Dr. John Morrissey

B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D

Contact Details

Associate Director, Moore Institute | Senior Lecturer In Geography
Geography
Room 111 Arts/Science Building
University Road
NUI Galway

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researcher

Biography

Dr Morrissey graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first class degree in Natural Science, majoring in Geography, before beginning an ESRC-funded PhD in Geography at the University of Exeter. His doctoral research drew on postcolonial theory to explore the practices of imperialism and resistance in England's first geopolitical imaginary in the early modern period, Ireland. After completing his PhD, Dr Morrissey taught at Exeter for a year before going to NUI Galway where he lectures on political and cultural geography. His current research explores the interventionary practices of US national security interests in the Middle East, with particular reference to US Central Command (CENTCOM). He is currently writing a geopolitical history of CENTCOM for University of Georgia Press entitled The Long War, and has recently begun a new Irish Research Council project entitled 'Haven', which critically examines the Western response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

Dr Morrissey received a Government of Ireland IRCHSS Fellowship in 2007/2008 for a research project entitled 'CENTCOM and US Geopolitical Grand Strategy in the Middle East, 1983-2003'. While pursuing this research, he was a Senior Research Scholar in Geopolitics at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at City University of New York (CUNY Graduate Center)
. In 2010, he was nominated by the Fulbright Commission as Ireland's sole candidate for a Fulbright US Institute Scholar Award for 2010/2011, for the Institute on US Foreign Policy at the University of Florida.

In 2009, Dr Morrissey coordinated the establishment of the MA in Environment, Society & Development at NUI Galway, for which he is Programme Director. It 
has been a leading Masters programme in the university since, with consistently high numbers of students, in addition to high numbers of ICOS and international students from all over the world, including China, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, Malawi, Norway, Russia, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam. It has won a number of research and teaching accolades, including a CELT Learning and Teaching Innovation Award in 2011 to extend the international civic engagement element of the MA, which involves students working on the ground with the UN in Bosnia.

Dr Morrissey previously served as Head of Geography, during which time he initiated a number of research and teaching developments including a more synergised staff and graduate research environment comprising prioritised research clusters. He won the President's Award for Teaching Excellence at NUI Galway in 2011, and in 2012 he won the NAIRTL National Academy Award for Research and Teaching Excellence. In 2012, he also completed a Masters in Academic Practice at NUI Galway. In 2013/2014, he was elected the Derek Brewer Quatercentenary Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. On his return to Galway in 2014, John was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Geography, and in 2015 he was appointed Associate Director of the Moore Institute for Humanities.

Research Interests

Dr Morrissey is a political and cultural geographer with research interests in geopolitics, imperialism and international development. His current research is broadly concerned with the geopolitical scripting and political economy of contemporary US interventionism in the Middle East. He is the author of Negotiating Colonialism (RGS Historical Geography Research Series, 2003), co-author of Key Concepts in Historical Geography (Sage, 2014), and co-editor of Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis (Royal Irish Academy, 2014). A full list of his publications can be found here. At NUI Galway, Dr Morrissey is Associate Director of the Moore Institute for Humanities, Cluster Leader of the Geopolitics and Justice Research Group in Geography, and Programme Director of the MA in Environment, Society and Development.

Dr Morrissey's current research explores the interventionary practices of US national security interests in the Middle East, with particular reference to US Central Command (CENTCOM). He previously received a Government of Ireland IRCHSS Fellowship for a research project entitled 'CENTCOM and US Geopolitical Grand Strategy in the Middle East, 1983-2003'. While pursuing this research, he was a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at City University of New York, where he worked closely with David Harvey and the late Neil Smith. He is currently writing a geopolitical history of CENTCOM for University of Georgia Press entitled The Long War.

In recent years, Dr Morrissey's research has been supported by grants from the British Academy, Irish Research Council, National University of Ireland, NUI Galway Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway Millennium Fund, and UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies. In 2010, he was nominated by the Fulbright Commission as Ireland's sole candidate for a Fulbright US Institute Scholar Award for the Institute on US Foreign Policy at the University of Florida. In 2013/2014, he was elected the Derek Brewer Quatercentenary Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. In 2016, Dr Morrissey received funding from
 the Irish Research Council for a new project entitled 'Haven', which critically examines the Western response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

Main Recent Research Funding

- IRC New Foundations (01/03/2016 - 30/11/2016) Haven: Intervening for Human Security in the Mediterranean Humanitarian Crisis

- National University of Ireland (01/01/2015 - 31/12/15) The Long War: CENTCOM, Grand Strategy and Global Security

- NAIRTL National Academy (17/09/2012 - 31/12/2013) The Practice of Critical Knowledge: Field-Based Learning in Development Studies

- NUI Galway Community Knowledge Initiative (01/07/2011 - 31/12/2011) Participatory Development: Bridging Academic Critique and Civic Engagement in Sarajevo, BiH

- Irish Research Council (01/09/2007 - 01/09/2008) CENTCOM and US Geopolitical Grand Strategy in the Middle East, 1983-2003

- UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies (01/01/2006 - 30/06/2008) War and American National Identity

- NUI Galway Millennium Fund (01/01/2006 - 31/12/2006) US CENTCOM: The Historical Geopolitics of the Shaping of the Middle East

- NUI Galway Millennium Fund (01/09/2003 - Present) Ongoing research on US geopolitics and military interventionism in the Middle East and Central Asia

- NUI Galway Grant-in-Aid Publications Fund (01/08/2003 & 01/08/2013) Negotiating Colonialism (RGS, 2003); Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis (RIA, 2014)

Other Research Support

Since beginning his academic career, Dr Morrissey's research has been generously supported by grants from a range of national and international research agencies. This has included support for research presentations and for a variety of convened conferences and symposiums.

