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Dr Gillian Wylie

Course Co-ordinator, International Peace Studies
Course Co-ordinator, PG Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies



Contact details
Tel: 00353-1-8964788

Gillian Wylie did her MA and PhD at the University of Aberdeen in the fields of Politics and International Relations. She has been working in TCD since 2001. Her primary research interest lies in the area of human trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation in the context of globalisation. She is also interested in questions of gender as they shape war and peace. She is currently supervising PhD students in the areas of migration ethics; border politics; women, peace and security; feminist peace activism; responding to gender-based violence; gender, peacebuilding and human needs and gendered indicators for the impact of development aid. She is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Human Trafficking.

Areas of expertise
Human trafficking
International politics
Norms in international relations
Global civil society
Gender, peace and security

Modules taught
International Politics
Gender, War and Peace
Politics of Peace and Conflict
Research Methods


Wylie G. (2016) The International Politics of Human Trafficking, London: Palgrave.

Ward E. and Wylie G. (2014) ‘Reflexivities of Discomfort’: Researching the Sex Trade and Sex Trafficking in Ireland, European Journal of Women’s Studies doi:10.1177/1350506813518759.

Ward E. and Wylie G. (2012) 'Researching the Nature and Extent of Human Trafficking in Ireland', The Protection Project: Journal of Human Rights and Civil Society, 5: 9-72.

Coghlan D. and Wylie G. (2011) ‘Defining Trafficking/Denying Justice: Forced Labour in Ireland and the Consequences of Trafficking Discourse’ in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37:9, 1513-1526.

Coghlan D. and Wylie G. (2011) 'Speaking with a Forked Tongue: Contrary Political Discourses and the Irish State's Construction of Human Trafficking' in C. van den Anker and I. van Liempt (eds) Human Rights and Labour Migration: the Wider Context of Trafficking for Forced Labour, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp129 - 144.

Ward E. and Wylie G. (2010) ‘Lap Dancing Clubs and Red Light Milieu: A Context for the Sex Trafficking of Women to Ireland’ in G. Wylie and P. McRedmond (eds.) Human Trafficking in Europe: Character, Causes, Consequences, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Wylie G. and McRedmond P. (eds) (2010) Human Trafficking in Europe: Character, Causes, Consequences, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.



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