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Biography

I am Researcher at the Department of History & Civilization. My research interests are Irish & British History, Contemporary European History, Oral History, Memory Studies, Militant Social Movements, and Irish Studies.

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

Before starting my PhD project, I studied History & Celtic Studies in Vienna, Austria, and Belfast, Ireland. I hold a Mag. phil. from the University of Vienna and MRes from the EUI. I taught at the University of Vienna and at the Department of Gender StudiesUniversity of Salzburg; I was also 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 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, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, and the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.