Talk: Travellers, Rights and Nomadism
Sindy Joyce
7 November 2018, 6.15pm–7.15pm

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An early evening talk by Sindy Joyce, Frontline Defender and PhD student in the Department of Sociology, University of Limerick. Joyce’s research addresses how anti-Traveller racism shapes young people’s use of, and movement through, public space.

Joyce has a BA in English and History and a Masters in Sociology. She was the module coordinator and lecturer in ‘Travellers, Rights and Nomadism’ and ‘Travellers, Ethnicity and Rights’ in University College Dublin with the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. Her research interests include both direct and indirect forms of racism, ethnicity/identity, social/political constructions of Irish Travellers and the production of space related inequalities. Joyce won the 2014 Traveller Pride Award for Education. Her PhD title is Mincéirs Siúladh: An ethnographic study of young Travellers’ experiences of racism in urban space. Her research addresses the original and important question of how anti-Traveller racism shapes young people’s use of, and movement through, public space. Joyce’s publications include: 2013, Seminar Review of “Imogen Tyler: Revolting subjects: eviction and occupation in neoliberal Britain”, Socheolas: Limerick student of sociology, 5(1); Joyce, Sindy (2015) ‘Divided Spaces: An examination of everyday racism and its impact on young Travellers’ spatial mobility’ in Cuffe, J.B. ed.,Irish Journal of Anthropology, 18(1), Joyce, S.et al (2017) ‘Anti-Traveller and anti-Roma Hate Crime in Ireland’, in Haynes, A., Schweppe, J., and Taylor, S. eds. Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime: An Irish Perspective, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Image: Travellers’ recreation on A686, UK. Source: geograph.org.uk