Women’s Studies Theses and Dissertations in the Boole Library 1992-2013 – alphabetical list
Ahern, Emily (2000): Luce Irigaray and the mother-daughter relationship: possibilities for changing the representation of women.
Ahern, Patricia (2005): On Your Guard: Women in An Garda Siochana,
Analysis of the Experiences of Female Musicians Working in the Irish Music Scene.
Andreasen, Lise Ulrik (2011): Blogging the body: - a critical analysis of gender performance on personal fashion blogs.
Barry, Aoife (2005): “I didn’t know whether I wanted to be Robert Plant or to marry him.” A Feminist Analysis of the Experiences of Female Musicians Working in the Irish Music Scene.
Barry, Kevin (1992): Ethical relativism, anthropology and feminism: women, culture and the politics of perspectivism.
Barry, Mary Theresa (1992): Public man, private woman; in mediation, a response to marriage breakdown in Ireland.
Brockie,Gertrude (2008): Power and Gender in M.F. Cusack's ‘Women's Work in Modern Society’.
Buckley, Mary Geraldine (2010): Women dying for God: reflections on early Christian female martyrs.
Cahill, Eleanor (1993): Trade unions and the promotion of equal opportunities for women in Ireland.
Casey, Melanie (1996): Promotion to principalships in primary education.
Choczaj-Egwim, Anna (2013): Investigation of the influence of host culture on negotiation of women's role in a migration context: an Irish case study among members of the Igbo union Cork chapter women's wing, first generation migrants to Ireland.
Clarke, Anne (2005): “But why does she keep going back?” Kerry Women’s Experience of Living in, leaving, and returning to abusive relationships.
Colbert, Catherine (Kate) (1992): Rape laws - who or what do they serve?
Collingwood, Felicity (2009): Good, the Bad and the Unclear Family: Hearing Voices of lone mothers who live in West Cork.
Connolly, Leah (2011): Young Irish women's attitudes toward marriage.
Connolly, Mary (1993): An exploration of feminist writing on pornography and its relevance to Irish feminists.
Connolly, Teresa (2005): Gender and Professional Development – Issues and Research Findings: a Study of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace and the Resulting Impact on Women’s Professional Roles.
Connolly, Trish (2013): An evaluation of homeless women's experiences of mental health services in Cork - a feminist perspective. [A CARL research projects and also available online here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/research/carl/2013_TrishConnolly.pdf ]
Conrick, Virginia (2000): Parental leave in Ireland : an ill-conceived bureaucratic nightmare?
Coughlan, Aoife (2012): Women in the Gaelic Athletic Association: equality, culture and society.
Coyne, Cara (2001): Aspects of the tactics of the anti-abortion forces in Ireland and their implications for women.
Crilly, Mary (2008): ‘The Policy and Practice of Gender Proofing in City and County Development Planning in Ireland 2000-2006.’
Crilly, Sarah (2004): Does gender matter?: the pursuit of mathematics and physics in an Irish academic setting.
Crimmins, Sonia (2006): Hanna Lynch.
Cronin, Catherine M. Louise (1997): Gendered criteria in custody of children.
Crotty, Anne (2010) : A critical analysis of the Irish response to civil partnership, in particular the Civil Partnership Bill 2009, and its potential to create change for same-sex couples.
Curran, Nadia (2013): An investigation into whether or not Irish society can be characterised as having a rape culture.
Curran, Theresa (1992): Vocal but not visible? : The changing experience in nuns' lives since the late 1950s.
Darcy, Clare (2009): Where are the Men in Childcare? An exploration of gender inequality in early childhood care in Ireland.
Depuis, Nicola (2010): Celluloid suppression: a study of Irish female screenwriters and their position in the Irish film industry.
Doherty, Meghan (2004): Gender insensitive?: gender and asylum policies in Ireland. [Entered in catalogue as ‘sociology department’ first and women’s studies second]
Donnelly, Mary Margaret (1993): Gender difference and criminal law defences: implications for women of criminal law defences based on Battered Women's Syndromes and Premenstrual Syndrome.
