Dr Anne Byrne

M.A.

Contact Details

Head of School, Senior Lecturer
Political Science & Sociology
Arus Moyola
School of Political Science and Sociology
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway.
IRELAND

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researcher

Biography

Anne Byrne is a sociologist with an enduring interest in stories and narratives of Irish society and culture based on interviews, archival research, diaries and letters, ethnography, socio-biography, personal/collective visual and narrative based inquiry  as a practitioner and researcher. Inspired by collaborative, participatory and creative practices, Anne worked with socially engaged artists on projects with early school leavers [see Byrne, A. Canavan, J and Miller, M. 2007 Participatory research and the Voice Centered Relational Method of data analysis: Is it worth it? International Journal of Social Research Methodology 12,1, 67-77] and with histories of farming communities in the 1930s, using photography, film and exhibition spaces to engage in dialogue and knowledge exchange [see Byrne, Anne, and O’Mahony, Deirdre, 2013. ‘”Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive”, Irish Journal of Anthropology 16,1, 8-15]. Anne teaches, publishes and supervises research on gender, identity, family, equality, stigma and rurality [Byrne, A. 2014. ‘Single Women in Story and Society’ In Inglis, T. (ed) Are the Irish Different? Manchester University Press: UK and Byrne, A. Duvvury, N. Macken-Walsh, A. Watson, T. 2014. ‘Finding room to manoeuvre; gender, agency and the family farm’ in Pini, B. et al (eds), Feminisms and Ruralities, Lexington University Press: USA ] Recent publications on women and men’s epistolary  narratives include Byrne, A. 2015. ‘A Passion for Books; the early letters of Nancy Nolan and Leonard Woolf 1943-1944’, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, No 86, 32-34 and Byrne, Anne and Kovacic, Tanya, 2014. “Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945” in Reid, H., and West, L., (editors) Constructing narratives of continuity and change: a transdiciplinary approach to researching learning lives, Routledge UK.

Research Interests

Dr Anne Byrne is a sociologist with research interests spanning self and social identity, singleness studies, social exclusion, rurality, participative research methodologies, group work and community relations. I have published on identity, single women, rural lives, poverty, feminist research methodologies and on aspects of the history of social anthropology in Ireland. Current research interests include socio-biography, auto/biography, art, archives and visual ethnography,  working with photographs, diaries and letters of family and community life in Ireland across the twentieth century. My current research ‘Narratives of Ireland’ involves a number of anthropological and biographical projects including a review of the archives of the Harvard-Irish Mission to Ireland, a socio-biography of women’s lives based on women’s non-literary ‘autobiographies’ in the twentieth century and a  visual ethnography of an Irish village.  I am a writer whose work is inspired by narrative inquiry, collaborative community based methodologies, ethno-biographic inquiry frames and the creative force that comes from the juxtaposition of history and story, image and text, art and ethnography. Epistolary narratives, visual ethnography and the consequences of biographic and anthropological representational practices are one part of a present preoccupation.

I am working on a number of 'Narratives of Ireland' projects that flow from these frames:

1. Writing Women's Lives 
An enduring scholarly interest in voice and personal narratives over the lifetime of my career has led to a current focus on women’s non-literary, non-fiction writing (eg. memoir or auto/biography). Letters, diaries, published and unpublished auto/biographies are an underexamined ‘resource’ and topics of investigation in their own right, that can help to understand women’s private and public lives in the change from ‘tradition’ to ‘modernity’.  Women’s emerging and changing sense of self are traced in their epistolary narratives, diaries and autobiographies. National and international archival sources previously worked with, demonstrate how women write about aspirations and reflections on changes in maternal duties in the home, employment opportunities, education, the repression or liberation of sexuality, thoughts on motherhood, friendships and intimacy, political activity, farm life and experiences of institutionalisation for example. Differences in marital status, class, urban or rural settings and financial (in)dependence create furrows in women’s stories, marking how a life could be lived and on whose terms. These ‘documents of life’ troubling as they may be in terms of referentiality or truth status nonetheless provide a path to understanding how social change is negotiated by women as they write about negotiating  power and authority in the family, community and with the state. Women’s capacity for agency and the consequences of this for future generations can also be traced in this form of inquiry. In these ‘found texts’, women write about the significant, personal and immediate events of their time creating a narrative path to the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in which women make their lives and in which future lives are made. 

