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Dr Patti O'Malley Profile

Dr Patti O’Malley is a UL Sociology PhD Graduate who maintains an active research relationship with the department. Her research interests include gender, critical citizenship studies, the nation, whiteness, race and racialisation and critical mixed race studies.


BSc (Hons) Psychology (Middlesex University, London)

MA Gender, Culture and Society (University of Limerick)

PhD Sociology (University of Limerick)

PhD Thesis Title: The Transracial Mother/Child Dyad and the Politics of Citizenship in Ireland.


I have taught the following modules:

Sociological Perspectives of Gender (University of Limerick)
Understanding Individuals and Society (University of Bedfordshire, England)
Study Skills Workshops (University of Bedfordshire, England)