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Ann Rossiter, a long-standing Irish feminist who has been involved in IWASG and Iasc for many years, is from Bruree, Co. Limerick and has lived in London for nearly half a century. She has also been an activist in feminist groups concerned with women and the Irish National Question, such as Women and Ireland and the London Armagh Group.  The latter was set up to oppose the treatment of republican women prisoners, in particular the practice of strip searching. She has written a number of articles on these subjects and holds a doctorate in the history of the encounter between English and Irish feminism during the years of ‘the Troubles’. She taught Irish Studies for over a decade at various institutions, including Kilburn Polytechnic (now the College of North West London), Birkbeck, London Metropolitan, and Luton university.

Read more about Ann's thoughts at her BLOG