Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


Associate Dean for Research: Professor Kevin Rafter

Prof. Kevin Rafter has worked at Dublin City University since September 2010 where he is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean for Research. His research interests are in the areas of political communication and journalism studies/history. He is the author/editor of ten books on media and politics, and his research has been published in international peer review academic journals.

Prior to 2008 he worked as a political journalist and held senior editorial positions with The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, the Sunday Tribune and Magill magazine. At RTÉ he worked as a correspondent on Prime Time and as presenter/editor of the This Week radio programme as well as a substitute presenter on Morning Ireland and the News at One. During this time he was mainly based in Leinster House but also covered the peace process in Northern Ireland, elections in the United Kingdom and Germany as well as foreign news events in Malawi, Tanzania, the Beslan School massacre and the death of Pope John Paul II. From 2008 to 2010 he was Head of the Department of Film and Media at the National Film School, IADT Dun Laoghaire.

Current research projects include studies of media coverage of elections and parliament in Ireland, political advertising in Ireland and a biographical profile of foreign correspondent, E.J. Dillon. He is the Irish contact for the international Worlds of Journalism project. Since leaving journalism he has also worked as a research / communications consultant and is currently a board member at Dublin Bus and Oxfam Ireland.

Prof. Kevin Rafter,
Associate Dean for Research,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Dublin City University.
Tel: 353-1-700 5082