On this week’s This Irish American Life we share the launch of NYU Press’s Glucksman Irish Diaspora Series with speakers including Ciarán Madden, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Kevin Kenny, Hasia Diner, Clara Platter, Miriam Nyhan Grey, Francis Carroll and Cian McMahon.
The Glucksman Irish Diaspora Series focuses on Irish migrants in North America and around the world, emphasizing the global and imperial contexts and connections at the heart of diaspora history. Books examining interactions and comparisons between migrants in their various countries of settlement feature prominently, as do works that consider the American Irish in conjunction with other immigrant groups in the United States. Each book in the series embeds strong historical analysis in a gripping narrative. Major themes include migration, diaspora, empire, labor, religion, politics, and nationalism.