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Dr. Elaine Moriarty

Assistant Professor (Sociology)

Elaine Moriarty is Assistant Professor in Sociology. Elaine's teaching and research interests include mobility and migration, employment and labour markets, qualitative research methods and race and ethnicity. Elaine is currently researching 'New forms of mobility and the Portability of Social Protections in Europe' supported by the Trinity Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (2013-date). She was project manager on the 'Careers, Conjunctures and Consequences - the implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration' research project (2012-2013), a follow up to the 'Migrant Careers and Aspirations' project, a three year study of Polish migrants in the Irish labour market (2007-2010). Her most recent publications include (2013) New Mobilities in Europe: Polish Migration to Ireland post 2004 Manchester University Press, UK (with Torben Krings, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek and Justyna Salamonska); (2012), 'Taking on almost everyone?' Migrant and Employer Recruitment Strategies in a Booming Labour Market, International Journal of Human Resource Management, (with James Wickham, Torben Krings, Justyna Salamonska, Alicja Bobek) and (2012) 'Polish Migration to Ireland: 'Free Movers' in the New European Mobility Space', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (with Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamonska and James Wickham). Elaine has a B.Soc.Sc from UCC, an M.Phil in Ethnic and Racial Studies from TCD and a Ph.D in Sociology from TCD.
  Globalisation   Identity politics and social change   labour migration   Migration   Race and ethnic studies
 Careers, Conjuncture and Consequences: The Implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration
 Migrant Careers and Aspirations

Details Date From Date To
Sociological Association of Ireland 2001 date
European Sociological Association 2003 date
Hermes, the Association of European Researchers in Migration and Ethnic Studies 2004 date
Alicja Bobek, James Wickham, Elaine Moriarty and Justyna Salamonska , Is money always the most important thing? Polish construction workers in Ireland , Irish Journal of Sociology, 26, (2), 2018, p162 - 182, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Portability of Social Protection in the European Union: A Transformation of National Welfare Systems? in, editor(s)Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath and Bruno Meeus , book An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation: European Perspectives, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp201 - 215, [Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, and Sally Daly], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Large-scale migration in an open labour market: The Irish experience with post-2004 labour moblity and the regulation of employment standards in, editor(s)Magdalena Bernaciak , Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe, UK, Routledge, 2015, pp10 - 28, [Elaine Moriarty, Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamonska and James Wickham], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Sally Daly and Alicja Bobek, Graduate Emigration from Ireland: Navigating New Pathways to familiar places, Irish Journal of Sociology, 23, (2), 2015, p71 - 92, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Elaine Moriarty, Researching Migration: Tracing Mobility, Transition and Self Development, Contemporary Irish emigration, St Mary's University, London , 8 July, 2014, Middlesex University, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Elaine Moriarty, Qualitative Panel Studies in researching migration, Qualitative Longitudinal Panel in Migration and Social Network Research, Georg Simmel Centrum, Humboldt Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, 22-23 May 2014, 2014, TRANSFORmIG, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Elaine Moriarty, Mechanism for Exclusion? Social Protection Adjustments in post Celtic Tiger Ireland, Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration Conference, UCC, 3 September 2014, 2014, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamo├▒ska, New Mobilities in Europe: Polish migration to Ireland post-2004, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2013, 1 - 176pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Learning from Poland? What Recent Mass Immigration to Ireland Tells Us about Contemporary Irish Migration in, editor(s)Louis Brennan , Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp146 - 155, [Wickham James, Bobek Alicja, Daly Sally, Krings Torben, Moriatry Elaine and Justnya Salamonska ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly. , New forms of Mobility and the Portability of Social Protections in Europe, "Social Protection Across Borders", IMISCOE Conference, Malmo, Sweden, 26-27 August 2013, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly, New European Mobilities: Education, migration and employment , 16 September 2013, 2013, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Sally Daly, Learning from Poland: First Reflections, Dublin: TCD, TCD, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED
Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamoska, James Wickham, Les migrants polonais dans l'Irlande en crise, Les Mondes du Travail, (7), 2009, p43 - 52, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Postgraduate Scholarship 2001-2004