Laura McNeil, Ph.D.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

15 Gaylord St.
413-265-2580 | mcneill@elms.edu

B.A., Hampshire College
M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

Dr. McNeil teaches courses in European and world history, including survey and upper-level courses. She specializes in the histories of modern Ireland, modern Britain, and the British Empire. Her research interests presently center upon 19th century Irish democratic and revolutionary politics.

Damien Murray, Ph.D.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

15 Gaylord St.
413-265-2579 | murraydamien@elms.edu

B.A., M.A., National University of Ireland at Maynooth
Ph.D., Boston College

Dr. Murray teaches courses in American history, including surveys and upper-level courses. He specializes in immigration, Irish-America, the progressive era, and transnational history. His book, Romanticism, Nationalism and Irish Antiquarian Societies, was based upon his master’s thesis at NUI Maynooth. His present research interests center upon Irish-American nationalism and Catholic identity in Boston at the turn of the century. His articles have been published in Studies in American Culture, the Journal of American Ethnic History and Éire-Ireland.