Dr. Durrer explores how cultural production and policymaking contribute to challenging and upholding institutional terms and conditions for (in)equality, acceptance and inclusion in the social world.
Drawing on social science and arts-based co-produced research methods her work examines processes of cultural policy making at national and local level on the island of Ireland, the attachment of social policy agendas to culture and its interpretation and delivery by arts managers and mobility of policies and practices through internationalized arts management teaching.
Open to PhD applications in the fields of sociology, arts, arts management and cultural policy with particular interest in
- Policy design / delivery
- Inclusion and inequality in arts / cultural production and consumption
- Social processes of cultural production and participation
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
PhD title: The Artist in the Room: value and stakeholder systems in the governance and leadership of the theatre industry
Name: Ali Fitzgibbon
Years of Study: 2015 - Present
Country: United Kingdom
PhD title: Transcending Boundaries: Contemporary Nigerian Art in the Global Market
Name: Jonathan Adeyemi
Years of Study: 2016 - present
PhD title: Intangible Cultural Heritage Management as a Tool for Sustainable Development
Name: Zahra Khademi
Years of Study: 2018 - Present
Alumni: where are they now?
DGov Title: Impact of philanthropic and private donors on Irish foreign aid
Years of Study: 2008 - 2011
Current position: Senior Governance Specialist, Institute of Public Administration, Dublin (previously at European Union Commission)
PhD Title: From aid effectiveness to development cooperation: the inclusion of non-state actors in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
Years of Study: 2012-16
Current position: : Governance Director, Amnesty International (previously at UNICEF and WHO)