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Kate O'Malley

Kate O’Malley is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA, PhD).

She has written extensively on Indo-Irish relations and her book Ireland, India and Empire was published by Manchester University Press in 2008.

Some recent publications include: ‘Frank Aiken and Tibet’ in Bryce Evans & Stephen Kelly (eds), Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (Dublin, 2014); ‘Metropolitan Resistance: Indo-Irish connections in the inter-war period’ in Rehana Ahmed & Sumita Mukherjee (eds), South Asian Resistances in Britain 1858-1947: Interactions and Modes of Resistance (London, 2012). Her research interests encompass Irish diplomatic and political history, twentieth century Indian history, British imperial and Commonwealth history, British decolonisation, intelligence history and transnational history.

She is an occasional lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin as well as a Research Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History. She has also taught at University College Dublin and at Queen’s University, Belfast. She is Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy’s Standing Committee on International Affairs, and a member of the Social Sciences Committee.

Kate is an avid consumer and disseminator of online historical sources and gives workshops based on the DIFP online project. DIFP uses Twitter to promote the project and to breathe new life into old documents ... have a look at our tweets! @DIFP_RIA

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