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Sarah L. Townsend is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico and a 2019-20 Faculty Research Fellow at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. A scholar of modern and contemporary Irish fiction and drama with secondary emphases in 20th/21st-century British and Anglophone literature, her research explores the relationship between economic development and literary form, focusing on issues of globalization, race and immigration, genre evolution, and world literary circulation. Her published and forthcoming scholarship appears in New Literary History, the Journal of Modern Literature, the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and edited collections from Cambridge, Edinburgh, Cork UP, and Palgrave. She is completing her first monograph, supported by a 2014-15 Keough-Naughton Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, which examines Irish drama’s radical transformation of the Bildungsroman in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her next book project, titled What’s New About the New Irish? Immigration, Whiteness, and Racial Mobility in Ireland and the United States, 1892-2020, draws on extensive archival research in Ireland and North America in order to trace the hidden history of transnational white supremacy that undergirds contemporary Irish multiculturalism.

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