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Dr Jennifer Schweppe

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Jennifer Schweppe is a Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Limerick, and co-Director of the Hate and Hostility Research Group at that Institution. She is also co-Director of the International Network for Hate studies. Her research interests are in the areas of hate studies and reproductive justice, and she is engaged in a number of research projects in these areas. She is currently working with nine international partners on an EU funded project on the issue of anti-LGBT hate crime. Her particular area of expertise in the context of hate studies is the manner in which the law, and the legal system does and should respond to hate crime.


Schweppe, J. Haynes, A. and Walters M (2018) Comparative Perspectives on the Lifecycle of a Hate Crime Dublin: ICCL.

Haynes, A, Schweppe, J, and Taylor, S (2017) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime: Contributions from the Island of Ireland London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Schweppe, J and Walters, MA (2016) The Globalization of Hate: Internationalizing Hate Crime?, Oxford: Oxford University Press; New York: Oxford University Press. 

Schweppe, J. (2012) `Defining Characteristics and Politicising Victims: A Legal Perspective', Journal of Hate Studies, 10 (1):173-198.

Schweppe, J. (2008) The Unborn Child, Article 40.3.3 and Abortion in Ireland: Twenty Five Years of Protection?, Dublin: Liffey Press.