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Dr Ruth McManus

History & Geography

Name: Dr Ruth McManus
Department: History & Geography
Work Area: History & Geography
Role: Lecturer
Phone Number: 01 884 2198
Email Address: Ruth.McManus@dcu.ie
Room: SPD D310
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Ruth McManus is senior lecturer and former head of the Geography Department at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. She is the author of Dublin 1910-1940: shaping the city and suburbs (2002) and Crampton Built (2008), and co-editor of Leaders of the City (2013). Her work includes many articles on different aspects of urban geography, suburban history, population, heritage, tourism and geography education. She is particularly interested in the nature of the urban and suburban landscape and much of her work focuses on the physical and social development of everyday spaces. She has many media appearances, including TV, radio and newspaper articles.Current projects include the Drumcondra fasicle for the RIA Irish Historic Towns Atlas new Dublin Suburbs series, research on lodgers, explorations into housing in provincial towns and a book on twentieth-century Dublin.  She was awarded an Expert Researcher College Fellowship for the academic year 2015/16. She is a member of the multidisciplinary international network on Urban Agency: The Historical Fabrication of the City as an object of study, co-ordinated by the Urban Studies Institute (Antwerp).

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