Introducing Kathryn McNeilly


It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Kathryn McNeilly!

Kathryn is a Lecturer at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Her research intersects the areas of human rights theory and practice, feminist and gender scholarship, and critical legal theory. She is particularly interested in gendered and critical engagements with the theoretical underpinnings and politics of human rights, with a focus on international human rights law. Kathryn is the author of a monograph titledHuman Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power which was shortlisted for the Hart-SLSA Early Career Prize in 2018.
Kathryn’s collaborative work includes co-founding the Reproductive Health Law and Policy Advisory Group, a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Liverpool and Ulster University which facilitates knowledge transfer between academics, policy and law-makers and wider stakeholders on reproductive rights. This work has been cited by a number of reports and bodies, including the United Nations CEDAW Committee. Kathryn is also an Editorial Board member of the leading UK feminist law journal, Feminist Legal Studies.
Heartfelt welcome!

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