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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
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Food History, Local & Regional, Politics, Women, World War I