Ruth Baldacchino with Janfrans van der Eerden
I have been involved as an LGBTIQ activist since I began my work with the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) where I was a member of the Executive Committee.
I was Secretary General (Executive Board) of IGLYO – the International LGBTQ Youth Organisation - between 2003 and 2005.
Since 2006, I have been a member of the Executive Board of ILGA-Europe as well as one of the two European Representatives on the ILGA Executive Board.
After reading Sociology at the University of Malta I moved to Ireland, and received a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies (University College Dublin) where I focused my research on the socio-historical aspects of queer desire in relation to a group of women-loving-women in early 20th century Ireland.
Currently I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin. My research focuses on ethnographies and narratives of queer migration. Other research interests include gender theory, queer desire and history, and international queer activism.