2. Social Anthropology in South Galway and Clare 
The Harvard Irish Survey (1930-1936) made a significant impact on Irish archaeology, sociology and anthropology, marking the first appearance of an American interdisciplinary research team in Europe. Its influential publications set the terms of debate for years, shaping theoretical, methodological and empirical work in Irish archaeology, anthropology and ethnographic sociology.Through archival research and specifically working with the unpublished social anthropological diaries and letters of the Survey (Arensberg and Kimball), we can speculate on the theoretical, methodological and ideological constraints placed a range of anthropological data and narratives collected but not published. Materials on religious life, social and political conflict were observed by the anthropologists but not fully drawn upon in subsequent publications. Questions are raised concerning political and research relations at the site of research (at the level of church, state, community and household) as well as the relationship of the Irish study to the agendas of social anthropology, ethnography and sociology.

The impact of field work and methodological practices on local communities and their descendants is also a concern. Anthropological and ethnographic research can be acquisitive and eroding. Little is returned while narrative traces and memories of the research and researchers still remain. The contemporary consequences of historical accounts of rural life on the making and shaping of Irish rural identity are also interrogated. Asking, from the perspective of the present, what can we learn from studying the archives of the past, the project examines the argument for a reflexive, participative anthropological practices. Specifically, the impact of working with anthropological field diaries and images with the sucessors of the communities studied is discussed, focussing on the methods, ethics and politics of returning archives of the past to the present. Beginning with the archives of the Harvard Irish Mission, the Rinnamona Research Group  organized a community based exhibition of documents, photographs and rural artifacts pertaining to rural life in the 1930s (in association with the X-PO Kilnaboy project). How contemporary communities interact with visual and textual archives is significant.  A key premise of this project is that  research done in the community is returned to the community, is accessible and can be deployed to expand on community knowledges of  people, place and land.
 
 3. Living Images, Living Villages

 This is a collaborative visual ethnographic study of village life in contemporary Ireland.  What is it that makes a village work? What are the sets of activities, relationships and spaces that contribute to maintaining village as community? This project visualises the structures, relationships, actions and activities of one village in the West of Ireland over a 12 month period observing daily, monthly, seasonal and annual cycles. Building on mid-century anthropological archives in the West (Arensberg and Kimball’s 1930s Family and Community in Ireland and Robert Cresswell’s 1950s detailed study of a village in County Galway (Une Communauté Rurale de l’Irlande), Living Images, Living Villages documents three themes ‘Work, Rest and Play’. Photo-essays and narratives made with participants from business, community and sports organisations for example, are created to generate a on-going discussion about ‘what makes this place flourish?’ The impetus is to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of the abandoned, the desolate, the closed down that has contoured recent ethno-photographic practice. Though essential this is to bring into public consciousness, there is a requirement to visualise the occupied, the social, the reciprocal exchanges that occur in places that survive so that both the abandoned and the active are brought into dialogue, into conjunction, into awareness so that other possibilities for communities in times of stress can come into being.

 

 

 

  
 















