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University College Dublin
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International and Diplomatic History, 1890-1945, U.S. Foreign Relations, Weimar Germany, Public Diplomacy, World War I, Modern Humanitarianism
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About Me

I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin. I am currently preparing for publication my first book on German Public Diplomacy and the United States, 1900 – 1940. In Dublin, I have also begun a new research project on the global history of the Commission for Relief in Belgium during and after the First World War, which aims to de-center the strongly American narrative of this seminal humanitarian NGO.

Recent Publications

“American War Relief, Cultural Mobilization and the Myth of Impartial Humanitarianism, 1914-17” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 17/4 (Oct 2018): 619-635.

“To Aid the Fatherland. German-Americans, Transatlantic Relief Work & American Neutrality, 1914-17” Immigrants and Minorities. Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora 35/3 (Nov 2017): 196 –215.

“’Can the Science of the World Allow This?’ – German Academic Distress, Foreign Aid and Cultural Demobilization, 1919-1924.” Tomas Irish and Marie-Eve Chagnon, eds. The Academic World in the Era of the Great War. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 189–211.

“German Child Distress, American Humanitarian Aid and Revisionist Politics, 1918-1924” Journal of Contemporary History 51/3 (July 2016): 453-486.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Germany, Belgium
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Germany, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Food History, Local & Regional, Politics, Women, World War I