Tom Boland lectures in Sociology at Waterford Institute of Technology. His core interests are in social theory, historical sociology and the sociology of critique. Recent articles have appeared in journals of sociology, history, anthropology and philosophy. His monograph Critique as a Modern Social Phenomenon was published in 2013 by Mellen Press. With Ray Griffin he is author of The Sociology of Unemployment (Manchester University Press, 2015).
Daniel Gati is Associate Editor of the International Political Anthropology
Journal. Has a BA in Art History from the University of Florence, a First
Class Honours HDip in Sociology from University College Cork and an
MSc in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Daniel has worked for
over a decade for the IPA (International Political Anthropology), organising
conferences such as the first and second International Beauty Conference and
the IPASS summer schools. His main areas of interests are the nature of political
power, mimesis, and technology.
Camil Francisc Roman (PhD University of Cambridge, 2017) is currently Lecturer in Political Science at John Cabot University and LUMSA University (Rome). He is interested in reflexive and interpretative approaches to the human sciences, with an emphasis on anthropologically and historically oriented theory. Among his areas of research are modern democracy and revolutions, modernity and secularization, and the social foundations and implications of political power. At the moment he is completing the research monograph The French Revolution as a Liminal Process: Understanding the Political Schismogenesis of Modernity (Routledge, forthcoming). His latest publications include Divinization and Technology. The Political Anthropology of Subversion (co-editor; Routledge 2019), ‘The French Revolution and the Craft of the Liminal Void: From the Sanctity of Power to the Political Power of the Limitless Sacred’ (Historical Sociology 2018), ‘The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in the Prussian political Imaginary: A Politico-Anthropological Genealogy of the “Special” German–French Relations’ (Journal of International Relations and Development 2018), and “Liminality, the Execution of Louis XVI, and the Rise of Terror during the French Revolution” in Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality (Berghahn 2015).
John O’Brien is a Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Applied Arts, School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology. John holds a BSocSci and MSocSci from University College Dublin. In 2011 he graduated with a PhD from the Department of Sociology, University College Cork. His most recent publication is 'States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilization'. John has lectured in Sociology in WIT since 2008. Prior to this he was a tutor in sociology in Dublin City University, University College Cork and University College Dublin. He is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Economy and Society, a Member of the Sociological Association of Ireland, the British Sociological Association and the Drinking Studies Network. He has worked with the office of the President of Ireland on the Ethics Initiative, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Economy and Society. John’s research interests include alcohol and other psychoactive substances, consumption, sociological theory, classical philosophy, Irish society, memory and commemoration. He has published two books and numerous journal papers on these topics. He currently supervises four PhD students and has hosted/delivered at several conferences and summer schools.
Janos Mark Szakolczai
Janos Mark Szakolczai is a PhD candidate in University College Cork. His field of interest includes criminology, anthropology and sociology. Janos now teaches Criminolgy at the University of Glasgow.