Irish Journal of Anthropology


The Irish Journal of Anthropology is the organ of the Anthropological Association of Ireland. As such, it aims to promote the discipline of anthropology on the island of Ireland, north and south. It seeks to provide coverage of Irish-related matters and of issues in general anthropology and to be of interest to anthropologists inside and outside academia, as well as to colleagues in a range of other disciplines, such as Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Ethnomusicology, Ethnology and Folk Studies, Gaeilge, Irish Studies, and Sociology.


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Irish Journal of Anthropology
FAO Dr. James Cuffe
Department of Sociology & Criminology
Safari, O'Donovan's Road
University College Cork





General Editor:

Dr. James Cuffe, Department of Sociology & Criminology, University College Cork [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]


Digital Editor:

Lobna Abulhassan


Associate Editor:

Dr. Elżbieta Drążkiewicz—Grodzicka, Anthropology Department, NUI Maynooth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Sitara Thobani, Oxford University, United Kingdom


Book Review Editor

Dr. Jill O'Mahony, Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology


Editorial Advisory Board:

  • Dr Dominic Bryan, School of History and Anthropology, The Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Dr Anthony Buckley, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down
  • Dr Keith Egan, Independent Researcher, Galway
  • Dr John Nagle, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of East London
  • Professor Máiréad Nic Craith, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • Dr Séamas Ó’Siocháin, Anthropology Department, NUI Maynooth
  • Dr Carles Salazar, University of Lleida, Spain
  • Professor Ida Susser, The Graduate Centre, The City University of New York
  • Professor Elizabeth Tonkin, Oxford, England
  • Assistant Professor Fiona Larkan, Trinity Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Arpad Szakolczai, School of Sociology and Philosophy, University College Cork



Therese Cullen, AAI Treasurer, 35 Ava Ave., Belfast BT7 3BP, Co. Antrim. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Irish Journal of Anthropology appears once a year as of 2018

Members of the AAI receive the journal as part of their membership subscription. Information about membership can be found on the AAI web-site:

Membership fees for 2015 are €50 for waged, and €30 for postgraduate and unwaged members.

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