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Dr. Anne Holohan

Associate Professor (Sociology)

Dr Anne Holohan is Associate Professor in Sociology. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, the London School of Economics and the University of California, Los Angeles, and from 2004-2006 was Marie Curie International Fellow at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research and teaching interests include organizations, digital technologies, gamification, conflict resolution and disaster management, globalization and comparative social change. Her books include Networks of Democracy: Lessons from Kosovo for Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond published by Stanford University Press in 2005; and Community, Competition and Citizen Science: Voluntary Distributed Computing in a Globalized World, UK, Ashgate Publishing, 2013. She is currently PI and Coordinator of Gaming for Peace (GAP), a 2 million euro project funded under H2020 CSA and running from 2016-2019. GAP is creating a curriculum of 'soft skills' for peacekeeping personnel and embedding it in a virtual reality game.
  Globalisation   Management, information technology, information systems   Organisation design, development, theory, behaviour   Sociology of development, population society, development
 Gaming for Peace (GAP)
 A Power Elite? Mapping Connections Between Formal and Informal Power Holders in Ireland 2002-2008.

Holohan, Anne; Pyz, Justyna, Trochowska, Kamila, Gaming for Peace: Gender Awareness Training and the Polish Military, Security and Defence Quarterly, 4, (21), 2018, p41 - 57, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cultures of Experimentation: Role Playing Games and Sexuality in, editor(s)Robinson, Laura; Jeremy, Schulz; Apryl Williams; Joy Hightower; Tim Hale; and Shelia Cotten. , New Media Cultures: Emerald Studies in Media and Communication: Communication and Information Technologies Annual, UK, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd: UK, 2016, [Devin, Ciaran and Holohan, Anne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Anne Holohan, Peacebuilding and SSR in Kosovo: an Interactionist perspective , Global Crime, 17, (3), 2016, Notes: [ID: 1197508 DOI:10.1080/17440572.2016.1197508 Available online June 27th, 2016; print 30Sept 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Holohan, Anne, Community, Competition and Citizen Science: Voluntary Distributed Computing in a Globalized World, UK, Ashgate Publishing, 2013, 146pppp, Book, PUBLISHED
The Digital Home: a New Locus of Social Science Research in, editor(s)Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber , Handbook of Emerging Technologies in Social Research, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp647 - 666, [Anne Holohan, Jeanette Chin, Vic Callaghan, Peter Muhlau], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Kevin Feeney, Dave Lewis, Kris McGlinn, Declan O'Sullivan, Anne Holohan. , Avoiding "big brother" anxiety with progressive self-management of ubiquitous computing services, International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, Dublin, Ireland, 2008, Article No.: 47 , (Article No.: 47 ), ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering) , 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kevin Feeney, Dave Lewis, Kris McGlinn, Declan O'Sullivan, Anne Holohan "Avoiding Big Brother Anxiety with Progressive Self-Management of Ubiquitous Computing Services" (ed.), The Fifth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2008), July 21-25 2008, 2008, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED
Holohan, Anne, Networks of Democracy: Lessons from Kosovo for Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond, hardback and paperback, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2005, 1 - 220pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Holohan, Anne and Anurag Garg, Collaboration Online: The Example of Distributed Computing, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 10, (4), 2005, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Holohan, Anne, The United Nations Development Program: From a Hierarchy to an Information Based Network Organization, The Proceedings of the 67th American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, 41, 2004, p31 - 39, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Anne Holohan, Anurag Garg and Enrique Leon, Emotions in Face to Face and E-Deliberation: A New Paradigm in Decision-Making and Problem Solving, 58th Annual Political Studies Association Meeting, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, April 1-3 2008, 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Anne Holohan, Carla de Tona, Andrew Whelan, Negotiating Access to Irish State and Society: The Role of Internet Cafes in Dublin, 'After the Celtic Tiger' Irish Social Science Platform Conference , Dublin City University, 11-12 Sept. 2008 , 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Holohan, Anne, Working Lives: The Irish in Britain, paperback, London, The Irish Post/Eastman Press, 1995, Book, PUBLISHED


My research interests cover the inter-related topics of conflict resolution, networks, information and communication technologies, organizational and institutional change, gender, soft skills, development, and ethnographic research. I am PI and Coordinator of the H2020 funded Gaming for Peace (GAP) project, which has created a curriculum in Soft Skills for peacekeeping personnel and embedded it in a digital role-playing game with assessment. The game and learning materials are available to the 100+ organization members of the the European Security and Defence College, and the UN and civilian organizations from the end of the project (February 2019).