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Assoc Professor Mathew Creighton

Assoc Professor

Mathew Creighton

Associate Professor
School of Sociology
01 716 8440
University College Dublin, School of Sociology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


The links to my webpage, complete CV (.pdf) and other online profiles (ORCID, Google Scholar, etc...) are at the bottom left or right or somewhere. I am an unapologetic, serial collaborator who is dedicated to interdisciplinary perspectives. Reflective of my rejection of any bright lines between disciplines in social science is a pursuit of peer-reviewed publication in sociology, demography, political science, criminology, public health, history and urban studies. I am the current Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Sociology, which benefits from a crack team of co-editors and a stunningly talented editorial board. I enjoy teaching a variety of courses, both graduate and undergraduate, on topics ranging from introductory themes to social theory to more methodological content. At the moment, I am particularly fond of a course I teach on lying and deception, but I can't promise I won't change my mind before I update this again. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a joint PhD in sociology and demography. Before arriving at the School of Sociology at University College Dublin in 2016, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, a lecturer in the Department of Political and Social Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


  • Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, School of Sociology, Dublin, Ireland5 Sep 2016
  • Assistant Professor
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Sociology, Boston, United States1 Sep 2014 - 31 Aug 2016
  • Lector
    Pompeu Fabra University, Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials, Barcelona, Spain1 Sep 2010 - 31 Aug 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Princeton University, Office of Population Research (OPR), Princeton, United States1 Sep 2009 - 31 Aug 2010


  • BA
    Cornell University NY USA
  • MA
    University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Turkish