Graduate Research Funding

Dr Morrissey has had funded graduate students working on a range of projects spanning issues from colonial mapping and representation to contemporary questions of geopolitics and development. Current and recent students include:

Darren Keegan (PhD Candidate - NUI Galway College of Arts Doctoral Scholarship) The Political Geographies of Drone Warfare: Geopolitics and Extra-Territorial Violence in Late Modern War

Sharon Leahy (PhD - NUI Galway College of Arts Doctoral Scholarship) The Social Construction of Ethnicity: Exploring Depictions of Ethnic Minorities in Irish Current Affairs Programming

Annaleigh Margey (PhD - HEA PRTLI 2 Doctoral Scholarship) Mapping the Irish Plantations, c.1580-1636

Stephanie Egan (MLitt - NUI Lady Gregory Scholarship) The Operation of Power and Resistance: The Israel-Palestine Conflict and the IPSC

Jacinta Moloney (MLitt - Clare County Council) Unveiling Identities: Muslim Women and the Negotiation of Public Space in Galway

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
HAVEN: INTERVENING FOR HUMAN SECURITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS 01-MAR-16 30-NOV-16
GENERAL RESEARCH ACCOUNT JOHN MORRISSEY 14-JAN-13 13-JAN-23
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD JOHN MORRISSEY 17-SEP-12 31-DEC-13
PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT: BRIDGING ACADEMIC CRITIQUE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN SARAJEVO, BOSNIA 01-JUL-11 31-DEC-11
IRCHSS FELLOWSHIP 2007 08 DR.J.MORRISSEY 10-SEP-07 24-AUG-09
WAR AND AMERICAN IDENTITY 01-JAN-06 30-JUN-08
US CENTCOM: THE HISTORICAL GEOPOLITICS OF THE SHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST 01-JAN-06 31-DEC-06

Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Key Concepts in Historical Geography.
Morrissey, J., Nally, D., Strohymayer, U. and Whelan, Y. (2014) Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2003) Negotiating Colonialism.
Morrissey, J. (2003) Negotiating Colonialism. London: HGRG, Royal Geographical Society. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis.
Kearns, G., Meredith, D. and Morrissey, J (Ed.). (2014) Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Geoeconomics in the Long War'
Morrissey, J. (2016) 'Geoeconomics in the Long War'. Antipode, Early View, DOI:10.1111/anti.12183 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'US Central Command and Liberal Imperial Reach: 'Shaping the Central Region for the 21st Century''
Morrissey, J (2016) 'US Central Command and Liberal Imperial Reach: 'Shaping the Central Region for the 21st Century''. Geographical Journal, 182 (1):15-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Participative Critical Enquiry in Graduate Field-Based Learning'
Reilly, K., Clavin, A. and Morrissey. J. (2016) 'Participative Critical Enquiry in Graduate Field-Based Learning'. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Securitizing Instability: The US Military and Full Spectrum Operations'
Morrissey, J. (2015) 'Securitizing Instability: The US Military and Full Spectrum Operations'. Environment And Planning D: Society And Space, 33 (4):609-625 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Regimes of Performance: Practices of the Normalised Self in the Neoliberal University'
Morrissey, J. (2015) 'Regimes of Performance: Practices of the Normalised Self in the Neoliberal University'. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 36 (4):614-634 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Field-Based Learning: The Challenge of Practising Participatory Knowledge'
Morrissey, J., Clavin, A. and Reilly, K. (2013) 'Field-Based Learning: The Challenge of Practising Participatory Knowledge'. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 37 (4):619-627 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Governing the Academic Subject: Foucault, Governmentality and the Performing University'
Morrissey, J. (2013) 'Governing the Academic Subject: Foucault, Governmentality and the Performing University'. Oxford Review Of Education, 39 (6):797-810 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Podcast Steering of Independent Learning in Higher Education'
Morrissey, J. (2012) 'Podcast Steering of Independent Learning in Higher Education'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 4 (1):1-9 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Colonial Biopolitics: 'Human Incumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine' (Review Essay)'
Morrissey, J. (2012) 'Colonial Biopolitics: 'Human Incumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine' (Review Essay)'. Progress In Human Geography, 36 (6):831-833 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Architects of Empire: The Military-Strategic Studies Complex and the Scripting of US National Security'
Morrissey, J. (2011) 'Architects of Empire: The Military-Strategic Studies Complex and the Scripting of US National Security'. Antipode, 43 (2):435-470 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Liberal Lawfare and Biopolitics: US Juridical Warfare in the War on Terror'
Morrissey, J. (2011) 'Liberal Lawfare and Biopolitics: US Juridical Warfare in the War on Terror'. Geopolitics, 16 (2):280-305 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Closing the Neoliberal Gap: Risk and Regulation in the Long War of Securitization'
Morrissey, J. (2010) 'Closing the Neoliberal Gap: Risk and Regulation in the Long War of Securitization'. Antipode, 43 (3):874-900 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Lessons in American Geopolitik: Kaplan and the Return of Spatial Absolutism'
Morrissey, J. (2009) 'Lessons in American Geopolitik: Kaplan and the Return of Spatial Absolutism'. Human Geography, 2 (2):36-39 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Imperial Geopolitics'
Morrissey, J. (2009) 'Imperial Geopolitics'. Foreign Policy, May/June [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts (Review Essay)'
Morrissey, J. (2007) 'Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts (Review Essay)'. Area, 38 (4):476-478 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Ireland’s Great War: Representation, Public Space and the Place of Dissonant Heritages'
Morrissey, J. (2006) 'Ireland’s Great War: Representation, Public Space and the Place of Dissonant Heritages'. Journal Of The Galway Archaeological And Historical Society, 58 :98-113 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'Cultural Geographies of the Contact Zone'
Morrissey, J. (2005) 'Cultural Geographies of the Contact Zone'. Social And Cultural Geography, 6 (4):551-566 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'Searching for Common Ground: Colonialism and Collaboration in Early Modern Tipperary'
Morrissey, J. (2005) 'Searching for Common Ground: Colonialism and Collaboration in Early Modern Tipperary'. Tipperary Historical Journal, 18 :25-30 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Geography Militant: Resistance and the Essentialisation of Identity in Colonial Ireland'
Morrissey, J. (2004) 'Geography Militant: Resistance and the Essentialisation of Identity in Colonial Ireland'. Irish Geography, 37 (2):166-176 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Contours of Colonialism: Gaelic Ireland and the Early Colonial Subject'
Morrissey, J. (2004) 'Contours of Colonialism: Gaelic Ireland and the Early Colonial Subject'. Irish Geography, 37 (1):88-102 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Kilnamanagh and the Frontier: Surviving the New English of the Early Seventeenth Century'
Morrissey, J. (2004) 'Kilnamanagh and the Frontier: Surviving the New English of the Early Seventeenth Century'. Tipperary Historical Journal, 17 :101-113 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1999) 'Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Historical Geography'
Morrissey, J. and Merriman, P. (1999) 'Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Historical Geography'. Journal Of Historical Geography, 25 (3):389-392 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Challenging the Political Economies of Injustice: An Interview with David Harvey'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Challenging the Political Economies of Injustice: An Interview with David Harvey' In: Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2014) 'Historical Geographies in the Present'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Historical Geographies in the Present' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2014) 'Imperialism and Empire'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Imperialism and Empire' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2014) 'Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2014) 'Identity and the Nation'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Identity and the Nation' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2014) 'Imaginative Geographies and Geopolitics'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Imaginative Geographies and Geopolitics' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2014) 'Illustrative Geographies'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Illustrative Geographies' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2014) 'Evidence and Representation'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'Evidence and Representation' In: Key Concepts in Historical Geography. London: Sage. [Details]
(2013) 'The Imperial Present: Geography, Imperialism and its Continued Effects'
Morrissey, J. (2013) 'The Imperial Present: Geography, Imperialism and its Continued Effects' In: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
(2012) 'Foucault and the Colonial Subject: Emergent Forms of Colonial Governmentality in Early Modern Ireland'
Morrissey, J. (2012) 'Foucault and the Colonial Subject: Emergent Forms of Colonial Governmentality in Early Modern Ireland' In: At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth. Geography Publications: Dublin. [Details]
(2012) 'Liberal Lawfare and Biopolitics'
Morrissey, J. (2012) 'Liberal Lawfare and Biopolitics' In: War Beyond the Battlefield. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2008) 'The Geoeconomic Pivot of the Global War on Terror: US Central Command and the War in Iraq'
Morrissey, J. (2008) 'The Geoeconomic Pivot of the Global War on Terror: US Central Command and the War in Iraq' In: America and Iraq: Policy-Making, Intervention and Regional Politics. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005) 'A Lost Heritage: The Connaught Rangers and Multivocal Irishness'
Morrissey, J. (2005) 'A Lost Heritage: The Connaught Rangers and Multivocal Irishness' In: Ireland's Heritages: Critical Perspectives on Memory and Identity. Aldershot: Ashgate. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'CENTCOM and the Long War in the Middle East'
Morrissey, J. (2014) 'CENTCOM and the Long War in the Middle East' Emmanuel College Magazine, 96 :83-93. [Details]
(2012) 'Subaltern Narratives, Biopolitical Violence, Strategic Studies'
Morrissey, J. (2012) 'Subaltern Narratives, Biopolitical Violence, Strategic Studies' Exploring Geopolitics, . [Details]
(2007) 'Ireland's Great War'
Morrissey, J. (2007) 'Ireland's Great War' Journal of the Medal Society of Ireland, 76 :8-18. [Details]
(2002) 'Encountering Colonialism'
Morrissey, J. (2002) 'Encountering Colonialism' Social And Cultural Geography, 2 (3) :217-218. [DOI] [Details]
(2001) 'Encountering Colonialism: Gaelic-Irish Responses to New English Expansion in Early Modern West Tipperary, c.1541-1641'
Morrissey, J. (2001) 'Encountering Colonialism: Gaelic-Irish Responses to New English Expansion in Early Modern West Tipperary, c.1541-1641' Irish Economic And Social History, 28 :76-77. [Details]
(1997) 'Galbertstown and Fertiana: An Historical Perspective'
Morrissey, J. (1997) 'Galbertstown and Fertiana: An Historical Perspective' Holycross Journal, 1 :6-14. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2012) The New Academic Subjectivity: Enabling Performance and Engagement in the Contemporary University. MA Thesis, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2012) The New Academic Subjectivity: Enabling Performance and Engagement in the Contemporary University. MA Thesis, National University of Ireland, Galway. Thesis [Details]
(2000) Encountering Colonialism: Gaelic-Irish Responses to New English Expansion in Early Modern West Tipperary, c.1541-1641. PhD Thesis, University of Exeter.
Morrissey, J. (2000) Encountering Colonialism: Gaelic-Irish Responses to New English Expansion in Early Modern West Tipperary, c.1541-1641. PhD Thesis, University of Exeter. Thesis [Details]
(1996) Landscape and Society in Seventeenth-Century West Tipperary. BA Thesis, Trinity College, University of Dublin.
Morrissey, J. (1996) Landscape and Society in Seventeenth-Century West Tipperary. BA Thesis, Trinity College, University of Dublin. Thesis [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2006) Israeli Detention of Geographer (Irish Times).
Morrissey, J. (2006) Israeli Detention of Geographer (Irish Times). Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2006) Release of Geographer Detained in Israel (Irish Times).
Morrissey, J. (2006) Release of Geographer Detained in Israel (Irish Times). Newspaper Articles [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2011) Geography at NUI Galway, 2010/2011.
Morrissey, J. (2011) Geography at NUI Galway, 2010/2011. GeoNews, Issue 53: Report [Details]
(2007) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2007.
Morrissey, J. (2007) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2007. Geography Department, NUI Galway: Report [Details]
(2005) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2005.
Morrissey, J. (2005) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2005. Geography Department, NUI Galway: Report [Details]
(2004) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2004.
Morrissey, J. (2004) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2004. Geography Department, NUI Galway: Report [Details]
(2003) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2003.
Morrissey, J. (2003) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2003. Geography Department, NUI Galway: Report [Details]
(2002) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2002.
Morrissey, J. (2002) Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Meeting 2002. Geography Department, NUI Galway: Report [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2003) HGRG Practising Historical Geography 8th Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society
Morrissey, J. (2003) Report of the Proceedings of the 8th Annual Practising Historical Geography Conference (HGRG Newsletter, Spring) HGRG Practising Historical Geography 8th Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society University of Durham, [Details]
(2001) HGRG Practising Historical Geography 6th Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society
Morrissey, J. (2001) Report of the Proceedings of the 6th Annual Practising Historical Geography Conference (HGRG Newsletter, Spring) HGRG Practising Historical Geography 6th Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society Royal Holloway, University of London, [Details]
(1999) 10th International Conference in Historical Geography
Morrissey, J. (1999) Report of the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference in Historical Geography (HGRG Newsletter, Spring) 10th International Conference in Historical Geography University of Ulster and Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2016) Capitalist Subjection and Subjectivity. 48th Conference of Irish Geographers, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin City University.
Morrissey, J. (2016) Capitalist Subjection and Subjectivity. 48th Conference of Irish Geographers, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin City University. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) The Narration of History: Remembering the Great War in Ireland in 2016. Ardcarne Remembers 1913-1923, Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon.
Morrissey, J. (2016) The Narration of History: Remembering the Great War in Ireland in 2016. Ardcarne Remembers 1913-1923, Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Waging Liberal Intervention: Full Spectrum Operations in Late Modern War. 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Queen's University Belfast.
Morrissey, J. (2015) Waging Liberal Intervention: Full Spectrum Operations in Late Modern War. 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Queen's University Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Securitizing Instability: The Notional Legal Spectrum. 110th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa.
Morrissey, J. (2014) Securitizing Instability: The Notional Legal Spectrum. 110th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) The Lifework of Neil Smith. 45th Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2013) The Lifework of Neil Smith. 45th Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) “Thinking Smarter About Defense”: Enabling Rapid Military-Economic Securitization. 108th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York.
