The Original Bloggers

The following are descriptions of the original contributors at the time of contribution, 2014 -2018. The information is likely out of date in some places. Explore the blog posts written by Econo-wha contributors in response to each of the topics explored by clicking on the blog titles to the right of this page.

Mark Malone

Mark Malone, author of Econowha?, is a long-standing activist against social inequality, and an education practitioner. He has worked extensively in the areas of campaigning, strategy, independent media, political journalism, and communications. Mark is committed to untangling issues such as inequality, and social and environmental injustice.

John Barry

John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy at Queens University Belfast. He is the author or co-author of 10 books; his latest book is: The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World. He is a firm believer that knowledge is power, and that education should be a normal part of being a citizen, not something you have to pay for, and not something you do just for qualifications.

Cathleen O’Neill

Cathleen is an Equality and Community activist, a graduate of Equality Studies University College Dublin, and a firm believer that the revolution is coming. Her religion is people, and her daily mantra is Resistance, Persistence, Insistence – and Awkwardness in the fight for social change.

Áine Mannion

Áine Mannion is an activist with Workers’ Party Youth Ireland. She completed a Master of Studies in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford in 2013.

Andy Storey

Andy Storey is a lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin and a visiting professor at Senshu University, Kawasaki, Japan. He is the chairperson of the justice and human rights NGO Action from Ireland (Afri) and a founding member of the campaigning coalition Debt Justice Action.

Alan Cibils

Alan Cibils is Professor and Chair of the Political Economy Department at the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research interests include monetary theory and policy, financial systems and economic development, Latin American critical theories of development, and Argentina’s debt, default and restructuring. He is the author of numerous publications on these topics and has commented on the implications of the current crisis in Europe.

Morína O’Neill

Morína O’Neill is policy and outreach officer with Debt and Development Coalition Ireland where she focuses on the area of tax justice and how that relates to justice for countries of the Global South.

Fergal Finnegan

Fergal Finnegan is a lecturer in Maynooth University in the department of Adult and Community Education, and has a long-standing interest in critical political economy, popular education and radical social movements.

Vicky Donnelly

Vicky Donnelly is an anti-racism and development education worker, currently working on delivering Global Teachers Award workshops in Ireland. She has been active in the Debt Justice Ireland network since its formation, and looks for creative ways to express our resistance and build solidarity.