Pauline Garvey is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Maynooth University. Her recent book, (co-written with Daniel Miller) is entitled Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland: When Life Becomes Craft, University College London/ University of Chicago Press (2021). Other works include her monograph Unpacking IKEA: Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses, Routledge (2018), and Exhibit Ireland, Wordwell, (2012), co-edited with Adam Drazin and Seamas O'Siochain. Research for Unpacking IKEA work was funded by the Irish Research Council and The Swedish Institute. This project featured in the IRC-produced volume Mosaic to commemorate 10 years of funded research excellence. Other publications include a special edition of the Journal of Design History dedicated to anthropological engagements with design entitled Design Dispersed, (2016, with Adam Drazin UCL), 'Material Culture and Making the Modern' published in A Cultural History of the Home in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury 2021), edited by D. Stratigakos and papers in various journals including Social Anthropology, Journal of Material Culture, Journal of Design History, Journal of Business Anthropology, Ethnologie Francaise, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute amongst others. Pauline's research interests include mass consumption, material culture, design and digital anthropology, and ageing in Ireland. Recent research projects include the Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing led by University College London and funded by the European Research Council. Maynooth University was a project partner. Her current research pilot (with Joseph Timoney, Computer Science, Maynooth University) is entitled Social Prescribing, Anthropological Research and Digital Innovation (SPARDI) and is funded by MaynoothWorks.
Pauline is currently External Examiner for the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queens University Belfast. She has occupied the role of Visiting Scholar in the Department of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Singapore University of Technology and Design (2022) and the Slovak Academy of Sciences (2022). She is co-editor the international peer-reviewed journal Home Cultures, the Journal of Architecture, Design and Domestic Space (published by Taylor and Francis), and sits on the Editorial Board of the Nordic Journal of Social Research.
Pauline is currently working on an ERC-funded project The Anthropology of Smart Phones and Smart Ageing which involves a close collaboration of eleven anthropologists in 10 countries.
|2021||Pauline Garvey and Daniel Miller (2021) Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland: When Life Becomes Craft. London: University College London Press. [Link]|
|2021||Daniel Miller, Laila Abed Rabho, Patrick Awondo, Maya de Vries, Marília Duque, Pauline Garvey, Laura Haapio-Kirk, Charlotte Hawkins, Alfonso Otaegui, Shireen Walton, and Xinyuan Wang (2021) The Global Smartphone: Beyond a Youth Technology. London: University College London Press. [Link]|
|2018||Pauline Garvey (2018) Unpacking Ikea: Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses. London: Routledge, CRESC Series.|
|2016||Garvey, Pauline and Adam Drazin (Ed.). (2016) Special Issue of the Journal of Design History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, [Link]|
|2013||Pauline Garvey, Victor Buchli (University Colege London), Setha Low (CUNY) (Ed.). (2013) Home Cultures: The Journal of Architecture, Design and Domestic Space. London: Taylor and Francis,|
|2012||Seamas O’Siochain, Pauline Garvey and Adam Drazin (Ed.). (2012) The Globe in a Glass Case: Ethnographic Collections in Irish Museums. Dublin: Wordwell,|
|2009||Garvey, Pauline and Adam Drazin (eds) (Ed.). (2009) Special Issue of Anthropology in Action and the Irish Journal of Anthropology. London: Berghahn Books,|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2022||Miller D.; Garvey P. (2022) 'Grandparenting as the resolution of kinship as experience'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, . [DOI]|
|2020||Drazkiewicz, E; Strong, T; Scheper-Hughes, N; Turpin, H; Murphy, F; Saris, AJ; Garvey, P; Mishtal, J; Wulff, H; French, B; Miller, D; Maguire, L; Mhordha, MN (2020) 'Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today'. Social Anthropology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2016||Pauline Garvey and Adam Drazin (invited editors for Special Issue) (2016) '‘Design Dispersed: Design History, Design Practice and Anthropology: An Introduction’'. Journal of Design History, . [Full-Text]|
