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Dr. Roderick Condon

Teaching Fellow (Sociology)


Roderick Condon is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He received his PhD in Sociology from University College Cork in 2018. His main research focus is in general social theory and critical social theory, with a particular interest in the tradition associated with the Frankfurt School. Within this field his work explores questions concerning the theory of society and the critique of capitalism after the cultural turn in sociology and the communicative turn in critical theory. To date, he has focused on reconceptualising the theory of reification with a view towards its application in linguistic and cultural analysis. This intersects with a substantive interest in questions concerning new social movements, the public sphere, and - broadly - democracy and capitalism after the neoliberal turn; questions that shape an additional interest in political sociology. More recently, he has turned to environmental sociology with an interest in analysing contemporary ecological crisis. Methodologically, he is interested in various forms of communication, discourse, and cultural analysis. He is currently working on a book, based on his PhD thesis, provisionally titled `Reconsidering Habermas's Colonization Thesis: A Critical Theory of Neoliberalism'. His work has been published in European Societies and European Journal of Social Theory.
Details Date From Date To
European Sociological Association 2019 Present
Roderick Condon, Reframing Habermas's Colonization Thesis: Neoliberalism as Relinguistification, European Journal of Social Theory, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Roderick Condon, The coronavirus crisis and the legitimation crisis of neoliberalism, European Societies, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

Roderick Condon, Narrativized discursive legitimation: Comment on the Mother and Baby Homes report, Irish Journal of Sociology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Roderick Condon, Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi, Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, Irish Journal of Sociology, 2021, Review, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Dermot McAleese Teaching Award for Sociology. School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin. 2020
Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. Department of Sociology, University College Cork. 2016
Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. Department of Sociology, University College Cork. 2015
College Scholar. University College Cork. 2008
First Prize, Undergraduate Dissertation. Department of Sociology, University College Cork. 2008