Adrian N. Mulligan
Adrian Mulligan (Ph.D. University of Arizona) is an Associate Professor of Geography. He teaches a number of introductory courses in Human Geography, and upper division courses in the fields of political, cultural and historical geography. His courses focus on the role that space plays in the politics of identity formation (often set against a backdrop of globalization) at a range of different scales -from the US-Mexico border to the Susquehanna Valley to the European Union. Originally a native of Belfast (Northern Ireland), he also serves as a co-Director of the Bucknell in Northern Ireland program.
His research interests concern the concept of nationalism, and its intersection with race, gender and sexuality in the socio-spatial construction of subjectivity -focusing in particular on the 'Atlantic world', and realizing a contemporary need to uncover 'useful histories'. He has published in Historical Geography, Gender, Place and Culture, and Social and Cultural Geography. He is currently working on a number of scholarly papers, for example, one which explores Frederick Douglass's abolitionist lecture tour of Ireland in the 1840s, another which utilizes the theory of Michel Foucault to consider the space of the ship in the Atlantic world, and another which explores questions of American vs. British citizenship and territoriality in the 1860s.
In addition to being an Arizona alumnus, Adrian Mulligan is also a proud graduate of University College Cork (Ireland), and the Lampeter Geography School (Wales, UK).