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Rajalakshmi Kanagavel


Activities within TRANSSOS:
Fellow Research Training Group
Working Group "Social Networks"

Research Interests

  • Social Networks
  • New Media
  • Youth Culture
  • Political Communication
  • Transnationalism
  • Student Mobility


  • Since 10/2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCD School of Sociology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • 04/2016 – 08/2016: Statistics Intern, Statistics Division, United Nations ESCAP(Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), Bangkok, Thailand
  • 07/2015 – 12/2015: Research Fellow, Institute for Social Pedagogy and Organization Studies, University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany
  • 06/2011 – 05/2014: Doctoral Researcher, ‘Transnational Social Support’ Research Training Group (RTG), University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany
  • 09/2009 – 12/2009: Research Intern, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht University, The Netherlands


  • 06/2011 – 10/2015: Dr. Phil., Social Sciences, Research Training Group, ‘Transnational Social Support’ collaborated with Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • 07/2006 – 05/2011: M.Sc. Media Sciences (5-year integrated), Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai, India


Rajalakshmi Kanagavel
B207 Geary Institute for Public Policy
UCD School of Sociology
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

Tel.: +353 1 7164630