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Postdoctoral research fellow, UNSW

Dr Gemma Clark studied History at the Queen’s College, Oxford, completing her doctorate in 2011. In October 2012, she took up her current position as postdoctoral research fellow at UNSW’s Global Irish Studies Centre. In July 2014, Gemma published her first book, Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War (Cambridge University Press), which explores the conflict (1922–23) over the Anglo-Irish Treaty. She is also working on ‘A History of Arson in Modern Ireland’, a project tracing the development of criminal fire setting as a social and political protest tool, which also places (typically non-lethal) Irish incendiarism in international perspective. In January 2015, Gemma will take up a new post, as Lecturer in British and Irish History, at the University of Exeter, UK.


  • 2012–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, UNSW Australia


  • 2011 
    University of Oxford, D.Phil.
  • 2007 
    University of Oxford, M.St.
  • 2005 
    University of Oxford, B.A.


  • 2014
    Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research Areas

  • Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified (210399)
  • British History (210305)
  • European History (Excl. British, Classical Greek And Roman) (210307)
  • North American History (210312)