Íde B. O’Carroll, PhD

Social Researcher & Author

About the author

Íde B. O’Carroll, PhD

Íde B. O’Carroll, PhD

Íde B. O’Carroll PhD is a social researcher, author and teacher who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA) and Lismore, Waterford (Ireland).

As a consultant researcher (O’Carroll Associates International Consulting) she worked for many years on some of the key social change issues in Europe and America. In 2014, she wound up her consultancy firm in order to concentrate on writing.

Her selected publications include: Irish Transatlantics, 1980-2015 (Cork Uni. Press, 2018); ‘Across the Pond: Connections to Marriage Equality Ireland’ in Crossing the Threshold: The Story of the Marriage Equality Movement (Merrion, 2017); Models for Movers: Irish Women’s Emigration to America (Cork Uni. Press, 2015); Daring Voices: The One Foundation’s Advocacy Programme, Ireland (OF, 2014); Lesbian and Gay Visions of Ireland: Towards the Twenty-First Century (Cassells, 1995), co-edited with E. Collins.

She is currently working on a new book that traces the transformation of Irish society, entitled Thirty Years of Change, Ireland, 1993-2023. 

From 2013-2017, she was Visiting Scholar at Ireland House, New York University and from 2012-2013, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Public Policy, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From 2018-2023, she was an Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 

She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Amherst Irish Association/Cumann Gaelach Amherst www.amherstirish.org and member of the Amherst poetry group, Emergence.

An Irishwoman in the US: Picking up the pieces after a warning shot to democracy

Irish Times newspaper, January 14, 2021

Picking up the pieces after a warning shot to democracy

Irish Times newspaper, July 24, 2018

 

 

An Irishwoman in the US: Picking up the pieces after a warning shot to democracy

Irish Times, Irish Abroad, January 14, 2021.  Íde B. O’Carroll, UMass-Amherst.   CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

Recently Published Article in the Irish Times Abroad

Íde recently published an Irish Times Abroad article - THE END OF IRISH EMIGRATION TO AMERICA AS WE HAVE KNOWN IT. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2018-2023

Teaching. Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2018-2023. Courses - Sociology of US Immigration (SOC244), and Migration and Belonging (SOC301).

Íde B. O’Carroll, Co-Chair and founding member, Amherst Irish Association/Cumann Gaelach Amherst program of events

Íde B. O'Carroll, Co-Chair and founding member, Amherst Irish Association/Cumann Gaelach Amherst, www.amherstirish.org, a community-based initiative. Program of Events, 2019-2020 and Margaret Maher Award 2019.

Models for Movers: Irish Women’s Emigration to America – REVIEWS

Here are some great reviews of my book 'Models for Movers: Irish Women's Emigration to America' published in the latest issue of the Irish Literary Supplement, Fall 2016.   Click the image for a larger size    

Across the Pond: Connections to Marriage Equality Ireland

Here is a chapter I wrote for the upcoming book 'The Marriage Equality Papers' (Merrion Press, Dublin, 2016) Edited by Gráinne Healy Across the Pond: Connections to Marriage Equality Ireland Íde B. O'Carroll, PhD...

Remembering Rebels in 2016 – Bridie Halpin

"Never fear for Ireland...Up us!" Rebel Bridie Halpin was a member of Cumann na mBan, committed to political and social change in Ireland. Born on Nicholas Street in Dublin in 1902, she died in New York City in December 1988. Drawing on papers found in a suitcase...

Promoting the Irish language: Lessons from the Irish diaspora

Is the Irish language on its way out? Conclusions emerging from two sets of recent research forecast a grim future for the Irish language and its usage in Ireland. I would like to offer a counter view drawing on my experience to illustrate that the diaspora plays an...

Mórtas Cine/ Pride in Heritage – Amherst Irish Association Event Series 2015/2016

As we enter the second season of the Amherst Irish Association's Events Series, a community-based initiative whose aim is to host monthly events that explore aspects of Ireland's diaspora, culture and society, we acknowledge the support of our local community. The...