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Dr Neil O'Boyle

School of Communications

Name: Dr Neil O'Boyle
Department: School of Communications
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 6593
Email Address: Neil.OBoyle@dcu.ie
Room: GLA. C178
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Neil O'Boyle is a communications lecturer and chair of the BA in Communication Studies programme at DCU. His work primarily examines two areas: immigration and cultural transformation, and the relationship between media, popular culture, and collective identities.

Neil completed his PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, and moved to the School of Applied Social Science at UCD, where he was the lead researcher on the IRCHSS theme-funded project 'Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland.' At DCU, he was a principal investigator on the 'Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration' project (MEDIVA) 2011-2012, a project co-funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals.

In addition to his work on immigration and integration, Neil has written extensively about popular culture and the media industries, a topic he explored in his 2011 book, New Vocabularies, Old Ideas: Culture, Irishness, and the Advertising Industry. In recent years, he has written about the overlapping fields of sport, media, and tourism, with articles published in journals such as Sport and Society, and Television and New Media.

Neil has been a reviewer for many journals (including Media History, Sociology, Social Identities, Intercultural Studies, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Sport in Society), has acted as a judge on the International Undergraduate Awards (Media and the Arts category), and is an editor for Cogent Social Sciences.






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