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Biography

I am a Researcher at the Department of History & Civilization. My research interests are Irish & British History, Contemporary European History, Oral History, Memory Studies, Social Movements, Political Violence, Imprisonment and Internment, and Irish Studies. (For the abstract of my PhD thesis, my supervisors and the members of my examination board, click here…)

I am an Editorial Board member of “Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies” (Firenze University Press), and I co-organised the international conference “Irish History, Society & Culture: 100 Years after 1916” with Lorenzo Bosi (SNS) & Fiorenzo Fantaccini (UniFi). At the EUI I was, furthermore, an organiser of the Working Group “‘These Islands’: Ireland, Britain and the Empire.” 

Before conducting my PhD project, I studied History in Vienna, Austria, and Belfast, Ireland. I hold a Mag. phil. from the University of Vienna and a PhD and a MRes from the EUI. I also a part-time Lecturer at the Department of History, University of Vienna, and at the Department of Gender StudiesUniversity of Salzburg; In autumn 2016, I was a Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Arts, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

I am the author of Die Frauen der IRA: Cumann na mBan und der Nordirlandkonflikt, 1967-1986 (Vienna: Promedia 2017) and the editor of Der Urkommunismus: Auf den Spuren der egalitären Gesellschaft (Vienna: Promedia 2012). My publications appeared in various peer-reviewed (and not so peer-reviewed) journals; among those are BIOS, Studi irlandesi, Estudios IrlandesesOral History, Keltische Forschungen, and Socheolas.

I am a member of the Oral History Network Ireland, the Oral History Society Britain and Northern Ireland, the International Federation for Public History, the Societas Celtologica Europea, and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies.