Spring 2020

Section 4299 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Fall 2019

Section 0762 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019

Section 2759 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

B.A. University of California at Berkeley, English and Celtic Studies
M.A San Francisco State University, English
Ph.D University of Miami, English

Academic Experience: 

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2013-Present
Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, University of San Francisco, 2012- Present
Adjunct Faculty, Writing and Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Management,
University of San Francisco, 2008-2012
Core Faculty, Humanities Program, New College of California, 2002-2007
I was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Bruno, California as the child of Irish immigrants. I am the first generation in my family to attend College. When I started going to College, I thought I was going to be a Biology major, but I was forever changed by what I found there -- the opportunity to read, write and learn more about literature and culture. I quickly realized that I had found my passion, and I graduated with a double major in English and Celtic Studies. As a result of that experience and my experiences as a teacher, I believe in the idea that College is a powerful location for exploration, learning and reflection. I look forward to exploring the world of reading, writing and critical thinking with you!

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Post-colonial literature and theory, Immigration and Diaspora Studies, Gender studies,
Irish and Irish-American literature, history and culture, Oral History, Early California theatre, San Francisco literature and history.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

Co-Producer, Irish-American Crossroads Festival
Co-Director, Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area

Presentations and Publications: 

Recent Conference Presentations

"Leaving and Finding Home: Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area," ACIS West Conference, San Francisco, September 2013.

"The Irish Stage in San Francisco, 1850-1859," ACIS National Conference,Chicago, April 2013.

"Irish Theatre in San Francisco during the Gold rush Decade: 1850-1859," ACIS West Conference, Brigham Young University, Park City, Utah, October 2012.

Honors and Awards: 

Fellowship, ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын___Б_Ѕ█__Ireland: Boston or Berlin,___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К___Е Summer Seminar,
Keogh Institute for Irish Studies, Dublin

NEH Grant, ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын___Б_Ѕ█__Anglo-Irish Identities: 1600-1800,___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К___Е Summer Seminar,
Notre Dame University,