Dr Erin Scheopner

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

My interdisciplinary research explores the relationship between media and politics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in coverage of national questions. Broader themes of interest include colonialism, self-determination, and language. My thesis and forthcoming monograph, ‘Miserable conflict and confusion’: The Irish Question in British Newspapers, 1916-22, examines British newspaper coverage of Ireland from the aftermath of the Easter Rising to the ratification of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

My next project explores American press coverage of the Irish question. I am also working on an article about my grandmother’s journey from Ireland to America, utilising correspondences and ephemera to consider her emigration journey and news from ‘home’.

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

Teaching and Supervision

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



Scheopner, Erin Kate . 2020. ‘A double claim to be consulted’: the Pankhurst sisters’ newspaper coverage of Ireland, 1912–18. Women's History Review, 29(7), pp. 1182-1200. ISSN 0961-2025


Scheopner, Erin Kate . 2018. ‘Miserable conflict and confusion’: Definitions and Understanding of the Irish Question in British Newspapers, 1917-21. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London

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