Dr Deirdre Raftery

Dr Deirdre Raftery is Deputy Head of the School of Education at University College Dublin, and joint editor of the international ISI indexed journal History of Education (Routledge). She has published and lectured extensively in the field of history of education, and was a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Cambridge in 2005, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford in 2010. Books include Women & Learning in English Writing, 1600-1900; and (jointly) Female Education in Ireland, 1700-1900: Minerva or Madonna; Emily Davies: Selected Letters, 1861-1875; Gender Balance and Gender Bias in Education: International Perspectives, and The Voyage Out: Infant Jesus Sisters Ireland, 1909-2009. In addition to representing Ireland on the committee of H-WRBI, Deirdre serves on many committees and boards including the executive committee of the History of Education society and the Gender Working Group of ISCHE. 
 
She is currently writing a history of Irish women religious in the mission field, 1840-1940.