Dr Claire Pierson

Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool

Claire is a Lecturer in Gender and Comparative Politics at the University of Liverpool, her research focuses on the UN women, peace and security agenda, conflict transformation and reproductive rights and activism. She is currently a co-investigator on a project: ‘Tackling Girls and Young Women’s Reproductive Health through a Reproductive Justice Framework in the Philippines and South Africa’ and a unique research project funded by a coalition of Irish trade unions addressing ‘Abortion as a workplace issue on the island of Ireland’. Claire is co-founder of the Reproductive Health Law and Policy Advisory Group (https://reproductivehealthlawpolicy.wordpress.com/). She has published in journals including The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Parliamentary Affairs and The International Feminist Journal of Politics. Prior to working in academia, Claire worked for the Atlantic Philanthropies, The Institute for Conflict Research (Belfast) and the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (Jerusalem)

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool

Education

  • 2015 
    Ulster University, PhD in Politics