Dr Aideen Quilty teaches in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice UCD and is Director of the Women and Gender Studies Community/University Outreach Programme. Aideen locates her undergraduate and graduate teaching as a form of critical civic practice. Throughout her academic career she has championed the rights of traditionally under-represented and disenfranchised groups within higher education. Between 2013-15 she was principal investigator of the European DAPHNE research project: Empowering young LGBTQ people against homophobic and transphobic violence. Her research is interdisciplinary and a key research strand has focused on developing a distinct pedagogy for community based higher education. One of the editors of the Abortion Papers, she has published on reproductive justice informed by the spatial and ideological power dynamics of our educational institutions. She is currently researching pedagogic imaginaries within adult and higher education drawing on intersecting queer, feminist and spatial theories.