The 2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellow
Aidan Beatty studied History and Political Science at Trinity College Dublin and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and graduated in 2009 with a first-class honours degree. He holds an MA in Modern Jewish History from the University of Chicago and recently completed a PhD in International History. His doctoral dissertation is a comparative study of masculinity in Zionism and Irish Nationalism, two minority European national movements, and draws on sources in English, Irish (Gaeilge), and Hebrew. It was recently awarded the Adele Dalsimer Distinguished Dissertations Prize of the American Conference for Irish Studies.
During his time at the Azrieli Institute, he will be revising his PhD for publication with Palgrave-Macmillan as part of their Gender and Sexualities in History series, as well working on journal articles on Irish nationalist perceptions of Jews and on settler-colonialism in Ireland and Israel-Palestine. He is also co-editing a collection of essays on Irish-Jewish history.