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- Colette Colfer

Title:

Lecturer in Religious Studies

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Lecturer in Religious Studies in WIT since 2006. Teaches modules on the BA and BA Psychology programme and a module 'Cultural Practices' on the Applied Social Care programmes. Also teaches modules in ethics, critical thinking and an introduction to creative writing. Prior to working in WIT, worked full time in broadcast journalism with articles for national and regional newspapers and magazines. Produced a number of radio documentaries broadcast on stations including WLRfm and Newstalk 106-108. Winner of national radio awards for radio documentaries (PPI and New Adventures in Broadcasting). Runs Spokes poetry nights in Waterford City and is a co-producer of the Spokes podcast. Runner in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019. Poems published in many print and online publications. 

Research

Research interests - critical theory, religions, Jung, dreams, feminism. 

Teaching

Lecturer since 2006 in Religious Studies at WIT. 

Professional

Lectuer in World Religions at WIT since 2006. Prior to that I worked at a number of positions in print and radio journalism including news reporter for Newstalk 106-108, news presenter and broadcast journalist at WLRfm and Tippfm, managing editor of a Dublin entertainment freesheet 'The Event Guide' and contributor to newspapers and magazines including the Irish Examiner, the Irish Times and Village Magazine. 

Publications

Colfer, C. (2015) 'Ireland' in Scharbrodt, O., Akgonul, S., Alibasic, A., Nielsen, J.S. and Racius, E. (eds) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Volume 7, Leiden: Brill

Colfer, C. (2015) 'Creating Religious Place in Ireland: Hindu public places of worship and the Indian Sculpture Park' Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 22-46.

Colfer, C. (2007) 'Islam in Ireland: Assimilation and Adaptation' Bulletin ET, Vol. 18, pp.112-118.