David Doolin

Dr. David Doolin graduated from the department with his Ph.D. in December 2011.  His research focus and family life took him, firstly to Boston on the east coast, where he worked as an adjunct professor teaching American Studies and History courses at MCPHS University and Wheelock College (Colleges of the Fenway Consortium).  Subsequently, Dr. Doolin returned to his home town in Dublin, Ireland in September 2014 after some ten years in the US.  He is currently lecturing in American Studies and history at the American College Dublin and part-time at the history department of University College Dublin (UCD).  In February 2016 he published his first book, Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866 adapted from the Ph.D. dissertation, written under the supervision of David Stannard at UH.  Dr. Doolin writes: “Having spent just over three years living in Honolulu on the journey to the Ph.D., I made some of my closest friends, (despite the current distance), had an amazing learning experience with the most engaged professors and peers I could have imagined in the American Studies Department, and I miss UH, the islands and the people every day!”  Currently, Dr. Doolin is developing new research projects focused American immigration; he is collaborating on a radio documentary for Irish radio being made about his book project; he is working on the editorial board of a new online journal titled Studies in Arts and Humanities (www.SAHjournal.com), [and he would be delighted to review submissions from UH American Studies postgraduate student’s and faculty].  He lives with his wife and two boys in the picturesque fishing village of Skerries, north of Dublin city, Ireland.”