Personal profile

Research overview

I began my PhD at the University of St Andrews in September 2020, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Pettegree. My thesis, which is now co-supervised by Dr Arthur der Weduwen, looks at Dublin press coverage of the French Revolution from 1788 to 1794. When the French Revolution broke out, Dubliners followed along closely as events unfolded. My project explores the impact of this press coverge on Dublin's society, culture and politics. More broadly, it looks at Franco-Irish relations in the 1790s from a new perspective, beyond lenses such as the relationship between Revolutionary France and the Society of United Irishmen. France and Ireland had a long standing relationship based on a cross-religious exchange of Huguenots who settled in Ireland and Irish Catholics who settled in France. Additionally they had close economic ties through trade. This relationship allowed the Dublin press to engage with the Revolution in a unique way.

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Culture and Heritage Site Management, Centennial College


Master of Arts, History, Protest through Poetry: Perceptions of English Settler Colonialism in Seventeenth-Century Ireland, Western University


Bachelor of Arts, History and Celtic Studies, University of Toronto


External positions

Blog Editor, Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC)



  • D901 Europe (General)
  • Ireland
  • France
  • French Revolution
  • Newspapers
  • Book History
  • United Irishmen