Faculty Distinguished Research Fellow Award: Dr Catherine O’Rourke

Faculty Distinguished Research Fellow Award: Dr Catherine O’Rourke


Faculty Distinguished Research Fellow Award: Dr Catherine O’Rourke

Congratulations to Dr Catherine O’Rourke who secured the 2019 Faculty Distinguished Research Fellow Award in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences!

To quote from her nomination:

Catherine O’Rourke’s research lies at the intersection of gender, conflict and international law. The intellectual significance of the scholarly work has been acknowledged through academic awards, grant funding and the successful placing of outputs in leading international peer-reviewed journals.

She has written two monographs in the field, one based on her PhD research (Gender Politics in Transitional Justice, Routledge, 2013). Her second book (Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law, in-press Cambridge University Press, 2019) is an output of substantial funding from the UK Department for International Development. The scholarly significance of the book project has been demonstrated by securing an Irish Fulbright Scholar Award to support the monograph-development in 2016-17. This highly competitive funding is awarded on the basis of an academically excellent project proposal, combined with a demonstrated potential and ability to lead in one’s field.

Dr O’Rourke has published in several leading international peer review journals in the field, including European Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Harvard Journal of Human Rights, Politics and Gender, Melbourne Journal of International Law, International Journal of Human Rights, and International Political Science Review.