DR Susan Mc Donnell

Jt Lecturer

Contact Details

Business & Social Sciences Central

Jt Lecturer

E: mcdonnell.susan@itsligo.ie


I am a sociologist and lecturer for a range of BA (hons) and MA programmes, and  currently chair the BA (hons) Sociology & Politics. My teaching spans the interconnected fields of Childhood/ Youth, Inequality, Race, and Technology, as well as a collaborative arts module that engages students directly with community participants. I also supervise postgraduate research in related areas. My PhD research concerned Irish childhoods, race and belonging in the context of contemporary discourses on migration, utilising art-based methods. Research interests include children's rights and agency; migration and race in children's lives; children's cultures; visual and narrative research methods.  Prior to joining IT Sligo in 2007, I worked as an artist/ facilitator in a range of community contexts.