 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'New Technologies and creative practices in teaching groupwork'
Byrne, A., McGovern, M. and Bradley, C. (2017) 'New Technologies and creative practices in teaching groupwork'. Groupwork, 27 (1):9-27 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Joint Farming Ventures: Gender Identities'
Cush, Peter; MackenWalsh, Aine; Byrne, Anne (2018) 'Joint Farming Ventures: Gender Identities'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 57 :55-64 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The Galway Art Gallery Collection and Roger Fry’s The Pond (1921)'
Anne Byrne (2016) 'The Galway Art Gallery Collection and Roger Fry’s The Pond (1921)'. Journal Of The Galway Archaeological And Historical Society, 68 :197-231 [Details]
(2013) 'Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'
Anne Byrne and Deirdre O'Mahony (2013) 'Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'. Irish Journal Of Anthropology, 16 (1):1-15 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) '‘Yours Sincerely: Letters and Lives’'
Anne Byrne (2012) '‘Yours Sincerely: Letters and Lives’'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 21 (2) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Echanges épistolaires en anthropologie : l’enquête Harvard-Irlande/ Letters in anthropological research: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'
Byrne, Anne (2011) 'Echanges épistolaires en anthropologie : l’enquête Harvard-Irlande/ Letters in anthropological research: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'. Ethnologie Française, 4 (2):241-252 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story'
Byrne, Anne and Deirdre O'Mahony (2012) 'Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story'. Journal Of Family Issues, 33 (1):52-75 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Participatory research and data interpretation: using the voice centred relational method of data analysis. Is it worth it?'
Byrne, A., J. Canavan and M. Millar (2009) 'Participatory research and data interpretation: using the voice centred relational method of data analysis. Is it worth it?'. International Journal Of Social Research Methodology, 12 (1):67-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Perfidious and Pernicious Singlism. Review Essay'
Byrne, A. (2009) 'Perfidious and Pernicious Singlism. Review Essay'. Sex Roles, 60 (9):760-763 [Details]
(2005) 'Caught in the Cultural Lag: The Stigma of Singlehood'
Anne Byrne and Deborah Carr (2005) 'Caught in the Cultural Lag: The Stigma of Singlehood'. Psychological Inquiry, 16 (2,3):84-91 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'Developing a sociological model for researching women's self and social identities'
Byrne, A (2003) 'Developing a sociological model for researching women's self and social identities'. European Journal Of Womens Studies, 10 :443-464 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Review of Contesting Politics: women in Ireland, north and south (Galligan, Y, Ward, E and Wilford, R 1999) Published in Gender and Society'
Byrne, Anne (2002) 'Review of Contesting Politics: women in Ireland, north and south (Galligan, Y, Ward, E and Wilford, R 1999) Published in Gender and Society'. Gender and Society, :186-187 [Details]
(2000) 'Singular Identities: Managing Stigma, Resisting Voices'
Byrne, A. (2000) 'Singular Identities: Managing Stigma, Resisting Voices'. Women's Studies Review, 7 :13-24 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1998) 'Gendering Rural Development'
Byrne, A., Owens, M. (1998) 'Gendering Rural Development'. Administration, 46 (3):37-52 [Details]
(1996) 'Inventing and Teaching Women's Studies: Considering Feminist Pedagogy'
Byrne, A., Byrne, P., Lyons, A. (1996) 'Inventing and Teaching Women's Studies: Considering Feminist Pedagogy'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 (1):78-99 [Details]
(1996) 'Family, Work and Community'
Byrne, A., Owens, M. (1996) 'Family, Work and Community'. UCG Women's Studies Review, 4 :77-94 [Details]
(1996) 'Review of Marital Breakdown and family Law in Ireland (Fahy, T and Lyons, M 1995)'
Byrne, Anne (1996) 'Review of Marital Breakdown and family Law in Ireland (Fahy, T and Lyons, M 1995)'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 6 :220-223 [Details]
(1995) 'Making Development Work for Women'
Byrne, A. (1995) 'Making Development Work for Women'. UCG Women's Studies Review, 3 :201-213 [Details]
(1992) 'Academic Women's Studies in the Republic of Ireland- Some Pedagogical and Ideological Issues'
Byrne, A. (1992) 'Academic Women's Studies in the Republic of Ireland- Some Pedagogical and Ideological Issues'. Women's Studies Quarterly, :15-27 [Details]
(1991) 'Statistics - What do they tell us about Women?'
Byrne, A. (1991) 'Statistics - What do they tell us about Women?'. Ucg Women'S Studies Review, 1 :1-13 [Details]
(1991) 'Review of The Emigrant Experience (Gearoid O Tuathaigh et al. )'
Byrne, Anne (1991) 'Review of The Emigrant Experience (Gearoid O Tuathaigh et al. )'. The Irish Reporter, [Details]
(1991) 'Working with Rural Women'
Byrne, Anne (1991) 'Working with Rural Women'. Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Feminist Scholarship, Thoery And Aesthetics, 3 (1):5-14 [Details]
(1991) 'Review of Women and Poverty (Mary Daly). Vol 1, 1991, 163-164'
Byrne, Anne (1991) 'Review of Women and Poverty (Mary Daly). Vol 1, 1991, 163-164'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Family Histories of the Irish Revolution'
Byrne, Anne; Byrne, Colm (2017) 'Family Histories of the Irish Revolution' In: Family Histories of the Irish Revolution. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2017) 'Epistolary Research Relations: Correspondences in Anthropological Research: Arensberg, Kimball, and the Harvard-Irish Survey, 1930–1936'
Byrne, Anne (2017) 'Epistolary Research Relations: Correspondences in Anthropological Research: Arensberg, Kimball, and the Harvard-Irish Survey, 1930–1936' In: Irish Ethnologies. USA: University of Notre Dame Press. [Details]
(2014) '‘Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945’'
