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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 sociology, 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. From 2016-2019, she was PI and Coordinator of Gaming for Peace (GAP), a 2 million euro project funded under H2020 CSA and running from 2016-2019. GAP creates a curriculum of 'soft skills' (gender awareness, cultural awareness, communication) for peacekeeping personnel and embeds it in a role-playing digital game with assessment. In 2020-2022, Dr Holohan is PI of a grant from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs which supports the use of GAP by end user organizations and the collection of research data. She is PI of Transformation in Learning and Training (TiLT), which is developing curricula and digital role-playing games to mitigate individual and systemic biases around gender, race and ethnicity, in public organizations, delivered through an online platform.
  Conflict resolution   digital sociology   Globalisation   INSTITUTIONS   Management, information technology, information systems   Organisation design, development, theory, behaviour   peacekeeping   Sociology of development, population society, development   sociology of gender
 Transformation in Learning and Training (TiLT)
 Gaming for Peace (GAP)
 Gaming for Peace (GAP 31.5) Year Two
 Gaming for Peace (GAP 31.5)
  Changing Social Norms in the Digital Era: Students, Privacy and Sharing

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Member, Big Data Forum, Department of An Taoiseach. A Consultative Forum on the societal issues arising from the continuing growth in generation and use of personal data. 2015
Trochowska-Sviderok, K., Masakowski, Y. R., McFate, M., Holohan, A., Gender diversity management in NATO for sustainable security and peace., Security and Defence Quarterly, 45(1)., 45, (1), 2024, Notes: [DOI:], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
'Do No Harm Lest Others Do Harm to You: Self Protection and Risk Management by Generation Y On Social Media' in, editor(s)Cotten, S.R., Robinson, L. & Schulz, J. , Mediated Millennials. Studies in Media and Communication Volume 19, USA, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019, pp71 - 87, [Wodniak, K. & Holohan, A], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Do No Harm Lest Others Do Harm to You: Self Protection and Risk Management by Generation Y On Social Media in, editor(s)Jeremy Schulz Laura Robinson Aneka Khilnani John Baldwin Heloisa Pait Apryl A. Williams Jenny Davis Gabe Ignatow , Mediated Millennials. Studies in Media and Communication, Bingley UK, Emerald Insight, 2019, pp71 - 87, [Katarzyna Wodniak Anne Holohan], Notes: [], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Holohan, Anne (and Sara Singleton), The Case for 'Trust' as a Key Soft Skill for Peacekeepers, Journal of International Peacekeeping, 21, 2019, p224 - 225, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Anne Holohan, Transformative Training in Soft Skills for Peacekeepers, International Peacekeeping, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Holohan, Anne, 'Gaming for Peace Digital Role-Playing Game, with Assessment', Gaming for Peace H2020 Project 700670, Ireland, European Commission H2020, 2019, -, Notes: [ 177 experienced peacekeeping personnel from 6 countries were interviewed, and this was combined with state of the art research in soft skills, to produce a curriculum embedded in a storyline in a 2D digital role-playing game. Assessment based on context relevant learning objectives was developed for in the game, and before and after.], Software, PUBLISHED  URL
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  TARA - Full Text
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, [Devlin, 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

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Holohan, Anne, 'TiLT University Student Game', Transformation in Learning and Training, Dublin, Ireland, TiLT, 2021, -, Software, 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
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
Holohan, Anne, Working Lives: The Irish in Britain, paperback, London, The Irish Post/Eastman Press, 1995, Book, PUBLISHED