About me

Email

info@studentmovement.ie

Phone number

01 7006327

Bio

Graphic designer by trade, researcher by desire and passion, associate lecturer by chance and now vocation. Dabbled in political communication over the last decade; working on several high profile referenda campaigns, local, general and European elections.

Freelance journalism for The Sligo Weekender, Magill, The Irish Times and the Sunday Independent.

Areas of expertise

History of the Irish student movement; role of the student movement in the public sphere
Political Communication
Online journalism

Keywords

student movement; social history; social movement theory; political protest theory; LGBT history; Reproductive Rights;

Member Details

Full Name

Steve Conlon (Graduate Historian)

Membership Type

Graduate Historian

Experience

Education

IT Sligo, Business Studies 2000-2004
DCU, Communication Studies 2008-2011
DCU, PhD Candidate 2011-2016

Employment

VP Head of Creative, Rivada Networks – present

Social Media Manager , B2C, advertising, newsroom manager, The Irish Times, Nov. 2007 – 2016

Project manager National Educational Welfare Board
January 2008 – September 2008.

Policy Officer, Union of Students Ireland
July 2006 – November 2007.

Management & Administrative experience

Creative Director in Core Concepts, graphic design company in Sligo. Managing a team of designers and ancillary staff.

Former Project Coordinator in the National Educational Welfare Board (now Tusla: the Child & Family Agency) – managed the completion and distribution of the Guidelines for Developing School Codes of Behaviour. This was a statutory obligation of the NEWB, under the Education Welfare Act 2000.

Teaching

Associate Lecturer, School of Communications
Dublin City University
January 2013 – 2015

Lecturer in:

Digital Media Skills – BA in Communication Studies and BA Journalism

Audio Production – BA in Communication Studies

Audio Production – MA in Science Communication

Guest lecturer in:

Introduction to Social Studies – BA in Communication Studies, BA in Contemporary Culture and Society

Applying Communication Theory – BA in Communication Studies, BA in Contemporary Culture and Society

Outreach activities

Guest speaker, Union of Students in Ireland 2014 Annual Congress – topic; a history of the Irish Student Movement.

Presentation: An alliance of pride: the role of the student movement in the fight for LGBT rights in Ireland’, NUI Galway, Youth Culture Workshop, 2013

Presentation; Protest and the Online Sphere, DCU, Nov. 2013.

Paper: 'Early Student Activism in Ireland: The filling of a pail, and the lighting of a fire', Portsmouth University, July, 2013.

Guest speaker, Labour Youth Activist Academy (2012) – topic; youth political communication.

Guest speaker, Union of Students in Ireland LGBTQA Training event, 2012, 2013.

Panelist on Coleman at Large, Newstalk – a number of occasions 2012-2013
Guest on 'The Last Word', TodayFM (2010) – topic; student prostitution.

Panelist with RTE Radio 1, The Tubridy Show – topic; the role of the student movement in irish society (2008).

Committees & Associations

Member of the Sociological Society of Ireland.
Member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians
Member of Cairde USI – Alumni Group.

Awards

DCU Research Fund & DCU School of Communications, PhD scholarship.

Other activities

Webmaster for the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland.

Publications

Book Chapters

Ch. 12 Students: Consumers or Citizens? In ‘Reinventing The University: Creating a new vision’, Munck, R. & Mohrman K. 2010. Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing.

Students in the 20th Century in UK and Ireland (2017): Chapter 11: Rebels & Rustici: Students and the formation of the Irish State.

Other

SEMINAR PAPERS:
An alliance of pride: the role of the student movement in the fight for LGBT rights in Ireland'
Location: NUI Galway
Event Date: Nov 8, 2013

Early Student Activism in Ireland: The filling of a pail, and the lighting of a fire.
Location: University of Portsmouth
Event Date: Jul 18, 2013