BIOGRAPHYMairead Enright is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Kent, and a PhD Candidate at University College Cork. See here for a full research profile at the University of Kent website.
Máiréad is interested in the legal regulation of culture and religion, and in particular in the effects of legal engagement with traditionally 'private' aspects of religious practice for 'public' conceptions of membership. She has a special interest in the regulation of cultural and religious membership in Ireland, especially as it relates to nationalist politics of belonging. Her recent research is concerned with the construction of 'Muslim women' as legal subjects and as citizens before the law, and in this vein Máiréad has written about forced marriage, religious dress and Islamic divorce.
Major research projects:
Máiréad is completing a PhD at University College Cork which examines the legal treatment of questions in Muslim divorce practice in the UK and the United States from the perspective of a multiculturalist feminism. Together with Illan rua Wall (Warwick) Mairead is co-directing an ESRC-funded seminar series 'The Public Life of Private Law', which will run in 2013-2014.
Together with Dr. Aoife O'Donoghue (Durham Law School), Máiréad Enright is in the early stages of establishing an Irish Feminist Judgments Project. The project builds on the Feminist Judgments Project (http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/fjp/), which was also a collaboration between academics at Kent and Durham. A group of academics and practitioners will come together to write 'the missing feminist judgments' in a series of important Irish and Northern Irish cases.
Some examples of Máiréad's media appearances are here.
|(2007)||Principles of Irish contract law. |
Enright, M. (2007) Principles of Irish contract law. : Clarus Press. [Details]
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2007)||'Whither White Western Values? Comparative Perspectives on Culturally Motivated Decision-Making for the Child' |
Enright, M. (2007) 'Whither White Western Values? Comparative Perspectives on Culturally Motivated Decision-Making for the Child' [Details]
|(2009)||'Choice, Culture and the Politics of Belonging: The Emerging Law of Forced and Arranged Marriage' |
Enright, M. (2009) 'Choice, Culture and the Politics of Belonging: The Emerging Law of Forced and Arranged Marriage' [Details]
|(2009)||'Immigration, Law and Freedom of Religion in Ireland' |
Enright, M. (2009) 'Immigration, Law and Freedom of Religion in Ireland' [Details]
|(2010)||'The Limits of Legal Citizenship' |
Enright, M. (2010) 'The Limits of Legal Citizenship' [Details]
|(2011)||'Girl Interrupted' |
Enright, M. (2011) 'Girl Interrupted' [Details]
|(2010)||Gender Equality, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, |
Mullally, S., Philips, A., McKay, S., Macklin, A., Malik, M., M'bugua, S., Faxaeli, R., Cosgrave, C., de Hart, B., Andrews, P., Heile-Lucas, M., Connolly, L., Rehman, J., Enright, M., Daly, E.; (2010) A one day conference interrogating comcepts of gender equality, citizenship and multiculturalism. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Gender Equality, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, University College Cork , 10-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10