We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lynsey Black as Lecturer in Criminology at Maynooth University Law Department.
Lynsey researches in the areas of gender and punishment, the death penalty, and historical criminology.
She was an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin from 2016 to 2018. Her postdoctoral research was a comparative, transnational project on capital punishment in Ireland and Scotland from 1864 to 1914. She received her PhD from the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin in 2016. Her doctoral research focused on women and the death penalty in post-independence Ireland and was aided by the award of a research bursary from the Irish Legal History Society and an Arthur Cox Fellowship.
Lynsey has published in Law and History Review and the Social History of Medicine, and is editor of the recent collection, Law and Gender in Modern Ireland, with Hart Publishing.
Lynsey holds an LLB Law from Trinity College Dublin, and an MA in Criminology from Dublin Institute of Technology. She has previously lectured at Dublin Institute of Technology, and has worked with the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.