Mary Harris

Senior Lecturer in History

National University of Ireland, Galway

Mary Harris is a senior lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She was born in Cork and graduated with a B.A. in Irish and Spanish and an MA in Old Irish from University College, Cork.  Having returned to UCC for undergraduate studies in History, she proceeded to Cambridge for her PhD (1992), which led to The Catholic Church and the Foundation of the Northern Irish State (Cork University Press, 1993). Mary has worked as a secondary school teacher in Cork and Grenada, West Indies.  From 1992-6 she taught Irish Studies at the University of North London.  Since 1996 she has been in National University of Ireland, Galway.  Her teaching and research focus on modern Irish history. Mary is co-ordinator of NUI Galway's programme commemorating the 1916 Rising and is a member of the Irish government's expert advisory group on commemoration.