Department of Geography Athena Swan Seminar with Professor Linda Connolly

Prof Linda Connolly
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 16:00
Online via Teams

The Department of Geography invites you to attend the Athena Swan seminar presented by Professor Linda Connolly - Exploring geographical aspects of hair, gender, sexuality and conflict 

Link to Teams Meeting.

Professor Connolly's  research interests include gender, Irish society, family studies, migration, and Irish studies. She is the author of several recent publications including on the gender-based violence women experienced in the Irish Revolution (1919-23) and led the Irish Research Council funded 'Women and the Irish Revolution' project. She has published a number of books including, The Irish Women’s Movement: From Revolution to Devolution (London and New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003), Documenting Irish Feminisms: the Second Wave(with Tina O’Toole, republished in 2020, Galway: Arlen Press), Social Movements and Ireland (with Niamh Hourigan, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006), The Irish Family (London: Routledge, 2014), and Women and the Irish Revolution: Feminism, Activism, Violence (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2020). A new book monograph on women, violence and the Irish revolution will be published in 2022.

Professor Connolly will be conducting research for her forthcoming book on gender, violence and revolutions with colleagues in gender and women’s studies, nationally and internationally, to further understand the relationship between revolutions and gender based violence in a comparative context. Sexual assault, forced and violent hair cutting, beatings, gang rape, psychological violence, trauma, sexual harassment, abduction and sexual policing will be investigated in detailed case studies, drawing on documentary research and qualitative interviews, and its intergenerational legacy will be assessed. 
  Geography Athena Swan seminar with Prof Linda Connolly