Dooly, Loretto (2005): Widowhood in Contemporary Ireland.
Duggan, Breeda (1993): Single women.
Egan, Orla (1992): The politics of abortion in Ireland and the Netherlands.
Elders, Marian (1993): Greer's lament: developmental study of selected themes, 1970-1991.
Ennis, Joan (2005): Depictions of women in the Irish print media for the years 1983 and 1986.
Fahy, Emer (2005): Hidden in Plain View – Why Women Make Quilts.
Falvey Theresa Philomena (2001): Interruptions to women's career trajectories due to caring responsibilities.
Farrell, Claire (2006): India’s Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA): A Self Development Model for Global Feminist Activists.
Fearnley, Clare (1997): Developing reasoning: active morality & moral action.
Fernando, Nilmini (2009) What makes you not a feminist?: an exploratory study of Irish women's views and attitudes towards feminism in 2009.
Fitzgerald, Elaine (2001): Sisterhood - ̀precious' propaganda?: a study of contemporary notions of sisterhood.
Fleming Nóirín (2009): ‘In the shadow of his Reverence’: A feminist perspective on Irish Priest’s Housekeepers.
Fleming, Caroline (2011): Gatekeepers of the 'secret garden' of politics: exploring the challenges experienced by women in the candidate selection procedure entering into Irish parliament.
Fletcher, Ruth (1993): The significance of Irish women's silence about their experiences of abortion.
Foley, Anne (entered in catalogue as ‘A.’ (1995): A study of househusband families in the Cork region.
Foran, Marie Elizabeth (1997): Carelessness in caring: a critique of Nel Noddings' ethics of care.
Furlong Sharon M (2009): “Herstory” and its Presence within the Leaving Certificate History Curriculum.
Geraghty, Kath (2008): The Female Subject of Feminism: An investigation of hybrid subjectivity as exhibited on www.suicidegirls.com.
Gibbons, Mary Patricia (2008): The Role of Women in the National Farmers Association’s Farmers’ Rights Campaign of the 1960s.
Gilligan, Cecily Joan (1992): Gentle hands: an investigation of women spiritual healers in Ireland today.
Glanton, Nuala Ellen (1994): Different equality: an interpretation of the equality/difference debate based on an alliance between postmodernism and feminism.
Griffin, Alice (2007): Representations of Abortion in Factual and Fictional Texts.
Griffin, Kathleen (2002): ‘Everything is appearance, appearance, appearance’: a study of the changing representations of women in magazines.
Guinn Jessica (2009): Default or Defiance? Gender and Sexism in Contemporary Picture Books for Irish Readers.
Harrington, Brenda (1995): The influences of patriarchy in Irish society: a contributory factor in the males' choice of violence towards women within the marital relationship.
Harris, Megan (2010): The Harlem and Irish renaissances: a comparative analysis of gender identity, the representations of women, and the works of Zora Neale Hurston and Lady Gregory.
Hartnett, Bridget R (1996): Sexual harrassment - Who cares ? [Entered as ‘care’s’ in catalogue.]
Hartnett, Sinead Mary (2011): The rise and fall of Winnie Mandela : an exploratory study into the factors that influence the media's framing of 'indelicate women'.
Healey, Morgan (2004): Irish women and politics: does the presence of female politicians translate into women's rights agenda?
Heffernan, Ann Maria (2004): The active citizenship programme : enhancing women's democratic participation.
Hennessy, Denise (2004): 'The Queen's women': prostitution and the contagious diseases acts in nineteenth century Cork.
Hogan, Helen, Patricia (1995): Image and identity: clothes as symbols of self-expression and social interaction 1990s.
Holmes, Lynn (2001): The new veiling amongst Egyptian women.
Jeffers Stephanie (2009): Rollercoaster: the experiences of mothers of male teenage substance misusers in Ireland.
Keane, Catriona (2013): Female genital mutilation: a political, health and social concern an investigation into female genital mutilation in Ireland and the actions Ireland has taken in response to this traditional practice.
Kearns, Lucy (2008): The Private made Public: The Female Body in Desperate Housewives.
Kearns, Margaret (2001): Irishwomen United: a historical analysis.
