Originally from Ireland, Louise worked for many years at Middlesex University, London, where she was Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre, from 2016 she was Professor of Sociology at University of Sheffield. In 2020 she became Senior Professor at London Metropolitan University. Louise has a particular interest in migration, especially intra-EU mobility, and has published many highly cited articles on migrant social networks. She is currently writing a book on migration and social networks...

Roles

  • London Metropolitan University

    University, London, United Kingdom
    Senior Professor

  • Global Diversities and Inequalities research centre

    Research Institute, London, United Kingdom
    Director

Research

Analysing migrants' ageing in place as embodied practices of embedding through time: ‘Kilburn is not Kilburn any more’

Authors Louise Ryan, Majella Kilkey, Magdolna Lőrinc, ...
Year 2021
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
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Networks as ‘laboratories of experience’: exploring the life cycle of the suffrage movement and its aftermath in Ireland 1870–1937

Authors Caitríona Beaumont, Mary Clancy, Louise Ryan
Year 2020
Journal Name Women's History Review
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2 Journal Article

The “Irish question”: marginalizations at the nexus of sociology of migration and ethnic and racial studies in Britain

Authors Mary J. Hickman, Louise Ryan
Year 2020
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
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3 Journal Article

Brexit and Beyond: Transforming Mobility and Immobility

Authors Majella Kilkey, Aneta Piekut, Louise Ryan
Year 2020
Journal Name CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN MIGRATION REVIEW
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4 Journal Article

Talking about Bordering

Authors Nira Yuval-Davis, Louise Ryan
Year 2020
Journal Name CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN MIGRATION REVIEW
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5 Journal Article

De-individualising the ‘NEET problem’: An ecological systems analysis

Authors Magdolna Lőrinc, Louise Ryan, Alessio D’Angelo, ...
Year 2020
Journal Name European Educational Research Journal
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6 Journal Article

Social network analysis: New ethical approaches through collective reflexivity. Introduction to the special issue of Social Networks

Authors Paola Tubaro, Louise Ryan, Antonio A. Casilli, ...
Year 2020
Journal Name Social Networks
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7 Journal Article

Young people, school engagement and perceptions of support: a mixed methods analysis

Authors Louise Ryan, Alessio D’Angelo, Neil Kaye, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Youth Studies
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8 Journal Article

Migrant Capitals: Proposing a Multi-Level Spatio-Temporal Analytical Framework

Authors Umut Erel, Louise Ryan
Year 2019
Journal Name Sociology
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10 Journal Article

The presentation of the networked self: Ethics and epistemology in social network analysis

Authors Alessio D’Angelo, Louise Ryan
Year 2019
Journal Name Social Networks
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11 Journal Article

Gendered, spatial and temporal approaches to Polish intra-European migration

Authors Marta Bivand Erdal, Louise Ryan
Year 2018
Journal Name Gender, Place & Culture
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12 Journal Article

Perceptions, prejudices and possibilities: young people narrating apprenticeship experiences

Authors Louise Ryan, Magdolna Lőrinc
Year 2018
Journal Name British Journal of Sociology of Education
13 Journal Article

Differentiated embedding: Polish migrants in London negotiating belonging over time

Authors Louise Ryan, L Ryan
Year 2018
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 17
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14 Journal Article

Changing times: Migrants’ social network analysis and the challenges of longitudinal research

Authors Louise Ryan, Alessio D’Angelo
Year 2018
Journal Name Social Networks
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15 Journal Article

Looking for weak ties: using a mixed methods approach to capture elusive connections

Authors Louise Ryan, L Ryan
Year 2016
Journal Name The Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 7
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16 Journal Article

Social Class and Sociology: The State of the Debate Between 1967 and 1979

Authors Louise Ryan, Claire Maxwell
Year 2016
Journal Name Sociology
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17 Journal Article

Visualization in Mixed-Methods Research on Social Networks

Authors Alessio D'angelo, Louise Ryan, Paola Tubaro
Year 2016
Journal Name Sociological Research Online
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18 Journal Article

The Visual Sociogram in Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

Authors Paola Tubaro, Louise Ryan, Alessio D'angelo
Year 2016
Journal Name Sociological Research Online
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19 Journal Article

Introduction: Contemporary Irish Emigration

Authors Mary J. Hickman, Louise Ryan
Year 2015
Journal Name Irish Journal of Sociology
21 Journal Article

"Gotta Go Visit Family': Reconsidering the Relationship Between Tourism and Transnationalism

Authors Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, L Ryan, Jon Mulholland
Year 2015
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 6
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22 Journal Article

‘Always up for the craic’: young Irish professional migrants narrating ambiguous positioning in contemporary Britain

