LeeAnn Derdeyn is a Clinical Associate Professor of Writing and English at University of North Texas. While LeeAnn Derdeyn’s primary focus was T. S. Eliot and Modernism, her DNA links back to Ireland. Her name transliterates in Gaelic as “scholarship” or “reading” (Léann), so of course, she loves to read, write about, and teach Modern Irish Studies. Her interdisciplinary research in Ethics and 20th/ 21st C Transatlantic English Literature (American, British, and Irish) examines the larger political, environmental, and social justice issues. . She has presented at the Modern Language Association, the T. S. Eliot Society, the American Literature Association, the Seamus Heaney Memorial Conference (Queen’s U, Belfast, Ireland), The Center for Irish Studies (Queen’s U, Belfast, Ireland), Cosmopoetics (U Durham, England), the Congress on Medieval Studies, and the Jane Austen Society of North America Annual Conference. LeeAnn has a B.A. in medieval literature and spirituality, an M.A and Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Literature, and a certification in Holocaust Studies and Modern German/Jewish literature from the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.