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Professor Fidelma Ashe

Professor of Politics

Profile image of Professor Fidelma Ashe


School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.


Transitional Justice


Room 03C19 Belfast BT15 1ED



Fidelma Ashe is a Professor in politics and a member of the Transitional Justice Institute. She is author of:Gender and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland: New Themes and Old Problems (2019) Routledge; The New Politics of Masculinity: Men, Power and Resistance (2007), also published by Routledge; and she co-authored Contemporary Social and Political Theory: An Introduction (1999), published by Open University Press.

She has edited two further volumes on gender politics published as special editions by Women and Entrepreneurship (2011) and Socialist History (2010).  She has written widely in the area of gender, ethno-nationalist conflict and peacebuilding.

Her work in this area has focused on the experiences of hard to reach groups marginalised from conflict transitional narratives, processes and institutions.  She was invited to become a member of an international feminist research team conducting research on the theme of ‘Women and Post-Conflict Transformation: Lessons of the Past, Implications for the Future,’ which received United States Institute of Peace funding in 2013.

She acted as Primary Investigator on the project LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict, which received funding from the AHRC in 2015. She is currently Primary Investigator on the project Gendering Constitutional Conversations funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.