Íde B. O'Carroll, PhD
Social Researcher & Writer

Íde B. O’Carroll, PhD is a social researcher, writer and adjunct professor who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA), and summers in Lismore, Waterford (Ireland).

As a consultant researcher (O’Carroll Associates International Consulting) she worked for many years on some of the key social change issues in Ireland and America. In 2014, she wound up her consultancy firm in order to concentrate on writing.

Her selected publications include: Irish Transatlantics, 1980-2015 (Cork Uni. Press, 2018); ‘Across the Pond: Connections to Marriage Equality Ireland’ in Crossing the Threshold: The Story of the Marriage Equality Movement (Merrion, 2017); Models for Movers: Irish Women’s Emigration to America (Cork Uni. Press, 2015); Daring Voices: The One Foundation’s Advocacy Programme, Ireland (OF, 2014); Lesbian and Gay Visions of Ireland: Towards the Twenty-First Century (Cassells, 1995), co-edited with E. Collins.

From 2013-2017, she was a Visiting Scholar at Ireland House, New York University and from 2012-2013, Visiting Scholar, at the Center for Public Policy, UMass-Amherst. In 2018, she became an Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, at UMass-Amherst.

She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Amherst Irish Association/Cumann Gaelach Amherst www.amherstirish.org and member of the Amherst poetry group, Emergence.

NEW BOOK from Cork University Press - 2018

Irish Transatlantics, 1980-2015

This book tells the story of 1980s Irish migrants who lived through a time when Irish-US migration became transnational aided by return migration and technological advances that enabled them to maintain transatlantic connections. Resident now in Ireland or America, the people profiled describe how they live their lives 'here' and 'there' in ways unimaginable to earlier generations. Though many were 'illegal', they successfully organized and lobbied to reform US immigration in their favor. Since the US is no longer the primary long distance destination for departing Irish, theirs is a unique story that marks the end of Irish emigration to America as we have known it.

Irish Transatlantics, 1980-2015 Book Launch on June 22nd, 2018, 6pm, Faculty Room, University College, Cork, during the annual conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies.


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