Authors Louise Ryan, Edina Kurdi
Year 2015
Journal Name Social Identities
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23 Journal Article

'The distance between us': a comparative examination of the technical, spatial and temporal dimensions of the transnational social relationships of highly skilled migrants

Authors L Ryan, Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, Jon Mulholland
Year 2015
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 24
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24 Journal Article

Friendship-making: Exploring Network Formations through the Narratives of Irish Highly Qualified Migrants in Britain

Authors Louise Ryan, L Ryan
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 13
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25 Journal Article

Migrant Capital: Networks, Identities, Strategies

Authors Louise Ryan, Umut Erel, Alessio D’Angelo
Year 2015
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26 Book

Talking Ties: Reflecting on Network Visualisation and Qualitative Interviewing

Authors Louise Ryan, Jon Mulholland, Agnes Agoston
Year 2014
Journal Name Sociological Research Online
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27 Journal Article

Doing the Business: Variegation, Opportunity and Intercultural Experience among Intra-EU Highly-Skilled Migrants

Authors Jon Mulholland, Louise Ryan
Year 2014
Journal Name International Migration
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28 Journal Article

'Islam does not change': young people narrating negotiations of religion and identity

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Youth Studies
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29 Journal Article

French connections: the networking strategies of French highly skilled migrants in London

Authors L Ryan, Jon Mulholland
Year 2014
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 32
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30 Journal Article

Trading Places: French Highly Skilled Migrants Negotiating Mobility and Emplacement In London

Authors Louise Ryan, L Ryan, Jon Mulholland
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 39
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32 Journal Article

Family Migration: The Role of Children and Education in Family Decision-Making Strategies of Polish Migrants in London

Authors Louise Ryan, Rosemary Sales
Year 2013
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
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33 Journal Article

Dressing Religious Bodies in Public Spaces: Gender, Clothing and Negotiations of Stigma Among Jews in Paris and Muslims in London

Authors Lucine Endelstein, Louise Ryan
Year 2013
Journal Name Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
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34 Journal Article

Compare and contrast: understanding Irish migration to Britain in a wider context

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2013
Journal Name Irish Studies Review
35 Journal Article

Exploring Trends and Challenges in Sociological Research

Authors Linda McKie, Louise Ryan
Year 2012
Journal Name Sociology
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36 Journal Article

Muslim Women Negotiating Collective Stigmatization: ‘We’re Just Normal People’

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2011
Journal Name Sociology
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37 Journal Article

Transnational Relations: Family Migration among Recent Polish Migrants in London

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2011
Journal Name International Migration
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38 Journal Article

Insiders and outsiders: working with peer researchers in researching Muslim communities

Authors Louise Ryan, E Kofman, Pauline Aaron, ...
Year 2011
Journal Name International Journal of Social Research Methodology
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39 Journal Article

Migrants' Social Networks and Weak Ties: Accessing Resources and Constructing Relationships Post-Migration

Authors Louise Ryan, L Ryan
Year 2011
Journal Name The Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 126
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40 Journal Article

Becoming Polish in London: negotiating ethnicity through migration

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2010
Journal Name Social Identities
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41 Journal Article

How women use family networks to facilitate migration: A comparative study of Irish and Polish women in Britain

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2009
Journal Name HISTORY OF THE FAMILY
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42 Journal Article

Family Strategies and Transnational Migration: Recent Polish Migrants in London

Authors Louise Ryan, Rosemary Sales, Mary Tilki, ...
Year 2009
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 124
43 Journal Article

Polish ‘Temporary’ Migration: The Formation and Significance of Social Networks

Authors Anne White, Louise Ryan
Year 2008
Journal Name Europe-Asia Studies
Citations (WoS) 71
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44 Journal Article

Social Networks, Social Support and Social Capital: The Experiences of Recent Polish Migrants in London

Authors Louise Ryan, Rosemary Sales, Mary Tilki, ...
Year 2008
Journal Name Sociology
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45 Journal Article

‘I Had a Sister in England’: Family-Led Migration, Social Networks and Irish Nurses

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2008
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 20
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46 Journal Article

Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Families “Here” and “There”: Women, Migration and the Management of Emotions

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2008
Journal Name Journal of Intercultural Studies
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47 Journal Article

Migrant Women, Social Networks and Motherhood: The Experiences of Irish Nurses in Britain

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2007
Journal Name Sociology
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48 Journal Article

Explanations of depression among Irish migrants in Britain

Authors Gerard Leavey, Michael King, Louise Ryan, ...
Year 2007
Journal Name Social Science & Medicine
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49 Journal Article

