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Dr Mary Jane O'Leary

Humanities and Social Science

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

MJ is a Lecturer on both the Sociology and Criminology & Sociology Degree Programmes here at LJMU. She works with students on Contemporary Green and Social Issues and on various theory and methods-related modules. Her research areas include media theory, communicative capitalism and post-neoliberal discourses. She employs a variety of methodologies in her research including video ethnography and phenomenology.


Spanish; Castilian

Conference publication

O'Leary MJ. 2024. Interstitial Dialogues: A Phenomenology of News-Comments Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Social Media, 11th European Conference on Social Media - ECSM 2024 11 :373-377 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Brown M, O'Leary MJ, Joshi H. 2023. Film ethnography and critical consciousness: exploring a community-based action research methodology for Freirean transformation Visual Studies, DOI Publisher Url Public Url


O'Leary M. 2020. Encountering the comment: A phenomenological approach to reading the news online Allen C, Chalcraft D, Kreuger-Bridge S. Public Url

Public engagement:

Participatory arts, Film festival audiences, Co-director, Film, Researcher and co-director of documentary Film Eat Your Children, 2016