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Dr. Emmet Fox

Title:

Lecturer in Sociology

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Room Name/ Num:

C112 Convent Building

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

Finished PhD in 2014 on Society, Power and Climate Change, which used Bourdieu to research public receptivity to climate change in Ireland. I have been a researcher on the Principle Investigator Impact project with the CÚRAM centre. I have also researched leisure travel for the DEMAND centre while at the University of Birmingham; energy consumers for the SHAPE-Energy project at Anglia Ruskin University; and Responsible Research and Innovation while with RRING project (also at ARU). Some of my publications have focused on Bourdieu, climate change, and flying. My particular interests include environmental sociology, practice theory, participatory democracy, and social change.

Research

Journal Articles:

Green, Mary, Johannes, V., Ellsworth-krebs, K., Fox, E., and Amantharaman, M., (forthcoming) ‘Practic-ing culture: Exploring the implications of pre-existing mobility cultures on (post-)pandemic practices in Norway, Ireland, and the USA’, Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy.

Fox, Emmet, Hitchings, R., Day, R., and Venn, S., (2017) ‘Demanding Distances in Later Life Leisure Travel’ in Geoforum. Doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.04.007

Fox, Emmet and Rau, H., (2017) ‘Disengaging Citizens? Climate Change Communication and Public Receptivity in Ireland’ in Irish Political Studies. Doi:10.1080/07907184.2017.1301434

Fox, Emmet and Rau, H., (2016) ‘Climate Change Communication in Ireland’ in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Climate Change Communication. Doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.459

Fox, Emmet (2014) ‘Bourdieu’s Relational View of Interactions: A Reply to Bottero and Crossley’ in Cultural Sociology 8 (2): 204-211. Doi:10.1177/1749975513507242

Book Chapter:

Rosie Day, Russell Hitchings, Emmet Fox, Susan Venn (2018) ‘Leisure Travel and the Time of Later Life’ in: Allison Hui, Rosie Day, Gordon Walker (eds) Demanding Energy: Space, Time and Change (Palgrave Macmillan)

Reports:

(2021) Co-author with Dr. Eric Jensen et al., ‘State of the Art of RRI in the Five UNESCO World Regions’ for EU Horizon 2020 RRING project

(2021) Co-author with Dr. Brendan Dolan, Prof James A Cunningham, Prof Caroline McGregor, ‘Principal investigator insights on research impact: summary findings from a national survey’ for CÚRAM Principal Investigator Impact: Research in Medical Devices project

(2017) Lead author with Dr. Chris Foulds and Dr. Rosie Robison, 'Energy & the active consumer: a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report’ for EU Horizon 2020 SHAPE ENERGY project

(2017) Co-author with Dr. Chris Foulds and Dr. Rosie Robison, 'Editorial: four cross- cutting theme reports’ for EU Horizon 2020 SHAPE ENERGY project

(2017) Co-author with Dr. Ruth Mourik et al, 'Energy efficiency and using less – a social sciences annotated bibliography’ for EU Horizon 2020 SHAPE ENERGY project

Online Publications:

(2019) ‘Climate Change: The Ultimate Class Conflict’ in Discover Society issue 66: https://discoversociety.org/2019/03/06/climate-change-the-ultimate-class-conflict/

(2014) ‘Bourdieu's Relational Interactions’ in Social Theory Applied: http://socialtheoryapplied.com/2014/07/28/bourdieus-relational-interactions/

(2014 PhD Thesis) ‘Society, Power and Climate Change: A social critique of public climate change receptivity in Ireland’:   https://aran.library.nuigalway.ie/bitstream/handle/10379/4787/2014_02_Emmet_Fox_Doctoral%20Thesis%20Completed.pdf?sequence=1

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:

(2021) SAI Annual Conference, Situating Climate Change in relation to the Reproduction Strategies of Small Farmers'

(2019) Invited speaker at RGS-TGRG 'Research into Policy and Practice' Event, UK Department for Transport

(2019) RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, ‘Towards a broad discussion of what cultural and socio-material arrangements could mean for decarbonizing the leisure travel demand of older people’

(2019) BSA Annual Conference, ‘Locating social hierarchies and inequalities as central to the study of practices’

(2016) DEMAND centre seminar on social change, ‘Bourdieu and Social Change’

(2015) Invited speaker at Maynooth University Ireland, Socio-ecology Seminar Series, ‘Society, Power and Climate Change: A Social Critique of Public Climate Change Receptivity in Ireland’

(2015) BSA Annual Conference, ‘A Very Anti-democratic “Climate Change”’