Faculty Directory--Jane McGaughey

Jane McGaughey completed her PhD, Masculinity and Militarization in Ulster, 1912-1923 at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2008. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, she returned home from the UK to lecture in history at the Royal Military College of Canada. She is delighted to be at Notre Dame this year, and looks forward to attending many hockey games once the season starts.

Her research interests include Ulster and Northern Ireland in the twentieth century, concepts of heroism and manliness, warfare since 1800, imperialism, and gendered discourses of violence and conflict. She is the author of Ulster’s Men: Masculinities and Militarization in the north of Ireland, 1912-23, currently under review for publication by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Her research at Notre Dame involves an analysis of the Stormont years in Northern Ireland through the lens of masculinity studies, especially the language and imagery politicians, religious leaders and public figures used to describe episodes of sectarian conflict between 1921 and 1972.

We thank Tom and Kathleen again for their warm generosity which has made a lasting impact on the development of the Keough-Naughton Institute and Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.