Rachael A. Young is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston College where she focuses on the use of visual and material culture in 20th century Irish and British history. Building upon her M.Phil. research from Trinity College Dublin, she is specifically interested in the use of street art and ephemeral objects as resources of protest and activism. Her doctoral research uses theories of social memory, social justice, and space to study visual objects and urban environments, specifically how objects like street art influence and display the adaption of social memory, as well as how street art physically alters and interacts with the space of the urban environment.