United Nations expert Dr. Alanna O’Malley joined the Institute of History in 2013. She earned her B.A. and M.A. at University College Dublin and her Ph.D. at the European University Institute. Her research examines the role of the U.N. in international politics since 1945. Her first book The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-1964 is forthcoming in 2017 with Manchester University Press. She teaches on the U.N. and the history of international relations in the 20th century.
In 2016, Dr. O’Malley won a research grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation for a new project, ‘Internationalism and the End of Empire: The United Nations and the Rise of the Global South, 1945-1965.’ In the Spring 2017, she will be a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow at the Laureate Research Programme in International History at the University of Sydney.