Participant Info

First Name
Sonja
Last Name
Tiernan
Affiliation
Liverpool Hope University
Website URL
https://www.hope.ac.uk/staffindex/staffindeximport/associate-professor-sonja-tiernan.html
Keywords
Ireland, women, gender, sexuality
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Personal Info

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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 Liverpool Hope University I held fellowships at the National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Notre Dame, America and most recently I was invited as the Peter O’Brien Visiting Scholar at the School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Canada (2015-16.)

I have been awarded funding internationally from major bodies including, 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 crime and punishment, as well as gender and women’s history. I am a peer reviewer for UCD Press 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 seven books. I recently completed a book on the political writings of the Irish author and trade union activist Eva Gore-Booth published by Manchester University Press and a volume of essays on Gender and Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland, co-edited by me. I am currently writing the history of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A social revolution, to be published by the History Press and a complete volume of Eva Gore-Booth’s poetry, edited and introduced by me with a foreword by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, was published in May 2018.

Recent Publications

   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
Ireland
Expertise by Geography
Ireland, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Human Rights, Women, World War I