Morrissey, J. (2012) “Thinking Smarter About Defense”: Enabling Rapid Military-Economic Securitization. 108th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Foucault and the Colonial Subject. People, Past, and Place: Studies in Irish Historical Geography Conference, NUI Maynooth.
Morrissey, J. (2012) Foucault and the Colonial Subject. People, Past, and Place: Studies in Irish Historical Geography Conference, NUI Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Field-Based Learning: Enhancing Student Learning through Community Engagement in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh.
Reilly, K., Clavin, A. and Morrissey, J. (2012) Field-Based Learning: Enhancing Student Learning through Community Engagement in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) The Revival of Classical Geopolitics in the Age of Securitization. Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Cluster Symposium, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2012) The Revival of Classical Geopolitics in the Age of Securitization. Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Cluster Symposium, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Deconstructing the Political and Cultural Ascriptions of Irishness. Space, Identity and the Authentic Symposium, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
Morrissey, J. (2011) Deconstructing the Political and Cultural Ascriptions of Irishness. Space, Identity and the Authentic Symposium, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Critical Knowledge and the Academy. 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, New York.
Morrissey, J. (2010) Critical Knowledge and the Academy. 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Biopolitics on the New Frontier: US Juridical Warfare in the War on Terror. Ordnance: War, Architecture and Space, University College Cork.
Morrissey, J. (2010) Biopolitics on the New Frontier: US Juridical Warfare in the War on Terror. Ordnance: War, Architecture and Space, University College Cork. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Rhetorics of Risk and Reconstruction: US Geoeconomic Calculation and the Long War of Securitization in the Persian Gulf. 105th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas.
Morrissey, J. (2009) Rhetorics of Risk and Reconstruction: US Geoeconomic Calculation and the Long War of Securitization in the Persian Gulf. 105th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) US Juridical Warfare: Strategies of Military Biopower. 105th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas.
J. Morrissey (2009) US Juridical Warfare: Strategies of Military Biopower. 105th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Derivative War in the Middle East: Risk, Preemption and the Political Economy of Securitization. 104th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.
J. Morrissey (2008) The Derivative War in the Middle East: Risk, Preemption and the Political Economy of Securitization. 104th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) US CENTCOM and the Middle East: Grand Strategy and the Exceptional Spaces of the Global War on Terror. 103rd Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Morrissey, J. (2007) US CENTCOM and the Middle East: Grand Strategy and the Exceptional Spaces of the Global War on Terror. 103rd Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Shannon and Ireland’s Geopolitical Positioning in the Global War on Terror. 103rd Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Morrissey, J. (2007) Shannon and Ireland’s Geopolitical Positioning in the Global War on Terror. 103rd Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) An Empire of Disorder: English Hegemony and the Projection of Power in Colonial Ireland. 102nd Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago.
Morrissey, J. (2006) An Empire of Disorder: English Hegemony and the Projection of Power in Colonial Ireland. 102nd Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) 'Shaping the Central Region for the 21st Century’: CENTCOM and the Exceptional Spaces of Intervention. 6th European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam.
Morrissey, J. (2006) 'Shaping the Central Region for the 21st Century’: CENTCOM and the Exceptional Spaces of Intervention. 6th European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Strategies of Resistance in Early Colonial Tipperary. 35th Annual Conference of the Group for the Study of Irish Historical Settlement, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Morrissey, J. (2006) Strategies of Resistance in Early Colonial Tipperary. 35th Annual Conference of the Group for the Study of Irish Historical Settlement, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) The Iraqi Mission Civilisatrice: Grand Strategy and the Exceptional Spaces of the Global War on Terror. The United States and Iraq: Reflections and Projections Conference, Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin.
Morrissey, J. (2006) The Iraqi Mission Civilisatrice: Grand Strategy and the Exceptional Spaces of the Global War on Terror. The United States and Iraq: Reflections and Projections Conference, Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Narrating Ireland’s Heritages: The Connaught Rangers and the Possibility of Memory. Galway International Genealogical Conference, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2005) Narrating Ireland’s Heritages: The Connaught Rangers and the Possibility of Memory. Galway International Genealogical Conference, Oranmore, Co. Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) World War I and the Place of Ireland’s Dissonant Heritages. 101st Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver.
Morrissey, J. (2005) World War I and the Place of Ireland’s Dissonant Heritages. 101st Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) US Centcom and the Iraq War: Imaginative Geographies and the Circulation of Non-Knowledge. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2005) US Centcom and the Iraq War: Imaginative Geographies and the Circulation of Non-Knowledge. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) (Re)membering the Connaught Rangers: Voices from the Margins. Remembering the Connaught Rangers Symposium, Renmore, Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2005) (Re)membering the Connaught Rangers: Voices from the Margins. Remembering the Connaught Rangers Symposium, Renmore, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Inactive Geographies of Memory: Forgetting Ireland’s Involvement in the British Army. 5th European Social Science History Conference Humboldt University, Berlin.
Morrissey, J. (2004) Inactive Geographies of Memory: Forgetting Ireland’s Involvement in the British Army. 5th European Social Science History Conference Humboldt University, Berlin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Fighting Irish / Fighting Britishness: (Re)presenting the Connaught Rangers. 99th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
Morrissey, J. (2003) Fighting Irish / Fighting Britishness: (Re)presenting the Connaught Rangers. 99th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans. Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) New English Exclusivism and the 1641 Irish Rebellion. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast.
Morrissey, J. (2002) New English Exclusivism and the 1641 Irish Rebellion. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Remembering the Connaught Rangers, Connaught Rangers 80th Anniversary Weekend, King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Morrissey, J. (2002) Remembering the Connaught Rangers, Connaught Rangers 80th Anniversary Weekend, King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) The Connaught Rangers: A Lost Heritage. Irelands Heritages Conference, GMIT Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Morrissey, J. (2002) The Connaught Rangers: A Lost Heritage. Irelands Heritages Conference, GMIT Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Recovering the Voices of Resistance: The Contact Zone in the Archives. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, University of Plymouth.
Morrissey, J. (2001) Recovering the Voices of Resistance: The Contact Zone in the Archives. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, University of Plymouth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Negotiating Difference: Geographies of Self and Other in Early Modern Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork.
Morrissey, J. (2001) Negotiating Difference: Geographies of Self and Other in Early Modern Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Ethnicity and Resistance in Early Modern Ireland. 11th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Université Laval, Quebec.
Morrissey, J. (2001) Ethnicity and Resistance in Early Modern Ireland. 11th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Université Laval, Quebec. Conference Paper [Details]
(1999) Fields of Conflict and Transformation: The Changing Cultural Context of Early Seventeenth-Century West Tipperary. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, University of Leicester.
Morrissey, J. (1999) Fields of Conflict and Transformation: The Changing Cultural Context of Early Seventeenth-Century West Tipperary. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, University of Leicester. Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Cultural Change in Seventeenth-Century West Tipperary, Ireland. Wessex Consortium Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, London.
Morrissey, J. (1998) Cultural Change in Seventeenth-Century West Tipperary, Ireland. Wessex Consortium Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, London. Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Geographies of Accommodation and Resistance in Early Colonial West Tipperary. 10th International Conference of Historical Geographers, University of Ulster.
Morrissey, J. (1998) Geographies of Accommodation and Resistance in Early Colonial West Tipperary. 10th International Conference of Historical Geographers, University of Ulster. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) 47th Conference of Irish Geography,
Morrissey, J. (2015) Paper. [Chaired Session], 47th Conference of Irish Geography, Queen's University Belfast , 21-MAY-15 - 24-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) 6th Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development,
Morrissey, J. (2015) Opening Address. [Organising Chair], 6th Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway , 30-MAR-15 - 31-MAR-15. [Details]
(2014) 110th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting,
Morrissey, J. (2014) Paper. [Chaired Session], 110th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA , 08-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2013) 4th Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development,
Morrissey, J. (2013) Opening Address. [Organising Chair], 4th Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway , 27-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) 45th Conference of Irish Geographers,
Morrissey, J. (2013) Plenary Welcome. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 45th Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) 1st Annual Symposium on Geopolitics and Justice,
Morrissey, J. (2013) Opening Address. [Organising Chair], 1st Annual Symposium on Geopolitics and Justice, NUI Galway , 22-MAR-13 - 22-MAR-13. [Details]
(2012) 3rd Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development,
Morrissey, J. (2012) Opening Address. [Organising Chair], 3rd Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway , 28-AUG-12 - 28-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012) 108th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2012) Paper. [Chaired Session], 108th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, NY, USA , 24-FEB-12 - 28-FEB-12. [Details]
(2011) 2nd Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development,
Morrissey, J. (2011) Opening Address. [Organising Chair], 2nd Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway , 23-AUG-11 - 23-AUG-11. [Details]
(2010) 1st Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development,
Morrissey, J. (2010) Opening Address. [Organising Chair], 1st Annual Symposium on Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway , 24-AUG-10 - 24-AUG-10. [Details]
(2009) 105th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2009) Paper. [Chaired Session], 105th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA , 22-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09. [Details]
(2008) 104th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2008) Paper. [Chaired Session], 104th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA , 15-APR-08 - 19-APR-08. [Details]
(2007) 103rd Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2007) Paper. [Chaired Session], 103rd Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA , 17-APR-07 - 21-APR-07. [Details]
(2007) 8th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2007) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 8th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow , 09-FEB-07 - 11-FEB-07. [Details]
(2006) 12th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2006) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 12th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006) 6th European Social Science History Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2006) Paper. [Chaired Session], 6th European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands , 22-MAR-06 - 25-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) 102nd Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2006) Paper. [Chaired Session], 102nd Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, USA , 07-MAR-06 - 11-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005) 37th Conference of Irish Geographers,
Morrissey, J. (2005) Plenary Welcome. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 37th Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway , 06-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005) 101st Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2005) Paper. [Chaired Session], 101st Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA , 05-APR-05 - 09-APR-05. [Details]
(2005) 6th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2005) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 6th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference, Glencree, Co. Wicklow , 28-JAN-05 - 30-JAN-05. [Details]
(2004) 5th European Social Science History Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2004) Paper. [Chaired Session], 5th European Social Science History Conference, Berlin, Germany , 24-MAR-04 - 27-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004) 5th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2004) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 5th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference, Glencree, Co. Wicklow , 20-FEB-04 - 22-FEB-04. [Details]
(2003) 99th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2003) Paper. [Chaired Session], 99th Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA , 05-MAR-03 - 08-MAR-03. [Details]
(2003) 4th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2003) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 4th Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference, Bellinter House, Co. Meath , 24-JAN-03 - 26-JAN-03. [Details]
