ACIS Logo Miriam Nyhan Grey (AAIDN)

Miriam joined the History faculty of Mary Immaculate College in 2024. Having completed her PhD in History at the European University Institute in Florence, she spent a decade and a half at New York University where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses and was Associate Director of NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, Director of the MA in Irish Studies, NYU’s Global Coordinator for Irish Studies and co-director of the oral history collection at the Archives of Irish America. A founding board member of the non-profit organisation African American Irish Diaspora Network, Miriam is also the originator of the innovative Black, Brown and Green Voices program which is an ongoing public humanities initiative with African American Irish Diaspora Network, New York Pubic Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYU and the Department of Foreign Affairs. She was the inaugural Associate Editor of the NYU Press Glucksman Irish Diaspora Series and is a regular co-editor of the American Journal of Irish Studies. She is the author of ‘Are You Still Below?’ The Ford Marina Plant, Cork, 1917-1984 (Collins Press, 2007); the editor of Ireland’s Allies: America and the 1916 Easter Rising (UCD Press, 2016) and the co-editor of Forged in America: How Irish-Jewish Encounters Shaped a Nation (NYU Press, 2023). She has extensive experience in public humanities both in the US and in Ireland and she has undertaken projects with the Royal Irish Academy, the National Archives (Ireland), the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Education. Her curatorial projects have been exhibited at the National Library of Ireland, the Linen Hall Library, NYU and the Consulate of Ireland (New York). From 2014 to 2023 she was host and producer of This Irish American Life, a weekly radio hour on public radio in New York City. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Working Group on Culture and Heritage. Her current research agenda is animated by the intersections of race, ethnicity and imperial legacies in the Irish diasporic experience, with a special interest in the United States and the Caribbean.

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