Dr Pauline Cullen

Sociology, Centre for European and Eurasian Studies

Associate Professor

Auxilia House
2.1
(01) 708 6591

Biography

My work examines civil society mobilization on social justice and gender equality at national and European Union level, women’s movements and gender and political representation.   I have also worked as a gender expert for advocacy organisations working on gender justice and equality issues and have supervised postgraduate student research on the  mobilization of sexual minorities  in Ireland and ethnic minority women and gender roles. 

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
ASPIRE Part TWO PI National Traveller Women's Forum Ireland / Consultancy Assessing Supports for the Political Inclusion of Racial and Ethnic Minority Women in Ireland Racial and ethnic minority women (REMW) in Ireland are largely unrepresented or excluded from local and national politics. Most research on women and politics concerns majority population white women. To date no research exists on REMW local political engagement and candidacy in Ireland. This research maps supports for and experiences of REMW in local political processes (candidacy for local political office) and develops with NGOs, stakeholders and academics a research consortium to theorise REMW political engagement/candidacy and design a future research programme on ERMW women’s access to local politics in Ireland and beyond. The overall outcomes of the ASPIRE project are 1. to support the conceptualisation of an intersectional approach to political candidacy, 2. develop a research design . 3. Create opportunities to improve the connections between NGOs, REMW, local authorities and political parties 4. establish networks to craft an internationally informed future research agenda and community of practice on the political inclusion of REMW. 30-MAY-21 30-NOV-21 19959
Back to the Future: Progressions and Retrogressions PI European Sociological Association (ESA) / Research Network Funding 28-OCT-20 31-OCT-20
NF/2019/15800797-Assessing Supports for the Political Inclusion of Racial and Ethnic Minority Women in Ireland PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / New Foundations 31-MAY-20 01-DEC-21 11456.9
Womens access to representative democracy at a Local level in Ireland. PI National Women's Council of Ireland / Tender https://www.nwci.ie/images/uploads/National_Womens_Council_of_Ireland_Invitation_to_Tender.pdf 22-JUL-19 30-SEP-19 6504
Provision of research expertise to support the public consultation process for the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality PI The Citizens' Assembly / Tender 06-JAN-19 31-DEC-20 15249
EI H2020 Travel Grant: SWAFS call PI EU Horizon 2020 National Support Network / Travel Assistance 28-APR-17 27-OCT-17 910

