Doris Murphy's testimonial
Doris completed a dissertation titled: Repealed the 8th: What motivated activists to get involved in the campaign, how did they sustain their activism, and how did they experience the aftermath?
I completed the MA (Women’s Studies) from 2018-2019 at UCC. I found the course to be an excellent introduction to and exploration of feminist theory, from first wave feminism through to recent debates and issues. The interdisciplinary teaching team provided insight into a wide range of areas. The small class size allowed for rich discussion of readings and topics, and the in-class debates were always engaging. I learnt so much about the research process from completing my dissertation, and received a lot of support from my supervisor. I would highly recommend this course.
Rosana Rosar's testimonial
Rosana completed a dissertation titled: Mapping the childfree spatial turn in Brazil 2016-2018: Affects and effects on children’s and mothers’ (in)visible bodies
During my year (2017-2018) as an international student of the MA in Women’s Studies at UCC, I learned in-depth feminist and gender theories and methodologies and how to write an interdisciplinary dissertation. I also shared my insights from a Brazilian perspective in very relevant discussions with classmates from Ireland and the United States and lecturers from different countries. The fact that you can learn from academics from a variety of fields such as history, music, law and film studies is, in my view, the greatest achievement of the programme, which I strongly recommend to everyone interested in feminist, gender and human rights issues.