About me




I studied for a BA (Oxford) and MA (Queen's University Belfast) in History, before starting my PhD at Teesside University. I currently work as a Graduate Tutor, and my role combines PhD research with full-time teaching responsibilities. My PhD thesis explores the significance of visual culture and visuality in the politics of the Irish Free State between 1922-39.

Areas of expertise

- The political history of the Irish Free State, 1922-39
- Visual culture, visuality and photography
- Gender and masculinities


Irish Free State, Independent Ireland, Visual culture, masculinities, photography, gender, visuality

Member Details

Full Name

Timothy Ellis

Membership Type

Graduate Historian



BA History, University of Oxford (2014).
MA History, Queen's University Belfast (2016).
PGCLTHE, Teesside University (2018).
PhD History, Teesside University (ongoing).


Graduate Tutor, Teesside University (2016-Present).


I have taught the classes and given lectures on following modules at Teesside University:
- Europe, 1850-1918
- Europe, 1917-1991
- The Making of Modern Ireland, 1798-1922
- Victorian Britain
- Practical Skills for Historians
- The Russian Revolution

Committees & Associations

I am currently a member of:
- The British Association of Irish Studies
- The Royal Historical Society
- The Women's History Association of Ireland
- The Social History Society


British Association of Irish Studies, Postgraduate Travel bursary, 2017.

Other activities

I am currently in the process of organising a conference for Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers at Teesside University to be held in February 2019, entitled 'New Directions in Irish History.' The Call for Papers can be found by following this link: