Research Profile

Theresa O'Keefe

Biography

I joined the Department of Sociology at UCC in 2016, where I research gender and egalitarian social change. My areas of expertise are feminism and social movements, gender and state violence, precarity and inequality in higher education. Prior to UCC I lectured in Equality Studies at the School of Social Justice, University College Dublin and in Sociology at Maynooth University. As a feminist sociologist I have a firm commitment to feminist praxis and public sociology which reflects in both my scholarship and teaching.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary MovementsNational University of Ireland (NUI)

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements.
Theresa O'Keefe (2013) Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements. London: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Bridge-builder feminism: the feminist movement and conflict in Northern Ireland'
Theresa O'Keefe (2021) 'Bridge-builder feminism: the feminist movement and conflict in Northern Ireland' In: Gladys Ganiel, David Mitchell (eds). The Politics of Conflict and Transformation The Island of Ireland in Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2017)'“Mother Ireland, get off our backs: feminism and social movement organising during conflict.”'
Theresa O'Keefe (2017) '“Mother Ireland, get off our backs: feminism and social movement organising during conflict.”' In: The Troubles in Northern Ireland and Theories of Social Movements. Amsterdam University: Amsterdam University Press.   [Details]
(2016)'The Casualisation of Third-Level Teaching'
Theresa O'Keefe and Aline Courtois (2016) 'The Casualisation of Third-Level Teaching' In: Education Matters Yearbook. Dublin: Education Matters - Department of Education. [Details]
(2012)'‘Sometimes it would be nice to be a man’ Negotiating gender identities after the Good Friday Agreement'
Theresa O'Keefe (2012) '‘Sometimes it would be nice to be a man’ Negotiating gender identities after the Good Friday Agreement' In: Cillian McGrattan and Elizabeth Meehan (eds). Everyday life after the Irish conflict. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Fluid or frozen?’ Choice and change in ethno-national identification in contemporary Ireland”'
Jennifer Todd,Theresa O'keefe,Nathalie Rougier &Lorenzo Cañás Bottos (2008) 'Fluid or frozen?’ Choice and change in ethno-national identification in contemporary Ireland”' In: J. Todd, N. Rougier, and L. Cañás Bottos in Todd, Cañás Bottos, Rougier (eds). Political Transformations and Ethno-national Identity Change. Routledge. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Policing Unruly Women: gender, sexual violence and the state during the Troubles'
Theresa O'Keefe (2017) 'Policing Unruly Women: gender, sexual violence and the state during the Troubles'. Women's Studies International Forum (WSIF),   [Details]
(2016)'Making Feminist Sense of No-Platforming'
Theresa O'Keefe (2016) 'Making Feminist Sense of No-Platforming'. Feminist Review,   [Details]
(2015)'My body is my manifesto! FEMEN, SlutWalks and body protest'
Theresa O'Keefe (2015) 'My body is my manifesto! FEMEN, SlutWalks and body protest'. Feminist Review, [Details]
(2014)'My body is my manifesto! FEMEN, SlutWalks and body protest'
Theresa O'Keefe (2014) 'My body is my manifesto! FEMEN, SlutWalks and body protest'. Feminist Review,   [Details]
(2009)'Does Being Protestant Matter? Protestants, minorities and the re-making of ethno-religious identity after the Good Friday Agreement'
Jennifer Todd, Theresa O'Keefe, Nathalie Rougier and Lorenzo Cañás Bottos. (2009) 'Does Being Protestant Matter? Protestants, minorities and the re-making of ethno-religious identity after the Good Friday Agreement'. National Identities, [Details]

Teaching Activities

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Niall Gilmartin NUI MaynoothPHDLost in Translation: Republican Women's Struggle after Armed Struggle.
2018Brenda Mondragón Toledo UCCMA in the Sociology of Development and GlobalizationThe National Weaver Movement as a Result of Cultural Appropiation of Mayan Textiles in Guatemala; an Analysis of its Problematization in Legal Reform.
2018Gillian Tobin NUI (UCC)MA SociologyThe Moral Philosophies of the Pro-Life Movement

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Sullivan Ellen Marie Doctoral Degree
Enberg Jannica Ann Caroline Doctoral Degree
Mc Laughlin Caroline Anne Doctoral Degree

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Aline Courtois Centre for Global Higher Education, University College LondonUNITED KINGDOM

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