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Dr. Elaine Farrell

Dr. Elaine Farrell is Reader in History at Queen's University Belfast. She has published widely on women, crime and punishment in nineteenth-century Ireland. Her most recent monograph, Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland: Life in the Nineteenth-Century Convict Prison, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. 


Elaine co-leads the Bad Bridget project, which examines criminal and deviant Irish women in North America, from 1838 to 1918. A museum exhibition on the project is due to open at the Ulster American Folk Park (National Museums NI) in April 2022 and a book will be published shortly thereafter.

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