(2002) 8th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2002) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 8th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, University of Durham , 06-NOV-02 - 06-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002) 3rd Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2002) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd Annual Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Conference, Bellinter House, Co. Meath , 08-FEB-02 - 10-FEB-02. [Details]
(2002) RGS-IBG Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2002) Paper. [Chaired Session], RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 02-JAN-02 - 06-JAN-02. [Details]
(2001) 11th International Conference of Historical Geographers,
Morrissey, J. (2001) Paper. [Chaired Session], 11th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Quebec, Canada , 12-AUG-01 - 18-AUG-01. [Details]
(2001) RGS-IBG Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2001) Paper. [Chaired Session], RGS-IBG Annual Conference, University of Plymouth , 02-JAN-01 - 05-JAN-01. [Details]
(2000) 6th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference,
Morrissey, J. (2000) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 6th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London , 08-NOV-00 - 08-NOV-00. [Details]
(1999) RGS-IBG Annual Conference,
Morrissey, J. (1999) Paper. [Chaired Session], RGS-IBG Annual Conference, University of Leicester , 04-JAN-99 - 07-JAN-99. [Details]
(1998) 10th International Conference of Historical Geographers,
Morrissey, J. (1998) Paper. [Chaired Session], 10th International Conference of Historical Geographers, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland , 19-JUL-98 - 28-JUL-98. [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2016) Imperial Blowback: A Critical History of Recent US Interventionism in the Middle East. Westport Civic Trust, Westport, Co. Mayo.
Morrissey, J. (2016) Imperial Blowback: A Critical History of Recent US Interventionism in the Middle East. Westport Civic Trust, Westport, Co. Mayo. Invited papers [Details]
(2015) Podcasts as Virtual Learning Support. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2015) Podcasts as Virtual Learning Support. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2014) The Securitization of Underdevelopment: Stability Operations in “An Era of Persistent Conflict”. Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Morrissey, J. (2014) The Securitization of Underdevelopment: Stability Operations in “An Era of Persistent Conflict”. Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London. Invited papers [Details]
(2014) Colonial Subjection: Emergent Forms of Governmentality in Early Modern Ireland. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
Morrissey, J. (2014) Colonial Subjection: Emergent Forms of Governmentality in Early Modern Ireland. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Invited papers [Details]
(2014) The Long War: CENTCOM, Grand Strategy and Global Security. Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.
Morrissey, J. (2014) The Long War: CENTCOM, Grand Strategy and Global Security. Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. Invited papers [Details]
(2014) Podcasted Virtual Learning Support. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2014) Podcasted Virtual Learning Support. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2013) Knowledge Portals for the Contemporary Student. Hardiman Library, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2013) Knowledge Portals for the Contemporary Student. Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2013) Ireland and the Use of History: Envisioning the Great War. Connaught Rangers Gathering, Markree Castle, Co. Sligo.
Morrissey, J. (2013) Ireland and the Use of History: Envisioning the Great War. Connaught Rangers Gathering, Markree Castle, Co. Sligo. Invited papers [Details]
(2013) Historical Geographies in the Present: Historicizing Western Interventionism. Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.
Morrissey, J. (2013) Historical Geographies in the Present: Historicizing Western Interventionism. Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. Invited papers [Details]
(2013) The Securitization of Instability. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
Morrissey, J. (2013) The Securitization of Instability. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Invited papers [Details]
(2012) Enabling Performance and Engagement in the Contemporary University. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2012) Enabling Performance and Engagement in the Contemporary University. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2012) Large Group Teaching. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey (2012) Large Group Teaching. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2012) Podcasting in Higher Education. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2012) Podcasting in Higher Education. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2011) Podcast Steering of Independent Learning. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2011) Podcast Steering of Independent Learning. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2010) That This House Believes Barack Obama Will Continue to Disappoint. Literary and Debating Society, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2010) That This House Believes Barack Obama Will Continue to Disappoint. Literary and Debating Society, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2010) The Imperial Present: Scripting US National Security Concerns in the Long War. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
Morrissey, J. (2010) The Imperial Present: Scripting US National Security Concerns in the Long War. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Invited papers [Details]
(2008) The Political Economy of US CENTCOM. Center for Place, Culture and Politics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Morrissey, J. (2008) The Political Economy of US CENTCOM. Center for Place, Culture and Politics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Invited papers [Details]
(2008) CENTCOM's Middle East: Geopolitical Imaginings and Interventionary Practices. School of Public and International Affairs and the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Virginia Tech.
Morrissey, J. (2008) CENTCOM's Middle East: Geopolitical Imaginings and Interventionary Practices. School of Public and International Affairs and the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Virginia Tech. Invited papers [Details]
(2008) From “Arc of Crisis” to “Axis of Evil”: CENTCOM, Securitization and the Long War in the Middle East. Department of Geography, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2008) From “Arc of Crisis” to “Axis of Evil”: CENTCOM, Securitization and the Long War in the Middle East. Department of Geography, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2007) The Political Geography of the War on Terror. Geographical Society, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2007) The Political Geography of the War on Terror. Geographical Society, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2007) The Force of Law Without Law: Exception, Exemption and the Global War on Terror. Department of Geography, University of Exeter.
Morrissey, J. (2007) The Force of Law Without Law: Exception, Exemption and the Global War on Terror. Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Invited papers [Details]
(2007) Agamben, Bare Life and the Biopolitical Geography of the War on Terror. Department of Philosophy, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2007) Agamben, Bare Life and the Biopolitical Geography of the War on Terror. Department of Philosophy, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2007) Representation, Public Space and the Place of Dissonant Heritages. Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin.
Morrissey, J. (2007) Representation, Public Space and the Place of Dissonant Heritages. Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin. Invited papers [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) Mapping the Global War on Terror: The New Imperial Geopolitics. Department of Geography, University College Cork.
Morrissey, J. (2006) Mapping the Global War on Terror: The New Imperial Geopolitics. Department of Geography, University College Cork. Invited papers [Details]
(2006) Ireland and the First World War: The Politics and Selectivity of Remembrance. United States Military Academy, West Point (NY).
Morrissey, J. (2006) Ireland and the First World War: The Politics and Selectivity of Remembrance. United States Military Academy, West Point (NY). Invited papers [Details]
(2006) The Last Days of Gaelic Kilnamanagh: Resistance and the Endgame of 1641. O’Dwyer Clan Rally 2006, Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary.
Morrissey, J. (2006) The Last Days of Gaelic Kilnamanagh: Resistance and the Endgame of 1641. O’Dwyer Clan Rally 2006, Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary. Invited papers [Details]
(2006) Reading the Geopolitics of the New Imperialism. Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth.
Morrissey, J. (2006) Reading the Geopolitics of the New Imperialism. Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth. Invited papers [Details]
(2004) Incorporating Memory / Memories of Incorporation: The Connaught Rangers of the Great War. Department of Geography, University of Liverpool.
Morrissey, J. (2004) Incorporating Memory / Memories of Incorporation: The Connaught Rangers of the Great War. Department of Geography, University of Liverpool. Invited papers [Details]
(2004) The Connaught Rangers: Multivocal Irishness and the Place of Dissonant Heritages. Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.
Morrissey, J. (2004) The Connaught Rangers: Multivocal Irishness and the Place of Dissonant Heritages. Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. Invited papers [Details]
(2004) Ireland, the Great War and the Politics of Representation. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
Morrissey, J. (2004) Ireland, the Great War and the Politics of Representation. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Invited papers [Details]
(2003) Lost Voices / Hidden Memory: The Connaught Rangers and Multivocal Irishness. GMIT Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2003) Lost Voices / Hidden Memory: The Connaught Rangers and Multivocal Irishness. GMIT Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2002) The Heritage of the Connaught Rangers. Department of Geography, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2002) The Heritage of the Connaught Rangers. Department of Geography, NUI Galway. Invited papers [Details]
(2000) Encountering Colonialism. Department of Geography, University of Exeter.
Morrissey, J. (2000) Encountering Colonialism. Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Invited papers [Details]
(1998) The Cultural Landscape of 17th-Century County Tipperary, Department of Geography, University of Exeter.
Morrissey (1998) The Cultural Landscape of 17th-Century County Tipperary, Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Invited papers [Details]
(1996) Landscape and Society in 17th-Century West Tipperary. Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin.
Morrissey, J. (1996) Landscape and Society in 17th-Century West Tipperary. Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin. Invited papers [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Field-Based Learning: Participatory Development Theory Beyond the Laptop. Civic Engagement Symposium, Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2010) Field-Based Learning: Participatory Development Theory Beyond the Laptop. Civic Engagement Symposium, Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway. Workshops [Details]
(2010) Podcasting for Undergraduate Students. 8th Annual Galway Symposium, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway.
Morrissey, J. (2010) Podcasting for Undergraduate Students. 8th Annual Galway Symposium, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Visual Sources in Geographical Research. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow.
Morrissey, J. (2007) Visual Sources in Geographical Research. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow. Workshops [Details]
(2006) Visual Archives in Historical Research. 12th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, Queen's University Belfast.
Morrissey, J. (2006) Visual Archives in Historical Research. 12th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, Queen's University Belfast. Workshops [Details]
(2005) Postgraduate Transferable Skills in Geography. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow.
Morrissey, J. (2005) Postgraduate Transferable Skills in Geography. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow. Workshops [Details]
(2004) Deconstructing Images. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow.
Morrissey, J. (2004) Deconstructing Images. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Glencree Centre, Co. Wicklow. Workshops [Details]
(2003) Theory and Representation. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Bellinter House, Co. Meath.
Morrissey, J. (2003) Theory and Representation. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Bellinter House, Co. Meath. Workshops [Details]
(2002) Using Theory in Geography. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Bellinter House, Co. Meath.
Morrissey, J. (2002) Using Theory in Geography. Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium Annual Conference, Bellinter House, Co. Meath. Workshops [Details]
(2002) Using Archives in Geography. 8th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, University of Durham.
Morrissey, J. (2002) Using Archives in Geography. 8th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, University of Durham. Workshops [Details]
(2000) The Postgraduate Experience. 6th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Morrissey, J. (2000) The Postgraduate Experience. 6th Annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Derek Brewer Quatercentenary Fellow, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge University of Cambridge
2013 Visiting Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge University of Cambridge
2012 NAIRTL National Academy Award for Research and Teaching Excellence National Academy for Integration in Research, Teaching and Learning
2011 President's Award for Teaching Excellence Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway
2011 CKI Learning and Teaching Innovation Award NUI Galway Community Knowledge Initiative
2010 Fulbright US Institute Scholar Nomination Irish Fulbright Commission
2008 Visiting Scholar, Virginia Tech VT
2007 Senior Research Scholar, City University of New York CUNY
2007 Government of Ireland IRCHSS Fellow Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2006 Visiting Scholar, University College Cork UCC
2002 Royal Geographical Society Young Researcher Award RGS
2001 British Academy Research Award British Academy
1997 UK Economic and Social Research Council PhD Scholarship ESRC
1997 University of Exeter PhD Studentship University of Exeter
1996 Dissertation Distinction, Trinity College Dublin TCD
1992 All-Ireland Short Story Writing Champion Slógadh Náisiúnta