|2008||Garvey P. (2008) 'The Norwegian country cabin and functionalism: A tale of two modernities'. Social Anthropology, 16 (2):203-220. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2013||Garvey, Pauline (2013) ''Ikea sofas are like H&M trousers': The potential of sensuous signs'. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ANTHROPOLOGY, 2 :75-92. [Full-Text]|
|2005||Garvey, P (2005) 'Domestic boundaries - Privacy, visibility and the Norwegian window'. Material Culture, 10 :157-176. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2011||Garvey, Pauline (2011) 'La mémoire en attente. Le muse ethnographique dans L’Irlande post-coloniale'. ETHNOLOGIE FRANÇAISE, 2 :253-262. [Full-Text]|
|2009||Garvey, Pauline and Adam Drazin (editors) (2009) 'Anthropology, Design and Technology in Ireland, a special edition'. ANTHROPOLOGY IN ACTION AND IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 16 .|
|2009||Pauline Garvey and Adam Drazin (invited editors) (2009) ''Design and Having Designs in Ireland: Introduction''. ANTHROPOLOGY IN ACTION AND IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 16 :4-18. [Full-Text]|
|2003||Garvey, Pauline (2003) '‘How to have a ‘good home’: the practical aesthetic and normativity in Norway’'. Journal of Design History, 16 :241-251. [Full-Text]|
|2021||Pauline Garvey (2021) 'Furniture and Furnishings: Material Culture and Making the Modern' In: A Cultural History of the Home. London : Bloomsbury. [Link]|
|2017||Garvey P.; Drazin A. (2017) 'Ireland's ethnographic Horizons' In: Irish Ethnologies.|
|2018||Pauline Garvey (2018) 'Consuming IKEA and Inspiration as Material Form, 2nd edition' In: Design Anthropology: Object Cultures in Transition. London : Bloomsbury.|
|2012||Pauline Garvey, Seamas O'Siochain and Adam Drazin (2012) 'Introduction: Presencing Assemblages' In: Exhibit Ireland: Ethnographic Collections in Ireland. Dublin : Wordwell Press. [Full-Text]|
|2012||Pauline Garvey (2012) 'Living rooms' In: International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Amsterdam : Elsevier. [DOI]|
|2011||Garvey, Pauline (2011) 'Consuming IKEA and inspiration as material form' In: A.J. Clarke(Eds.). Design Anthropology: Object Culture in the 21st Century. Wien, New York : Springer Verlag.|
|2009||Garvey, Pauline (2009) 'Culture Materialised: IKEA furniture and other evangelitcal objects' In: J. Fenwick(Eds.). Lost and Found. Dublin : Wordwell Press. [Full-Text]|
|2005||Garvey, Pauline (2005) 'Drunk and (Dis) Orderly in Norway: Norwegian Drinking Parties in the Home' In: T. Wison (editor)(Eds.). Drinking Culture: AIcohol and the Expression of Identity, Class and Nation. Oxford : Berg.|
|2001||Garvey, Pauline (2001) 'Organized Disorder: Moving Furniture in Norwegian Homes' In: Daniel Miller(Eds.). Home Possessions: the Material Culture of the Home. Oxford : Berg.|
|2001||Garvey, Pauline (2001) 'Drinking, Driving and Daring in Norway' In: Daniel Miller (editor)(Eds.). Car Cultures. Oxford : Berg.|
|2011||Pauline Garvey (2011) ‘Ikea as folk museum’, in Gareth Kennedy (ed) Ikea Butter Churn for Gneeveguilla. Invited contributor to the catalogue that forms part of this art installation, funded by Kerry County Council and on tour throughout Ireland during 2011 / 2012. [Invited papers] [Full-Text]|
I have made consistent efforts to form teaching collaborations of an interdisciplinary nature.
2010: On invitation, I contributed to a teaching collaboration designed by Johan Lindqvist (Anthropology, Stockholm) and John Freyer (Univerisity of Iowa and Fulbright Fellow, Stockholm) with colleagues in Stockholm's University College of Arts, Craft and Design (Konstfack) called 'Opening the Flat pack: Ethnography, Art and the Billy Bookcase’.
2009- 2010 I was approached by the Design and Innovation Department in Maynooth to establish a module on Design and Ethnography. I ran this module for two years, which included an interdisciplinary cohort of anthropology and design students. 2008: I personally established and taught on a joint module between the MA Social Anthropology at NUIM, and the MA Material and Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with the aim of establishing material culture dialogues between anthropologists and design students.
Teaching collaborations based on research: In 2010 was invited to contribute to the web-based CIM (Creativity and Innovation in a World of Movement) Teaching Resource with a written piece on my research in Stockholm. Based in Queens University Belfast, the CIM is a peer-reviewed resource aimed at the study of cultural production and creative practices across Europe, South Asia, West Africa and Australia.