This talk will discuss women’s involvement in the Irish Republican Army, political protest and the prison experience in Northern Ireland. Through the voices of female and male combatants, it demonstrates that women remained marginal in the examination of imprisonment during the Conflict and in the negotiated peace process. However, the book shows that women performed a number of roles in war and peace that placed constructions of femininity in dissent.
Azrini Wahidin is the author ofEx-combatants, gender and the peace process in Northern Ireland – women, the prison experience and political protest. She is Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University.
In association with Nottingham Irish Studies Group.