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Last Name
Syracuse University London
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Northern Ireland, Peace, Catholic Church, Ireland, The 'Troubles', Conflict Societies, Contemporary British History
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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 London, and Fordham University London. Maggie now works as an Adjunct Professor of British and Irish History at Syracuse University London.

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. In 2019 Oxford University Press published her first book, The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, 1968-98.

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
Ireland, Britain
Expertise by Geography
England, Ireland, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Higher Ed, Military, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Women