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2020 Producing Knowledge, Reproducing Gender: Power, Production and Practice in Contemporary Ireland
Pauline Cullen and Mary P. Corcoran (Ed.). (2020) Producing Knowledge, Reproducing Gender: Power, Production and Practice in Contemporary Ireland Dublin: University College Dublin Press and the University of Chicago Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Responses to the COVID‐19 crisis in Ireland: From Feminized to Feminist'
Pauline Cullen and Mary P. Murphy (2020) 'Responses to the COVID‐19 crisis in Ireland: From Feminized to Feminist'. Gender, Work and Organization, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'From neglect to threat: feminist responses to right wing populism in the European Union'
Cullen P. (2020) 'From neglect to threat: feminist responses to right wing populism in the European Union'. European Politics And Society, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The discursive politics of marketization in home care policy implementation in Ireland'
Cullen P. (2019) 'The discursive politics of marketization in home care policy implementation in Ireland'. Policy and Society, 38 (4):606-625 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Reporting on domestic violence in the Irish media: an exploratory study of journalists’ perceptions and practices'
Cullen P.;O’Brien A.;Corcoran M. (2019) 'Reporting on domestic violence in the Irish media: an exploratory study of journalists’ perceptions and practices'. Media, Culture and Society, 41 (6):774-790 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Destigmatizing abortion in Ireland and Poland: strategic framing in Repeal the 8th and Black Protests'
Pauline Cullen and Elzbieta Korolczuk (2019) 'Destigmatizing abortion in Ireland and Poland: strategic framing in Repeal the 8th and Black Protests'. Reproductive Health Matters, [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Introduction to the Special Issue: Gender Knowledge Production and Knowledge Work'
Pauline Cullen, Myra Marx Ferree and Mieke Verloo (2019) 'Introduction to the Special Issue: Gender Knowledge Production and Knowledge Work'. Gender, Work and Organization, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Special Issue Gender knowledge production and knowledge work'
Pauline Cullen, Myra Marx Ferree and Mieke Verloo (2019) 'Special Issue Gender knowledge production and knowledge work'. Gender, Work and Organization, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Irish Female Members of the European Parliament: Critical Actors for Women's Interests?'
Cullen P. (2018) 'Irish Female Members of the European Parliament: Critical Actors for Women's Interests?'. Politics & Gender, :1-29 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Gendered Mobilizations against Austerity in Ireland'
Cullen, P;Murphy, MP (2017) 'Gendered Mobilizations against Austerity in Ireland'. Gender, Work and Organization, 24 :83-97 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Leading the debate for the business case for gender equality, perilous for whom?'
Pauline Cullen and Mary P. Murphy (2017) 'Leading the debate for the business case for gender equality, perilous for whom?'. GENDER, WORK AND ORGANISATION, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Feminist NGOs and the European Union: Contracting Opportunities and Strategic Response'
Cullen, P (2015) 'Feminist NGOs and the European Union: Contracting Opportunities and Strategic Response'. Social Movement Studies, 14 :410-426 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'European Union Non-governmental Organizational Coalitions as Professional Social Movement Communities'
Cullen P. (2015) 'European Union Non-governmental Organizational Coalitions as Professional Social Movement Communities'. Journal of Civil Society, 11 (2):204-225 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Conceptualizing generational dynamics in feminist movements : political generations, waves and affective economies'
Cullen, P. with Fischer, C. (2014) 'Conceptualizing generational dynamics in feminist movements : political generations, waves and affective economies'. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, 8 :282-293 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2010 'The platform of European social NGOs: Ideology, division and coalition'
Cullen P. (2010) 'The platform of European social NGOs: Ideology, division and coalition'. Journal of Political Ideologies, 15 (3):317-331 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Irish Pro-migrant NGOs and the Politics of Immigration'
Cullen, Pauline (2009) 'Irish Pro-migrant NGOs and the Politics of Immigration'. VOLUNTAS, 20 [full-text] [Details]
1999 'Coalitions Working for Social Justice- Transnational NGOs and International Governance'
Cullen, Pauline (1999) 'Coalitions Working for Social Justice- Transnational NGOs and International Governance'. CONTEMPORARY JUSTICE REVIEW JOURNAL, 2 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'IRLANDA. FEMMINISMO: SFIDE E POSSIBILITÀ'
Pauline Cullen (2021) 'IRLANDA. FEMMINISMO: SFIDE E POSSIBILITÀ' DWF - donnawomanfemme 'PLANETARIA. International feminisms, . [Details]
2015 ''The Irish Women's Movement''
Pauline Cullen (2015) ''The Irish Women's Movement'' .Global Dialogue Volume 5 Issue 2 , In: International Sociological Association (eds), . [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Gender expertise and policy analysis'
Cullen P. (2021) 'Gender expertise and policy analysis' In: Policy Analysis in Ireland. [Details]
2021 'Gender Expertise and Policy Analysis'
Pauline Cullen (2021) 'Gender Expertise and Policy Analysis' In: John Hogan and Mary P Murphy (eds). Policy Analysis In Ireland. Bristol: Bristol University Press. [Details]
