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I am a PhD candidate in History at Queen's University Belfast. My research focuses on American History, specifically gender, racism, and anti-communism in the 1950s and 1960s. This thesis is a continuation of my MA dissertation on McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare in the United States, which sparked my interest in conservatism in the Cold War. My PhD thesis focuses on the activities and ideology of two right-wing women's organisations in this period; the Women of the Ku Klux Klan and the Minute Women of the USA. In looking at these two organisations this thesis analyses the different forms of female activism on the Right, examining the implicit and explicit connections between the Women of the Ku Klux Klan and the Minute Women at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Research Interests

My research interests include American history, Cold War history, US politics, gender, racism, anti-communism, and the history of social movements on the Right.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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