People

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Andrea Stapleton

I've lived on the Northside of Cork City for over 30 years, and work as the Dance Administrator at Dance Cork Firkin Crane where I'm honoured to be able to support dance, and experience live dance on a regular basis.

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Amin Sharifi Isaloo

Amin Sharifi Isaloo is a College Lecturer in Sociology at University College Cork. He supported the development of the Feminist Walk, was the photographer to the walks, and is teaching on the Walking Module SC2051 in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. He co-created a migration walk of Cork City with Maggie.

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Clodagh Finn

Clodagh Finn

Clodagh Finn is a journalist and author of ‘Through Her Eyes: a history of Ireland in 21 women’ and ‘A Time to Risk All’ (Gill Books), a biography of Mary Elmes, the ‘Irish’ Oskar Schindler. She is an Irish Examiner columnist who has worked as a sub-editor and feature writer for several newspapers and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris. She has a degree in French and Archaeology from UCD and is particularly interested in writing about overlooked women from history. Her latest book, Her Keys to the City, is a collaboration with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland designed to shine a light on 80 women who made Dublin. She tweets about women from history daily at @FinnClodagh

Clodagh Finn is a journalist and author of ‘Through Her Eyes: a history of Ireland in 21 women’ and ‘A Time to Risk All’ (Gill Books), a biography of Mary Elmes, the ‘Irish’ Oskar Schindler. She is an Irish Examiner columnist who has worked as a sub-editor and feature writer for several newspapers and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris. She has a degree in French and Archaeology from UCD and is particularly interested in writing about overlooked women from history. Her latest book, Her Keys to the City, is a collaboration with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland designed to shine a light on 80 women who made Dublin. She tweets about women from history daily at @FinnClodagh

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Conach Gibson-Feinblum

Conach Gibson-Feinblum is a postgraduate Anthropology student at University College Cork. She has a passion for feminist epistemologies, particularly Jewish feminism and worked as a research support to co-create the development of the feminist walk website and the feminist self-guided walking map. 

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Danielle O'Donovan

Dr Danielle O’Donovan loves all things heritage and learning. Her absolute passion is getting people into the historic built environment learning about history in context. Her greatest delight is to see people learning and having fun in the museum she takes care of at Nano Nagle Place.

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Eileen O'Shea

My name is Eileen O'Shea and I am the Director of Operations for the Traveller Visibility Group (TVG). My role centres around ensuring the team here are fully supported, that they have everything they need to meet our strategic objectives. The key focus at TVG is to advocate for Traveller rights, to improve the lived experience of Travellers in Cork and nationally and end systemic anti-Traveller racism in Ireland.

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Ellie Mahony

Ellie is passionate about utilising online communications to create social change. She is a UCC Law graduate and completed her master's degree in Public Relations. Ellie’s work includes web development, social media management, graphic design and campaign management. Ellie designed the website for A Feminist Walk of Cork. 

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James Cronin

Dr James Cronin is a college lecturer in Teaching & Learning Enhancement at University College Cork. James is twice recipient of the UCC President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching & Learning: first in 2004 for developing learning resources for the newly established History of Art in UCC and again in 2018 for a learning community partnership between prison educators and University College Cork. 

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John Barimo

Dr John F. Barimo is the Engaged Research Officer at University College Cork in support of the UNIC European University of Post-Industrial Cities with the aim of improving, understanding or investigating issues of public interest or concern, which includes societal or global challenges.  He also led the co-creation of a pan-disciplinary SDG Toolkit to support teaching staff with the integration of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals across the UCC curricula.  John is an ecologist who has also gained considerable experience working to provide educational opportunities within underserved communities and is an advocate of multicultural dialogue.

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Liz Hales

Liz is a mature student on the UCC MA in Women’s Studies. Classes on participatory research and the topic of walking as a research method inspired her involvement in the Feminist Walk.  She was delighted to read aloud, the piece written by Clodagh Finn at Mary Elmes Bridge, and to learn about the wonderful work of Irish women to promote peace, education and social justice. She is passionate about nature, biodiversity and rewilding and #NoMowMay is ongoing in her garden! She is an advocate of walking and cycling and uses every opportunity to promote the expansion of infrastructure to make it safer for people of all abilities to travel and commute. Her bike proudly features in the video of the Feminist Walk.

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Maggie O'Neill

Maggie is Professor in Sociology & Criminology at University College Cork, she has a long history of working with communities to create change, using arts based and participatory research methods. Maggie loves walking, walking as a way of doing research and as a teaching and learning method. She leads a walking module at UCC and is a member of the Walking Artists Network. Maggie has co-created a number of pedagogic walks.

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Maia Thomas

Maia Thomas is a freelance graphic harvester and illustrator who loves finding creative and accessible ways to communicate complicated ideas. She is passionate about social and environmental justice and can often be found among the trees.

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Mary Crilly

Mary Crilly is a founding member and CEO of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork. Through her work in the Centre, Mary has been providing support to victims of sexual violence across Cork city and county for more than 40 years. Mary Crilly received a Pride of Cork Award in March 2022 in recognition of her work in the Centre. In June 2022, Mary received the Freedom of Cork City. As a fabulous feminist activist, Mary has played a role in changing the response to male violence against women over the last four decades. Mary is noted for her work in the areas of sexual violence, domestic violence, sex trafficking, female genital mutilation and stalking. Mary continues to works tirelessly to eliminate sexual violence and to change attitudes and victim blaming in society. Image:Larry Cummins.

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Naomi Masheti

Dr Naomi Masheti is a Psychologist and a three-time graduate of UCC. She leads Cork Migrant Centre and is a Psychosocial Practitioner and a guest lecturer at the School of Psychology, University College Cork. Naomi was the recipient of UCC 2020 Athena SWAN Equality Award. Spends leisure time watching medical and crime dramas, supernatural and futuristic movies and couch time reading fictional novels.

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Olan Hodnett

I am a mature student going into my final year of a BA Joint Major in Sociology and Religions & Global Diversity. I was delighted to help out on the Feminist Walk of Cork by recording and editing the video. It introduced me to 'walking as a method of critical pedagogy' and I have since gone on to take it as a module and learn about it further. 

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Victoria Kingston

I am a curator, writer & researcher with 25 years’ experience creating interpretation for historic sites, museums and galleries across Ireland and Britain. I also run the annual West Cork History Festival.