Dr. Mark DoyleDr. Mark Doyle

Assistant Professor

E-mail: mark.doyle@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2545
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, Room 273
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Personal website: http://britishscholar.org/mark-doyle/

FIELDS: Britain, Ireland, and British Empire; urban history; mass violence

BIOGRAPHY: Mark Doyle was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, where he developed a lifelong allergy to the state of Texas. He attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans and spent his junior year in Ireland at Trinity College, Dublin. It was here that the history bug bit him: a research project on agrarian violence in nineteenth-century Ireland took him to Dublin's National Archives, where he discovered the thrill of holding (and deciphering) old police reports and crumbling letters. Since then he has lived in Boston (where he got his PhD), Belfast, Dublin (again), Philadelphia, and Northampton, MA. He currently lives in Nashville with his wife Kate, daughter Rose, and two ill-trained cats named Worthington and Chesterfield.


  • History 1120, World Civilizations II
  • History 3090, The Fall of the British Empire
  • History 3090, Modern Ireland
  • History 3090, History of Ireland
  • History 3090, The British Empire
  • History 4360, Britain in the Nineteenth Century


  • History 6202/7202, Readings in Modern European History


Doyle, Mark. Fighting like the Devil for the Sake of God: Protestants, Catholics, and the Origins of Violence in Victorian Belfast. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

Doyle, Mark. "Massacre by the Book: Amritsar and the Rules of Public-order Policing in Britain and India," Britain and the World 4, 2 (September 2011), 247-68.

Doyle, Mark. "The Sepoys of the Pound and Sandy Row: empire and identity in mid-Victorian Belfast," Journal of Urban History 36, 6 (November 2010), p. 849-67.


Amherst College Copeland Colloquium Fellowship, 2008-09

Penn Humanities Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-08

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-06


Book project: Disturbing the Pax: communal riots in Victorian Britain and its Empire
Article on street preaching in Victorian Britain and Ireland for an edited volume on faith, violence, and war to be published by Transaction Publishers in 2014.


Ph.D., Boston College, 2006
B.A.,    Tulane University, 1999

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