Australasian Journal of Irish Studies (AJIS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published annually. AJIS publishes articles on Irish and Irish Diaspora topics in fields such as history, literature, language, politics, film, theatre and religion.

AJIS follows on from the Australian Journal of Irish Studies, which began in 2001, and continues that journal’s volume numbering. The change of name reflects the fact that since 2006 AJIS has covered New Zealand as well as Australia. Full texts of individual articles from AJIS volume 6 onwards are available via library subscriptions through Informit.

Intending contributors should contact one of the editors in the first instance. The editors especially welcome articles showcasing original research on the Irish in Australia and New Zealand. Each volume also includes a book review section, so authors or publishers wishing to have their books reviewed in AJIS should contact one of the editors. Contact details are below.



Philip Bull
p.j.bull [at]
Frances Devlin-Glass
francesdevlinglass [at]
Dianne Hall
dianne.hall [at]
Elizabeth Malcolm
e.malcolm [at]
Chris Murray
chris.murray [at]


Sophie Cooper
coopersophie86 [at]


Thomas Keneally


Molly Lukin
Leila Crawford
Nicola Cousen
ajiseds [at]


  • Assoc Prof Malcolm Campbell
    University of Auckland
  • Dr Ian Chambers
    Murdoch University
  • Prof Bryan Coleborne
    University of Waikato
  • Prof Emer Richard Davis
    University of Tasmania
  • Dr Chris Eipper
    La Trobe University
  • Prof Mark Finnane
    Griffith University
  • Assoc Prof Lyndon Fraser
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Dr Laurence Geary
    University College, Cork
  • Prof Peter Kuch
    University of Otago
  • Dr Perry McIntyre
    University of Sydney
  • Prof Angela McCarthy
    University of Otago
  • Prof Rónán MacDonald
    University of Melbourne
  • Dr Christina Hunt Mahony
    Trinity College, Dublin
  • Dr Val Noone
    University of Melbourne
  • Dr Ruán O’Donnell
    University of Limerick
  • Dr Louis de Paor
    National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Brad Patterson
    Victoria University, Wellington
  • Dr Rebecca Pelan
    University College, Dublin
  • Prof Emer Bob Reece
    Murdoch University
  • Prof Gillian Russell
    University of Melbourne
  • Prof Sonja Tiernan
    University of Otago
  • Prof Jonathan Wooding
    University of Sydney

AJIS has been published with the support of La Trobe University and the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies, University of Melbourne.

A subscription to AJIS is optionally included with ISAANZ membership. To join ISAANZ or renew please go to the membership page.

Single current or past volumes of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies may be purchased at $20 per copy for members and $35 for non-members, postage not included. Individual copies can be purchased online on the volume contents page. Multiple volumes and special orders may be arranged with the editors.