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.
I have been a Visiting Scholar at New York University (2009) and previously worked as a Lecturer at the Lorenzo de’Medici International Institute in Florence. In 2015 I was awarded the William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). I also 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 in June 2015. I will be a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow at the Laureate Research Programme in International History at the University of Sydney in Spring 2017.
My first book ‘The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-1964’ is forthcoming in 2017 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.
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