Aidan Beatty

  • Scholar Mentor

Aidan Beatty is from Galway, on the west coast of Ireland.   Aidan can help with any research or scholarship question, but is especially interested in working with students who want to do graduate study in Ireland or the UK (through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Churchill scholarships), students interested in the Truman Scholarship, which funds graduate-level study in public policy, or anyone who just wants to talk about history, religion, Jewish studies, business and economics, philosophy, politics or gender studies.  

Aidan did his BA in History and Politics at Trinity College Dublin, which included a study-abroad year at Ben-Gurion University in Israel.  His MA and PhD, both in history, are from the University of Chicago.  He’s worked as a researcher at Concordia University in Montreal and Trinity College Dublin and taught gender studies for four years at Wayne State University in Detroit.  He has successfully applied for internal grants at UChicago, Concordia and Wayne State and has also been awarded competitive grants from the Irish Research Council (Dublin), the Truman Institute (Independence, MO), and the Israel Institute (Washington DC).

In between scholarship mentor work, he continues to work as a historian. He’s published two books on Irish and Jewish history and is currently doing a few different eclectic projects; a book on race, gender and the global intellectual history of private property and some shorter papers on royalism in early 20th century Ireland, Catholic anti-capitalism in 1920s and 1930s Ireland, and the economic philosophy of Irish nationalism.

He lives in Regent Square with his wife, three-year old son and an ever-growing book collection.

Education & Training

  • PhD (History), University of Chicago
  • MA (History), University of Chicago
  • BA (History and Politics), Trinity College Dublin