Originally from Canada, Karly is a senior lecturer in history at GCU. She completed her PhD in history at the University of Glasgow in 2005 and held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Guelph from 2006 to 2008 before being appointed lecturer with the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands. In December of 2011 she joined the History and Politics team at GCU.
She is the managing editor of Britain and the World and was a Visiting Fellow of Yale’s Beinecke Library in 2012. Particular interests include the Scottish and Irish Diasporas, the history of Catholicism and identity and citizenship in the British world.
In 2010 she published her first book, Creating a Scottish Church: Catholicism, Gender and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century Scotland. Her second book will consider the influential role that empire played in allowing religious peripheries to expand understandings of citizenship and belonging.