Daniel McKenna Joesten

TitlePhD Candidate
DivisionGraduate Studies Division
DepartmentHistory Department
Web Site danieljoesten.com
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Daniel McKenna Joesten

Research Interests

Masters Thesis (2014): A War for Small Nationalities: The Great War, Nationalism, and the Irish Conscription Crisis of 1918

Research Interests include: 20th Century British Empire, Anglo-Irish Relations, Irish Nationalism, Decolonization, Citizenship and Empire, British Social History, British Cultural History, Modern Irish History and Commonwealth History.     

Biography, Education and Training


  • BA, History, San Jose State University, 2012

  • MA, Modern European History, University of Utah, 2014

  • Teaching (TA) Experience

    • Teaching Assistant HIS 71 The Holocaust, Summer 2017

    • Teaching Assistant HIS 70B Modern Europe, Spring 2017

    • Teaching Assistant HIS 70A Modern Europe, Winter 2017

    • HIS 181A Postcolonial Britain and France 

    • HIS 71 The Holocaust: Destruction of European Jewry, Summer 2016

    • HIS 75 Film and the Holocaust, Spring 2016

    • HIS 30A Making of Modern Africa, Winter 2016

    • HIS 70A Modern Europe, Fall 2015

    • HIS 39B, Hurricane Katrina, Summer 2015

    • HIS 70A, Modern Europe, Spring 2015

    • HIS 65A, Medieval Europe, Fall 2014


Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Institute of Humanities Research at UCSC Summer Research Fellow 2017

  • UCSC History Department Dissertation Research Fellowship 2017

  • UCSC History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship 2016

  • UCSC Regents Fellowship 2014-2015

  • Award for Best Dissertation/Thesis, University of Utah History Department, 2014

  • Mildred G. Winters Memorial Scholarship, San Jose State University History Department.

Selected Publications

"A Declaration of War: The Press and the Irish Conscription Crisis of 1918" (2013) in Utah Historical Review 



"A War for Small Nationalities:  The Great War, Nationalism, and the Irish Conscription Crisis of 1918" (2014) Master's Thesis.



Selected Presentations

“Reconsidering Citizenship: Decolonization and the Irish Free State” presented at Pacific Coast Conference for British Studies.  Victoria, British Colombia, March 3-5, 2017 


“A Declaration of War: The Press, Parliament, and the 1918 Irish Conscription Crisis” presented at “Ireland and the First World War Conference” at University College Cork. Cork, Ireland.  January 24-25, 2014.