Emmanuel Destenay received his PhD in Contemporary History from Sorbonne University in 2014. His doctoral research was funded by the Institute for Strategic Research of the French Ministry of Defence and examined the experiences of demobilisation of Irish veterans of the First World War. His thesis received the 2015 PhD Prize from the Irish Foundation of France. He held Research Fellowships at Oxford University (2011-2012), Stanford University (2015), and University College Dublin (2016-2019).
He has written 13 articles on the war experiences and homecoming of Irish WWI veterans in international refereed journals such as Irish Historical Studies, Revue historique and Vingtième Siècle. His research also appeared in the history magazine L’Histoire.
His most recent article will appear in the Journal for British Studies (2021).
His first monograph entitled Shadows from the Trenches. Veterans of the Great War and the Irish Revolution (1918-1923) has been published by University College Dublin Press (2021). His second monograph will appear in 2022.
He is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and a fully-qualified teacher in English, French and History. He received several awards from professional achievements (2015, 2016) and a Students’ Teaching Award (2015).