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Irish Studies at Hofstra University

News from the Irish Studies Department

The Irish Studies Program at Hofstra University expresses our deepest sense of loss at the passing of Seamus Heaney. His kindness and joyful words will continue to inspire and uplift us.

Connie Roberts

A Poet Shaped by a Bleak Childhood in Ireland

Connie Roberts endured a harsh childhood in Ireland, including an abusive father and a dozen years in a bleak Irish orphanage. Now, in a near-miraculous transformation ... | link |

Alan Singer

Home of the Irish Immigrant Girls in Lower Manhattan

Hofstra University Professor Alan J. Singer's latest blog post for the Huffington Post... | link |

Maureen Murphy

Dr. Maureen Murphy to be Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters

Dr. Maureen Murphy, Hofstra University's Joseph Dionne Professor of Teaching, Leadership and Learning, will be given an honorary Doctor of Letters on December 1, 2011, by the National University of Ireland for her contributions to Irish Studies ... | link |

Connie Roberts

Hofstra Instructor Connie Roberts Named the Winner of the 2010 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

Connie Roberts, a Hofstra University adjunct instructor of English and a resident of Merrick, Long Island, has been awarded the prestigious Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for her memoir in verse, Not the Delft School, inspired by her experiences growing up in an orphanage in Ireland ... | link |

Gregory Maney

Professor Gregory Maney and co-authors Professors McCarthy and Yukich won the 2013 Outstanding Article Award in the Peace War & Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association for "Explaining Political Violence Against Civilians in Northern Ireland: A Contention-Oriented Approach." The article appears in a 2012 issue of Mobilization.
Professor Greg Maney has been selected to receive a 2013 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award for his article "The Paradox of Reform: The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland", which appeared in a 2012 issues of Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change.