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2019

Presenter: “Dillon O’Brien’s Manifest Destiny.” 27th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah GA, February 16 & 17.

Presenter: “The American Frontiers of the Irish Catholic Colonization Association.“The American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, Boston MA, March 20-23.

Roundtable Discussant: Troubled Pasts and the Negotiation of Public Spaces: North-American Diasporas, Transnational Networks and Transatlantic Dialogues, I,” “The American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, Boston MA, March 20-23.

2018

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

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

Roundtable organizer: Roundtable title: “Irish Studies After Trump” The American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, University College Cork, Ireland, June 18-22.

Roundtable presenter: “Comparison as Ethical Practice in Irish Studies.” Roundtable title: “Comparison in Irish Studies.” The American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, University College Cork, Ireland, June 18-22.

Presenter: “Thomas Kinsella and the Poetics of Memory.” The American Conference for Irish Studies–West, Annual Meeting, Jackson Hole, WY, October 12-13.

Presenter: “White Nationalism and Irish America: a Cultural History.” Panel title: “Race, the State, and Political Imaginaries.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 8-11.

2017

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. 

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