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Gender Research Workshop

The TJI Gender Research Workshop held on 22nd February was a unique opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers to present their research design to a panel of renowned experts in the field of gender and receive feedback. They engaged in interdisciplinary discussions with experts and peers on methods and challenges associated with carrying out research on gender.

Our panel of experts included:

Panel A:

Professor Brandon Hamber- John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace, INCORE, Ulster University
Dr Yassin Brunger- School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Khanyisela Moyo- Transitional Justice Institute & School of Law, Ulster University

Panel B:

Professor Bill Rolston, Emeritus Professor, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
Dr Ronagh McQuigg- School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Fiona Bloomer- School of Criminology, Politics & Social Policy, Ulster University

Panel C:

Dr Gina Heathcote- School of Law, SOAS, University of London
Dr Catherine O'Rourke- Senior Lecturer in Human Rights & International Law, Ulster University

Dr Eilish Rooney- School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, Ulster University

Panel D:

Dr Fidelma Ashe - Reader in School of Criminology, Politics & Social Policy, Ulster University
Dr Azadeh Chalabi, Transitional Justice Institute & School of Law, Ulster University
Dr Kathryn McNeilly- School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

We received sixty-one applications from twenty countries for the Best Paper Competition. Accepted papers went through different stages and after careful consideration, the finalists have been selected by our committee. TJI Best Paper Award went to:

1.Faith Cowling, Oxford University, United Kingdom, for her paper entitled “Engendering the Humanitarian Response to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon”

2. David Myles, University of Montreal, Canada, for his paper entitled  “Stick to the script! Negotiating homonormativity online: a sociotechnical analysis of gay hookup app use among self- identifying queer individuals”

3. Michelle Rouse, Ulster University, United Kingdom, for her paper entitled “Gender and Decision Making in Northern Ireland – Theorising Post-Conflict Institutional Change”