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M.A. Alumni


  • Michael Beebe

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Liam O’ Flaherty: Socialist Realism and the Literary Insurgency of Post-Independence Ireland”

  • Russell Brown

    Research Interests: 

    M.A. Thesis, “the lone dancer: the impact of the eighteenth century jib on the history of solo performance”

  • Margaret Cardosi

    Research Interests: 

    M.A. Special Project, Irish Adoptees in America

  • Christian Clark

    Research Interests: 

    MA Special Project, "Muide Éire: Race, Education and Integration in a Changing Changing Ireland”

  • Joe Clarke

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Charles O’Conor of New York, 1804-1884: A Nineteenth Century Irish-American”

  • Brendan Dolan

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Music in the Mountains: The Irish Catskills and Traditional Music”

  • Angela Donovan

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “De Valera delivers--Neutrality as victory in the battle for Irish Independence”

  • Meagan  Drillinger

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Ireland on the Brink: Tourism’s Role in Ireland’s Broken Economy”

  • Adam Farley

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Sic Transit: Transportation, Time and Genre in the Poetry of Louis MacNeice”

  • Kate Feighery

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “‘The Streets Were Paved Green, White, and Gold:’ The Heydey of the Irish in Highbridge, 1920-1970”

  • Paul Ferris

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “‘Dreadful Scenes in Newark’: The Press and the September 5, 1854 Nativist Riot in Newark, New Jersey”

  • Virginia Ferris

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “‘Inside of the Family Circle’: Irish and African American Interracial Marriage in Manhattan’s Eighth Ward, 1870”

  • Alexandra Harper

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “The Beastmaster: Masculinity, Animals and the Supernatural in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

  • Sarah Harsh

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Mothers of Sin and Salvation: Reimagining Icons of the Maternal in the Bildungsroman of James Joyce and Edna O’Brien”

  • Ari Hausler

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “From Garrison Game to Beautiful Game: An Examination of Ireland’s Influence on Soccer in the British Isles”

  • Joseph Long

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Family & Community on the Waterfront: Irish Life in Chelsea and Greenwich Village”

  • Sara McCabe

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Tending the Hearth: A Collection of Songs from the Folk Culture of Irish Women”

  • Flannery McDermott

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, "Teanga Dhúchais: Irish Language and the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill"

  • Andrew J McGaffey

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “The Irish Sugar Trade 1742-1763”

  • Rebecca McGlynn

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Socio-Historical Anxieties in the Short Stories of Maeve Brennan”

  • Garrett McGrath

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “A History of Punk Rock Music and Race”

  • Karen O'Leary

    Research Interests: 

    MA Special Project, “An Uncommon Beauty: Catherine Hayes’ Representation of Irish Femininity on the Nineteenth Century American Stage”

  • Aliah D. O’Neill

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Alternate Nationhood: The Political Poetry of Evan Boland”

  • Ricardo Piazza

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “The Protestant Union: An Analysis of the Anglo-Irish Union’s Unintended Consequences”

  • Joe Quinlan

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Crime, Punishment, and Cover-Up: The McCabe Murder and the Peace Process in Irish Media”

  • Hilary Sophrin

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “A Small Town Somewhere in Ireland: Reading Billy Roche’s Wexford”

  • Ann Swank

    Research Interests: 

    MA Special Project, “The Mythic and the Modern: The New Mythology of the Fifty Minute Mermaid”

  • Hilary Sweeney

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “An Introduction to the Linguistic and Social Landscape of Ireland: From Before the Celts to the Flight of the Earls”

  • Sarah Tereniak

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “The Dancer, The Muse and Poetic Form: Iseult Gonne and WB Yeats”

  • Greta Van Lith

    Research Interests: 

    MA Special Project, "The Memoirs of Mrs. Leeson, Madam, in context: Prostitutes in Eighteenth-Century Dublin "

  • Oliver Wallis

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “Distributed Consciousness in James Joyce’s Ulysses”

  • Daphne Dyer Wolf

    Research Interests: 

    MA Thesis, “The View from Two Windows: Researching a Rent Strike in Roscommon”