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Full time faculty

The Peter O'Brien Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies

This position, jointly funded by Concordia University and the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, brings a distinguished scholar to teach within the programs of the School of Irish Studies every fall semester. The duties of the Peter O’Brien Visiting Scholar are to teach two undergraduate courses within an appropriate department and to give a public lecture under the auspices of the School's Irish Lecture Series.

2019 Scholar
John McCourt


Part-Time Faculty

  • Kate Bligh
    Part-time Faculty, School of Irish Studies
    Part-time Faculty, Theatre
    Part-time Faculty, English

    Theatre director & acting teacher; dramaturgy and playwrighting; postcolonial/intercultural drama and performance; late C20th British & Irish playwrights; performance skills for public & professional figures.
  • Sara Terreault
    Part-time Faculty, Theological Studies
    Part-time Faculty, School of Irish Studies

    Pilgrimage theory & practice; Celtic Christianity; historical & contemporary spiritual practices; contemplative traditions; theology & the arts; theology & culture; research methodology & pedagogy; Indigenous research methodology & pedagogy

Irish Language Scholar

Gemma Lambe

Irish Language and Culture


  • Lorrie Blair
    Professor and Acting Chair, Art Education
    Fellow, School of Irish Studies

    Qualitative and studio-based research methods in art education, art-based ethics, thesis writing, teacher identity, teacher training, youth culture, visual culture, popular culture, photography, arts-based learning, body image, qualitative methods, pedagogy, higher education, teachers in popular culture, outsider/folk art, censorship
  • Andre Furlani
    Chair, English
    Associate Professor, English

    modernism / postmodernism / philosophy & literature / modern & contemporary literature / Samuel Beckett / Guy Davenport
  • Peter Gossage
    Professor, History

  • Ian Irvine
    Professor, Economics
    Fellow, School of Irish Studies
    Research Fellow C D Howe Institute

    Tobacco use and policy
  • Ted McCormick
    Associate Professor, History
    Fellow, School of Irish Studies

    Early modern Britain, Early modern Ireland, intellectual history, history of science, Atlantic history
  • Rhona Richman Kenneally
    Professor, Design and Computation Arts
    Fellow and co-founder, School of Irish Studies

    food studies, built environment, materiality, design justice, design theory, domestic space, conceptions of home, Irish studies, Expo 67, wearables, ecosophy, culture and commemoration, mindful eating

Visiting Scholar

  • Matthew Thomas Apple
    Visiting Scholar, School of Irish Studies

    intercultural communication, theories of self and identity, Irish in Quebec


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