I am a historian of twentieth century Ireland, specialising in Irish foreign affairs, women in diplomacy and international relations. I was awarded a Ph.D. from University of Limerick in 2017. This Ph.D. was funded by the Irish Research Council, 2013-16. I have worked on the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series, volume VIII, 1945-48. Currently I am an Associate Researcher at the Arts & Humanities Institute, Maynooth University. My current research involves publishing my book, 'The ideal diplomat: woman and foreign affairs, 1946-90' and establishing an Irish Diplomatic Oral History Project. I have recently published on Irish women's role in the League of Nations and United Nations.
|Areas of expertise||
Twentieth century Ireland with a particular interest in women's diplomatic history
Ann Marie O'Brien
Ph.D. in History, University of Limerick, 2013-2016
Research assistant, Georgetown University, 2017
University of Limerick, 2015-16
‘The Department of Foreign Affairs: the creation and evolution of a diplomatic service, 1919-39’ – fourth year undergraduate students
‘US foreign policy: American women diplomats’ – postgraduate students
|Committees & Associations||
Member: Irish Association of Professional Historians
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences postgraduate research committee, University of Limerick, 2016
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
'Locating women within the Irish Department of External Affairs: A case study of Irish women at the League of Nations and United Nations' in Irish Historical Studies 43, no. 163 (2019), pp 1-17 – forthcoming May 2019.
Book review: Envoy Extraordinary: Professor Smiddy of Cork. By Eda Sagarra. Pp 186. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration 2018 in Irish Historical Studies 43, no. 163 (2019) – forthcoming May 2019.
'On the outside looking in: Ireland attempts to join the United