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Lily Denehy


Lily Denehy is a dual-degree master’s student in History and Library and Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They are interested in how we view women's sports through lenses of empire, resistance, and unrest in the British context. In information sciences, they aspire to be an academic librarian with various interests in reference, instruction, humanities and fine arts research, and community building outside of academia.

Research Interests

Sports history

British empire


Academic librarianship

Instructional design


B.A. in History, Macalester College, 2022

Courses Taught

IS 100: Exploring the iSchool with a Human-Centered Lens (TA, Fall 2023)

IS 200: Professional Skills in Information Science (TA, Fall 2023)

Additional Campus Affiliations

M.S. student in Library and Information Science at the School of Information Sciences

Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Information Sciences