Katie is a research assistant to the Maynooth University team of the ReCreating Europe project. She previously studied in Maynooth University, obtaining an LLM in International Justice. Under the supervision of Dr Noelle Higgins, her dissertation focused on the sterilisation of Indigenous women in Canada, examined through the lens of public international law. Prior to this, she graduated with a dual BCL / Maîtrise degree from University College Dublin and Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole, where her studies focused on European and international and public law. She travelled in Australia before returning to Dublin, where she interned for a criminal and immigration law firm, before taking up the research position at Maynooth.
Katie’s areas of interest include international human rights law, international criminal law, and particularly the rights of Indigenous peoples and gender issues. She has previously volunteered as an Academic Freedom Monitor for the Scholars At Risk Network’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, writing reports on cases of suppression of academic freedom around the world. She has also interned for Oxfam Ireland’s Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Department and worked as a fundraiser for UNICEF Ireland.