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of American Geographers Member 01-OCT-97 /
Royal Geographical Society Member 01-OCT-97 /
Geographical Society of Ireland Member 01-OCT-97 /
UK Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Practice Network Member 01-JAN-12 /
Irish Environmental History Network Member 01-JAN-11 /
Galway Archaeological and Historical Society Member 01-SEP-03 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Moore Institute Associate Director /
Advisory Board of the International Conference of Historical Geography (ICHG) International Advisory Board Member /
Geographical Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy Committee Member /
Historical Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society Member /
Geopolitics and Justice Research Cluster Cluster Leader /
Conflicts, Humanitarianism and Security Research Cluster Cluster Theme Leader /
Environment, Development and Sustainability Research Cluster Member /
College of Arts Taught Graduate Programme Committee Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Cambridge Visiting Fellow 02-SEP-13 / 08-SEP-14
NUI Galway Senior Lecturer in Geography 03-SEP-01 /
City University of New York Senior Research Scholar in Geopolitics 17-SEP-07 / 15-SEP-08
University College Cork Visiting Scholar in Geography 01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-06
University of Exeter Lecturer in Geography 04-SEP-00 / 31-AUG-01
University of Exeter Tutor in Geography 06-OCT-97 / 01-SEP-00

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1996 Trinity College Dublin BACHELOR OF ARTS Geography
2000 University of Exeter PhD Geography
2012 NUI Masters of Arts Education

