Vice-Chancellor Illuminate Fellow
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr. Clara Fischer is an Illuminate Fellow in HAPP. She was previously a Marie Curie scholar at University College Dublin and a Newton International Fellow at the London School of Economics. She specialises in feminist political theory, with particular research interests in pragmatism, shame theory, theories of emotion and affect, embodiment and sexuality, gender and austerity, and Irish feminisms. She has long worked as a researcher and advocate on equality issues, especially on gender equality. Her recent work examines the politics of emotion in the context of crises and the impact of austerity on sustainability and equality.