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Irial Glynn

University Lecturer

Dr. I.A. Glynn
+31 71 527 1349

Irial Glynn is a University Lecturer at the institute for History.

More information about Irial Glynn

Fields of interest

  • Migration history
  • Asylum
  • Social history
  • Integration
  • Comparative history
  • Social history
  • Memory
  • Sports history


My current research project involves a comparison of how migration has affected Irish and Italian society since 1945.

Teaching activities

For more details about my past teaching, see here.

Curriculum vitae

Irial Glynn (1979) completed his BA in archaeology and history in 2001 at University College Dublin (UCD). After working as a professional archaeologist in Ireland and France for a number of years, he returned to UCD to complete an MA in History on the decolonisation of India (2004). He examined asylum policymaking since the 1980s for his doctoral studies at the European University Institute in Florence. After completing his PhD in late 2009, he co-wrote an extensive funding application for the Irish Refugee Council for the establishment of a database for European asylum law, which received substantial sponsorship from the European Commission's European Refugee Fund. He taught at University College Dublin until 2012. In 2013 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the Emigre project at University College Cork, which examined contemporary Irish emigration. In January 2014, he started a two-year Marie Curie Fellowship at Leiden University's Institute for History. He has held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford and New York University.

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.05a



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