Languages

  Language
Gaeilge
French
Italian

Consultancy

  Client Description
Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs
I have made a number of contributions to Irish Aid in the Department of Foreign Affairs as part of their consultative White Paper Review 2011-2012. The review process culminated in the launch of One World, One Future: Ireland’s Policy for International Development in May of this year. I have also attended and contributed to each Irish Aid academic consultation meeting in Dublin since the launch of the MA in Environment, Society and Development in 2009. I have hugely enjoyed bringing critical perspectives to bear at this national forum on a range of development policy contexts in practice. This has also fed back wonderfully into the MA in Environment, Society and Development programme. Each year I have had key individuals in Irish Aid, such as Bronagh Carr and Paul Sherlock, come to Galway to offer guest lectures on the programme.
UNDP Bosnia
I have contributed to UNDP Bosnia development agenda reviews in 2012/2013, specifically in relation to the potential for a cross-cluster holistic approach to community development drawing upon the notion of 'environmental justice'.

Outreach Activities

  Description

I am a member of the ‘Geographical Sciences Committee’ of the Royal Irish Academy, and have worked closely with colleagues in the 2011 production of The Geography of Climate Justice educational resource for local governments, schools and the home (see http://www.ria.ie/news/the-geography-of-climate-justice--public-forum.aspx).


In 2009/2010, I established an annual 1-day student symposium on ‘Environment, Governance and Sustainability’ in the UN headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where students on the MA in Environment, Society and Development present their various field research projects to the development practitioners and community partners we work with on the ground. It is an inspiring example of making knowledge count.

