M.A., History, Brown University
B.A., History/English, Lawrence University
“Suspect Grounds: Temporal and Spatial Paradoxes in Bram
Stoker’s Dracula: A Postcolonial Reading,” Postcolonial Text, vol. 3,
no. 3 (2007). [w/ Robert Smart].
“Thomas Carte,” “Oliver Goldsmith,” “Thomas Hearne,” “John
Toland,” and “John Trenchard,” in Jan Jenkins, ed. Eighteenth-Century
British Historians (Gale Research, 2007).
“‘Negative History’ and Irish Gothic Literature: Persistence and
Politics,” Anglophonia/Caliban: French Journal of English Studies, vol. 15
(2004): 105-118 [w/ Robert Smart].
“George Dickie,” in Bernard Lightman, ed. Dictionary of
Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. (Thoemmes Press [UK], 2004).
“Agroecology and Agroforestry,” “British Empire,” and “Gilbert
White,” in Shepard Krech III, John McNeill and Carolyn Merchant, eds.
Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (Routledge, 2004).
“The ‘Unborn’ and ‘Unburied Dead’: The Rhetoric of Ireland’s An
Gorta Mor,” in David Valone and Christine Kinealy, eds. Ireland’s Great
Hunger: Silence, Memory and Commemoration (University Press of America,
2002). [w/ Robert Smart].
“Et in Hibernia Ego: Sidney, Spenser and Ireland.” North
Georgia Arts and Letters Conference, Dahlonega, GA (2014).
“The Vampiric Turn in 18th-Century Irish Revolutionary Rhetoric.” Joint
Conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the
Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, McMasters University,
Hamilton, ON (2011).
“An Interactive Course Web Site for Study Abroad,” North American
Foreign Studies Association Region XI conference, New Haven, CT (2008). [w/
Geoff Burgess, Landmark College]
“Irish Environmental History: A Prospectus.” Irish Studies Colloquium.
Boston College, Boston, MA (2007)
“Why the 18th Century Still Matters: Today’s Issues in an 18th-Century
Context” (Invited Plenary Panel). North-East American Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies. Salem, MA (2006).
“Administering Nature: Wychwood Forest, 1786-1830.” North-East American
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Salem, MA (2006).
“How Green Was My Valley?: Irish Landscape and Irish-American Identity.”
Northeast Popular Culture/ American Culture Association. Brookline, MA
“Blood Drinking and Nation Building: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Irish
Postcolonial Literature.” University of Limerick “Enemies of Empire”
conference. Limerick, Ireland. (June, 2004) [w/ Robert Smart, Quinnipiac
“Negative History and Irish Gothic Literature: Persistence and
Politics.” University of Toulouse, “Les Vestiges du Gothique.”
Toulouse, France (2003) [w/ Robert Smart, Quinnipiac University].
“Pierre Biard, S.J., and the Environment of North America.” Catholic
Historical Association national conference. Scranton, PA (2003).
“‘Insatiable Vampires’ and ‘Cormorant Vampires’: The Case for a
Gothic Politics in 19th-Century Ireland.” Greenwich University, “The
Persistence of the Gothic.” Greenwich, England. (2002) [w/ Robert Smart,
“The Hidden Landscape of Anglo-Irish Gothic Fiction.” Cardiff
University, “Facts and Fictions: Ireland and the Novel in the Nineteenth
Century.” Cardiff, Wales. (2001).
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