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Research Focus

I am a PhD candidate in History in the School of HAPP. I have a BA in History from Balliol College, Oxford and an M.Phil in Modern Irish History from Trinity College, Dublin. Prior to undertaking my PhD I taught History and English Literature at secondary and sixth-form level in the state sector for five years.

My current project is entitled, '"Let the girl go home": Irish republicanism, gender and political imprisonment, 1939-1945.' It considers the impact of gender on the imprisonment of female republicans during the Second World War. It is aimed at comparing the Northern and independent Irish states' handing of female political prisoners and exploring the gendered nature of their activity and their perception and role within republicanism. It examines women's experiences and how lives were changed as a result of imprisonment.

More broadly, I am interested in women’s and gender history, Irish political and social history and the history of imprisonment.

I am currently the HAPP Athena Swan Postgraduate Research representative for 2020-21 and a convenor of the History Research Seminar Series for 2020.

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