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 security.

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, Rutgers University).

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 online here.