Full time faculty

  • Máirtín Coilféir
    Assistant Professor, School of Irish Studies

    Modern Irish literature, translation, ethics, humour, violence, critical theory
  • Gavin Foster
    Irish history, School of Irish Studies

  • Keelan Harkin
    Assistant Professor, School of Irish Studies

    Irish literature, law and literature, modernism, contemporary literature, citizenship, the novel, narrative theory, Kate O’Brien, Anne Enright, Edna O’Brien, Elizabeth Bowen, Dorothy Macardle, mid-century, transnational writing, 1930s, Cold War
  • Michael Kenneally
    Professor, School of Irish Studies
    Co-Founder, School of Irish Studies, Concordia University
    Honorary Consul General for Quebec, Government of Ireland, 2002-2022
    Principal, School of Irish Studies, 2009 - 2021
    Co-Founder, Canadian Irish Studies Foundation
    Trustee, Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, 2022-
    Concordia University Chair in Canadian Irish Studies, 2002-2017
    Recipient, Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad, 2019
    Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, National University of Ireland, 2014
    Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, University of Innsbruck, 2012
    Academic Leadership Award, Concordia University, 2012
    Recipient, Montreal Community Award, St. Patrick's Society of Montreal, 2009
    Named to the Global Irish 100 list by Irish America Magazine, 2009
    Grand Marshall, St Patrick’s Day Parade, Montreal, 2002
    Editor, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 2000-2003
    Irishman of the Year, United Irish Societies of Montreal, 1997
    Chair, International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, 1994-2000
    President, St. Patrick’s Society, 1993-1996
    President, Canadian Association for Irish Studies, 1987-1990

  • Jane G. V. McGaughey
    Johnson Chair of Québec and Canadian Irish Studies
    Diaspora Studies, School of Irish Studies

  • Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
    Principal & Professor of Anthropology, Ethnomusicology and Cultural History, School of Irish Studies

  • Emer O'Toole
    Performance Studies, School of Irish Studies

    Ireland, Performance, Theatre, Film, Activism, Performativity, Inerculturalism, Gender, Race, Class

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.

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Peter O’Brien Visiting Scholar is Dr. Eóin Flannery, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Part-Time Faculty

  • Kate Bevan-Baker
    Instructor, Fiddle & Violin, Music
    Lecturer, School of Irish Studies

  • 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, Religions and Cultures
    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


  • Lorrie Blair
    Professor, 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 Ondino Furlani
    Full Professor, English
    Fellow, School of Irish Studies

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

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

    Tobacco use and policy; cannabis legalization; vaping and smoking
  • Ted McCormick
    Professor, History
    Fellow, School of Irish Studies

    Early modern British/Irish/Atlantic history, intellectual history, history of science, history of economic thought
  • Rhona Richman Kenneally
    Distinguished Professor Emerita, Design and Computation Arts
    Member, Textiles and Materiality Cluster, Milieux Institute
    Chair, Dept. of Design and Computation Arts (2010-12)
    Academic Co-Founder and Fellow, School of Irish Studies
    2019 Recipient, Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
    Concordia Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
    Distinguished Teaching Award, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2014

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


Matina SkalkogiannisAssistant to the Principal

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