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Royal Irish Academy
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Ireland, women, gender, sexuality, revolution and rebellion in Ireland
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About Me

I graduated from University College Dublin, where I completed a Higher Diploma, a Masters Degree and was awarded a PhD in 2007. Before moving to New Zealand to take up the Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies and co-direct the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, I was Head of Department of History & Politics at Liverpool Hope University. I have held fellowships at the National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Notre Dame, the School of Irish Studies at Concordia University, and the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway.

Funding from internationally bodies includes, the Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the National Endowment of the Humanities USA, the Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College Hub and the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation.

My research area is modern Irish and British social history, especially gender and women’s history. I am a peer reviewer for UCD Press, Manchester University Press, Routledge and the journals Irish Historical StudiesHistory Research and Women’s History Review and an editorial board member of journals Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies and Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Feminist Studies in Culture and Politics.

My publications appear in leading journals and I have authored and edited eleven books. Recent monographs include; Irish Women’s Speeches in two volumes published by University College Dublin Press (2021 & 2022) and The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland, was published by Manchester University Press in 2020.

A report authored by me and funded by the Irish Embassy in New Zealand, Mapping the Irish Community and People of Irish Heritage was published in December 2020.

Recent Publications

S. Tiernan, J. Cunningham & F. Devine (eds), Labour History in Irish History: Essays celebrating fifty years of the Irish Labour History Society, Umiskin Press, 2023.

S. Tiernan, Irish Women’s Speeches: A rich chorus of voices, University College Dublin Press, 2022.

S. Tiernan, Irish Women’s Speeches: Voices that rocked the system, University College Dublin Press, 2021.

S. Tiernan, History of marriage equality in Ireland: A social revolution begins, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

S. Tiernan (ed) with introduction by President Michael D. Higgins, Eva Gore-Booth: Collected Poetry, Dublin: Arlen House Press, 2018.

S. Tiernan, The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.

J. Redmond, S. Tiernan, S. McAvoy, & M. McAuliffe (eds.), Gender and Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland. Irish Academic Press, 2015.

S. Tiernan, Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Human Rights, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Women, World War I