I’m a historian from Ireland and hold a BA in History and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Modern Jewish History from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in International History, also from the University of Chicago. My research focuses on Irish and British History, Jewish and Israeli History, Masculinity, Nationalism, Race, and Capitalism. I have presented my work at conferences in the USA and Canada, Ireland and Britain, and Israel.
My first book, Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, was published by Palgrave-Macmillan – as part of their Genders and Sexualities in History series – and was awarded the 2016 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Books in History and Social Sciences from the American Conference for Irish Studies. This book is based on my doctoral dissertation.
My peer-reviewed work has been published in New Hibernia Review, the Journal of World-Systems Research, Éire-Ireland, Israel Studies, the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and the Journal of Jewish Studies. My writing has also appeared in Jacobin, The Irish Story, The Irish Times, The Irish Echo, Logos, The Village, The Montreal Review of Books and Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies. I currently serve as Book Review Editor for H-Ideas.
I’ve taught history at the University of Chicago and at Wayne State University in Detroit. In the 2015-16 academic year I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies and a Scholar-in-Residence at the School of Canadian Irish Studies, at Concordia University in Montreal. I’m currently an Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.
Contact me at ajbeatty [at] tcd.ie