I am Roy Foster Irish Government Research Fellow in the History and Culture of Ireland at Hertford College. I specialise in modern Irish and Russian history, the history of revolutions, international press networks and transnational methodologies.
In November 2022, I received my AHRC-funded PhD from the University of Edinburgh, which was entitled ‘Revolutionary Reverberations: Russia and Ireland in War and Revolution, 1905-1923’. It used both Russian language and Irish sources to provide a new perspective on Irish revolutionary international engagement beyond the Anglophone world, demonstrating greater Russian interest in Irish politics than previously acknowledged.
I teach on Irish history, global history and historical methods and skills
My primary research interests are modern Irish and Russian political history, the history of revolutions and the international press. My PhD explored political connections between Ireland and Russia from 1905 to 1923. Drawing on a broad and bilingual source base, it provided a fresh perspective on the use of foreign ideas and news within Irish political debate and on how the Irish Revolution was interpreted abroad. As part of my post-doctoral research, I am examining Irish and British anti-communism in the interwar period from a global perspective.
I currently teach:
FS: Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland, c. 1870-1921