Dr Erin Scheopner

Staff details

Position Associate Lecturer
Department History
Email Esche001 (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Erin Scheopner

Academic qualifications

  • BA Humanities & BA Communication Studies, Seattle University (2006)
  • MSc Empires, Colonialism, & Globalisation, London School of Economics (2012)
  • PhD History, Department of History, Goldsmiths, University of London (2018)



  • BA First Year: Concepts & Methods in History
  • BA First Year: Religion, Peace, and Conflict

Research Interests

My interdisciplinary research explores the relationship between media and politics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in the formation and evolution of national questions and how those are articulated and covered by the news media. My thesis, ‘Miserable conflict and confusion’: Definitions and Understanding of the Irish Question in British Newspapers, 1917-21, examines British press coverage of Ireland from the aftermath of the Easter Rising to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Additional information

Erin is a book reviewer for the Wiener Library, where she reviews books selected by the library on the study of the Holocaust and genocide.