Dr. Elaine Burroughs

Geography Researcher and University Lecturer/Tutor. Research Interests Include: Political, Cultural and Critical Geography; Migration; Governance and Governmentality; Identity Construction and Representation; Critical Discourse Analysis; Political Discourse; Media Discourse; Visual Communication.

A Guide to Philosophy and Learning in University

The Pink Guide to Philosophy, introduces philosophy in a clear and concise manner and discusses various myths about philosophy. Although this guide is aimed at philosophy students, I think that … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

50 Influential Books of the Last 50 Years

  SuperScholar lists the most influential books of the last 50 years. Note that this is not a list of the most enjoyable books, but the books that had most influence … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conference of Irish Geographers 2014

In May 2014, the annual Conference of Irish Geographers took place in University College Dublin. I presented a paper entitled: Irish Newsprint Media Representations of Immigration and Emigration in the Aftermath … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Publication: PhD Training

An article that I wrote with my colleagues Adrienne Hobbs and Jackie S. McGloughlin has been published in GeoJournal. It is part of a Geojournal Special Issue entitled “Rethinking the PhD in Geography”, … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Migrant Deaths in the Mediterranean Increasing

It is nearly a year since the tragedy in Lampedusa where hundreds of migrants died trying to make their way to Europe. Unfortunately, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean continue and seem to … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seven Migration Myths

Last month Professor Hein de Haas from the University of Oxford and Maastricht University published an insightful article entitled “Human Migration: Myths, Hysteria and Facts”. These myths include both right- and left-wing conceptualizations: … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Syrian Refugees in Europe

  UNHCR has published a list of the number of Syrian refugees European countries and other western countries are willing to accommodate. As you can see from the diagram above the … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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