During the summers of 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, I worked with ‘Burren Chernobyl Project’ for 1 month in southern Belarus - working with children with physical and mental disabilities in orphanages in Goradishche and Cherven.

In 2002 and 2003, I was involved in the NUI Galway Access Office programme ‘Sport for Success’, which was a combined sport and homework initiative that sought to promote third level education, as well as improving sporting techniques and skills.

Over the last 10 years, I have given public lectures to Volunteer Services Overseas (Ireland), Amnesty International (Ireland), the Royal Geographical Society, the Geographical Society of Ireland, Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Connaught Rangers Association and Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement. I have also actively supported various student societies including: the Political Discussion Society; Literary and Debating Society; Volunteer Services Abroad Society; Human Rights Society; and Geographical Society.


I have had a number of letters published in the Irish Times respecting a variety of human and environmental geographical concerns on the national and global scale, and have similarly contributed to RTE and BBC radio on issues specifically in relation to international development.

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) In 2002 and 2003, Dr Morrissey was involved in the NUI Galway Access Office programme 'Sport for Success', which was a combined sport and homework initiative that sought to promote third level education, as well as improving sporting techniques and skills. 01-AUG-02 / 02-MAY-03
Outreach Dr Morrissey has had a number of letters published in the Irish Times respecting a variety of human and environmental geographical concerns on the national and global scale, and has similarly contributed to RTE and BBC radio on issues specifically in relation to international development. He also runs a popular interactive blog for the MA in Environment, Society and Development at NUI Galway on Facebook, and posts regularly on Twitter on a variety of educational, political and social themes. 03-SEP-01 / 18-MAY-15
Outreach Dr Morrissey has given public lectures to Amnesty International, the Royal Geographical Society, the Geographical Society of Ireland, Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement and Pint of Science Ireland. He has also actively supported various student societies including: the Political Discussion Society; the Literary and Debating Society; and the Volunteer Services Abroad Society. 03-SEP-01 / 18-MAY-15
Research (e.g. Community based research) In 2009/2010, Dr Morrissey established an annual 1-day student symposium on 'Environment, Society and Development' in the UN headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where students on the MA in Environment, Society and Development present their various field research projects to the development practitioners and community partners we work with on the ground. It is an inspiring example of making knowledge count. The 6th Annual Student Symposium will take place in May 2015. 22-APR-10 / 18-MAY-15
Policy Development Dr Morrissey is a member of the Geographical Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy, and has worked closely with colleagues in the 2011 production of 'The Geography of Climate Justice' educational resource for local governments and schools. In April 2013, he co-organised a 2-day conference on 'Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis', which was attended by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. A co-edited book on the proceedings was published by the RIA in September 2014. 06-SEP-10 / 18-MAY-15
Outreach During the summers of 2002 and 2003, Dr Morrissey worked with 'Burren Chernobyl Project' for 1 month in southern Belarus - working with children with physical and mental disabilities in orphanages in Goradishche and Cherven. 01-JUN-02 / 01-JUL-03

Teaching Interests

Dr Morrissey is a political and cultural geographer, with particular research and teaching interests in geopolitics, imperialism and international security. His teaching also explores broader questions of representation, especially the geopolitical and cultural discursive power of abstract geographical knowledges. Dr Morrissey is a previous winner of the President's Award for Teaching Excellence at NUI Galway and the Irish National Academy Award for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning from NAIRTL.

3 key areas of research and teaching are:

Geopolitics 
Dr Morrissey's current research is focused on US geopolitics in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the evolving grand strategy of United States Central Command. He has also worked on a Clinton Institute-funded interdisciplinary project entitled 'War and American Identity' with David Ryan at UCC and Marilyn Young at NYU. In addition, his work in geopolitics speaks to broader issues of political economy and post-conflict development.

Securitization 
Dr Morrissey's work on securitization draws upon the theoretical writings of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and others in critiquing the broad array of interventionary practices in our contemporary world that are underpinned by the mobilization of powerful neoliberal discourses of risk, regulation and security.

Representation 
Dr Morrissey's interest in representation is driven by a passion for interrogating the politics and power relations of dominant signifying practices in our modern world. He received seed funding from the NUIG/UL Strategic Alliance Initiative to develop a shared undergraduate module on landscape, space and place co-taught by colleagues in Geography and Archaeology at NUIG and Architecture at UL.

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2017 Darren Keegan PhD Y
2015 Thomas Hughes Masters Y
2013 Paul Digan Masters Y
2012 Darren Keegan Masters Y
2012 Sarah O'Malley Masters Y
2011 Stephanie Egan Masters of Arts Y
2011 Killian McCormack Masters Y
2011 Thomas Rush Masters Y
2010 Aileen Bellew Masters Y
2010 Charles McLaughlin Masters Y
2009 Sharon Leahy PhD Y
2005 Jacinta Moloney Masters of Arts Y
2004 Annaleigh Margey PhD Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
MA in Environment, Society and Development Geopolitics and Security TI 703 Geography
MA in Environment, Society and Development Field-Based Learning TI 706 Geography
MA in Environment, Society and Development MA Dissertation TI 707 Geography
3BA/4BA War and Representation TI 326 Geography
3BA/4BA Research Seminar in Historical and Cultural Geography TI 355 Geography
3BA/4BA Research Seminar in Critical Geopolitics TI 3106 Geography
2BA Theory and Practice in Geography TI 252 Geography
2BA Space, Place and the Irish Landscape TI 254 Geography and Archaelogy

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Geopolitics and Justice Cluster
Cluster Leader
Conflicts, Humanitarianism and Security Cluster
Theme Leader
Environment, Development and Sustainability Cluster
Member
Community Knowledge Initiative
Associate
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Associate

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Geographical Sciences Committee Royal Irish Academy IRELAND
Historical Geography Research Group Royal Geographical Society UNITED KINGDOM
Advisory Board of the International Conference of Historical Geography ICHG UNITED KINGDOM
Association of American Geographers AAG U.S.A.
Geographical Society of Ireland GSI IRELAND
Irish Environmental History Network Trinity College Dublin IRELAND
Humanitarian Practice Network UK Overseas Development Institute UNITED KINGDOM
Derek Gregory Geography, University of British Columbia CANADA
David Harvey City University of New York U.S.A.
Gerry Kearns National University of Ireland, Maynooth IRELAND
David Nally University of Cambridge UNITED KINGDOM
David Ryan University College Cork IRELAND
Marilyn Young New York University U.S.A.