Rose is finishing her CISRUL PhD Studentship in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts (History) from Ave Maria University and an MSc in Modern British and Irish History from the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests have been focused primarily on role of religion in the history of Irish nationalism and the construction of 19th and 20th century Irish national identity. In this area, she has coauthored a chapter with Dr Colin Barr in a book on Irish Catholicism in the British Empire, and has worked as an editor for a five volume transcription of Cardinal Paul Cullen’s letters, funded by the Irish Manuscripts Commission.
Rose’s PhD dissertation examines the modernization of the Catholic Church in the late nineteenth century. The encyclical Rerum Novarum is key to to her study, as it informs how Irish and Polish Catholics legitimized protest and resistance condemned by the Catholic Church. By combining history from below with high ecclesiastical history, her dissertation demonstrates how Catholics legitimized methods of protest and resistance using the language of Catholic teaching, but contrary to the aims and demands of Rome.
Presidential Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper in 2016, American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), 2017.
Santander Mobility Award, University of Aberdeen – University of Poznań, 2016.
Postgraduate Research Grant, Royal Historical Society, 2016.
Comparative Statecraft and Constitutional Thought Studentship, CISRUL, 2014-18.
Teaching as a Tutor 2016-2017, School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy and Centre of Academic Development, University of Aberdeen
Colin Barr and Rose Luminiello, ‘“The Leader of the Virgin Choirs of Erin”: St. Brigid’s Missionary College, 1883-1914,’ edited by Paul Towned, Timothy McMahon and Michael DeNie, in Ireland’s Imperial Cultures, (Manchester University Press: 2016).
Luminiello, Rose, copy editor in Colin Barr, Daire Keogh, and Anne O’Connor, (eds.), The Letters of Paul Cullen, (Upcoming, Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission).
Rose Luminiello, “Review. Grave Matter: Death and Dying in Dublin 1500 to the Present,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Upcoming: Autumn 2017).
Rose Luminiello, “Review. Mark McGowan, ‘The Imperial Irish: Canada’s Irish Catholics Fight the Great War 1914-1918’“, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture (Decemer 2018).
2018. ‘”Rerum Novarum and the People: Modernizing Catholicism in Ireland and Poland.” American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) at University College Cork.
2018. “Rerum Novarum and the People: Modernizing and Legitimizing Irish Catholic Political Protest.” Visions of Democracy: Religion and the Irish Political Imagination, University of Edinburgh.
2017. “The Church, Protest, and Resistance in Ireland.” University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge Joint Irish History Postgraduate Workshop at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.
2018. “Legtimization of Violent Protest and Resistance in Catholic Ulster and Poznania.” European Academy of Religion – Fondazione per la Science Religione, Bologna.
2016. “Women’s Social Mobility in Ireland’s Spiritual Empire.” American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) at Notre Dame.
2016. “Exclusion in the Irish Political Community, 1890-1918.” Exploring the Ideas of Political Community, Democracy and Self-Government: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar at Universidad de Málaga.
2017. “Rerum Novarum and the People: Legitimizing Protest in Ulster and Poznania” University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge Joint Irish History Postgraduate Workshop at the University of Edinburgh.
2018. “Rerum Novarum and the People: Legitimizing Protest in Ulster” Visions of Democracy: Religion and the Irish Political Imagination, University of Edinburgh.
MSc ‘St. Brigid’s Missionary College and the Effects of Irish Catholic Religious Sisters in the Irish Spiritual Empire and Diasporas,’ supervised by Prof. Enda Delaney.
Bachelor’s ‘Misconceptions of Young Ireland in 1848: The Destruction of the Movement by Paul Cardinal Cullen,’ supervised by Dr. Daniel Davy.