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Dr. Lisa Keenan

Assistant Professor (Political Science)

 

 


I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.Litt. in Economics, as well as a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Trinity College Dublin. My research interests include Irish politics, gender and politics, and public opinion. I lecture on a variety of topics, including comparative politics, Irish politics, research methods, EU politics, economic development, and public opinion.
     Irish Politics   Irish politics, election study, electoral behaviour   Political Behaviour   Political Participation   Politics and Gender   PUBLIC OPINION   Surveys & Survey Research
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Journal reviewer - Politics and Governance
Journal reviewer - International Political Science Review
Journal reviewer - The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Journal reviewer - European Journal of Political Research
Journal reviewer - Politics & Gender
Textbook chapter reviewer - Oxford University Press
Book proposal reviewer - Bristol University Press
Lisa Keenan and Gail McElroy, Who wants women to run? an investigation of gender differences in patterns of support among Irish local election candidates, Irish Political Studies, 37, (4), 2022, p477 - 498, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Lisa Keenan, 'An unfinished democracy': gender and political representation in the Republic of Ireland, Irish Political Studies , 37, (4), 2022, p467 - 476, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2022.2128621], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
The evolving nature of the Irish policy space in, editor(s)Michael Marsh, Michael Gallagher and Theresa Reidy , How Ireland Vote 2020, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp255 - 273, [Gail McElroy and Lisa Keenan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Lisa Keenan and Mary Brennan, Are Irish voters biased against female candidates? Evidence from the 2020 general election, Irish Political Studies, 36, (4), 2021, p606-627 , Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2021.1980651], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Lisa Keenan and Gail McElroy , Who supports Gender Quotas in Ireland?, Irish Political Studies, 32, (3), 2017, p382 - 403, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

Lisa Keenan and Fiona Buckley , Exploring political ambition in the Republic of Ireland: a survey of politically interested women , May , 2023, Notes: [This report was carried out for Women for Election, a non-profit organisation that lobbies for increased representation for women at all levels of Irish politics, as well as delivering training to women as potential future candidates. This report consists of a survey of politically interested women, investigating the factors that enable them to and prevent them from running for office in the Republic of Ireland. Highlighting in particular the concerns that these women experience around abuse online and offline. The report is due to be launched by Women for Election in May. The results will feed in to the organisation's strategy for the 2023-2024 period. ], Report, IN_PRESS
Lisa Keenan and Fiona Buckley, 5 C's Scorecard: assessing progress in the wake of the 2009 Women's Participation in Politics report, Women for Election , May, 2023, Notes: [This report was carried out for Women for Election, a non-profit organisation that lobbies for increased representation for women at all levels of Irish politics, as well as delivering training to women as potential future candidates. The report consists of a review of the implementation of the recommendations made in the October 2009 Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality Defence and Women's Rights published a report examining Women's Participation in Politics. This so-called `5 C's' report, identifies the five most significant barrier to women's participation in Irish politics: cash, childcare, candidate selection, culture and confidence. It concludes that implementation of the recommendations has been uneven across the different barriers, and that much remains to be done. The report is due to be launched by Women for Election in May. The results will feed in to the organisation's strategy for the 2023-2024 period. ], Report, IN_PRESS
Lisa Keenan and Fiona Buckley, Women's political representation: what do we know about the issue in Ireland?, May, 2023, Notes: [This report was carried out for Women for Election, a non-profit organisation that lobbies for increased representation for women at all levels of Irish politics, as well as delivering training to women as potential future candidates. The report reviews the cross-national literature on women's underrepresentation in political life. It assesses the Irish case, highlighting the progress that has been made (largely as a result of the implementation of a candidate gender quota in 2016), as well as identifying important areas where further research is required. The report is due to be launched by Women for Election in May. The results will feed in to the organisation's strategy for the 2023-2024 period. ], Report, IN_PRESS
Lisa Keenan and Michael Marsh , Gender and the vote: Does candidate gender predict performance at the 2020 Irish general election?, 2023, Notes: [Presented at INES 2020 Workshop, at TCD on 20th May 2022. Presented at PSAI Conference at SETU Waterford on October 16th 2022.], Working Paper, PRESENTED
Lisa Keenan, Gender differences in political career progression: evidence from the Republic of Ireland, 2023, Working Paper, PRESENTED
Fiona Buckley and Lisa Keenan, More Women Changing the Face of Politics: Women's Experience of Running for Election in Ireland, Women for Election , March , 2021, Notes: [This report was carried out for Women for Election, a non-profit organisation that lobbies for increased representation for women at all levels of Irish politics, as well as delivering training to women as potential future candidates. This report investigated the experiences of women who put themselves forward to be selected or who ran as a candidate in the 2019 local elections, 2019 European parliament elections, and 2020 general election. The report makes a serious of policy recommendations that should be implemented in order to tackle existing barriers to women's representation in political life. Launched by Peter Burke, Minister of State at the Department of Housing in March 2021, the results were also presented to the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality in 2020.], Report, PUBLISHED
Lisa Keenan, Gender differences in portfolio allocation: evidence from Dáil Éireann, 2021, Working Paper, PRESENTED
Lisa Keenan, The divorce referendum 2019, Irish Political Studies, 2020, p80 - 89, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2019.1652167], Journal Article, PUBLISHED