Professor Eoin Devereux is Associate Professor in Sociology and Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Limerick. He is also Adjunct Professor in Contemporary Culture ( Fan and Discourse Studies) at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
His main teaching and research interests are focused on Media, Popular Music, Fan Studies and Media Audiences. He has published extensively on media representations of poverty and exclusion.
Recognised internationally as an expert on media and popular culture, he co-organised the first ever academic symposium – Strange Fascination? – on David Bowie in 2012. He is the co-editor of David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (with Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power) published by Routledge (New York, 2015). A paperback edition of the book with an updated preface will be published in December 2016.
Professor Devereux is a co-founder/director of two multidisciplinary research clusters at University of Limerick namely the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster and the Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster.
The Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster have organised symposia on Joy Division; David Bowie; The Smiths; Morrissey; Riot Grrrl and Protest Songs.
Eoin Devereux will deliver an illustrated talk on Oscar Wilde and Morrissey at Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay Park at 8p.m, Thursday 23rd February. This is a free event.