Professor Eileen Connolly is a member of the Ireland India Institute in DCU and of the School of Law and Government. Her research interests include gender and politics, women’s and political representation and post-conflict reconstruction. Prof. Connolly leads the Gender and Political Transition research cluster within DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction – which includes a team of PhD students working in different regions, including India, Ireland, the Balkans, and Central Asia. She has also conducted research on gender and politics in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently researching the political impacts of Brexit on the island of Ireland.