Keegan, Kristen (2005): Young Irish Women’s Perceptions of Marriage and Motherhood.
Kingston, Anna Karina (1995): Beyond the backlash : an analysis of the Swedish women's movement in the 1990s.
Kurosu, Futaba(2011): Ecofeminism : past, present and future.
Kyte, Elizabeth (2006): The Relationship between Second Wave Irish Feminism and the Irish Labour Movement.
Lagerkvist, Amanda (1996): Taking the public floor - The roots of the "Second Wave" of feminism in Ireland and Sweden 1961 - 1962 as expressed through resistance discourses in the media.
Landers, Marietta (1992): An exploration of the theme of patriarchy in the criticism and essays of Virginia Woolf.
Lane, Roisin, W (1995): Whose womb is it anyway?: abortion politics and the myth of 'Woman' in Ireland.
Leane, Maire (1992): Mother Church, Mother Ireland: Catholicism and the politics of reproductive rights in Ireland.
Link, Margarete (2007): Courage to stay and Courage to leave – Rural Aspects of Domestic Abuse: A Case Study of The West Cork Women Against Violence Project.
Long, Jessica (2007): Chick Lit: Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Sexuality and Body Image in Reading the Romance and the Novels of Marian Keyes.
Lyne, Patricia (2007): Women, What Are You Waiting For? To Bear or not to Bear? An exploratory study into why women had their first child after the age of thirty – Ireland 1996 and 2006.
Mac Evilly (1997) (entered in catalogue with space between Mac and Evilly], Sarah: "A match made in heaven?": a woman's perspective on the practice of arranged marriage in rural Ireland.
MacCarthy, Jennifer (1995): Popular romantic fiction as purveyed by Mills and Boon.
Madden, Elizabeth (2011): The invisible man: a feminist analysis of the social welfare cohabiting criteria that deters women in receipt of the one parent family payment from declaring their relationships.
Manning, Judith (2011): 'Mancession' is ravaging our brightest and best: a feminist critical discourse analysis of the Irish print media on how women, job losses and unemployment are discoursed in the recession.
McAvoy, Sandra Ruth (1992): The state and sexuality: Ireland, 1929-1937.
McCarthy, Roseline Mary (1996): The processing of rape complaints from a "victim-friendly" perspective.
McDonald, Aisling (1996): First steps: women's participation in political parties at local government level.
McGonagle, Helen (2008): Mothers, Work and Family Friendly Policies – Cork City Library: A Case Study.’
McKenna Lisa (2009): Boys will be Boys. Girls will be Stigmatised? A Micro Study of how Young Women Experience their Sexuality in Irish Society.
McSweeney, Mairead (2005): The Truth Will Set Us Free: An exploration of the issues surrounding the ordination of women to the priesthood of the Catholic Church.
McSweeny, Anne Marie(1993) : The female prisoner in Ireland.
Moloney, Julie (2004): 'One is not born a woman, but in fact, becomes one': a study of the television advertising representations of femininity and its gender constructing and reinforcing capacities.
Morgan, Sheila (2012): An exploratory study of women's experiences of middle-age and the menopause, and the ideologies pertaining to women within contemporary societies, with a particular focus on Irish society.
Moriarty, Antoinette (1994): Edna O'Brien: the personal and the political.
Moriarty, Mairead (1995): Woman on the edge of time: an apologue.
Mulcahy, Ciara (2013): An Examination of Irish Feminist Opinion on the Inclusion of Transsexual Women in Feminism.
Mulcahy, Sylvia Mary Bride (1992): In a different voice: a policy document for legal reform?
Mulligan, M. S.C. (Zena ) (2001): ‘An uncertain triumph’ : female agency and resistance in John McGahern's Amongst Women.
Murphy, Karen (2008): Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper – Claiming Authority for Women’s Experiential Knowledge.
Murray, Norma Elaine (1997): Lifting the curse: the politics of the female cycle.
Ni Chonchubhair, Mairin (Morrish ) (1992) : Gender bias in Irish second-level schooling: a brief study of gender inequity in second-level education and its effects on the lives of young women in Ireland.
