Dr. Jenny Dagg
Ph.D. in Sociology
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Jenny holds a PhD in Sociology from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her doctoral work explored the subject position of asylum seekers in Ireland as they seek recognition within the refugee process and received funding under PRTLI 4. Her research interests lie at the intersection of sociology and politics and continually explore the dynamics of power; agency and subjectivity; exclusion and marginalisation; along with qualitative research methods including biographical interviews, narratives, life histories and lifelines, and visual methods. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher on the Re(al) Productive Justice project that explores the legal framework and lived experiences of disabled people in Ireland in making reproductive decisions.
Previously, as postdoctoral researcher, she has worked on international and nationally funded projects at Maynooth University, Ireland. The FP7 funded project “RESCuE: Citizens’ Resilience in Times of Crisis” (www.rescueproject.net) was a cross-national qualitative European project involving nine countries. Between 2014-2017 RESCuE explored how families facing adversity in Europe as a result of the crisis are resilient, concentrating upon those who appear to be doing better than others under similar circumstances of adversity. She is co-editor or the RESCuE project book forthcoming in 2019.
In 2017, she worked on “Migrant Integration and Settlement Services in contemporary Ireland”, a one-year project funded by the Irish Research Council. The project aimed to understand integration at a sub-national level, both spatially and among different immigrant groups i.e. EU13, returning Irish emigrants, Rest of World. She has published in the area of power, agency, and refugees; on biographical interviews and lifelines; coping with poverty; social resilience; and migration.
Research InterestsBroadly, her research interests lie in theories of power, social ontology and human capacity. Her work has focused on migration and migrants, social resilience and low income families, and now reproductive justice and disabled people. She has primarily used qualitative research methods including visual methods.
- Gilmartin, M. and Dagg, J. (2018) ‘Measuring migrant integration in Ireland.’ MUSSI Working Paper no. 5. Available at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/working-papers
- Gray, J. and Dagg, J. (2018) ‘Using reflexive lifelines in biographical interviews to aid the collection, visualization and analysis of resilience.’ Contemporary Social Science https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2018.1459818
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2017) Longitudinal and biographical aspects of resilience in Ireland. NIRSA Working Paper No.85 (NIRSA, Maynooth, Ireland). Available at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/working-papers
- Dagg, J. and Haugaard, M. (2016). 'The performance of subject positions, power and identity: a case of refugee recognition.' European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, pp.1-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/23254823.2016.1202524
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2016) Cultural Practices in resilient households – Ireland. NIRSA Working Paper No. 84 (NIRSA, Maynooth, Ireland). https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/working-papers
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2016) Technical Report on fieldwork in Ireland for RESCuE. NIRSA Working Paper No. 83 (NIRSA, Maynooth, Ireland). https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/working-papers
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2016) Socio-economic practices of resilience in Ireland. NIRSA Working Paper No. 81 (NIRSA, Maynooth, Ireland). https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/working-papers
- Dagg, J. (2015). Book Review - Dean, Mitchell (2013) 'The Signature of Power: Sovereignty, Governmentality and Biopolitics.' Journal of Political Power, vol. 8(1) pp. 153-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/2158379X.2015.1010801
- Dagg, J. (2014). Book Review - Fanning, B. (2012) “Immigration and Social Cohesion in the Republic of Ireland”, Political Studies Review, vol. 12(1)
- Dagg, J. (2014) Book Review – Lentin, R. & Moreo, E. (eds.) (2012), “Migrant Activism and Integration from below in Ireland”, Irish Journal of Sociology
Policy Reports and other material
- Gilmartin, M. and Dagg, J. (2018) Immigrant Integration and Settlement Services in Ireland. Project Report. Irish Research Council. http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/10114/
- Dagg, J. and Gray J. (2017) Resilience to the recent Economic Crisis in Irish Households. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319665780_Findings_from_a_European_project_Resilience_to_the_Recent_Economic_Crisis_in_Irish_Households
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2016) Gender, Migration and Ethnicity aspects of resilience in Ireland. Workpackage 11 of RESCuE.
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2016) Social Economy and Resilience in Ireland. Workpackage 10 of RESCuE.
- Dagg, J. and Gray, J. (2016) Resilient households and welfare state institutions in Ireland. Workpackage 9 of RESCuE.
- Gray, J. and Dagg, J. (2016) International Report of the Longitudinal and Biographical aspects of Resilience. Workpackage 6 of RESCuE.
- Collins, P. and Dagg, J. (2015) “Creative Education Infrastructure of Ireland” SCoTENS report: Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway. http://scotens.org/the-creative-education-infrastructure-of-ireland-2/ UNESCO Creative Cities Network (2014) Galway City of Film Submission.
- Collins, P., Cunningham, J., Murtagh, A., & Dagg, J. (2013) The Creative Edge Policy Toolkit: From Growth to Sustainability: Supporting the Development of the Creative Economy in Europe’s Northern Periphery (pp. 123). https://aran.library.nuigalway.ie/bitstream/handle/10379/5991/Collins_3.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
- 2011. Intercultural Resource Booklet for Migrants in County Galway. Publication of a resource booklet in collaboration with Galway Refugee Support Group, Social Inclusion Unit of Galway County Council, funded by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration.