The Catholic University of America

March 16, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Sources at The Catholic University of America

The following sources at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss St. Patrick as well as Irish and Irish-American culture, history and literature. For assistance in reaching experts, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy at 202-319-5600.

Christina H. Mahony is the acting director of Catholic University's Center for Irish Studies, the only university center of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area. She is available for commentary on modern and contemporary Irish literature and culture, contemporary Irish theater, Irish festivals, Irish university systems, revisionism and national identity in Irish politics and art, and the works of W. B. Yeats.

Contact Christina Mahony at 202-319-5488 or by e-mail at

Timothy J. Meagher, associate professor of history and curator of the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, is an expert in American urban and ethnic group history, especially that of Irish immigrants. He specializes in the study of Irish-American popular culture. His book, Inventing Irish America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2001), won the American Conference for Irish Studies' James Donnelly Prize for the year's best book about Irish and Irish-American history. He is also the author of A Guide to Irish American History (Columbia University Press, 2005).

Contact Timothy Meagher at 202-319-5065 or by e-mail at

To search for other CUA faculty who serve as experts for the media, visit the online Faculty Experts Guide at: or contact the Office of Public Affairs for more assistance at 202-319-5600.