Dr Matthew Lewis is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Until September 2013, he was an ERC Postdoctoral Felloe working on the project 'The Limits of Demobilization'. His current research project is a comparative study of British paramilitarism in Ireland and Palestine after the First World War.
Dr Lewis completed his doctorate at Queen's University Belfast in 2011. His PhD thesis focused on the controversial revolutionary past of Irish statesman Frank Aiken, and the broader context of republican politics and violence on the south-east Ulster border between 1916 and 1923. He is currently preparing this resxearch for a forthcoming monograph.