Michael J Geary

Michael J. Geary

Working Group 3 Leader

Professor of Modern History & Jean Monnet Chair in EU History

Department of Historical & Classical Studies
Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

As a researcher and as an educator, Prof. Michael J. Geary focuses on twentieth century European and international history, with a particular interest in the history of European integration, contemporary Irish and British history, and European-United States relations. He is currently working on his third monograph that examines Irish foreign policy vis-à-vis South Africa, apartheid, and sanctions policy from the late 1960s through to the early 1990s. A First Class honours graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, he holds a Ph.D. in History and Civilisation from the European University Institute, Florence. A former Fulbright-Schuman professor in EU-US relations, he has held fellowships at the College of Europe, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and at the Institute for European Global Studies (University of Basel). He is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Selected Publications:

Michael J. Geary: The European Union: Navigating an Uncertain Future. In: Hartley, Cathy (Ed.): Chapter 1, pp. 900, Routledge, London, 2023, ISBN: 9781032492841.
Michael J Geary: Irish Foreign Policy and European Political Cooperation from Membership to Maastricht. In: European enlargement across rounds and beyond borders, vol. 132, pp. 99, 2017.
Michael J GEARY: Enlarging the European Union: the Commission seeking influence, 1961-1973. 2013.
Michael J Geary: An Inconvenient Wait: Ireland’s Quest for Membership of the EEC, 1957-73. Institute of Public Administration, 2009.