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Dr. Daniel Faas

Associate Professor (Sociology)

Research Associate (International Integration Studies (IIIS))

Daniel Faas is Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Sociology and Member of the University Council at Trinity College Dublin. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (PhD, MPhil), the University of Stuttgart (MA) and Trinity College Dublin (MA). His research and teaching interests are in the sociology of migration with specific emphasis on the intersection of migration and education. His work focuses on youth identities in relation to immigrant integration, national identity, multiculturalism and social cohesion in Europe, diversity management in educational sites and work places, curriculum design and development, as well as comparative case study methodologies. He is the author of Negotiating Political Identities: Multiethnic Schools and Youth in Europe (Ashgate, 2010). Daniel Faas is winner of the 2012 Provost's Teaching Award at Trinity College, and recipient of the 2009 European Sociological Association award for best journal article (Turkish Youth in the European Knowledge Economy, European Societies 9(4): 573-99). Dr. Faas was Fulbright-Schuman Fellow in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley (2009) and Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens (2006-2008). He has acted as expert evaluator for the European Commission (FP7, Cooperation), Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus, Swiss National Science Foundation, Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal, and the Volkswagen Foundation. Dr. Faas has served as College Tutor, Senior Link Tutor for Study Group International, Director of International Affairs in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and Member of the College International Committee. He has been strongly involved in the College Global Relations Strategy development and implementation, most recently chairing a Task Force on Mobility leading to the publication of a policy report on 'Barriers to Inward and Outward Student Mobility'.
  Case-study research   Citizenship   Community and School Relations   Comparative Education   Comparative Sociology   Educational Planning/Policy   Ethnicity & Nationalism in Central Europe   EU developments   European minority cultures and identities   Globalisation   Identity politics and social change   Knowledge Based Society   Migration   Migration and Employment   Multicultural Education   Multiculturalism   Qualitative methodologies   Race and ethnic studies   Social Policy   Teacher Education Issues

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Editorial Board Member, Irish Journal of Sociology 2014
Editorial Board Member, British Educational Research Journal 2014
Expert Evaluator, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency [EACEA, European Commission] 2015
Expert Evaluator, Volkswagen Foundation [Challenges - for Academia and Society] 2013
Expert Evaluator, European Commission FP7 Cooperation [Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities] 2012
Expert Evaluator, Foundation for Science and Technology Portugal [Social Sciences and the Humanities] 2012
Expert Evaluator, Swiss National Science Foundation [Humanities and Social Sciences] 2012
Expert Evaluator, Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus [Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities] 2010
Consultant to the Irish Department of Education and Science [Intercultural Education Strategy] 2008-2010
Advisor to the European Commission, DG Education and Culture [Education and Training 2010 Programme] 2007-2009
Local Councillor of Unterreichenbach, District of Calw [and Member of the Administrative Committee] 2004-2009
Member of the Advisory Board and founding member of a centre for world cultures [Afrika Präsenz e.V.] 2001-2003
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Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 2012 present
American Sociological Association (ASA) 2012 present
Council for European Studies (CES) 2010 present
European Sociological Association (ESA), honorary member since 2009 2007 present
British Educational Research Association (BERA) 2005 present
European Educational Research Association (EERA) 2005 present
International Sociological Association (ISA) 2008 2011
British Sociological Association (BSA) 2006 2011
American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2007 2008
MEER, N., MOURITSEN, P., FAAS, D. and de WITTE, N. , Retracing the 'retreat': Exploring post-multicultural and civic turns in the Netherlands, Britain, Germany and Denmark, American Behavioral Scientist, 2015, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
HAJISOTERIOU, C., FAAS, D. and ANGELIDES, P., The Europeanisation of intercultural education? Responses from EU policymakers, Educational Review, 67, (2), 2015, p218 - 235, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
SAVVIDES, N. & FAAS, D., Does Europe matter? A comparative study of young people's identifications with Europe at a state school and a European School in England, European Journal of Education , 2015, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
'Ireland' in, editor(s)Peter Stevens and Gary Dworkin , The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2014, pp658 - 684, [FAAS, D. and FIONDA, R.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
FAAS, D., HAJISOTERIOU, C. and ANGELIDES, P., Intercultural education in Europe: Policies, practices and trends, British Educational Research Journal, 40, (2), 2014, p300 - 318, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
FINE-DAVIS, M. and FAAS, D. , Equality and diversity in the classroom: A comparison of students' and teachers' attitudes in six European countries, Social Indicators Research, 119, (3), 2014, p1319 - 1334, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
'Germany after the 'PISA shock': Revisiting national, European and multicultural values in curriculum and policy discourses' in, editor(s)David Little, Constant Leung and Piet van Avermaet , Managing Diversity in Education: Languages, Policies, Pedagogies, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2013, pp43 - 56, [FAAS, D.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Education Inquiry, Umeå School of Education, Umeå University, [eds.], 2013, Notes: [Guest editor of special issue on ethnic diversity and schooling in various national education systems. The volume brings together leading researchers who discuss issues of school choice, educational attainment and the role of Muslims in societies across a range of old and new migration destinations in Europe and beyond, March 2013.], Editorial Board, PUBLISHED
FAAS, D., Ethnic diversity and schooling in national education systems: Issues of policy and identity (Introduction thematic section), Education Inquiry, 4, (1), 2013, p5 - 10, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
'Producing class and ethnic identities among Turkish youth in working and middle class schools in Germany' in, editor(s)Lois Weis and Nadine Dolby , Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives, New York, Routledge, 2012, pp91 - 106, [FAAS, D.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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FAAS, D., Social Integration in Multicultural Schools, Department of Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, 10 February, 2014, Delhi University, New Delhi, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., How to Write a Research Paper, Department of Sociology, Elphinstone College, 13 February, 2014, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., The Transnational Lives of Migrants in Europe: The case of Turks, International Conference on Concepts, Communities and Practices: Rethinking the Transnational, 3 September , 2013, Presidency University, Kolkata, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Migration, Education and Identities in Europe, Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Migration and Identity , 30 August, 2013, St Xavier's College, Mumbai, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Chair of a debate on the motion that 'This House Would Emigrate' as part of the 241st Session of the Historical Society, Trinity College Dublin , 9 March, 2011, Trinity College Historical Society, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Integration and Identity Formation among the Second Generation: Lessons from Europe , 40th Annual Theodore G. Standing Lecture on the Human Community, State University of New York at Albany, USA, 9 April , 2010, Notes: [Keynote address sponsored by University of Albany's (SUNY) Department of Sociology], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Immigrant Incorporation and Identity: Schooling the Second Generation in Europe, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard, EU Center of Excellence at UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology at Princeton , April, 2010, Notes: [Invited seminars as part of a lecture series across North America], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Migration, Integration and Identity: Evidence from Governments, Schools and Youth in Europe, Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies within the Institute of Education, London, 9-10 June , 2010, Notes: [Guest lecturer on the MA Comparative Education (Minorities, Migrants and Refugees in National Education Systems)], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Response to the paper 'Islam and the West: To what extent can they be reconciled?', Trinity College Dublin, 18 February, 2010, Dublin University Philosophical Society, Notes: [Guest speaker during the 325th Session opposing the motion: 'Islam is not compatible with Western societies'], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., National Education in European Migration Societies: Multi - Inter - or Civic Cultural?, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 12 March , 2010, Notes: [Guest speaker on 'The Civic Turn: Integration Politics in North-Western Europe' course], Invited Talk, PRESENTED


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Award Date
Provost's Teaching Award, Trinity College Dublin 2012
European Sociological Association Award for Best Article 2009
Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley 2008
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy 2006
Cambridge European Trust Award, University of Cambridge 2005
Paul Mellon Award, Clare Hall College University of Cambridge 2005
British Economic and Social Research Council Scholarship 2002