Recent Professional Activities
- 'Beyond the limits of the American eagle': Frederick Douglass, Ireland, and the realization of freedom', Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 2010.
- "'I breath, and lo! The chattel becomes a man': the diasporic transformation of Frederick Douglass in the Emerald Isle", Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, 2008.
- "Countering Exclusion: the 'St. Pats for All' Parade", Annual Meeting, Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers, Reading, PA. 2007.
- "Countering exclusion: the ‘St. Pats for All’ Parade and the Construction of Alternative Irish Diasporic Direction", American Conference for Irish Studies -Mid-Atlantic Regional, Kutztown, PA, 2006
- "Shamrocks and Shenanigans: the St. Patrick's Day Parades of New York City", Sixth European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006.
- "The ‘Solid Man’: A Case of Misplaced Concreteness in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade", Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, 2005.
- "More than a ‘Petticoat Screen’: the LadiesLand League and the Transnational Development of Irish Nationalism", Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
- "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: The 1867 Rising and the Transatlantic (de)(re)territorializationof Irish Nationalism", Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin 2003.
- Fall 2010. Designing a new course, Historical Geographies of the Susquehanna: Interconnection, Identity and Place. The course considers how a number of key events in the history of the Susquehanna region were shaped by the fact that they happened in the Susquehanna region, a forgotten yet immensely important river valley in the history of the United States and the broader Atlantic World. The course focuses on periods of Colonial encounter, African-American escape, and Irish American embeddedness.
- Spring & Fall 2009 -designed and co-taught (with Prof. Duane Griffin) a brand new, human-environmental, introductory geography course, From Earth to Home.
- Summer 2009 -co-directed (with Prof. Bill Flack) the Bucknell in Northern Ireland program, special focus identities & reconciliation; the possibilities of finding common ground. Visit the website at www.bucknell.edu/InNorthernIreland
- Co-chair, 2004-05 Bucknell Social Science Colloquium Series, “Thinking Space: New Directions in Human Geography".