt-Vienna, Austria). In December 2011 I took part in the staff exchange and co-taught an MA/PhD module entitled ‘Qualitative approaches to sustainability research in the social sciences’ (with Prof. Ricca Edmondson, NUIG) to graduate students at the Institute of Social Ecology. The module was delivered over two weeks (5x four-hour block seminars, 20 direct contact hours in total). Prof. Edmondson and I developed an innovative and interactive team teaching approach specifically for this module, and in consequence received highly positive feedback from participants.

In December 2012 I delivered a two-day master class entitled ‘Sustainable consumption: Concepts and Cases’ to MA and PhD candidates and staff at the Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna, again under the Erasmus staff exchange scheme. This workshop introduced participants to key theoretical appproaches to sustainable consumption in the social sciences and explored recent efforts towards the governance of sustainable consumption.

My strong interest in society-environment relations and inter- and transdisciplinarity sustainability research has shaped my teaching philosophy and practice. I regularly adopt a problem-focused approach to teaching and learning. In addition, I frequently make use of real-world examples and case studies of environmental conflicts and sustainability projects to illustrate more abstract theories and concepts. I organise annual fieldtrips for undergraduate and postgraduate students that cover sustainable development initiatives in Ireland (e.g. Ecovillage Cloughjordan, Organic Centre Rossinver). Since the introduction of student evaluation of teaching in the mid-2000s at NUIG, I have consistently received highly positive feedback.

 

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