The AUTHOR of WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS:
Seeking Gender Justice in a Globalizing Age
Niamh Reilly is Established Professor of Political Science and
Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
She has published widely on issues of gender and human rights; feminist
political and social theory; religion and gender in the public sphere;
transnational women's movements and the United Nations; and women, peace and
Her book, Women's Human Rights: Seeking Gender Justice in a Globalizing
Age (Polity Press, 2009) was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Title for
2010" by the American Library Association/CHOICE. She is co-author of
Demanding Accountability: The Global Campaign and Vienna Tribunal for Women's
Human Rights (UNIFEM, 1994) (with Distinguished Professor Charlotte Bunch,
Niamh has many years' experience working with United Nations processes and
Civil Society Organisations internationally and has served as a independent
expert on the Irish government's Department of Foreign Affairs' Standing
Committee on Human Rights (1997-1999) and its Consultative Group to draft
Ireland's National Action Plan on UN Security Council 1325 (2010-2011).
Before joining NUI Galway in 2007, Niamh was a Research Council of the UK
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Transitional Justice Institute, University
of Ulster and a postdoctoral fellow in Women's Studies and Politics at the
University of Limerick Ireland. Niamh is co-founder (with Dr. Breda Gray) the
NUI Galway-UL research network Gender ARC.
Her research interests focus on the theory and practice of gender, human
rights and international politics. Her most recent book is an edited collection
(with S. Scriver) entitled Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere
(Routledge, 2014). She is editor of The Human Rights of Women (Springer,
Major Reference Works, forthcoming 2018). In the context of Ireland's decade of
centenaries (1912-1922), she is currently preparing a book on the political and
social thought of Thomas Kettle (1880-1916).
Are available on Prof. Reilly's
staff page at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
A selection of Prof. Reilly's publications are available