Dr. A. Haynes

University of Limerick
Hate Crime, Sociology of Crime, Deviance and Social Control


Dr. Amanda Haynes (she/her) is an Associate Professor in Sociology and co-Director of the European Centre for the Study of Hate at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research interests centre on the analysis of physical, discursive, and classificatory violences, and their relationship to prejudice. Her work has been funded by the European Commission, the Irish Research Council, and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. Her current interests centre on hate crime, policing, stigma and minority communities’ access to justice. Her publications have appeared in top-tier academic journals such as Criminology and Criminal Justice, Media, Culture & Society and New Media & Society, among others. She has also co-edited several books including Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime: Contributions from the Island of Ireland (2017, Palgrave Macmillan). Amanda’s commitment to her students was recognised twice by the University of Limerick, where she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and 2011. She served as President of the Sociological Association of Ireland for the 2008 term. She held the 2019 University of Surrey Department of Sociology Visiting International Fellowship. She is a member of the ODIHR/OSCE Working Group on Victims Support and a former member of the Core Expert Group of the Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Northern Ireland.