Mary McAuliffe is a historian and Director of the Gender Studies Programme at UCD and holds a PhD from the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. Her latest publications include as co-editor with Miriam Haughton and Emilie Pine, Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries; Commemoration, Gender, and the Postcolonial Carceral State (Manchester University Press, 2021) and as sole author, Margaret Skinnider; a biography (UCD Press, 2020). She was also co-editor of Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland and is writing on Kilkenny and the Revolution for the Four Courts Press ‘The Irish Revolution, 1912–23’ County series. Currently, she is working on a major research project on gendered and sexual violence during the Irish revolutionary period, 1919-1923, to be published in 2023. She is a past President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland, is on the advisory board of the Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH), and a member of the Humanities Institute, UCD.