Sinéad Kennedy is a Senior University Tutor in English at Maynooth University specialising in Marxist theory, gender and sexuality in Irish writing and culture. She completed her doctorate in critical theory and modernism at Maynooth University.
She is currently completing a book length study on the Irish state’s regulation of women’s bodies, Antigone’s Daughters.
Her research interests intersect strongly with her political activism. She was the co-founder, along with Ailbhe Smyth, of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, a coalition of 100-plus organisations that led the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment from the Irish Constitution and ensure abortion access in Ireland. She was an executive member of the Together for Yes: National Civil Society Campaign to Remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution where she also served as Head of Research for the campaign.