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Assoc Professor Iarfhlaith Watson

Assoc Professor

Iarfhlaith Watson

Associate Professor, Head Of School
School of Sociology
01 716 8569
University College Dublin, School of Sociology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Watson is currently the Head of UCD School of Sociology, where he has been a lecturer since 1996. He has been President of the Sociological Association Ireland (as well as Honorary Membership Secretary and Vice-President, and Managing Editor of the Irish Journal of Sociology), elected member of the Board of the International Visual Sociology Association, Irish member of the International Social Survey Programme and an Associate Editor of Visual Studies. His research interest, publication and teaching have been primarily in the area of the sociology of nations and national identity (with an interest in the Irish language and Irish language broadcasting).


  • BSocSc
    University College Dublin
  • MSocSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read
  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • German
    Can read and understand