Anne Byrne and Tanja Kovacic (2014) '‘Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945’' In: Constructing narratives of continuity and change: a transdisciplinary approach to researching learning lives. UK: Routledge. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Single Women in Story and Society'
Byrne, Anne (2014) 'Single Women in Story and Society' In: Are the Irish Different?. UK: MUP. [Details]
(2012) 'Developing a sociological model for self and social identity'
Byrne, Anne (2012) 'Developing a sociological model for self and social identity' In: Researching Gender (4 Vols) 'VOLUME THREE: STRONG OBJECTIVITY AND FEMINIST EMPIRICISM'. UK: Sage. [Details]
(2009) 'Gender and Sustainability in Rural Ireland'
BYRNE, A., Shorthall, S. (2009) 'Gender and Sustainability in Rural Ireland' In: A Living Country side-The politics of sustainable rural development. UK: Ashgate:Aldershot. [Details]
(2008) 'Women Unbound: Single Women in Ireland'
Byrne, A. (2008) 'Women Unbound: Single Women in Ireland' In: Women Alone. USA: Rutgers University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'Single Women In Ireland'
Byrne, A. (2005) 'Single Women In Ireland' In: Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. [Details]
(2005) 'Rural Women in Ireland'
Byrne, A. (2005) 'Rural Women in Ireland' In: Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. [Details]
(2005) 'Equality in Local Development'
Byrne, A. (2005) 'Equality in Local Development' In: Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. Women's Studies Centre Galway. [Details]
(2001) 'Arsensberg and Kimball and Anthropological Research in Ireland: Introduction to the Third Edition'
Byrne, A., Edmondson, R., Varley, T. (2001) 'Arsensberg and Kimball and Anthropological Research in Ireland: Introduction to the Third Edition' In: Family and Community in Ireland, CLASP. Clare, IRELAND: CLASP. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) 'Introduction:Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland'
Byrne, A., Lentin, R. (2000) 'Introduction:Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland' In: (Re)searching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland, Institute for Public Administration, Dublin. Dublin, Ireland: Institute for Public Administration. [Details]
(2000) 'Researching One An-Other'
Byrne, A. (2000) 'Researching One An-Other' In: Researching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland, Instituture for Public Administration, Dublin. [Details]
(1999) 'Familist Ideologies and Difficult Identities'
Byrne, A. (1999) 'Familist Ideologies and Difficult Identities' In: Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland. St. Martins Press/Macmillan. [Details]
(1997) 'Single Women in Irish Sociological Writing'
Anne Byrne and Madeleine Leonard (Editors) (1997) 'Single Women in Irish Sociological Writing' In: Women in Irish Society: A Sociological Reader. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Beyond the Pale. [Details]
(1993) 'Revealing Figures - Statistics and Women'
Byrne, Anne (1993) 'Revealing Figures - Statistics and Women' In: Irish Women's Studies Reader. Dublin: Attic Press. [Details]
(1993) 'Rural Tourism and Cultural Identity in the West of Ireland'
Byrne, Anne, Edmondson, R, Fahy, K (1993) 'Rural Tourism and Cultural Identity in the West of Ireland' In: Tourism in Ireland - A Critical Analysis. Cork Ireland: Cork University Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(1995) Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South
Byrne, A. (1995) Unequal Development? - the Case of Rural Women . In: Community Workers Co-Op eds. Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South [Details]
(1995) In from the shadows: UL Women's Studies Collection
Byrne, Anne (1995) Issues for Irish Feminist Pedagogy . In: Lentin, R eds. In from the shadows: UL Women's Studies Collection , pp.24-40 [Details]
(1995) Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South
Byrne, Anne (1995) Unequal development - the case of rural women in Ireland Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South [Details]
(1991) The Future for Health Promotion, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, UCG, Galway
Byrne, Anne (1991) Working for the Health of Rural Women The Future for Health Promotion, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, UCG, Galway , pp.77-97 [Details]
(1987) Physical Education Association of Ireland Annual Conference proceedings
Byrne, A, Divilly, B, Jones, T. (1987) Gender and the Development of the Young Adult in Physical Education Physical Education Association of Ireland Annual Conference proceedings [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Joint Ventures to Enhance the Demographic Profile and Sustainability of Irish Agriculture (Join-to-Farm), End of Project Report.
Cush, P., Macken-Walsh, A. Byrne, A. Cassidy, A., Heanue, K., Hooks, T., McCarthy, O., Meredith, D., Moroney, A., Rush, P. and Ward, M. (2016) Joint Ventures to Enhance the Demographic Profile and Sustainability of Irish Agriculture (Join-to-Farm), End of Project Report. Teagasc, Dublin. [Details]
(2011) The Harvard-Irish Mission in Clare 1930-1936: Letters from an Archive. Burren Insight Magazine, 3, Burren Beo Trust, Clare.
Byrne, Anne (2011) The Harvard-Irish Mission in Clare 1930-1936: Letters from an Archive. Burren Insight Magazine, 3, Burren Beo Trust, Clare. BURREN BEO, IRELAND, IRELAND. [Details]
(2011) Forgetting and Remembering: Place and Space in the work of Yvonne Cullivan, Artist.
Byrne, Anne (2011) Forgetting and Remembering: Place and Space in the work of Yvonne Cullivan, Artist. Per Cent for art programme, Roscommon County Council, Roscommon, IRELAND, IRELAND. [Details]
(2004) Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving. Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway; Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway.
Byrne, A., Canavan, J., & Millar, M. (2004) Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving. Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway; Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway. Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway, IRELAND. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) Researching Our Lives: Developing Inclusive Research Methodologies, Testing the Voice Centered Relational Method of data analysis in a collaborative project on early school leaving.
