Research and Events
Global feminisms series 2021-2022
The series was organized in cooperation with the Casilac Research Cluster on Violence, Conflict and Gender, to discuss timely issues related to global feminist, women's and LGBTQ+ movements and struggles.
Events Archive 2020-2021
8 March 2021: 4th Annual Athena SWAN President's Symposium, co-organized by Athena SWAN project, Equality Committee, Women's Studies and Mná@UCC.
10 March 2021: Lecture by Professor Shabana Mir (American Islamic College, Chicago) on Muslim Women on Campus, organized by the Study of Religions Department in cooperation with Women's Studies. A recording of the lecture is available on Youtube at this link: Lecture - Professor Shabana Mir
11 March 2021: Lecture by Distinguished Professor Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University) on Posthuman Ethics, in conversation with UCC members of staff. Organized by Women's Studies, Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (Casilac) and Department of Applied Social Sciences. A recording of the lecture is available on Youtube at this link: Lecture - Professor Rosi Braidotti
16 March 2021: A roundtable on gender and precarity of employment on the basis of the two recently published books Women and Industry in The Balkans: The Rise and Fall of the Yugoslav Textile Sector (Bloomsbury 2019, paperback 2021) & Working in Cork: Everyday life in Irish Steel, Sunbeam Wolsey and the Ford Marina Plant, 1917-2001 (Cork University Press, 2020). With authors Dr. Chiara Bonfiglioli and Dr. Liam Cullinane, guest commentators Dr. Rory Archer (University of Konstanz/Graz) and Dr. Maura Cronin (Mary Immaculate College), chaired by Dr. Clíona O' Carroll (Department of Folklore, UCC). A recording of the roundtable is available on Youtube at this link: Gender, labour and precarity roundtable
Women's Studies Webinar Series 2020-2021
Women and Activism in Ireland: Profiling Leaders and Changemakers
This webinar series highlighted the richness and diversity of women's activism, profiled women's impact as leaders and changemakers and showcased feminist strategies and ways of working which promote equality for women.
4 December, 12-1pm
Emma Carroll, co-founder of the Facebook page In Our Shoes - Covid Pregnancy
‘Birthing alone: the movement to revise current maternity care restrictions’
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Emma Carroll
11 December, 12 -1pm
Dr. Maeve O’ Rourke - Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), NUIG
'The Clann Project: Ireland's Unmarried Mothers and their Children: Gathering the Data'
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Dr Maeve O Rourke
15 January, 12-1 pm
Erin Darcy, editor of In Her Shoes - Women of the Eighth: A Memoir and Anthology (New Island Books, 2020).
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Erin Darcy
12 February, 12-1 pm
Karen Kiernan, CEO, One Family; Dr Tricia Keilthy Society of St Vincent de Paul
Parenting alone during Covid-19- the intersection of care, precarious work and poverty
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Karen Kiernan&Tricia Keilthy
16 April, 12-1 pm
Mary McDermott, Safe Ireland
Tracking the Shadow Pandemic - a Safe Ireland Report
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Mary McDermott
Earlier events organized with Women's Studies support
Picking up the Threads - Remembering Maternal Deaths, 26-27 March 2018, Aula Maxima UCC, under the initiative of the Elephant Collective.
Travelling for abortion care and barriers to legal abortion: European and Irish perspectives on reproductive justice (Women's Studies and Applied Social Studies), 8 - 9 June 2018, Boole 1. Interventions by Dr Silvia De Zordo and Dr Giulia Zanini ((https://europeabortionaccessproject.org/); Dr Kathy D'Arcy, Caoimhe Anglin, Dr Sandra McAvoy, Ruth Tailor, Dr Mary Favier.