Athena Swan Self-assessment Team
Gillian is an assistant professor in International Peace Studies and course coordinator for the PG Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies. Much of her teaching and research focuses on gender issues as they shape politics, peace and conflict. She has served on the School of Religion Executive - previously as Head of Discipline in the Irish School of Ecumenics and currently as Global Relations Director for the School of Religion. She's also the mother of three teenage boys.
Dong Jin is an Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Co-fund CAROLINE (Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe) Fellow at the Irish School of Ecumenics. His CAROLINE research project is entitled 'Comparative Studies on the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Korea: Toward Strategic Peacebuilding'. The research is carried out in partnership with Corrymeela, Northern Ireland. He is the father of a teenage boy.
Jake is Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics in the School of Religion. He's served as Director of Research, chair of the School Research Ethics Committee, and chair of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Faculty Research Ethics Committee. His research focuses on constructive theology and climate change, queer theory and ecological politics. He's passionate about LGBTQ+ justice, and spoke about the intersection of faith and sexuality at the opening of Dublin Pride in 2018.
I am a fourth-year World Religions and Theology student. My degree so far has focused on the disciplines of the Study of Religion and Ethics, as well as Languages and Theology. I am currently working on the role of tradition and the adaptability of religions in the modern era. I strive to raise awareness and engage in discussions around gender or inclusivity issues that myself and others may be facing on a day-to-day basis. In my free time I take pottery classes and I love reading science-fiction.
Helen is a Senior Executive Officer in the School of Religion and administers all MPhil and PhD programmes within the school. She has worked in Trinity College since 2012. Helen has a BA in documentary photography and has an interest in gender representations in art and photography.
I’m a PhD candidate of International Peace Studies. I have focused on gender issues in the post-conflict peacebuilding process. My master thesis focused on a concept of gendered security as a framework for designing and implementing a more gender-sensitive and a comprehensive peacebuilding process. The current research is about the impact of peacekeeping experience on the masculine identity of soldiers who serve in the peacekeeping operations. Considering that every peacekeeping mission involves military personnel, regardless of using armed forces, and that problems caused by peacekeepers’ misbehavior such as sexual exploitation and abuse against the local women are still prevalent, I think it is necessary to explore the construction of soldier’s militarized masculinity and how it is changed, and reshaped by peacekeeping missions.