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Dr Niamh Gallagher


Subject: History

Dr Niamh Gallagher is a Lecturer at the Faculty of History in modern British and Irish history, and the author of 'Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History' (Bloomsbury, 2020). She convenes and lectures on a range of courses across the undergraduate and postgraduate year groups focusing predominantly on political and social history. She is currently co-editing 'The Political Thought of the Irish Revolution' with Professor Richard Bourke as part of the 'blue book' series in the Cambridge History of Political Thought and is a contributor to the forthcoming volume, 'The Cambridge Companion to Winston Churchill'. Her next major research project will be on the history of Ireland and slavery from the eighteenth century to the present.
Postgraduate Tutor (Finance); Senior Member, Graduates' Parlour
Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History

Niamh Gallagher comes from Co. Armagh in Northern Ireland. She read Anthropology and Geography at UCL before completing her postgraduate studies at the Faculty of History at Cambridge. Her first book, Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (Bloomsbury, 2020) is a revisionist history of Ireland and the Irish in the Great War, which won the St Catharine’s Prize for Distinction in Research when Niamh was a postgraduate student at the College.  She is now a University Lecturer in modern British and Irish History at the Faculty of History. At Catz, she is Director of Studies for Part II and helps to lead the Admissions process for History, History and Modern Languages, and History and Politics.

  • Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (Bloomsbury, 2020)
  • N. Gallagher, 'The Great War and Ireland's Twentieth Century' in Mike Cronin, John Crowley and Cormac Moore (eds.), The Atlas of Irish Sport (Cork, University College Cork Press, 2021).
  • R. Bourke and N. Gallagher (eds), The Political Thought of the Irish Revolution (forthcoming, Cambridge, 2021)
  • N. Gallagher, 'Churchill and Ireland', in Allen Packwood et al, 'The Cambridge Companion to Winston Churchill' (forthcoming 2022).

Select book reviews

  • Susan Pedersen, ‘The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire’ (Oxford, 2015), Times Higher Education, published July 2015.
  • Gerard Noonan, ‘The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923: “In the Heart of Enemy Lines”’ (Liverpool, 2014), Twentieth Century British History, published March 2015.
  • R. F. Foster ‘Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923’ (London, 2014), Times Higher Education, published November 2014.
  • Mo Moulton, ‘Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England’ (Cambridge, 2014), Times Higher Education, published June 2014.
(2013) St Catharine Prize for Distinction in Research, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; (2011) Members’ History Prize and Fund, Cambridge