Who do you think you are? Irish nurses encountering ethnicity and constructing identity in Britain

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2007
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 27
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50 Journal Article

Depression in Irish migrants living in London: case-control study

Authors Louise Ryan, Gerard Leavey, Anne Golden, ...
Year 2006
Journal Name British Journal of Psychiatry
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51 Journal Article

Rethinking Social Movement Theories in the Twenty-first Century

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2006
Journal Name Sociology
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52 Journal Article

‘Tick the Box Please’: A Reflexive Approach to Doing Quantitative Social Research

Authors Louise Ryan, Anne Golden
Year 2006
Journal Name Sociology
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53 Journal Article

Self-determination, race, and empire: Feminist nationalists in Britain, Ireland and the United States, 1830s to World War One

Authors Lucy Delap, Louise Ryan, Teresa Zackodnik
Year 2006
Journal Name Women's Studies International Forum
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54 Journal Article

Family Matters: (E)migration, Familial Networks and Irish Women in Britain

Authors Louise Ryan, L Ryan
Year 2004
Journal Name The Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 57
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56 Journal Article

Revisiting Ethnicity, Migration and Economy

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2004
Journal Name Sociology
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57 Journal Article

Moving spaces and changing places: Irish women's memories of emigration to Britain in the 1930s

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2003
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 34
58 Journal Article

Leaving home: Irish press debates on female employment, domesticity and emigration to Britain in the 1930s

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2003
Journal Name Women's History Review
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59 Journal Article

Mother India/mother Ireland: Comparative gendered dialogues of colonialism and nationalism in the early 20th century

Authors Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Louise Ryan
Year 2002
Journal Name Women's Studies International Forum
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60 Journal Article

Sexualising emigration: Discourses of irish female emigration in the 1930s

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2002
Journal Name Women's Studies International Forum
61 Journal Article

Irish Female Emigration in the 1930s: Transgressing space and culture

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2001
Journal Name Gender, Place & Culture
62 Journal Article

Aliens, migrants and maids: Public discourses on Irish immigration to Britain in 1937

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2001
Journal Name Immigrants & Minorities
63 Journal Article

‘Drunken Tans’: Representations of Sex and Violence in the Anglo-Irish War (1919–21)

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 2000
Journal Name Feminist Review
64 Journal Article

‘Furies’ and ‘Die‐hards’: Women and Irish Republicanism in the Early Twentieth Century

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 1999
Journal Name Gender & History
65 Journal Article

Constructing ‘Irishwoman’: Modern girls and comely maidens

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 1998
Journal Name Irish Studies Review
66 Journal Article

Negotiating modernity and tradition: newspaper debates on the 'modern girl' in the Irish Free State

Authors L Ryan
Year 1998
Journal Name Journal of Gender Studies
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67 Journal Article

A question of loyalty: War, nation, and feminism in early twentieth-century Ireland

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 1997
Journal Name Women's Studies International Forum
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68 Journal Article

‘The massacre of innocence’ infanticide in the Irish free state

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 1996
Journal Name Irish Studies Review
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69 Journal Article

Traditions and double moral standards: the Irish suffragists' critique of nationalism[1]

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 1995
Journal Name Women's History Review
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70 Journal Article

Women without votes: The political strategies of the Irish suffrage movement

Authors Louise Ryan
Year 1994
Journal Name Irish Political Studies
71 Journal Article

Qualitative network analysis for migration studies: Beyond metaphors and epistemological pitfalls

Authors Louise Ryan, Janine Dahinden
Year 2021
Journal Name Global Networks
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72 Journal Article

Telling network stories: researching migrants' changing social relations in places over time

Authors LOUISE RYAN
Year 2020
Journal Name Global Networks
73 Journal Article

Unsettling Events: Understanding Migrants’ Responses to Geopolitical Transformative Episodes through a Life-Course Lens

Authors Majella Kilkey, Louise Ryan
Year 2020
Journal Name International Migration Review
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74 Journal Article

An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?

Year 2015
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75 Journal Article

Re-presenting the Past

Authors Ann-Marie Gallagher, Cathy Lubelska, Louise Ryan
Year 2014
76 Book

Migrant Capital

Authors Umut Erel, Louise Ryan, Alessio D’Angelo
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77 Book

Embedding in Motion: Analysing Relational, Spatial and Temporal Dynamics among Highly Skilled Migrants

Authors Jon Mulholland, Louise Ryan
Book Title Migrant Capital
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78 Book Chapter

Introduction Understanding ‘Migrant Capital’

Authors Umut Erel, Louise Ryan, Alessio D’Angelo
Book Title Migrant Capital
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79 Book Chapter

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