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Alanna O'Malley

Associate professor

Dr. A.M. O'Malley
+31 71 527 2785

Alanna O’Malley is Associate Professor at the Leiden University Institute for History.

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Alanna O’Malley is Associate Professor of International History at Leiden University in The Netherlands and an expert in the United Nations, the Global South and the history of international relations. She is Principal Investigator of the project: ‘Challenging the Liberal World Order from Within, the Invisible History of the United Nations and the Global South,' funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council. She has a PhD in History & Civilisation from the European University Institute and has been a Fulbright Scholar at George Washington University and a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow at Sydney University. She held the inaugural Chair in United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice at Leiden University until 2021.

Her first book The Diplomacy of Decolonization, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-64 was published in 2018. She has also published her work widely in leading journals including Humanity, International History Review, Past & Present and Journal of Cold War Studies, among others. She is a regular contributor to national and international media including Al Jazeera, BBC and

Associate professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.24A




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