ROSEMARY C. ADASER, B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc./Dip. Rosemary spent eighteen years in Irish industrial schools and mother-and-baby homes. Rosemary is founder and CEO of the Association of Mixed Race Irish (AMRI), a campaign and advocacy NGO. Rosemary is the AMRI lead delegate to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), where her submission to CERD is listed as a key theme. Ireland is scheduled to attend in December 2019. Rosemary is a member of Katherine Zappone's Collaborative Forum and was previously a board member for three years (2014–17) at Caranua.
CONRAD BRYAN is a member of the Collaborative Forum and a trustee of the Association of Mixed Race Irish. He currently works as a financial consultant at Viatores Christi, which is a development and humanitarian-aid organization based in Dublin. He trained as an accountant while working in Ireland and qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 1992; he has worked in several senior finance roles in both Dublin and London. Conrad's main interest is to advocate on behalf of survivors of institutions in Ireland and in particular to seek justice and reparations for the racial discrimination and racism suffered by children incarcerated in Irish institutions, many of whom suffer consequences today as adults.
MARY BURKE, associate professor of English and director of the Irish literature concentration at the University of Connecticut, is author of "Tinkers": Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller (Oxford University Press, 2009). Recent articles include a James Joyce Quarterly lead article and a Journal of Design History cover article (both 2018). She has forthcoming articles on the Tuam babies and Tom Murphy's drama (Irish University Review) and on Grace Kelly (American Journal of Irish Studies). Recently appointed to Fulbright's National Screening Committee, Burke has held the NEH Keough-Naughton Fellowship at Notre Dame, is former chair of the MLA Irish Literature Committee, and a former New England American Conference for Irish Studies president.
APRIL DUFF is a graduate of University College Dublin (B.C.L., LL.M), where she was an Ad Astra and James Healy Scholar and is currently a tutor. She is a practicing barrister specializing in human rights and related areas. She was formerly the chairperson of Education Equality, an education-rights NGO.
MÁIRÉAD ENRIGHT joined Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, in 2016. Her research is in feminist legal studies and law and religion. She is especially interested in how patriarchal legal and religious structures can be resisted and changed. Her research in this respect looks beyond traditional methods of law reform to consider illegality, protest, private litigation, and experimental legal drafting. She is codirector of the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgements Project and often consults with and advises groups campaigning around reproductive rights and historical gender-based violence in Ireland.
JAMES GALLEN is a lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. His present research agenda and recent publications concern transitional justice and jus post bellum, and a transitional-justice approach to historical abuse in consolidated democracies, especially child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic church. In 2017 he was appointed as an expert advisor on transitional justice by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to advise on a transitional-justice approach to the issue of mother-and-baby homes. His research interests include human rights, international law, and legal and transitional justice.
PAUL MICHAEL GARRETT works at NUI Galway. He is the author of many internationally peer-reviewed articles and several books, including Welfare Words (Sage, 2018) and Social Work and Social Theory: Second Edition (Policy Press, 2018). In 2018 he was visiting professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), and he has presented keynote papers at international conferences across Europe and in China. For two decades he has been a member of the editorial collective of Critical Social Policy. Contemporary neoliberalism and historical practices of marginalization and domination are some of his key concerns.
MARY HARNEY was born in a mother-and-baby home and was incarcerated until age sixteen in an industrial school in Cork. She graduated from Maine's College of the Atlantic...