Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
NUI Galway
Website URL
Northern Ireland, Peace, Catholic Church, Ireland, The 'Troubles', Conflict Societies, Contemporary British History
Additional Contact Information
I am currently based between Belfast, Galway, and London.

Personal Info

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



Journal Articles:


Edited Collection:


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