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Dr Mary Kelly

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Lecturer In Human Geography


I am a human geographer with interests in historical, cultural and social geography. My work to date has mostly been on nineteenth-century Ireland and the various lenses that geographers use to explore that most complicated of Irish centuries. My approaches include the geographical analyses of literary fiction, quantitative analyses of demographic change, archival research using historical GIS and more recently migration mapping.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2004 - 2008 PhD - NUI Maynooth, Ireland
  • 1995 - 1999 MPhil - University College Cork, Ireland
  • 1991 - 1994 BA - University College Cork, Ireland

Research Interests

Historical Geography / Historical GIS
Imaginative Geographies / Geographical Imaginations
Geographies of Identity /Literary Geography

Teaching Area

GG4040 Introducing Human Geography / GG5010 Geographical Concepts and Methodologies / GG5040 Social and Cultural Geography

Other Professional Activity

Royal Geographical Society - Fellow
Geographical Society of Ireland - Member

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