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Dr Áine Mahon

Dr

Áine Mahon

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Education
01 716 7945
University College Dublin, School of Education, Roebuck Offices Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Dr. Áine Mahon is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at UCD, a position she has held since September 2015. She researches and teaches in the Philosophy of Education and the Philosophy of Literature. Áine was awarded a B.A. with First Class Honours from Trinity College Dublin (2005), an M.A. with Distinction from Queen's University Belfast (2006) and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham (2009). For the 2010/11 academic year, she was the recipient of the prestigious Simon Research Fellowship from the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. From 2011-2013, Áine held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Philosophy at UCD. Also in 2013, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research (New York). Áine is a founding member of Philosophy Ireland, a consortium of academics and teachers currently collaborating on the introduction of philosophy as a short course on the newly reformed Junior Cycle. With Dr. Danielle Petherbridge of UCD Philosophy, she is also co-founder of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards (youngphilosopherawards.ucd.ie) which were launched by President Michael D. Higgins in 2017. In 2018, together with her colleagues, Dr. Shane Bergin, Dr. Declan Fahie and Dr. Billy Kinsella, Áine received a Teaching Excellence Award from UCD College of Social Sciences and Law. *Tá an-dúil ag Áine sa Ghaeilge agus faoi láthair, a bhuí le Scoil na Gaeilge, an Léinn Ceiltigh agus an Bhéaloidis, tá sí ag tabhairt faoi Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach. Baineann sí an-súp as an teanga a labhairt lena comhghleacaithe agus lena mic léinn - scaoiligí amach í, a chairde!*

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Education
    University College Dublin, School of Education, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2015
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy & Philosophy of Education
    University College Dublin, University College Cork & Marino Institute of Education, Ireland15 Jan 2014 - 30 May 2015
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar
    The New School for Social Research, Department of Philosophy, New York, United States15 Sep 2013 - 15 Dec 2013
  • Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow
    University College Dublin, School of Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2011 - 30 Sep 2013
  • Simon Research Fellow
    University of Edinburgh, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, Scotland1 Oct 2010 - 30 Jun 2011