History Graduate Program Director
|Affiliations||Community Studies Program, |
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies,
|Phone||831-459-4645 (office), |
|Office||222 Stevenson College|
|Office Hours||Spring 2015: Monday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and by appointment|
|Campus Mail Stop||Stevenson Academic Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
U.S. immigration and working-class history, with a particular focus on the Irish experience in America; ethnicity and race in U.S. history, including the history of movements for racial justice; Irish history and politics.
Biography, Education and Training
B.A. Reed College
M.A. University of Warwick
Honors, Awards and Grants
President, Southwest Labor Studies Association, 2008-2012
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2009
UCSC Social Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, 1997
Choice Magazine outstanding academic book, 1995
- Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798-1998 (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016).
- "Remembering 1916 in America: The Easter Rising's Many Faces, 1919-1962," in Richard Grayson and Fearghal McGarry (eds.) Remembering 1916: The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016).
- H-Diplo Rountable on David Sim, A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age (forthcoming 2015).
- "Allegiance, Dual Citizenship and the Ethnic Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy," in Ronald Bayor (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of American Immigration and Ethnicity (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015). Published on Oxford Handbooks Online, January 2014.
- “Matilda Tone in America: Exile, Gender, and Memory in the Making of Irish Republican Nationalism,” New Hibernia Review 14 (Spring 2010): 96-11.
- “Recent Directions in the History of Irish American Nationalism,” Journal of American Ethnic History 28 (Summer 2009): 82-89.
- “American Labor Union” and “Gilded Age,” in Eric Arnesen (ed.), Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History (Routledge, 2007), 1:91-93, 2:521-27.
- “American Labour and the Irish Question, 1916-1923,” Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society 24 (1999): 59-66.
- "Irish Progressive League" and “Knights of Labor,” in Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, and Dan Georgakas (eds.), Encyclopedia of the American Left, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 1998), 387, 417-19.
- "'In Time of Peace, Prepare for War': Key Themes in the Social Thought of New York's Irish-American Nationalists, 1900-1916," in Ronald H. Bayor and Timothy J. Meagher (eds.), The New York Irish (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), 321-34.
- The Making of Western Labor Radicalism: Denver's Organized Workers, 1878-1905 (University of Illinois Press, 1994). (Selected by Choice Magazine as one of the "outstanding academic titles" of the year.)
- "After the Land League: The Persistence of Irish-American Labor Radicalism in Denver, 1897-1905," Journal of American Ethnic History 11 (Spring 1992): 3-26.
- Who Built America? Working People & the Nation's Economy, Politics, Culture & Society, with Bruce Levine et al. (2 volumes, Pantheon, 1989-92).
- "Irish Land and American Workers: Class and Ethnicity in Denver, Colorado," in Dirk Hoerder (ed.), "Struggle a Hard Battle": Essays on Working-Class Immigrants (Northern Illinois University Press, 1986), 46-67.
- "The Producing Classes and the Saloon: Denver in the 1880s," Labor History 26 (Winter 1985): 29-52.
Courses TaughtHIS 80X: The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Change and American Society
HIS 123: Immigrants and Immigration in U.S. History
HIS 166: Northern Ireland: Communities in Conflict
HIS 190Z: The Long Civil Rights Movement
HIS 201: Directed Research Colloquium
HIS 215C: Topics in American History: U.S. Immigration and Ethnic History