I’m a historian from Galway, Ireland and studied at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Chicago. My research focuses on Irish and British History, Jewish and Israeli History, Masculinity, Nationalism, Race, and Capitalism and Socialism.

I work at the Frederick Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh; prior to this I held postdoctoral positions at Concordia University in Montreal (from 2015-16) and at Trinity College Dublin (2016-17). Between 2014 and 2018, I taught at the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at Wayne State University, Detroit.

My first book, Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, was published in 2016 and was awarded the prize for best history book of the year by the American Conference for Irish Studies. My second book, Private Property and the Fear of Social Chaos, was published with Manchester University Press in early 2023 and I am currently finishing a book for Pluto Press on the British Trotskyist group The Workers Revolutionary Party and their Irish-born leader, Gerry Healy, to be published in late 2024.

I’ve had peer-reviewed work published in the Journal of Modern History, Irish Historical Studies and the Journal of Jewish Studies and have written for the Irish Times, Jacobin and the Washington Post. I’ve been a guest editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and the Radical History Review and am currently co-editing a special issue of the Irish Studies Review focusing on Irish Capitalism. I am also the co-editor of Irish Questions and Jewish Questions, published with Syracuse University Press in 2018.

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Email: ajbeatty [at] tcd.ie