Prof Eileen Connolly is a professor in politics at Dublin City University. Her research interests include Gender and Politics, Politics of Development and the relationship between States and Civil Society. Prof Connolly has led a number of research projects for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, official development agency Irish Aid, including a major study of local civil society organisations in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Central America. Prof Connolly was previously Director of DCUs Centre for International Studies and she has recently completed a six-year term on the fifteen people Executive Committee of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), which is the major professional organisation for this field in Europe, with over 400 European institutional members and associate members in over 50 countries. Prof Connolly’s areas of expertise are Gender and Politics, Politics of Development and the relationship between States and Civil Society.
Prof Eileen Connolly was the Director of the Ireland India Institute before Dr. Jivanta Schottli. She was also the former PI of the Global India Project.