Marion R. Casey

Director of Undergraduate Irish Studies; Clinical Assistant Professor of Irish Studies

Ph.D., 1998, New York University; M.A., New York University; B.A. University College, Dublin

Areas of Interest/Research

Irish America, Irish Diaspora, Ethnic Groups in American History, New York City, Film & History, Material & Popular Culture, Public History


After receiving her undergraduate degree from University College Dublin, Marion Casey came to New York University for her graduate work, studying with American immigration historian David M. Reimers. Her career at NYU has included a three year appointment as Assistant Professor of History/Faculty Fellow in Irish-American Studies; Associate Editor, Glucksman Ireland House; and Senior Archivist, Archives of Irish America, Bobst Library.

Professor Casey’s research and teaching interests are Irish America, Irish Diaspora, Ethnic Groups in American History, New York City, Film and History, Material & Popular Culture, Oral History, and Public History.

In addition to journal articles, her publications include essays in Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States (2006, a volume she co-edited with J.J. Lee), Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History (2003), and The New York Irish (1996), as well as the major entries on the Irish in The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995, rev. for 2nd edition, 2009) and The Encyclopedia of New York State (2005). She has production credits on the video documentaries Emigrant Savings Bank, 1850-2000: The Spirit of Thrift (2000) and From Shore to Shore: Irish Traditional Music in New York City (1993), in addition to the online exhibition 1981 Hunger Strikes: America Reacts (2001). Johns Hopkins University Press will publish her forthcoming manuscript on the Irish image in America popular culture.



In the News

Corey Kilgannon, "Student of Irish Language Brings to Life a Patriot of the Easter Rising," New York Times , March 15, 2016

Dylan Haskin's Arena report ( RTE Radio 1, broadcast 6 June 2011), interviewed about “Ireland America: The Ties that Bind” exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center
select the link under "Imagine Ireland"

Brian Lehrer Live (CUNY-TV Ch. 75 New York City), interviewed forGetting past the stereotypes on St. Patrick's Day”  Taped: 03/17/2010 -- begins approx. 28 mins into hour-long program