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Adjunct Professor of History, Syracuse University

Dr Maggie Scull is a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. Her multi-disciplinary research explores the relationship between religion and politics in the contemporary period; particularly the ‘soft power’ influence religious leaders still possessed in British and Irish politics after the Second World War.

Her current project examines the role of funerals throughout the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’. After graduating with her PhD from King’s College London in 2017, she has held teaching and research fellowships at KCL, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Syracuse University London.


  • 2020–present
    Syracuse University London, Adjunct Professor
  • 2018–2020
    Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, NUI Galway
  • 2017–2018
    Teaching Fellow in Modern Irish and British History Since 1700, King's College London


  • 2017 
    King's College London, PhD, History
  • 2013 
    King's College London, MA, Modern History
  • 2011 
    Boston University, BA, European History


  • 2022
    The American Catholic Bishops and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, Journal of Religious History
  • 2021
    Republican women and Catholic Church responses to the strip searching of female prisoners in Northern Ireland, 1982–92, Women's History Review
  • 2020
    ‘They Are Murderers’: The English Catholic Church and Provisional IRA Attacks on London, The London Journal
  • 2019
    The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-98, Oxford University Press
  • 2016
    The Catholic Church and the Hunger Strikes of Terence MacSwiney and Bobby Sands, Irish Political Studies

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Irish Studies
  • Royal Historical Society