Chamindra Weerawardhana is an Executive Committee Member and the LGBT+ Officer of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. An alumna of Université François Rabelais, France, and Queen’s University Belfast, she has also held a Marie Curie Fellowship at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and several teaching assignments at INALCO Paris, Université Paris 13, and Université Lille 1, France. Her research interests include politics of deeply divided societies, intersectional feminist international relations, and gender justice. Her work has appeared in various edited books and refereed journals including Socialism and Democracy, Südasien, and Revue française d’études canadiennes. She is also a prolific political commentator, and her writing has appeared in media outlets in Ireland, UK, Sri Lanka, India, France and USA. A gender justice activist working internationally, she regularly speaks at gender and human rights-focused events worldwide.