I am an Irish historian based in Belfast, where I am a Research Fellow at Queen’s University. Previously, I was the Historian in Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. I grew up in the Tipperary town of Cahir, and studied for my B.A. at Trinity College Dublin and received an MPhil from Cambridge University. In 2020, I completed my DPhil research at Oxford University, where my project examined Irish women and radical internationalism , 1916-1939. My past research projects have included radical activists within the Irish gay rights movement and Irish travel to the Soviet Union during the interwar period. I am broadly interested in the histories of interwar radicalism, the Irish abroad and the history of Eastern European migration to Ireland.
My writing has appeared in outlets such as the Irish Times, History Today, History Ireland, RTÉ Century Ireland and Contingent Magazine. I have delivered many lectures to both academic and public audiences, in addition to being interviewed about my research in Irish and British media.
My PhD and much of the research I present on this blog was funded by the Globalising and Localising the Great War Scholarship, supported by the Jesus College alumni fund. I also received a Fulbright Student Award which supported my research at Stanford University from November 2019 to March 2019.
Please feel free to get in touch using the details available on the contact page. I am always eager to collaborate with and contribute to interesting projects.
-Dr. Maurice J. Casey