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Dr. Daniel Faas

Associate Professor (Sociology)

Daniel Faas is Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Sociology, Founding Director of the MSc in Comparative Social Change 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 jo). His research 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 has published widely on these topics in high-impact peer-reviewed international journals, as well as a sole-authored monograph. In 2015, Professor Faas was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin in recognition of his scholarship and research achievements and his contribution to College and to the School. He is also winner of the 2012 Provost's Teaching Award at Trinity College in recognition of his contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence and innovation, and recipient of the 2009 European Sociological Association award for best journal article. Professor 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 (Horizon 2020 and FP7), Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus, Swiss National Science Foundation, Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal, and the Volkswagen Foundation. Professor Faas has served as College Tutor, Senior Link Tutor between Trinity and 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, including chairing a Task Force on Mobility leading to the publication of a policy report on 'Barriers to Inward and Outward Student Mobility' (2013) and developing an International Foundation Programme (2015) as part of the College Strategic Plan.
  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-to date
Editorial Board Member, British Educational Research Journal 2014-to date
Expert Evaluator, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency [EACEA, European Commission] 2015-to date
Expert Evaluator, Volkswagen Foundation [Challenges - for Academia and Society] 2013-to date
Steering Committee Member, Identities in Transformation Research Theme [Trinity College Dublin] 2013-to date
Search Committees and Interview Panels for junior and senior academic positions at Trinity College Dublin 2012-to date
Expert Evaluator, European Commission FP7 Cooperation [Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities] 2012-to date
Expert Evaluator, Foundation for Science and Technology Portugal [Social Sciences and the Humanities] 2012-to date
Expert Evaluator, Swiss National Science Foundation [Humanities and Social Sciences] 2012-to date
Expert Evaluator, Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus [Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities] 2010-to date
Steering Committee Member, Institute for International Integration Studies [Trinity College Dublin] 2012-2012
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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English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
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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
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 , 2016, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
FAAS, D., DARMODY, M. and SOKOLOWSKA, B., Religious diversity in primary schools: Reflections from the Republic of Ireland, British Journal of Religious Education, 38, (1), 2016, p83 - 98, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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, 59, (6), 2015, p702 - 726, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
FAAS, D., SOKOLOWSKA, B. and DARMODY, M., 'Everybody is available to them': Support measures for migrant students in Irish secondary schools, British Journal of Educational Studies, 63, (4), 2015, p447 - 466, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
'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

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FAAS, D., Global Social Change in Comparative Perspective, Keynote to Young India Fellows, 18 March, 2016, Ashoka University, Sonepat Harayana, India, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
FAAS, D., Refugees, Migrants and Educational Inclusion in Europe, Symposium on 'Destination Europe: Reflections on the Refugee Crisis', 19 November, 2015, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
MURRAY, N., 'Teachers need more help to make schools inclusive', Irish Examiner , June , 2015, Notes: [Coverage of publication in the British Journal of Educational Studies on migrant students in Irish secondary schools], Report, PUBLISHED
HUMPHREYS, J., Primary school teaching should include various faiths, study says, The Irish Times, October, 2015, Notes: [Coverage of publication in the British Journal of Religious Education on religious education in Ireland], Report, PUBLISHED
DONNELLY, K., 200 primary schools 'enough for non-religious parents', The Irish Independent, October, 2015, Notes: [Telephone Interview with Education Editor of The Irish Independent], Report, PUBLISHED
TRAYNOR, C., Religious education: 'I don't know anybody who teaches the RE requirement', The Irish Times, November, 2015, Notes: [Telephone Interview with Religious Affairs Correspondent of The Irish Times ], Report, PUBLISHED
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


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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2015
Provost's Teaching Award, Trinity College Dublin 2012
Best Article Award, European Sociological Association 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