Byrne, A, Canavan, J, Millar, M (2003) Researching Our Lives: Developing Inclusive Research Methodologies, Testing the Voice Centered Relational Method of data analysis in a collaborative project on early school leaving. Combat Poverty Agency Research Initiative Series, Dublin. [Details]
(1996) Academic don't have babies: An Examination of Maternity Leave among Female Academics.
Byrne, Anne, Keher-Dillon, N. (1996) Academic don't have babies: An Examination of Maternity Leave among Female Academics. Irish Federation of University Teachers/SSRC NUIG, Dublin. [Details]
(1996) Rural Gender Equality (Towards Gender Equality in Integrated Local Development).
Byrne, Anne (1996) Rural Gender Equality (Towards Gender Equality in Integrated Local Development). Area Development Management, Dublin. [Details]
(1995) Rural Women's Research Project: Final Report Republic of Ireland.
Byrne, A, Owens, M, Lymer, B (1995) Rural Women's Research Project: Final Report Republic of Ireland. Co-operation North/UCG Women's Studies Centre, Dublin. [Details]
(1991) North-West Connemara: A Baseline Study of Poverty.
Byrne, A, Laver, M, Forde, C, Cassidy, L, Keane, M, O'Conneide, M (1991) North-West Connemara: A Baseline Study of Poverty. Social Sciences Research Centre, UCG, Galway, Ireland. [Details]
(1989) Report on the Tribunal on Women's Poverty.
Byrne, Anne (1989) Report on the Tribunal on Women's Poverty. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin Ireland. [Details]
(1989) The Socio-Economic Status of Single Women in Ireland: national expert advisor contribution to a report for the European Commission.
Byrne, Anne (1989) The Socio-Economic Status of Single Women in Ireland: national expert advisor contribution to a report for the European Commission. University of Bath, England, University of Bath, England. [Details]
(1989) Women and Poverty: The Statistics of Low Pay, Social Welfare and Health.
Byrne, Anne (1989) Women and Poverty: The Statistics of Low Pay, Social Welfare and Health. Council for the Status of Women, Dublin Irealnd. [Details]
(1988) Profiles of Poverty: Family poverty in the West of Ireland.
Byrne, Anne et al. (1988) Profiles of Poverty: Family poverty in the West of Ireland. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(1987) Adult Education Courses in and through the medium of Irish in Gaeltacht Areas.
Byrne, Anne (1987) Adult Education Courses in and through the medium of Irish in Gaeltacht Areas. AONTAS, Dublin Ireland. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2001) Arensberg’s and Kimball’s Family and Community in Ireland.
Anne Byrne, Ricca Edmondson, Tony Varley (Ed.). (2001) Arensberg’s and Kimball’s Family and Community in Ireland Arensberg’s and Kimball’s Family and Community in Ireland. Ennis: CLASP Press. [Details]
(2000) Researching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland.
Byrne, Anne and Lentin, Ronit (Ed.). (2000) Researching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland Researching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Institute of Public Administration, Dublin. [Details]
(1997) Women in Irish Society: A Sociological Reader.
Byrne, Anne and Leonard, Madeleine (Ed.). (1997) Women in Irish Society: A Sociological Reader Women in Irish Society: A Sociological Reader. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Beyond the Pale. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Strategies of Resilience: co-operation in Irish Farming'
Macken-Walsh, A., Byrne, A., Crosson, P. Heanue, K, High, C., McHugh, S., Murray, A., Woods, A. (2014) 'Strategies of Resilience: co-operation in Irish Farming' T-Research, 9 (2) :28-29. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Understanding and facilitating farmers’ adoption of technologies'
Byrne, A. (2010) 'Understanding and facilitating farmers’ adoption of technologies' T-Research, 5 (3) :33-35. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Love and Marriage Revisited,
Anne Byrne (2015) Merriman Annual Summer School. [Invited Lecture], Love and Marriage Revisited, Ennis Co Clare , 12-AUG-15 - 15-AUG-15. [Details]
(2017) AURORA, Women’s Leadership Foundation, UK,
Anne Byrne (2017) A Room of One's Own? Women and Leadership: Three stories. [Keynote Address], AURORA, Women’s Leadership Foundation, UK, Dublin , 21-MAR-17 - 21-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016) International Narrative Inquiry Conference 2016,
Anne Byrne, Simon Warren, Bonnie Long, Kathy Reilly, Gillian Browne (2016) Research conference on the practice of narrative inquiry in the social sciences, humanities and the arts co-organised by NUIG (Dr. Byrne) , NUIM (Dr. O'Malley)and IT Sligo (Dr. O'Dowd). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Narrative Inquiry Conference 2016, NUI Galway , 15-MAR-16 - 16-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) Women’s Voices in Ireland, UCC 1916-2016,
Anne Byrne, Contributor (2016) Women's voices of the past; decades of revolution and centenaries in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Women’s Voices in Ireland, UCC 1916-2016, UCC Cork , 09-JUN-16 - 11-JUL-16. [Details]
(2017) Virginia Woolf International Conference, Reading,
Anne Byrne, Contributor (2017) Hogarth Press Centenary Exhibition. [Other], Virginia Woolf International Conference, Reading, Museum of English Rural Life (MERL, University of Reading) , 01-JUN-17 - 31-AUG-17. [Details]
(2016) Virginia Woolf 26th International Conference, Leeds, June 16-19, 2016,
Anne Byrne (2016) VIRGINIA WOOLF AND HERITAGE. [Invited Paper], Virginia Woolf 26th International Conference, Leeds, June 16-19, 2016, Leeds Trinity University, UK , 16-JUN-16 - 19-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) 12th International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute , Enabling Sustainable Rural Communities,
Anne Byrne (2016) ICRPS IRELAND. [Invited Lecture], 12th International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute , Enabling Sustainable Rural Communities, NUI Galway , 21-JUN-16 - 04-JUL-16. [Details]

