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Jason Knirck

Professor of History

Jason Knirck Jason Knirck is a modern Irish historian who also teaches British and Western European history. His research concerns the Irish revolution and the foundation of the Irish Free State, focusing particularly on the political rhetoric of the period. His most recent monograph Afterimage of the Revolution: Cumann na nGaedheal and Irish Politics 1922-32, which deals with the relationship between the Free State political party Cumann na nGaedheal and the legacy of the Irish revolution, was released in 2014 by the University of Wisconsin Press. His current work focuses on the definition and implementation of democracy in the Irish Free State, particularly the role of constitutional opposition. Before arriving at CWU in 2004, he taught for three years as an assistant professor at Humboldt State University.


  • BA History/Math, Gonzaga University (1992)
  • MA History, Washington State University (1996)
  • PhD History, Washington State University (2000)


Fields of Study

  • Modern Ireland
  • Modern Britain/British Empire
  • Tudor-Stuart Britain
  • Modern France


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