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.