Dr Marnie Hay is a lecturer in History in the DCU School of History and Geography where she teaches modules on aspects of modern Irish history, the history of children and childhood, and research methods. Originally from Canada, she completed a PhD in History at University College Dublin, an MA in Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, an MA in Political Science at Dalhousie University, and a BA (Hons) at the University of Winnipeg.

Her research interests include the Irish cultural revival, the Irish Revolution, uniformed youth groups, children’s print culture, and the history of nationalism, particularly the socialisation and mobilisation of youth within nationalist movements. She is the author of two monographs: Na Fianna Éireann and the Irish Revolution, 1909-23: Scouting for Rebels (Manchester UP, 2019, 2021) and Bulmer Hobson and the Nationalist Movement in Twentieth-Century Ireland(Manchester UP, 2009).

She is currently supervising a PhD student, Cathal Burke O’Leary, whose research on state-building in post-independence Ireland and India is funded by the Ireland India Institute.