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Dr Bronagh Ann McShane

History Research Fellow

Bronagh Ann McShane, FRHistS, is a historian specialising in the history of women, gender and religion. She completed her PhD (Irish Research Council-funded) at Maynooth University and previously held a National University of Ireland Research Fellowship at the University of Galway. She is author of Irish Women in Religious Orders, 1530-1700: Suppression, Migration and Reintegration (Woodbridge, 2022) and has published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals including British Catholic History, Archivium Hibernicum and the Journal of Historical Network Research. She is joint guest editor of ‘A New Agenda for Women’s and Gender History in Ireland’, Irish Historical Studies Special Issue (Nov. 2022); co-editor of Brides of Christ: Women and Monasticism in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland (Dublin, 2023) and contributor to volume one of the Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism (Oxford, 2023).