Currently a post graduate researcher in the Study of Religions Department at UCC Cork. Area of interest Religion and Popular Culture
September 2012 – April 2014 University College Cork, Department of the Study of Religions
Part-time Teaching Assistant
• Delivery of weekly tutorials to fifty first year Bachelor of Arts (BA) students of ‘Religions and Global Diversity’ at the Department of Study of Religions.
• Summarization and overview of each weeks lectures.
• Coordinating group workshops to explore religious traditions such as Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Christianity, Hinduism, indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Concepts central to understanding religion are explored such as power, gender, belief, performance, experience, and the definitions of what is ‘religious’ and what is ‘secular’ are also explored.
• Co-ordination of class visits to religious centers.
• Grading and feedback on essays, learning journals and class presentations.
• One to one tutorials with repeat students
• Member of the organizing team for the international academic conference 'Representing Sikhism' at UCC March 2013.
• Conference helper/registration assistant for the ISASR 2013 conference “Emerging perspectives: religions and Ireland”
• Member of the postgraduate team which produced the conference report for ISASR 2012 conference.
Publications: A Rethinking of ‘Religiosity’ in Ireland through Sound: Meaning, Identity and Community Located within the Ineffable Sonority of an Experimental Sound Scene - http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/DISKUS/index.php/DISKUS/article/view/32
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