Dr Vesna Malesevic

BA, MA, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer
Political Science & Sociology
room 324
School of Political Science and Sociology
Aras Moyola

T: 0035391495014
E: Vesna.Malesevic@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

academic biography: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Sociology, National University of Ireland, Cork Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Society and Politics, Central European University, Warsaw, Poland - University of Lancaster, UK Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Research Interests

Secularisation, neo-secularisation and manifestations of the secular and sacred in society. Religion and religious organisations particularly the Catholic Church. Social construction of sexuality, non-heterosexuality, and gender. Cultural construction of binary gender categories and the stigmatisation of the 'Other'. Sociology of medicine and health and healthcare. Religion and sexuality within minority ethnic groups. Irish Society/Sociology. Central and Eastern Europe. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MF07-P51 NEGOTIATING NON-HETEROSECUAL ID IN GALWAY 01-JAN-08 24-APR-09

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Ireland and Neo-Secularisation Theory'
Malesevic, V. (2010) 'Ireland and Neo-Secularisation Theory'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, [Details]
(2003) 'Demonic or Divine? Attitudes towards Sex and Sexuality among Galway University Students'
MALESEVIC, V. (2003) 'Demonic or Divine? Attitudes towards Sex and Sexuality among Galway University Students'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 12 (2):107-120 [Details]
(2001) 'Ethnic Identity Perceptions: An Analysis of Two Surveys'
Malesevic, S., Malesevic, V. (2001) 'Ethnic Identity Perceptions: An Analysis of Two Surveys'. EUROPA ETHNICA, 58 (01-Feb):30-45 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Civil Society: Ernest Gellner'
Malesevic S. & Malesevic V. (2010) 'Civil Society: Ernest Gellner' In: International Encyclopaedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Exchange House Ireland - National Traveller Mental Health Conference,
Malesevic V. & Warde M. (2016) Mental Health and Suicide among Travellers: a sociological pilot study (preliminary findings'. [Oral Presentation], Exchange House Ireland - National Traveller Mental Health Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 26-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016) IAPS: 2016 Meeting Trauma Symposium,
Malesevic V., Hynes M., Shaharan S., Rolle C., Egan A., Rabbitt L., Joyce K., Kelly J. (2016) Litigation in surgery: Analyzing Public Perception. [Oral Presentation], IAPS: 2016 Meeting Trauma Symposium, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 12-MAY-16 - 13-MAY-16. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Religion and Sex from Sociological Perspective. European Science Foundation. Linkoping.
Malesevic, V. (2011) Religion and Sex from Sociological Perspective. European Science Foundation. Linkoping. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) GROW-ing Neo-secularisation’. American Sociological Association.
Malesevic, V. (2011) GROW-ing Neo-secularisation’. American Sociological Association. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) How to be religious and gay? (In)compatibility of religious and sexual self-identification. NTNU. Trondheim.
Malesevic, V. (2011) How to be religious and gay? (In)compatibility of religious and sexual self-identification. NTNU. Trondheim. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Is there identity dissonance between religious and sexual orientations?”.. International Society for Scientific Study of Religion (ISSR) (biannual conference). Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
Malesevic, V. (2009) Is there identity dissonance between religious and sexual orientations?”.. International Society for Scientific Study of Religion (ISSR) (biannual conference). Santiago de Compostela. Spain. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The ’Coming-Out Stories. Sociological Association of Ireland. Waterford.
Malesevic, V. (2009) The ’Coming-Out Stories. Sociological Association of Ireland. Waterford. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Religion and Secular Society in the Irish Context. CINEFOGO.
Malesevic, V. (2009) Religion and Secular Society in the Irish Context. CINEFOGO. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Religious Transformation in Ireland. Secularity and Religious Vitality.
Malesevic, V. (2007) Religious Transformation in Ireland. Secularity and Religious Vitality. Leipzig, Germany: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Secularisation or religious change? Ireland tested against secularisation theory. Community and Environmental Studies.
Malesevic, V. (2006) Secularisation or religious change? Ireland tested against secularisation theory. Community and Environmental Studies. Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) The Catholic Church: A Promiscuous Lover?. Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe.
Malesevic, V. (2006) The Catholic Church: A Promiscuous Lover?. Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe. Leanyfalu, Hungary: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Let’s Don’t Talk About Sex: Attitudes towards Sex and Sexuality among Galway University Students. Sociological Association of Ireland (annual conference).
Malesevic, V. (2002) Let’s Don’t Talk About Sex: Attitudes towards Sex and Sexuality among Galway University Students. Sociological Association of Ireland (annual conference). Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2006 The Development Fund Committee. College of Arts, NUI Galway
2007 The Millenium Research Fund Committee NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Network Homocitizen member /
Space, Sexualities and Queer Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society (SSQWG) Member /
Religious-Secular Distinctions Social Network Member /
 International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) member /
 Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) member /
International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association (ISORECEA) Member 01-JUN-06 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Council NUI Galway member 01-APR-10 /
Curriculum Committee NUI Galway member 01-APR-11 /
Exam Appeals Committee NUI Galway member 01-SEP-12 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2006 University College Cork, Ireland PhD Sociology

Reviews

  Journal Role
Irish Journal Of Sociology Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Journal Editorial board member: The Irish Journal of Feminist StudiesJournal Editorial board member: Gender, Sexuality, Feminism

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests are reflected in the modules I have taught over the years (see below). They are in the fields of sociology of religion, sexuality, and health most broadly speaking. I am also interested in methodologies and epistemologies of social science research.
Teaching experience:
Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Politics and Sociology; Concepts and Practices in Politics and Sociology;  Social and Political Change; Sociology of Health and Health Care; Sociology of Religion; Sociology of Sexuality; Theory, Method and Argument
Postgraduate courses:  workshops and lectures on methodologies of research process in social sciences; lectures and seminars on religion and sexuality