Dr Jennifer Redmond

Action Chair

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Dr. Jennifer Redmond is Associate Professor in Twentieth Century Irish History in the Department of History at Maynooth University and formerly the Director of the MA in Irish History (2014-19).

She is the Chair and main proposer of the successfully funded COST Action HIDDEN: History of Identity Documentation in European Nations which brings together scholars in different disciplines across the EU and its affiliated members to examine issues of identity documentation, migration and citizenship from the twentieth century to the present day. Her research interests also include migration, women’s history, Irish social history and digital humanities. Dr. Redmond completed her undergraduate degree at University College Dublin and an M.Phil and PhD at the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, the latter on the discourses surrounding Irish female migration to Britain during the first decades of Irish independence which was published by Liverpool University Press in 2018 as Moving Histories which was long-listed for the 2020 Michel Déon Prize which is a joint prize awarded in alternate years by the Royal Irish Academy (funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in Ireland and the Académie française in France . Moving Histories is now available as an open access publication here

Jennifer is also a member of the Motherhood Project at Maynooth University, which is leading the way in examining cultural representations of motherhood and the way that mothers are depicted in popular culture, film, literature and the media. Jennifer brings her research in the area of motherhood and work and motherhood and citizenship to the project. The Motherhood Project is member of the European Union Horizon 2020 funded research network on contemporary European motherhood, involving researchers from Vilnius University in Lithuania and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Institution home page: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/jennifer-redmond

Selected Publications:

Jennifer Redmond: Moving Histories: Irish women’s emigration to Britain from independence to republic. Liverpool University Press, 2018, (available open access).
Jennifer Redmond: Brave enough to fight? Masculinity, migration and the Irish revolution. In: Irish Studies Review, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 193–211, 2021, ISSN: 1469-9303, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670882.2021.1908409").
Jennifer Redmond: Immigrants, Aliens, Evacuees: Exploring the History of Irish Children in Britain During the Second World War. In: The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 295–308, 2016, (available here: https://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/7643/).