To be human is to be connected. How, where and why we connect with others shapes much of our social experience and helps us to create a public realm beyond the privacy of the self. In this talk, Professor Mary Corcoran invites us to reflect on spaces and practices that foster connection and argue for their continued sociological significance in a digital age. Demonstrating excellent use of stage props to help her to do.
Mary P Corcoran is Professor of Sociology at Maynooth University Ireland. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University, New York, her research interests lie primarily in the fields of urban sociology, public culture and the sociology of migration.