Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in police as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar… Continue reading Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds
University of Limerick’s School of English, Irish, and Communication, in conjunction with the Gender Arc @ UL and the School of Education hosted a day workshop entitled “Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship” on Wednesday, 21st February, followed by a guest lecture from prominent queer theorist, transgender activist and educator Professor Jack Halberstam (Columbia University, New York).… Continue reading UL Hosts “Sex, Gender and Citizenship” Workshop and Guest Lecture by Queer Theorist Jack Halberstam
By Dr Ciara Breathnach, Department of History. I was delighted when our Lightning Session on Irish women social justice, migration and the city, 1850-1980 was accepted at the 17th The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. It was hosted by Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on June 1-4, 2017. Big Berkshire… Continue reading Mná na hÉireann at Big Berks
Spring 2017 was another successful semester for Gender ARC (Advanced Research Consortium on Gender), a research network linking more than fifty academics at the University of Limerick and the NUI Galway who engage in gender-focused research across diverse disciplines. Gender ARC is committed to exploring gender dimensions of all aspects of human endeavour in order to… Continue reading Spring 2017 Round Up: Gender ARC
Dr Ciara Breathnach (Department of History) has been invited to take up a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. This forms the first phase of an initiative of Professor Jyoti Atwal, a gender and history expert, whose current research focuses on Margaret Cousins, founder of the All India Women’s… Continue reading UL Historian to take up Visiting Fellowship at Indian University
Professor Pat O'Connor (Department of Sociology) recently wrote with Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux on 'European Policies and Research Funding: A Case Study of Gender Inequality and Lack of Diversity in a Nordic Research Programme'. The full article can be read at https://policyandpoliticsblog.com.