Maynooth University

Co. Kildare,

Role in the project

NUIM will lead the WP4 on social impact


Prof. G. Honor Fagan

G. Honor Fagan is a Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Her overall research strategy has been to contribute to the development of a social sustainability paradigm from a sociological perspective.
She has previously lectured in Sociology Departments in Northern Ireland, South Africa and the UK and currently has research capacity building relationships with universities in Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa. Her research interests focus on human security, gender and development, and governance and she is an associate researcher at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) based at Maynooth University. She has published five books including the prize-winning Globalisation and Security: An Encyclopaedia; seven book length national reports informed by original field research, designed to engage with and successful in directly impacting targeted policy developments; over 30 journal articles and book chapters, including articles in top international journals such as ANNALS, Capitalism, Nature and Class, Journal of Education, European Journal of Development Research, and Policy and Politics. Most recently, since 2012, in the specific area of sustainable water she has published two book chapters, two journal articles and two edited books, one with Zed Press and one with Practical Action Publishing: As an individual PI she has led, or led her University’s component, of 9 successful research awards, five of which relate to this topic.

Dr. Chandana Mathur, PhD.

Chandana has been a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth since 2003, and the Coordinator of the university’s postgraduate programme in Anthropology and Development since its inception in 2005. Her research draws on the perspectives of anthropological political economy, ecological anthropology and the anthropology of globalization, health and development, especially in the context of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Her published work has appeared in key international journals such as the American Anthropologist, Critique of Anthropology, Dialectical Anthropology, etc. She is the co-editor, with historian Deana Heath, of Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and Its Diaspora (2011: Routledge, London and New York). She has supervised five doctoral students to timely completion, and is currently supervising four others. She is the current Chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), having previously served as the Secretary (2012-14) and Deputy Chair (2014-16)., She is a former Chair of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (2010-12), and also was a founding Steering Committee member of the Development Studies Association of Ireland (2010-12).Having recently been appointed by the President of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to the AAA Members’ Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee, she commenced her two year term in December 2017.