Marion R. Casey trained as an historian with David N. Doyle at University College Dublin and with David M. Reimers at New York University. Her goals are to use the longevity of Irish emigration to illuminate the evolving ethnic and racial experience in the United States; to explore diaspora and transnationalism from Irish and American perspectives; and to teach students how to think historically. In 1997 she established the Archives of Irish America in New York University’s Bobst Library and in 1999 she was named a Centennial Historian of the City of New York.
Caroline B. Heafey studied English and French Literature at Fordham University before pursuing her MA Glucksman Ireland House NYU. She specialized in Irish Literature, focusing on the prison writings of Dorothy Macardle in her MA thesis. She now works as the Administrative Aide in the Department of Irish and Irish-American Studies and continues to write about Irish women writers. Her research interests include transnationalism, modernism, trauma, and women’s prison narratives from periods of social conflict.