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Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana

Law and Government

Name: Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana
Department: Law and Government
Role: Government
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Room: C226
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Maria Deiana is  Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Law and Government,  where she teaches gender and global politics, and research skills.

Maria's research draws on feminist approaches to war and security. It focuses on  gender dynamics of conflict and post-conflict transformation, and the emergence of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda as dominant framework for the articulation of gender concerns in conflict, crisis management and security.
She has also conducted research that critically investigates cross-border cooperation as an instrument of EU border politics and conflict transformation.  Her research focuses on the Former Yugoslavia, N.Ireland, EU border politics and peacekeeping.
She is currently a co-convener of the BISA working group on South East Europe.

Maria joined the School of Law and Government in 2016 to work  with Dr Ken McDonagh in his Irish Research Council funded project “Add Women and Hope? Assessing the gender impact of EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions”.  Exploring the intersections between the Women Peace and Security Agenda and EU CSDP missions, the project offers new insights on the progress and challenges in mainstreaming gender into EU peacekeeping practices. 

Maria has received a PhD in Politics and International Relations   (2011) and MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict (2007) from Queen's University Belfast. 
She is currently working her PhD thesis into a monograph for Palgrave titled “Gender and Citizenship: Promises of Peace in Post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina” (forthcoming).

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