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About M. C. Rast

My academic work focuses on modern Ireland and its interaction with the wider world. Particularly I investigate movements among Irish nationalists to renegotiate or to sever Ireland's connection to the British Empire. These movements often had global connections to the Irish diaspora and to anti-colonial movements around the world. Their primary opposition in Ireland was the unionist community, whose outlook and political connections shed light on the operation of empires across the globe. My work has implications for global imperial and anti-imperialist history, political science, and identity formation.
My former work as a journalist with international business news source GlobalAtlanta focused on economic and cultural interaction between the U.S. and Ireland.


Present MA, Georgia State University
Present Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Modern Ireland, Military History, European History, and Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism

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Irish War of Independence (3)

Journalism (15)