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Visiting scholar: the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Jan 2 – Feb 2.

I am teaching CMLT 4260 “The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas,” in Oxford, (as part of UGA’s Study Abroad Program,) March 22 – June 16.


Panel moderator: “Culture and Transitional Justice Mechanisms.”  IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference, Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law, March  2-3.

Presenter: “US Nation-Building and the Nineteenth-Century Irish American Writer.” The American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, Kansas City MO, March 29-April 2.

Keynote speaker: “Famine Irish and America’s Middle Class: a Cultural History.” The Great Famine and Social Class: Conflicts, Responsibilities, Representations, Conference. Queens University Belfast, Ireland, April 20-21.

Seminar paper presenter: “Recrossing the Black and Green Atlantic.” Seminar title: “Geographies of Comparison: Ireland/Africa.” The American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9.

Guest speaker/discussant: “On Famine Irish and the American Racial State.” New York University, November 15.

Guest speaker: “White Nationalism and the Green Atlantic: Irish America, African America, Asian America.” Villanova University, Villanova, PA, November 16. 



Comparative Literature University of Georgia

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