About Aidan Beatty

I’m a historian from Galway, Ireland and studied at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Chicago. My research focuses on Irish and British History, Jewish and Israeli History, Masculinity, Nationalism, Race, and Capitalism and Socialism. m a lecturer in the History Department at Carnegie Mellon University and have previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Wayne State University and the University of Chicago. I’ve also held postdoctoral positions at Concordia University in Montreal (from 2015-16) and at Trinity College Dublin (2016-17). My first book, Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, was published in 2016 and was awarded the prize for best history book of the year by the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS). My second book, Private Property and the Fear of Social Chaos, was published with Manchester University Press in early 2023 and I’m now finishing a book for Pluto Press on the British Trotskyist group The Workers Revolutionary Party and their Irish-born leader, Gerry Healy, to be published in late 2024. I currently serve as Vice-President of ACIS, on a term from 2023-25. From 2025-27, I will be president of ACIS. I’ve had peer-reviewed work published in the Journal of Modern History, Irish Historical Studies and the Journal of Jewish Studies and have written for the Irish Times, Jacobin and the Washington Post. I’ve been a guest editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and the Radical History Review and am currently co-editing a special issue of the Irish Studies Review focusing on Irish Capitalism. I am also the co-editor of Irish Questions and Jewish Questions, published with Syracuse University Press in 2018.
Aidan Beatty teaches in the history department at Carnegie Mellon University
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