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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

  • Michael Kenneally
    Principal and Chair, School of Irish Studies

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

  • Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
    Johnson Chair in Quebec & Canadian Irish Studies
    Anthropology / Ethnomusicology, School of Canadian 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.

Note: We regret that due to the pandemic there will not be a Peter O'Brien Visiting Scholar for the Fall 2021 semester.

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
    Associate 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
    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


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