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Yvonne Galligan

Chair Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee

TU Dublin

Yvonne Galligan is Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Comparative Politics in Technological University Dublin. She is also founding director of the Allied Irish Bank Research Center on Inclusive and Equitable Cultures (RINCE) in TU Dublin. She is past Vice President and Executive Member of the International Political Science Association and currently serves as Honorary Treasurer of the Political Studies Association and Chair of the Athena SWAN National Committee. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, and recipient of an honorary doctorate in social science from the University of Edinburgh. She was founding board member of the European Journal of Gender and Politics and is a member of the editorial board of Irish Political Studies and the International Political Science Review. Her research interests include gender and politics, equity and higher education, and comparative politics. Recent publications include Women MPs from Northern Ireland: Challenges and Contributions, 1953–2020. Open Library of Humanities, 6(2): 20, pp. 1–45. DOI: and ‘Delivering gender justice in academia through gender equality plans? Normative and practical challenges’, Gender, Work & Organisation, DOI: (with Sara Clavero, 2021).
ORCID: 0000-0003-4624-3959



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