ANN ROSSITER

Ann Rossiter is a long-standing Irish feminist activist and writer based in London.  Before retirement, she taught Irish Studies at a number of academic institutions.  Her book, Ireland's Hidden Diaspora:The 'Abortion Trail' and the Making of a London-Irish Underground, 1980-2000, published in 2009, is based on her activism in the Irish Women's Abortion Support Group and in the Irish Abortion Solidarity Campaign.  She is working on her second book: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, Reflections on Anglo-Irish Feminist Encounters during 'the Troubles' which explores areas of conflict in feminism from an activist's viewpoint, such as nationalism, religion and political violence.  Currently, she is a member of the London-based live art feminist performance group, Speaking of IMELDA (Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion)

Ann will be involved in the following FiLiA sessions:
50 Years of the Abortion Act     (Saturday afternoon)

Speaking of IMELDA