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University College Dublin
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Gender, Modern Ireland, Social History, Irish Revolutionary histories, Gender, War and Violence, Histories of Irish feminisms and feminist activism, feminist biography, History of sexuality, Public History.
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About Me

Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Gender Studies at UCD, specialising in Irish women’s / gender history.  Completed her BA (Hons) and  PhD at the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin (TCD).  I am a member of the Board of the UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities (CGFS)
I am currently working on a biography of Margaret Skinnider, 1916 rebel, Cumann na mBan member, trade union and women’s rights activist, to be published by UCD Press in 2019. My ongoing project is on gendered and sexual violence during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, which will be published in 2020
I was President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (2011-2014) and I continue on as a committee member of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI). She was also a member of the National Archives of Ireland Advisory Council (NAAC) (2012-17).  She is on the Advisory Board of the Irish Association of Professional Historians ( and also on the advisory board of , and a member of the Board of NXF, the National LGBT Federation
As well as publications I contribute to history documentaries, radio, tv, news media and have an active online presence at @MaryMcAuliffe4 and @rebel_women_ire  @gender_ucd as well as my blog concentrating on various aspects of Irish women and history.

Professional work: Historical/ Exhibition Lead and Research. Documentary (Film, TV, Radio) Research, media commentary in national and international print media.

Recent Publications

Mary Mcauliffe (2018) ‘Doing my Bit for Ireland’; Margaret Skinnider, a life. Dublin: UCD Press.

Mary McAuliffe, Liz Gillis (2016) We Were There; 77 Women of the Easter Rising. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Available Online

Mary McAuliffe (2016) Surgeons and Insurgents; RCSI and the Easter Rising. Dublin: RCSI.

Mary McAuliffe; (2008) Senator Kathleen A. Browne, 1876-1943: Patriot, Politician and Practical Farmer. Roscrea: Walsh Heritage Publications.

Mary McAuliffe, Bridget McAuliffe, Owen O’Shea (Ed.). (2016) Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising. Kerry: Irish Historical Publications.

Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Redmond, Sonja Tiernan, Sandra McAvoy (Ed.). (2015) Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Pres.

Mary McAuliffe and Clara Fischer (Ed.). (2014) Irish Feminisms; Past, Present and Future. Dublin: Arlen House/Syracuse University Press.

Mary McAuliffe (Ed.). (2013) Irish Homes and Irish Hearts. Dublin: UCD Press.

Mary McAuliffe, Leeann Lane (Ed.). (2009) Palgrave Advances in Irish History. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. Available Online

Mary McAuliffe, Sonja Tiernan (Ed.). (2008) Tribades, Tommies and Transgressives: Histories of Sexualities, Vol. 1. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. Available Online

Mary McAuliffe, Sonja Tiernan (Ed.). (2008) Sapphists and Sexologists: Histories of Sexualities, Vol. II. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Mary McAuliffe (2018) ”An Idea Has Gone Abroad that All the Women Were Against the Treaty’ Cumann na Saoirse and Pro-Treaty Women, 1922¿3′ In: Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh and Liam Weeks (eds). The Treaty. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.160-182

Mary McAuliffe and Sinead Kennedy (2017) ‘Defending Catholic Ireland’ In: Roman Kuhar and David Paternotte (eds). Anti-Gender Campaigns; Mobilizing against Equality. London: Rowman & Littlefield. , pp.133-151

Mary McAuliffe (2014) ”The Unquiet Sisters’; Women, Politics and the Irish Free State Senate, 1922-1936′ In: Mary McAuliffe and Clara Fischer (eds). Irish Feminisms; Past, Present and Future. Dublin: Arlen House. [

Mary McAuliffe (2014) ”To Change Society’; Irishwomen United and Political Activism, 1975-1979′ In: Mary McAuliffe and Clara Fischer (eds). Irish Feminisms; Past, Present and Future. Dublin: Arlen House.

Mary McAuliffe; (2010) ”Blood on the Walls’: Gender, History and Writing the Armagh women” In: Gillian McIntosh & Diane Urquhart (eds). Irish Women at War; the Twentieth century. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.171-186 Available Online

Mary McAuliffe; (2009) ‘`Gender, History and Witchcraft in Early Modern Ireland: A re-reading of the Florence Newton Trial” In: Maryann Gialanella Valiulis (eds). Gender and Power in Irish History. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.39-59

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Local & Regional, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women