Room L, City Hall
Time Slot: 
Wednesday 28th March 09:00 - 10:30
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath)
Panel Members: 
  • Dr Fidelma Ashe (Ulster University)
  • Dr Sean Brady (Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • Dr Sophie Whiting (University of Bath)
  • Dr John Nagle (University of Aberdeen)

This panel brings together a range of scholars working on contemporary issues related to gender and Northern Irish politics. The panel represents a diverse range of approaches to the study of gender, addressing political recruitment, LGBT perspectives and masculinity theory.


Chair/Discussant: Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath)

Presenters: Dr Fidelma Ashe (Ulster University) - Deconstructing dominant narratives of peace: LGBTQ perspectives on conflict transformation in Northern Ireland

Dr Sean Brady (Birkbeck College, University of London) - Masculinities and sexualities in Northern Ireland's history

Dr John Nagel (University of Aberdeen) - Ethnonationalism, party politics and attitudes towards same-sex and abortion rights in Northern Ireland

Dr Sophie Whiting (University of Bath) - 'It's actually okay to be in politics now'; gender and unionist politics in the 'new' Northern Ireland