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.