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Mary Burke

Professor of English and Irish Literature concentration coordinator, University of Connecticut

Mary M. Burke is an English Professor at UConn and Director of its Irish Literature Concentration. Her book, "Race, Politics, and Irish-America: A Gothic History" was published by Oxford UP in 2022 (UK) / 2023 (US). She has also published a cultural history of Irish Travellers with OUP and collaborated with Tramp Press on the 2022 Juanita Casey "Horse of Selene" reissue. Her public-facing and creative work has placed with NPR, the Irish Times, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, and Faber. Burke has held the NEH Keough-Naughton Fellowship at Notre Dame and a Boston College Ireland Visiting Research Fellowship, and is former chair of the MLA Irish Literature Committee. She was a 2022 Long Room Hub Fellow. at her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin.


  • 2020–2023
    Professor, University of Connecticut


    Queen's University Belfast, PhD
    Trinity College Dublin, BA


  • 2023
    • Race, Politics, and Irish America: A Gothic History, Oxford University Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2003
    Keough-Naughton NEH Fellow
    Funding Source:
    National Endowment for the Humanities