Heather Stanfiel is a cultural and public historian of modern Europe and the British Empire, with an interest in the intersection of violence and memory. She earned her BA in History and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, dual MA in Ancient History and Classical Languages at Indiana University, and MA in Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast. She is the recipient of the 2018-19 Annese Dissertation Fellowship from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and in 2015-16, she held the Murphy Irish Exchange Fellowship at University College Cork. Her research interests lie at the crossroads of history and public memory, with particular emphasis on the relationship between commemoration, imperialism, and state-building in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland. Her dissertation examines violence against sites of memory across the island during this period. Her first book, The Walker Testimonial and Symbolic Conflict in Derry, was released in 2018 with the Four Courts Press in Dublin.