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This year I am on sabbatical, working on my manuscript, Engaging Whiteness: Transatlantic Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Irish Racial Identity. I am also keeping a journal, reflecting on future classroom applications of my work on the racial formation of identity in the United States.
Ph.D. in English
from Boston College (2000)
B.A.'s in English and history from U.C. Berkeley (1991)
High school diploma from Skyline High School, Oakland, California (1986)
Professional Achievements and Activities
"White, But Not Quite"--article published in New Directions in Irish-American History.
"Still 'Black' and 'Proud'"--article published in The Irish in Us
Instructor of English
(both composition and literature) as a Boston College graduate student
and since 1998 at various California colleges, including Chabot College
(Hayward), Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), Ohlone College (Fremont),
and San Jose State University; Instructor of American Studies at San
Jose State University from 1998-2000. Full-time instructor of English
at Las Positas College since January 2003.
to Contact Me (2009-2010)