Nita Mishra, convenor of the Irish ASAP-Network is a researcher and reflective development practitioner working from a rights-based approach to development issues especially on rights of women to basic necessities such as food, healthcare, livelihoods, and education. Extensive experience of working at grassroots level, with civil society organisations, faith-based organisations, and with donors. Experience in participatory and innovative advocacy, leadership initiatives, wide networking, and working with teams on development issues with a focus on poor women and children across class, caste and ethnicity. Initiated sustainable eco-friendly income-generating projects for urban poor women. Currently engaged locally and internationally with a wide range of development practitioners, academia, and grassroots workers. A published poet, and a final year PhD student at University College Cork, Ireland. Lives in Dublin.
James Gallen is a lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. Dr. Gallen is a graduate and Scholar of Trinity College Dublin and a graduate of New York University School of Law. Dr. Gallen defended his Ph.D. thesis in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin in May 2012, which examined the relationship between transitional justice, peace-building and economic development in international law. His research interests include human rights, international law and legal and political philosophy. His present research agenda and recent publications concern transitional justice, the International Criminal Court, jus post bellum and a transitional justice approach to child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and historical abuse.
John Baker is Emeritus Professor in Equality Studies at University College Dublin, where he is associated with the Equality Studies Centre, of which he was a founding member, and the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. His main research interests are in egalitarian theory, including egalitarian theories of justice and democratic theory. He is the author of Arguing for Equality and co-author of Equality: From Theory to Action and Affective Equality: Love, Care and Injustice. He is on the steering committee of Basic Income Ireland.
Peter Stone received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2000. He taught Political Science at Stanford University and held a Faculty Fellowship at Tulane University’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs before joining the Political Science Department at Trinity College Dublin in 2011. He works in contemporary political theory, with particular interest in theories of justice, democratic theory, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. He is the author of The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of Lotteries in Public Life: A Reader (Imprint Academic, 2011). He currently serves as Secretary of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), as co-convenor of the PSAI’s Political Theory Specialist Group, and as Vice President of the Bertrand Russell Society (BRS).
Marie is a lecturer in Equality Studies at the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD. She is currently director of the M.Sc. programme in Equality Studies at UCD, and also teaches onto the Social Justice undergraduate programme, including modules on critical social theory, global justice, social movements and egalitarian theory.
Marie has an interdisciplinary background, with an MSc and PhD in Equality Studies, combining sociology, political theory, cultural studies and political economy. Her first book, Identity and Capitalism, was published by Sage in 2015. She is currently involved in a number of projects for publication, including work on elite formation and elite discourse, and conceptual work on the cultural materialist notion of a 'social logic of capitalism'. She is a partner in a pan-European project, The frontier of sustainability transitions: Cultural adaptations of sustainability policies in European peripheral regions. An interest in equality, and in dominant and residual cultural and political responses to inequalities, animates and connects all her work.
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