Who we are

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Grace McDermott (left), 1990-2017

Women Are Boring was co-founded in 2016 by Catherine Connolly and Grace McDermott, who were both PhD candidates in Dublin City University. Grace died tragically on May 1st 2017, days before the first anniversary of the site. Learn more about Grace in this homage to her by her fiancée, Colin, and in this piece, remembering her and featuring her work and her words.

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Grace McDermott (left) and Catherine Connolly, co-founders of Women Are Boring.

Catherine Connolly

Catherine Connolly was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Women Are Boring.  Catherine holds a PhD in International Law & Security Studies from Dublin City University, and was awarded a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Irish Research Council in 2019. She also holds an M.A. (with Distinction) in War Studies from King’s College London, a B.A. in International Relations with French from DCU, and has also studied in the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Catherine now works with the international campaign to Stop Killer Robots

 Grace McDermott

Grace McDermott was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Women Are Boring. Grace was a PhD researcher at Dublin City University, investigating Middle Eastern/Arab Identity and Islamophobia in the US news and digital media. She held an M.A.  in International Tourism from the University of Limerick, and a B.A. in Journalism & Public Relations (Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at New Paltz.