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Alanna O'Malley

University Lecturer

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

I am a historian interested in the history of the United Nations, decolonization in Africa, Congo, the Cold War and internationalism. I have a B.A in English and History (2006) and an M.A. in the History of International Relations (2007) from University College Dublin. I completed my PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence from 2007-2012. My dissertation examined Anglo-American relations at the UN during the Congo crisis 1960-1964.

From August 2017-February 2018 I will be a Fulbright Research Scholar at the History Department of George Washington University in Washington D.C.

I have previously been a Visiting Scholar at New York University in 2009, and in 2017 I was a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow at the Laureate Research Programme in International History at the University of Sydney. In 2015 I was awarded the William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and I won a research grant for my new project on ‘The United Nations and the Rise of the Global South, 1955-1981’ from the Gerda Henkel Foundation. 

My first book ‘The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-1964’ will be published in 2018 with Manchester University Press.

I am interested in supervising and teaching in a range of areas relating to the UN, internationalism and the history of 20th century international relations.

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga Building
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.09c



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