Artwork

  Year Publication
(2013) VAGABOND REVIEWS, Contributor. ‘Practices of Organising’ (Image and Commentary) for National Women’s Council, Legacy Project, Still, We Work (Representations of Women and Work).
Anne Byrne, Contributor (2013) VAGABOND REVIEWS, Contributor. ‘Practices of Organising’ (Image and Commentary) for National Women’s Council, Legacy Project, Still, We Work (Representations of Women and Work). DUBLIN: Artwork [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(1989) Rural Women in Ireland in Irish Women's Guidebook and Diary (Attic Press, 1989).
Byrne, Anne (1989) Rural Women in Ireland in Irish Women's Guidebook and Diary (Attic Press, 1989). Article [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
(1992) Eastern Sociological Association, USA, Annual Conference Report, Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Issue 66, 1992.
Byrne, Anne (1992) Eastern Sociological Association, USA, Annual Conference Report, Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Issue 66, 1992. Bulletin [Details]
(1990) Women in the Countryside: Conference Report. Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Spring 1990.
Byrne, Anne (1990) Women in the Countryside: Conference Report. Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Spring 1990. Bulletin [Details]
(1988) Employment conditions for Sociologists, published in the Sociological Association of Ireland, Bulletin.
Byrne, Anne (1988) Employment conditions for Sociologists, published in the Sociological Association of Ireland, Bulletin. Bulletin [Details]

Community Engagement Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) Visualising the Anthropological Archive: Film Documentary.
Rinnamona Research Group (2012) Visualising the Anthropological Archive: Film Documentary. Ireland: Community Engagement Publications [Details]

