Liam O’Flaherty is a sessional instructor in history at Fraser International College (FIC) and SFU. Born and raised in Newfoundland, he completed his BA at Memorial University (2006), an MA in political science at the University of British Columbia (2008), and an MA in history at SFU in 2017.
At SFU, his graduate research was on ethno-religious tensions within the Fishermen's Protective Union of early 20th century Newfoundland. In 2016, he assisted with the (Re-)Claiming the New Westminster Waterfront research project, contributing chapters to Longshoring on the Fraser: Stories and History of ILWU Local 502 (2016).
Liam's current research interests are in education and the history of rural resettlements and displacements in Canada and the United States. Between his years spent at university, Liam has worked as everything from court clerk to farmhand, and spent time living in the UK and Australia. Outside of teaching and research, his interests are travelling, science fiction and fencing.