Our Research

Research in the Global Women’s Studies Cluster investigates the operation of gender in society, gender inequalities, changing notions of gender identity, and the challenges of achieving women's empowerment and human rights in Ireland and beyond, in a context of globalisation. It brings together academic staff in the Centre for Global Women's Studies and members of the School affiliated with the Centre who also work on gender-focused projects.  The Centre plays a lead role coordinating the Gender Arc research network at NUI Galway and supporting gender-focused research more generally across the university. It advances its research objectives in a variety of ways including:

  • Undertaking theoretical and empirical research, individually and jointly, culminating in books, peer-reviewed articles and reports
  • Editing thematic editions of relevant academic journals
  • Participating in externally funded, policy-oriented research projects involving members of the group, others at NUIG with complementary interests, and/or external research partners
  • Coordinating and supporting doctoral and postdoctoral research relevant to the cluster's thematic interests
  • Convening regular seminars and events to foster discussion and dissemination of research