Dr Kelly Davidson
I research and publish in the areas of popular culture, cultural heritage, travel and identity. I have also published in a previous capacity as consultant to community relations and statutory heritage bodies.
|‘Imelda Rocks the Boom Boom: Imelda May and the Crisis of Austerity Ireland,’ in S. Cleary and C. Hayes-Brady (eds), G(u)ilt and Glitter: Economic Crisis and Burlesque in Ireland, Intellect Books||forthcoming 2016|
Post-industrial Urban Regeneration and Cultural Nostalgia: on-going cross-cultural, cross-institutional research partnership with Dr Carlton Brick, University of West of Scotland, working to explore synergies in the arts and culture industries and the impact on reorganisations of post-industrial urban and cultural space.
|Organisation of Collaborative Research and Community Engagement: Access + the Culture of Education in Ireland Symposium, a joint research and community initiative between the IADT Student Union and Centre for Public Cultures Studies.||2012|
|IRC Postgraduate Review Committee Member||2013|
|IRCHSS Postgraduate Review Committee Member||2011-13|
|Screen Tourism Research Working Group||2009-12|
|Two Strand 1 funding: ‘Visual Arts and Cultural Tourism: The Irish Case 1990 – present’ (with P. Gilligan 2008-13), and ‘Digital Ethics: Photojournalism and the Public Sphere in the Age of Citizen Journalism and the Camera Phone’ (with J. Carville 2008-11)|
My work crosses the fields of popular culture, heritage, travel and tourism, and identity politics.
|Hipsters and Heterotopes: (Mis)recognizing the liminal ‘other’ in the post-subcultural city’ (with Carlton Brick), Spaces and Frontiers, Assoc. of Canadian Irish Studies, NUI Galway, May||2014|
|R(h)etrotopic Bodies:Mapping the ‘retro’ pin-up as (un)desirable space’ (with Carlton Brick, UWS), Music, Gender and Difference (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)||2013|
|‘The function of May ’68 in Contemporary Irish Student Citizen Movements’, The Irish in France and the French in Ireland, (National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies [AFIS]/ Université Charles de Gaulle, Lille)||2011|
|Gated Communities and Gender in Reality TV’, Gender Politics and Reality TV (UCD Humanities Institute, Dublin)|