- First Name
- Last Name
- NUI Galway
- Website URL
- Northern Ireland, Peace, Catholic Church, Ireland, The 'Troubles', Conflict Societies, Contemporary British History
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- I am currently based between Belfast, Galway, and London.
- About Me
Maggie received a first class BA degree in History from Boston University. She then undertook an MPhil in Modern History at King’s College London. She remained at King’s for her doctoral studies and completed her PhD in 2017. Before joining NUI Galway as a Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Maggie taught and lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate courses at King’s, Canterbury Christ Church University, Syracuse University, and Fordham University.
Maggie’s interdisciplinary research explores the relationship religion and politics in the contemporary period. She examines the ‘soft power’ influence religious leaders still possessed in British and Irish politics after the Second World War. Her forthcoming monograph The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, 1968-98 will be out with Oxford University Press in late 2019.
- Recent Publications
- ‘The churches, the peace process and reconciliation’, The Irish Times, 6 April 2018.
- Maggie Scull and Alison Garden, ‘Still rethinking the 1980/81 Hunger Strikes’, The Irish Times, online and in print, 3 October 2016.
- ‘A contested past: Histories of the 1980 and 1981 Hunger Strikes’, The Irish Times, online and in print, 18 December 2015.
- ‘Church Opinion in Northern Ireland, 1983’, History Ireland, November & December Issue, 2015.
- Maggie Scull and Alison Garden, ‘Rethinking the 1980/81 Hunger Strikes’, The Irish Times, 27 October 2015.
- Maggie Scull and Naomi Lloyd-Jones, ‘Four nations and the historical context of the devolution question’, History & Policy, 16 February 2015.
- ‘The Catholic Church and the Hunger Strikes of Terence MacSwiney and Bobby Sands’, Irish Political Studies, 31 (2), 2016, pp. 282-299.
- Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British’ History: A (Dis)united Kingdom?, Edited by Maggie Scull and Naomi Lloyd-Jones, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2017.
Special Edition Journals:
- ‘Rethinking the 1981 Hunger Strikes’, Edited by Maggie Scull and Alison Garden, Irish Review, June 2018.
- ‘Agreement 20’, Edited by Maggie Scull, George Legg and Caroline Magennis, The Open Library of Humanities, April 2018.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- England, Ireland, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Government, Military, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Women