The Working Lives of Irish Women in the Late Nineteenth Century: A Transnational and Comparative Approach
My work studies the lives and work of Irish women in the late nineteenth century. Through a transnational and comparative lens, I consider the experiences of Irish women who migrated to the United States and Britain, as well as those remaining in Ireland. My research seeks to understand how women’s choices are shaped by socio-economic conditions, and the intersecting perceptions of work, gender, and ethnicity. This project is funded by the AHRC DTP.
I hold a BA in History from University College London, which included a year abroad at the University of Toronto. I then took the MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge, funded by a Trinity College External Research Studentship. My MPhil dissertation, 'The working lives of Irish women in late-nineteenth century England' was the joint recipient of the 2017 Ellen McArthur MPhil Prize in Economic History.