This podcast features the 2011 Glucksman Ireland House, New York University’s “Who Do We Think We Are?: The Irish Family” presentations of Irish and Irish-American Studies faculty members Professors Marion Casey, Linda Dowling Almeida, and Miriam Nyhan. They discuss the GIH, NYU Oral History Project and what is revealed about the Irish and Irish American family in the interviews they have collected. Themes of home, separation, identity, privacy, dislocation, and memory emerge from immigrants and first and second generation members of the community.
The day-long event included speakers such as writers Colm Toibin, Pete Hamill and Peter Quinn, actress Fionnula Flanagan and her husband Dr. Garrett O’Connor, President of the Betty Ford Institute, who gave the keynote address.
- Linda Dowling Almeida, Producer/Writer/Narrator
- Michael Stallmeyer, Engineer/Assistant Producer
Featured Podcast Presenters
- Professor Marion Casey: “Alcohol, Silences, and the Costs of Pride and Respectability in the Irish American Family,” 00:51–22:33
- Professor Linda Dowling Almeida: ”Strategies for Keeping Contact Across the Atlantic,“ 22:38–40:12
- Professor Miriam Nyhan: “Journeys of Memory: Irish America and Ireland Revisited,” 40:14–1:01:08