Dr. Pauline Cullen
Professional Career to Date:
2003 Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
Dissertation: “Sponsored Mobilization: European Union Non Governmental Organizations, International Governance and Activism for Social Rights.”
2009-present Lecturer Sociology National University of Ireland, Maynooth
2008-2009 Associate Professor of Sociology Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
2003-2007 Assistant Professor Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
2001-2003 Instructor of Sociology Keene State College, State University of New Hampshire.
1999-2001 University Teaching Fellow, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Research Interests :
My work focuses on how international governmental organisations affect social and political arrangements within and across nation states and how civil society organisations mobilize in state-level and international political arenas. Publications have in particular addressed the challenges faced by organisational coalitions representing diverse societal constituencies and the role of states and international governance in providing opportunities and constraints to relatively resource poor civil society actors. My research has appeared in a number of edited collections and journals including Contemporary Justice Review Journal; Voluntas and The Journal of Political Ideologies. My current work focuses on the dynamics of coalition and conflict between nongovernmental actors, the relevance of European Union strategies for civil society organisations, and the challenges posed by political contexts characterised by equality hierarchies in the form of antidiscrimination and equality legislation for civil society mobilization on gender issues and a wider equality agenda.
Teaching and Other Activities
Teaching at NUI Maynooth
International Public Policy, Global Society, Social Movements and Medical Sociology, Gender and Politics
Reviewer for International Studies Review; Journal of Common Market Studies ; Voluntas the official journal for the International Society of the Third Sector Research ; Journal of Civil Society, The Journal of European International Relations , American Sociological Review.
Peer Reviewed Articles
“The Platform of European Social NGOs: Ideology, Division and Coalition” The Journal Political Ideologies published by Routledge Press (2010) Vol 15 (3)
“Irish Pro-migrant NGOs and the Politics of Immigration ” Voluntas: The Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Third Sector. John Hopkins University Press March 2009 pp 98-122
"Coalitions Working for Social Justice- Transnational NGOs and International Governance" in Contemporary Justice Review Journal, 1999, Vol.2(2),Harwood Academic Publishers.
“Pan European NGOs and Social Rights: Participatory Democracy and Civil Dialogue” in Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU (eds) Jutta Joachim and Brigit Locher Routledge, 2009.
“Irish Women’s Organizations in an Enlarged Europe.” in Gender Issues and Women’s Movements in the Expanding European Union (ed.) Silke Roth, Berghahn Press, 2008.
“Obstacles to Transnational Cooperation in the European Social Policy Platform”, in Negotiating Differences and Unity in Transnational Struggles Against Neo-Liberalism (eds) Jackie Smith and Joe Bandy, Rowman and Littlefield 2005.
"Coalitions Working for Social Justice", in Jill Bystydzienski and Steve Schacht (eds) Forging Radical Alliances Across Difference: Coalition Politics for the New Millennium, Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.
Gay Seidman Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights and Transnational Activism, American Association Rose Series and Russell Sage Foundation Press. Social Forces University of North Carolina Press Volume 88, Number 2, December 2009, pp. 989-991
“Claiming the Moral High Ground: NGOs as Stakeholders” Globalization and NGOs: Transforming Business, Government and Society (eds) Johnathan P. Doh and Hildy Teegan. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004 in International Studies Review Summer 2004: Blackwell Publishing. pp 302-305
Alcock, Peter and Craig Gary, (eds.) International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World, Palgrave, 2001 reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Riles, Annalise The Network Inside Out , University of Michigan Press, 2000 reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Waters, Tony. Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan: the limitations to humanitarian relief operations. Westview Press, 2001. reviewed for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Review of Bas Arts (1999) The Political Influence of Global NGOs : Case Studies on the Climate and Bio-Diversity Conventions in Newsletter of the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section Newsletter of the American Sociological Association- June 1999.
Organised Civil Society, Mobilisation on Discrimination and Equality (transnational project with Professor Carlo Ruzza, Professor Virginie Guraudon, Dr. Alison Woodward, Dr. David Paternotte, D. Ron Holzhacker (Political Sociology Section: European Sociological Association) contribution to an edited collection for Palgrave Series on the European Union and special edition of journal (under review).
EU Soft Law and the Equality Hierarchy: Opportunity and Constraint for Mobilization on Gender Equality
Mobilization on women’s interests at the EU: femocrats, women’s organisations and feminist political practice
Conferences Presentations (Selected)
Mobilization on women’s interests at the EU: femocrats and feminist political practice presented at the New agendas in social movement studies”: NUIM, Saturday November 26th 2011
The European Union Equality Regime and Mobilisation on Gender Equality presented at European Sociological Association Annual Meeting Geneva Sept 6-10th 2011
EU Soft Law and the Equality Hierarchy: Opportunity and Constraint for Mobilization on Gender Equality European Consortium on Politics and Gender Central University of Budapest Hungary January 13th-15th 2011
“European Union Social NGOs, Gender Equality and Contests for Recognition” presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Pan European Conference on EU Politics Porto Portugal June 23rd-25th 2010
“The Platform of European Social NGOs: Different Perspectives, Similar Values?” presented at the Symposium “The third sector and political ideologies: Unpacking relations between organized civil society and the state” CINEFOGO (Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe) held University of Kent at Canterbury (UK), April 24-26th 2008.
“Irish Migrant NGOs and the European Union: The Politics of Recognition and Redistribution”, paper presented at panel Is There a Crisis of Representation of Non-Citizens/Denizens/ Migrants? at the European Consortium for Political Research, General Conference, Pisa, Italy, September 6-9th 2007.
“European Union Social NGOs, Gender Equality and Contests for Recognition” paper presented at the Social Movements And Collective Behavior roundtable, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City August 9th -14th 2007
“Revisiting the Civil Dialogue: EU NGOs, the Constitutional Treaty and Social Policy”
presented at the 47th Annual International Studies Association Conference, San Diego CA, March 22-25, 2006.
“Coalition Formation within Transnational Nongovernmental Networks; Can Managed Sublimation Forge Transnational Solidarity?” presented at the regular session on Coalitions in Social Movements 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association to be held in Philadelphia from August 13-15.
“Revisiting the Civil Dialogue: EU NGOs, Ratification of the Constitutional Treaty and Participatory Democracy” paper presented at the 2005 European Union Studies Association Conference, March 31-April 2 Austin, Texas.
“European Union Social NGOs, Gender Equality and Contests for Recognition” paper presented at the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Internationalizing Women's Studies Women's Studies Conference, March 5 2005 Dickinson College: PA
“European Union Social NGOs: Participatory Democracy, “Organized Civil Society” and the Democratization of EU Governance”, presented at the 2004 International Studies Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.
“Sponsored Mobilization: European Union Non Governmental Organizations, International Governance and Activism for Social Rights.” presented at the 2004 Conference of Europeanists Chicago, IL .
“EU NGOs face the challenges of Accountability and Representativesness”, paper presented at the 2004 Eastern Sociological Association Meetings , New York, NY.
“Obstacles to Transnational Cooperation in the European Social Policy Platform” presented at the 2002 International Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
“The European Union and the European Non-Governmental Sector: Partners for Domestic Policy Change?” presented at the 2001 European Community Studies Association Conference, Madison. WI
"Negotiating Donor Relations: Accountability and Representativeness Among European Union Social NGOs" presented at the 2000 American Sociological Association Meeting, Washington DC.
"Global Civil Society: Ethical Dimensions of Globalization" Jackie Smith and Pauline Cullen presented at the Conference on “Globalization and Ethics” 31 March-2 April 2000, Yale University.
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