I'm a historian based in Sydney, Australia.

I’m writing a book based on my doctoral thesis, provisionally-entitled Irish Lives in the British Caribbean: Engaging with empires in the Revolutionary Era. With funding from the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Andrew P. Mellon Foundation, I’m delving deeper into the Irish legacies of Caribbean slavery and working on biographies of twelve Irish sojourners and settlers across seven different Caribbean sites.

A bit about me: I have a legal background and worked for many years in financial services in Australia and the UK. After a career break to pursue my love of history, I now balance writing with contract work in corporate governance (see my Linkedin profile). I’ve worked as the Assistant Editor for History Australia journal and as a casual undergrad-level teacher, and on public history projects including Female Factory Online and the St.John’s Cemetery Project.

I blog intermittently about history books, podcasts and exhibitions. I’ve also written about my academic and family history research over the years. Go to Blog on the menu to scroll back over my posts.

The Caribbean Histories Resources tab is a collection of links to publicly-accessible online sources, reviews and articles about the history of the Caribbean. Just a note that it has not been updated in a while, but there are plenty of useful links.

Follow me on twitter @McLarenJen and on instagram at @historianjen