2020 'From self-entrepreneurs to rights-bearers: varieties of gender knowledge production in activism for women in Ireland'
Pauline Cullen (2020) 'From self-entrepreneurs to rights-bearers: varieties of gender knowledge production in activism for women in Ireland' In: Producing knowledge, reproducing gender: Power, production and practice in contemporary Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
2020 'Introduction: Speaking gendered knowledge to power'
Pauline Cullen and Mary P. Corcoran (2020) 'Introduction: Speaking gendered knowledge to power' In: Producing knowledge, reproducing gender: Power, production and practice in contemporary Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
2019 'The European Parliament and Irish Female MEPs: Female Political Agency for Gender Equality'
Pauline Cullen (2019) 'The European Parliament and Irish Female MEPs: Female Political Agency for Gender Equality' In: Lise Rolandsen Agustin and Petra Ahrens (eds). Gendering the European Parliament: Structures, Policies, and Practices. London and New York: ECPR Press and Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2019 'Activism on Reproductive Rights as Gendered Mobilizations in Ireland: the limits and potential of solidarity across difference'
Pauline Cullen (2019) 'Activism on Reproductive Rights as Gendered Mobilizations in Ireland: the limits and potential of solidarity across difference' In: Sabine Lang, Jill Irvine and Celeste Montoya (eds). Gendered Mobilizations and Intersectional Challenges: Contemporary Social Movements in Europe and the United States. London and New York: ECPR Press and Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2018 'Sex and the city: gender equality in the “new politics” of urban and local governance'
Pauline Cullen (2018) 'Sex and the city: gender equality in the “new politics” of urban and local governance' In: Deiric O Broin and Eoin O Malley (eds). Mayoral Governance in Dublin: Challenges for Citizens, Politics and Policy. Dublin: Glasnevin Press. [Details]
2015 'From Coalition to Community: Collective Identity Formation in the Social Platform'
Cullen, P (2015) 'From Coalition to Community: Collective Identity Formation in the Social Platform' In: EU CIVIL SOCIETY: PATTERNS OF COOPERATION, COMPETITION AND CONFLICT. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2009 '“Pan European NGOs and Social Rights: Participatory Democracy and Civil Dialogue”'
Dr Pauline Cullen (2009) '“Pan European NGOs and Social Rights: Participatory Democracy and Civil Dialogue”' In: Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU. London and New York: Routledge. [Details]
2008 ' “Irish Women’s Organizations in an Enlarged Europe.”'
Dr Pauline Cullen (2008) ' “Irish Women’s Organizations in an Enlarged Europe.”' In: in Gender Issues and Women’s Movements in the Expanding European Union. Berghahn Press. [Details]
2005 '“Obstacles to Transnational Cooperation in the European Social Policy Platform”'
Dr Pauline Cullen (2005) '“Obstacles to Transnational Cooperation in the European Social Policy Platform”' In: Coalitions Across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order. Rowman & Littlefield. [Details]
2001 ' Coalitions Working for Social Justice'
Dr Pauline Cullen (2001) ' Coalitions Working for Social Justice' In: Forging Radical Alliances Across Difference: Coalition Politics for the New Millennium. Rowman & Littlefield. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 SuperFemFest.
Pauline Cullen (2019) SuperFemFest. [Invited Oral Presentation], Feminist and leftist responses to Permanent Austerity in Ireland: Coalition, Contest and Co-optation, University of Wisconsin Madison [Details]
2019 Political Studies Association of Ireland.
Pauline Cullen (2019) Political Studies Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], From benign neglect to threat: European level feminist responses to right wing populism in the European Union, Maynooth Ireland [Details]
2020 NESC entitled Knowledge and Policy: Confronting Governance Challenges in the new Decade.
Pauline Cullen (2020) NESC entitled Knowledge and Policy: Confronting Governance Challenges in the new Decade. [Invited Oral Presentation], The EU and Public Action: Feminist Interpretations, RCSI Dublin [Details]
2020 Gender, Work & Organization 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference 24th to 26th June 2020 Transforming Contexts, Transforming Selves: Gender in New Times”.
Pauline Cullen (2020) Gender, Work & Organization 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference 24th to 26th June 2020 Transforming Contexts, Transforming Selves: Gender in New Times”. [International Refereed Conference], “Exploring Women’s Access to Local Representative Democracy in Ireland, University of Kent at Canterbury [Details]
2020 Council for European Studies Europe's Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias.
Pauline Cullen (2020) Council for European Studies Europe's Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias. [International Refereed Conference], From benign neglect to threat: European level feminist responses to right wing populism in the European Union, University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance.
Cullen, P;O'Rourke, C (2017) Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. THOUSAND OAKS: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
1999 Review of Bas Arts (1999) The Political Influence of Global NGOs : Case Studies on the Climate and Bio-Diversity Conventions in Newsletter of the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section Newsletter of the American Sociological Association- June 1999.
Pauline Cullen (1999) Review of Bas Arts (1999) The Political Influence of Global NGOs : Case Studies on the Climate and Bio-Diversity Conventions in Newsletter of the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section Newsletter of the American Sociological Association- June 1999. Book Review [Details]
