Maureen C. Harris is a doctoral candidate at UConn, working on a dissertation entitled “Education, Ireland, and the Early Modern World.” A native Marylander, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, graduating summa cum laude and with departmental and university honors. Maureen has also earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut.
Maureen studies early modern England and Ireland, with a particular interest in religion and its place in society. She has examined the factors leading Irish lord Sir Cahir O’Doherty into rebellion in 1608, and has also investigated books printed in the Irish language before 1700. Maureen is fascinated by languages and is the treasurer of the UConn Irish Studies Alliance. Maureen’s academic advisor is Brendan Kane.