Mary McAuliffe is a historian and Director of Gender Studies at UCD and holds a PhD from the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. Her latest publication is a biography of Margaret Skinnider (UCD Press, 2020) and she is co-editor (with Miriam Haughton and Emilie Pine) of the forthcoming Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, gender, and the postcolonial carceral state. Other publications include We were there; 77 women of the Easter Rising W(co-written with Liz Gillis) and Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising on which she was co-editor with Bridget McAuliffe and Owen O'Shea. She 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 2022. She is a past President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (and remains on the executive), sat on the National Archives of Ireland Advisory Council and is on the advisory board of the Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH) and a member of the UCD Humanities Institute.