Nic Eoin, Caroline Aine (2001): ‘Oh my heart was broken when we left' : a feminist analysis of the last women of the Great Blasket island.
O Connell Beville (2010): Bernadette: Faith and feminism: an investigation of the Biblical teaching on women's roles.
O’Brien, Catherine Patricia (1994): Contraceptive choices in Ireland: the pill and politics.
O’Callaghan, Anna (1993): Cork women's views of the Irish maternity services.
O’Connell, Angela (2000): Rails, jet-trails and emails: routes to pregnancy for Irish lesbians.
O’Connell, Catherine Anne (1995): Wandering in the wilderness: the search for a feminist spirituality.
O’Connor, Mary M (2002): A model of good practice [‘pracce’ sic in catalogue]: a critical overview of a Cork Traveller Women's Project.
O’Connor, Patricia (2000): Female sexual abuse of children.
O’Donoghue, Nora Mary (1992): Implications for women of male bias in the conceptual framework underpinning structural adjustment programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
O’Flynn, Irene (1992): Is ecofeminism really feminist?
O’Flynn, Sinead (2002): The thin ideal: a critical analysis of our society's preoccupation with women's body image.
O’Hagan, Clare (2003): Sacrificing or sacrificed?: working mothers in Ireland.
O’Keeffe, Antonia (1995): 'Bruises on the inside': the non-physical abuse of women in relationships.
O’Keeffe, Mary P (2002): Rhetoric or reality?: an evaluation of the recommendations of the 1997 Task Force Report on Violence Against Women (Health and Social Services Departments) in the North Cork Area.
O’Leary, Susan (2002): A passionate survivor: a feminist analysis of Mary Coughlan's life and music.
O’Sullivan, Maria(1993) : Sterilisation: a feminist issue in Ireland.
O'Brien, Marian (2010): 'Desperately' watching women?: the representation and portrayal of women on the television.
O'Hanlon, Jennifer Mary (1996): Married women for equality: A case study [entered in catalogue as ‘Sociology’ rather than Women’s Studies].
O'Herlihy, Sarah M (2012): A study of how heteronormativity continues to oppress within the Irish education system.
O'Neill, Patricia (2004) [entered in catalogue as Patriaia]: Gendered experiences of housework: a micro study of women's and men's involvement in housework in dual income families.
O'Sullivan, Mary Philomena (2012) : Mature students with family responsibilities in higher education : 'misfits' within the 'rational economic man' student model of participation.
Owens, Patricia (1995): Discovering desire: representations of sexuality in Angela Carter's The Bloody chamber [entered in catalogue as ‘Sociology’ rather than Women’s Studies].
Patterson Nicola (2009): Negotiating the challenges of motherhood, addiction and methadone treatment: A critical, ethnographic study on the experience of women in Cork.
Phillips, Eve (2004): What's love got to do with it?: exploring voluntary women in community development management committes.
Reynolds, Jennifer M. (2006): Immigration: A Study of the Views and Experiences of South African Women Who Immigrated to Ireland from 2000 Onwards.
Rowan Michael (2012): Status, role and equality: the experience of women in the Irish Defence Forces.
Schmidt, Roxane (2013): The representation of rape and rape culture in a selection of contemporary American women's writing.
Spillane (Conrick), Christine (2007): Migrant Women: A Dual Vulnerability.
Sweeney, Jennifer Catherine (2001): The phenomenon of the invisible woman in the teaching of junior certificate history.
Twomey, Emer (1993): New reproductive technologies: a women's studies analysis.
Weikert, Jen (1997): Sex, fear of feminism: investigating date-rape in Ireland.
White, Ciara (2005): Dangerous Places: An Analysis of the Representations of Women’s Spaces in Recent Irish Cinema.
Willows, Liz (2004): There's something about Mary: service to Marian shrines as goddess worship in 21st century Ireland or, as exploration of modern catholicism, spiritual worship and Mariology by sourcing the women who matter, the practitioners at grass roots level.
Young, Romana (2001): Gender socialisation in early childhood education theory and practice: a case study.