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Dr William O'Reilly

Dr William O'Reilly

Faculty of History

Steering Group Member - Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

History of European migration, colonialism and imperialism.


Research Interests

  • History of European migration, colonialism and imperialism.
  • Current project 'Surviving Empire': is a translation of the imperial context in a globalizing world, 1550-1800, and explores the inter-relationship of European imperialisms from the later 16th century to the French revolution.
  • Works principally on human trafficking in an historical perspective and interested in emerging legal responses to migrants/refugees.