Kenneth McDonagh is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and a First Class Honours degree in History, Politics and Social Studies from the University of Limerick. His research interests include EU security, Gender and Peacekeeping, Foreign policy and Identity, US Foreign policy, Counter-terrorism and security discourse, and the politics of risk in international security governance. His publications include Risk, Global Governance and Security: The other war on terror (co-authored with Dr Yee Kuang Heng, Routledge, 2009) and articles in the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Review of International Studies, International Relations and Peacebuilding. He is co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research.