Documentary

  Year Publication
(2011) The Harvard Irish Mission in Clare (TV Documentary).
Anne Byrne, contributor to TV documentary ‘The Home Place’ by Sean O Mordha, Araby Productions for RTE. (2011) The Harvard Irish Mission in Clare (TV Documentary). Documentary [Details]
(2006) Radio documentary on the Harvard-Irish Mission to Clare 'Raw Data' ( Mary Owens, Well Said Productions).
Anne Byrne, contributor to Clare FM radio documentary produced by Mary Owens, Well Said Productions, (based on A. Byrne’s research study on the 1930s American ethnography of farm families in Clare). (2006) Radio documentary on the Harvard-Irish Mission to Clare 'Raw Data' ( Mary Owens, Well Said Productions). Documentary [Details]

Film or Broadcast

  Year Publication
(2016) The Tender Overlap (Anne Byrne); Intergenerational contact.
'First Citizens Speak', film by Dr Deirdre O'Mahony (2016) The Tender Overlap (Anne Byrne); Intergenerational contact. Clare: Film or Broadcast [Details]

Generic

  Year Publication
(2011) Community Biography: Successors read predecessors - re-representing the Rinnanmona Dail in images and texts.
Byrne, A. and Rinnamona Research Group, Photobook (2011) Community Biography: Successors read predecessors - re-representing the Rinnanmona Dail in images and texts. Generic [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2017) Interview Newstalk on single living in Ireland following Bella DePaulo article by xanacan.
Anne Byrne, Contributor (2017) Interview Newstalk on single living in Ireland following Bella DePaulo article by xanacan. https://soundcloud.com/xanacan/interview-newstalk-on-single-living-in-ireland on #SoundCloud: Media [Details]
(2008) Month long multi-media exhibition, Successors Read Predecessors at the X-PO Kilnaboy Co Clare. See http://x-pokilnaboy.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html.
Byrne, A, Moroney, M, Whelan, F, Roche, S, Ruane, J, Whelan, F (Rinnamona Research Group) (2008) Month long multi-media exhibition, Successors Read Predecessors at the X-PO Kilnaboy Co Clare. See http://x-pokilnaboy.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html. Media [Details]

Online Database

  Year Publication
(2003) Co-ordinator/director of on-line bibliographic database on Singleness Studies for the RCHA, Rutgers University, NJ, USA 2003-2004. See http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/rcha/.
Byrne, Anne (2003) Co-ordinator/director of on-line bibliographic database on Singleness Studies for the RCHA, Rutgers University, NJ, USA 2003-2004. See http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/rcha/. Online Database [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
(2016) The Ties that Bind, 27-30 December 2016.
Anne Byrne, contributor to Radio Series, Brian O'Connell, RTE Radio 1 (2016) The Ties that Bind, 27-30 December 2016. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) Gender, Power and Property: “In my own right”. The Rural Economy Development Programme (REDP) Working Paper Series.
Anne Byrne, Nata Duvvury, Áine Macken-Walsh, Tanya Watson (2013) Gender, Power and Property: “In my own right”. The Rural Economy Development Programme (REDP) Working Paper Series. Working Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, University of Sussex Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, University of Susses, UK
2003 Senior Research Fellow RCHA : Gendered Passages in Historical Perspectives: Single Women 2003-2004 Project Rutgers Centre for Historical Analysis, Rutgers, USA
2006 Senior Research Fellow, Narrative of Ireland Project (IRCHSS) Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ireland
1995 Visiting Scholar; EOTVOS Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. Irish Higher Education Authority Cultural Exchange Award
1992 Artist-in-Residence, Visiting Professor Irish Studies Programme,Villanova University, PA, USA. Irish Studies Programme, Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA
2003 Associate Felllow of Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities Seminar, 2003-2004 Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Institute for Research on Women

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Auto/Biography Study Group (British Sociological Association UK) ordinary member 01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-12
Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain Ordinary member (current) 01-JAN-17 / 30-JUN-18

