Yvonne Galligan is Professor of Comparative Politics at Queen’s University Belfast where she is also the founding Director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics. Among her publications are States of Democracy: Gender and Politics in the European Union (ed. Routledge 2015), Politics and Gender in Ireland (ed. with Fiona Buckley, Taylor and Francis 2014), Gender Politics and Democracy in Post-Socialist Europe (with Sara Clavero and Marina Calloni, Barbara Budrich 2007), and Sharing Power: Women, Parliament, Democracy (ed. with Manon Tremblay, Ashgate, 2006).