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Cara Delay is Assistant Professor of History at Framingham State College. She holds degrees from Boston College and Brandeis University, where she completed a doctoral dissertation on Catholicism and community life in post-famine Ireland. Her research interests focus on gender, religion, and family life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland.

James S. Donnelly, Jr., is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research in Irish social and cultural history has focused on landlord-tenant relations, agrarian rebellion, popular religion, and the Great Famine. He authored The Land and the People of Nineteenth-Century Cork: The Rural Economy and the Land Question (1975), and The Great Irish Potato Famine (2001); he co-edited (with Samuel Clark) Irish Peasants: Violence and Political Unrest, 1780-1914 (1983), and (with Kerby A. Miller) Irish Popular Culture, 1650-1850 (1998). Donnelly is currently completing a book on agrarian rebellion in the early nineteenth century and another on modern Irish Catholicism.

Michael Griffin teaches in the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Limerick. Educated at NUI-Galway and Oxford, he was the NEH Fellow at the Keough Institute for Irish Studies in 2002-03. He has published on eighteenth-century Irish writing, early modern utopianism, and music, and has recently completed a book on the Irish dimensions in the writing of Oliver Goldsmith (forthcoming). Griffin is working on A Wilderness of Folly:The Fate of Thomas Dermody, 1775-1802, a biography of the Irish eighteenth-century poète maudit. [End Page 246]

Marjorie Howes is Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Irish Studies Program at Boston College. She authored Yeats's Nations: Gender, Class, and Irishness (1996) and co-edited (with Derek Attridge) Semicolonial Joyce (2000) and The Cambridge Companion to Yeats (forthcoming).

Dáire Keogh lectures in the History Department at St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University. He authored 'The French Disease': The Catholic Church and Radicalism in Ireland, 1790-1800 (1993) and a biography of Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers (1996). He edited A Patriot Priest:The Life of Father James Coigly, 1761-1798 (1998) and co-edited several collections of essays. He is currently researching a history of the Irish Christian Brothers.

Breandán Mac Suibhne is a historian with the Keough Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is co-editor (with David Dickson) of Hugh Dorian,The Outer Edge of Ulster:A Memoir of Social Life in Nineteenth-Century Donegal (2000), and (with Seamus Deane) he edits Field Day Review. Mac Suibhne is completing a book on paramilitarism and identity in late eighteenth-century northwest Ulster.

Sean McGraw is currently a doctoral student in the Government Department at Harvard University. His academic work has focused on political parties, civil society, and church-state relations in contemporary Ireland and Western Europe. McGraw was a co-founder of the Alliance for Catholic Education, an award-winning teacher-training program at the University of Notre Dame, and he was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 2001.

David W. Miller is Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He authored Church, State, and Nation in Ireland, 1898-1921 (1973), Queen's Rebels: Ulster Loyalism in Historical Perspective (1978), and a number of essays in modern Irish history. He is the compiler of Peep o'Day Boys and Defenders: Selected Documents on the Disturbances in County Armagh, 1784-96 (1990), and co-editor (with Stewart J. Brown) of Piety and Power in Ireland, 1760-1960: Essays in Honour of Emmet Larkin (2000), and an associate editor of Encyclopedia [End Page 247] of Irish History and Culture (2004). Miller is currently working on a book on Ulster Presbyterians and Irish Catholics in the famine era.

Matthew O'Brien is Assistant Professor of History at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He completed his graduate training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his dissertation compared Irish migration and ethnicity in the US and Great Britain in the twentieth century. O'Brien has published several essays on migration and ethnicity and is currently revising his dissertation for publication.

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin teaches in the Béaloideas/Folklore and...


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