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Women's Health Council, Board member (2003-2006) Board member /
Galway Traveller's Support Group (2002-2004) Research Committee member /
Health Status and Health Gain, NUIG Consultative Study on Health Inequalities (2002-2004) Advisory Board member /
National Distance Education Council (1993-2002) Sociology Subject Group Member, /
National Ad-Hoc Advisory Group on Gender in Local Development (Area Development Management) 1993 Board member, work on addressing gender issues in guidelines for the 1994-1999 local development programmes, Ireland. /
WISE (Women's International Studies Europe) Irish National Representative (1990-1995) Irish National Representative /
MACNAS Community Arts and Theatre Company, Board member 2005-2007 Board member /
Irish Sociological Association Executive Committee (Vice-Chairperson 1988-1990) Vice-Chairperson, Board member /
Women's Studies Centre (University College Galway, Ireland) Chairperson 1991-1992, Founder Member Chairperson /
NUIG Research Ethics Committee (2005-11) Committee member /
Faculty of Arts (Vice Dean 2000-2003) Vice Dean of Arts /
NUIG Access Programme Steering Group (1998-2002) Steering Group member /
An Coiste Feabhais Acaduil/Committee on Academic Quality Improvement, NUIG (1998-2000) Committee member /
Global Project for Safe Motherhood, NUIG/Development Co-Operation Ireland. Advisory Board member (2004-2007) /
Burren Spring Conference, Co Clare, IRELAND. Organising Committee (2005-2011) Committee member /
Royal Irish Academy, Social Sciences Committee, elected member 2012- 2013 01-SEP-12 / 31-DEC-13
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. External Assessor Postgraduate Fellowship Evaluation (2009) /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1982 University College Galway, Ireland Master of Arts Sociology, , 'Female Poverty and the Irish Social Welfare System.'
1978 National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, Ireland. Bachelor of Arts Sociology
2000 University of Limerick, Ireland PhD 'Single Women's Identities in Contemporary Irish Society', Department of Government and Society, University of Limerick.

Outreach Activities

  Description

2008. Reviewer for Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship Programme.

2010. Facilitation of Collective Biographies Workshop, Moments of Beauty/Water with Galway City Museum Artist in Residence.


2003. External Assessor, Galway-Mayo Women's Network (Domestic Violence Research).

Reviews

  Journal Role
Ageing And Society Reviewer
Women'S Studies International Forum Reviewer
Journal Of Gender Studies Reviewer
Irish Political Studies Reviewer
Journal Of Family Issues Reviewer
International Journal Of Social Research Methodology Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

2007-2010.  Extern Examiner: University of Limerick (MI Women’s Studies Undergraduate Programme)

2012-2016. Extern Examiner, Sociology, TCD

Teaching Interests

My teaching is animated by  active involvement in research, through participating and contributing to community development work and through my own professioanl development and training.  My teaching interests are in collaborative, critical and creative research methodologies (eg socio-biography, visual ethnography, narrative inquiry, art, archives and documents of life); group work for professional community development workers; the sociology of Ireland; gender and auto/biography.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2013 Visual Sociology Visual Sociology: This undergraduate qualitative research methodology module introduces students to visual inquiry, its key principles and methods.
2010/11 Concepts and Practices in Sociology and Politics First Year introduction to Sociological and Political ideas
2010/11 The Power of Story and Narrative Narrative inquiry as theory, methodology and practice
2010/11 MA in Community Development, Group Work 1 and 2 Group Work Theory, Methods and Practices
2010/11 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods for Research Students (Contributor) Postgraduate course in research methods, narrative inquiry contribution.
2010/11 Introduction to Politics and Sociology First year undergraduate course in Sociology and Politics
2010/11 Gender Perspectives in Social Science Research Postgraduate research methods course

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
I have collaborated, carried out research and written academic articles, book chapters and reports with colleagues Dr Nata Duvvury, Dr Ricca Edmondson,  Dr Tony Varley and postgraduate students Tanja Kovacic and Tanya Watson for example.

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
Dr Aine MackenWalsh Teagasc Galway IRELAND http://www.agresearch.teagasc.ie/rerc/personalpage/mackenwalsha.asp Rural Economy Research Centre,Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway IrelandDeirdre O Mahony, GMIT, Galway, IRELAND Deirdre O'Mahony, Cluain Mhuire Campus, Cluain Mhuire, Monivea Road, Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 91 770 661 Fax: +353 91 770 740 http://www.deirdre-omahony.ie/ Sally Shortall, School of Sciology, Queen's University Belfast   RINNAMONA RESEARCH GROUP c/o Mary Moroney, Sean Roche, John Ruane, Francis Whelan, Rinnamona Co Clare, IRELAND  Professor Deborah Carr, Department of Sociology, Rutgers, USA