From Plato to Prodi
Course Team and Lecturers
A native of Waterford city, Joe spent his formative academic years in Trinity College, Dublin studying sociology. A sojourn from academia saw him working as a researcher with a variety of organisations, including NEXUS co-operative in Dublin, and Threshold, the housing advice and campaigning organisation. Joe is a member of the organising committe of the annual William Thompson Weekend, and a board member of Cork Simon. In addition to being Course Director on the Higher Diploma, he teaches courses on quantitative research methods, housing, and poverty and unemployment.
Hobbies: cooking, listening to Schubert lieder, buying books on evolutionary psychology.
(Photography: photo booth, Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre, Cork, 2002)
My name is Philomena O'Sullivan. I have worked in UCC for the past 2 years, firstly in the Careers Service and I am currently working in Applied Social Studies. I am secretary to the B.Soc.Sc. and the H.Dip.Soc.Pol. I am also a mature student in UCC doing a diploma in social studies, with only 1 year left of a 2 year course.
I am also a millionaire and own 10 houses and 15 cars!! (JOKE!!)
(Photography: Peter Herrmann, 2002)
Lecturer of the Courses Social Policy and Social Research; senior research
He studied sociology at the University of
Bielefeld (FRG), political science in Berlin and economics at the University of Hamburg (FRG) and holds
the doctorate in Philosophy from the University Bremen (FRG). Relevant for
this course are studies in psychology, political science and political
economy and working experiences in psychiatry and education, minding his
daughter, housework and others.
Active in European networks
hobbies: walking, cycling; skiing, gardening, music
(Photography: Gerhard Pfannendörfer, Frankfurt/Main, 2001)
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