2001 Waters, Tony. Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan: the limitations to humanitarian relief operations. Westview Press, 2001. reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Pauline Cullen (2001) Waters, Tony. Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan: the limitations to humanitarian relief operations. Westview Press, 2001. reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Book Review [Details]
2001 Alcock, Peter and Craig Gary, (eds.) International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World, Palgrave, 2001 reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Pauline Cullen (2001) Alcock, Peter and Craig Gary, (eds.) International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World, Palgrave, 2001 reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Book Review [Details]
2000 Riles, Annalise The Network Inside Out , University of Michigan Press, 2000 reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Pauline Cullen (2000) Riles, Annalise The Network Inside Out , University of Michigan Press, 2000 reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Book Review [Details]
2004 “Claiming the Moral High Ground: NGOs as Stakeholders” Globalization and NGOs: Transforming Business, Government and Society (eds) Johnathan P. Doh and Hildy Teegan. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004 in International Studies Review Summer 2004: Blackwell Publishing. pp 302-305.
Pauline Cullen (2004) “Claiming the Moral High Ground: NGOs as Stakeholders” Globalization and NGOs: Transforming Business, Government and Society (eds) Johnathan P. Doh and Hildy Teegan. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004 in International Studies Review Summer 2004: Blackwell Publishing. pp 302-305. Book Review [Details]
2009 Gay Seidman Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights and Transnational Activism, American Association Rose Series and Russell Sage Foundation Press. Social Forces University of North Carolina Press Volume 88, Number 2, December 2009, pp. 989-991.
Pauline Cullen (2009) Gay Seidman Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights and Transnational Activism, American Association Rose Series and Russell Sage Foundation Press. Social Forces University of North Carolina Press Volume 88, Number 2, December 2009, pp. 989-991. Book Review [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2021 Irish feminists need to mobilise for a post-pandemic future built on an ethic of public care.
Pauline Cullen and Mary Murphy (2021) Irish feminists need to mobilise for a post-pandemic future built on an ethic of public care. Blog [Details]
2021 A Feminist Ethic of Care Can Deliver a Post Pandemic Careful Recovery.
Pauline Cullen (2021) A Feminist Ethic of Care Can Deliver a Post Pandemic Careful Recovery. Blog [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The Case for Legislative Gender Quotas in Ireland.
Pauline Cullen (2021) Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The Case for Legislative Gender Quotas in Ireland. National Women's Council, Dublin. [Details]
2019 Women Beyond the Dail: More Women in Local Government.
Pauline Cullen and Claire McGing (2019) Women Beyond the Dail: More Women in Local Government. National Women's Council if Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2018 National Women's Council of Ireland Gender Budget assessment Exercise for Budget 2018.
Mary P. Murphy and Pauline Cullen (2018) National Women's Council of Ireland Gender Budget assessment Exercise for Budget 2018. MUSSI, Maynooth University. [Details]
2018 AUSTERITY, GENDER INEQUALITY AND FEMINISM AFTER THE CRISIS Irish Feminist Approaches against Austerity Regimes.
Mary P. Murphy and Pauline Cullen (2018) AUSTERITY, GENDER INEQUALITY AND FEMINISM AFTER THE CRISIS Irish Feminist Approaches against Austerity Regimes. ROSA-LUXEMBURG-STIFTUNG, Brussels. [Details]
2017 Gender Proofing Budget 2018.
Murphy M.P. and Cullen P. (2017) Gender Proofing Budget 2018. MUSSI Working Paper No 3, Maynooth. [full-text] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2019 Introduction to special issue: Gender, knowledge production and knowledge work.
Cullen P.;Ferree M.;Verloo M. (2019) Introduction to special issue: Gender, knowledge production and knowledge work. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2015 REVERSING THE PARADOX– PROMOTING GENDER - BALANCED LEADERSHIP.
Dr Pauline Cullen and Dr. Mary Murphy (2015) REVERSING THE PARADOX– PROMOTING GENDER - BALANCED LEADERSHIP. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
2014 INVESTING IN TALENT PROMOTING GENDER BALANCED LEADERSHIP.
Dr Pauline Cullen and Dr. Mary Murphy (2014) INVESTING IN TALENT PROMOTING GENDER BALANCED LEADERSHIP. Gov. Report or Document [full-text] [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2021 Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The case for Legislative Gender Quotas in Ireland.
Pauline Cullen (2021) Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The case for Legislative Gender Quotas in Ireland. Policy Contribution [Details]
2017 Analysis of media reporting of gender violence in Ireland for the National Women's Council of Ireland.
Pauline Cullen, Anne O Brien and Mary Corcoran (2017) Analysis of media reporting of gender violence in Ireland for the National Women's Council of Ireland. Policy Contribution [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
2019 National Women’s Council of Ireland Pre-Budget Submission 2020 Department of Social Protection and Employment.
Pauline (2019) National Women’s Council of Ireland Pre-Budget Submission 2020 Department of Social Protection and Employment. Dublin: Report [Details]