Laird, Heather 1968-

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Laird, Heather 1968-

PERSONAL:

Born August 30, 1968, in County Sligo, Ireland; daughter of Arthur (a farmer) and Maeve (a farmer) Laird; married Patrick Allott (a musician), July 18, 1997 (separated, August, 2005); children: Shane, Róisín. Ethnicity: "Irish." Education: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, B.A., 1996, M.A., 1997; National University of Ireland, University College, Belfield, Ph.D., 2003; National University of Ireland, Galway, postdoctoral study, 2003-05. Politics: Marxist.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Douglas, County Cork, Ireland. Office—Department of English, National University of Ireland, University College, Cork, College Rd., Cork, Ireland. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

National University of Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare, lecturer in English, 2004-05; National University of Ireland, University College, Cork, lecturer in English, 2005—. Guest lecturer at other institutions, including Harvard University; conference participant.

MEMBER:

Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Modern Language Association of America.

AWARDS, HONORS:

James and Mary Fox postdoctoral fellowship in Irish studies, 2003-05.

WRITINGS:

Subversive Law in Ireland, 1879-1920: From "Unwritten Law" to the Dáil Courts, Four Courts Press (Dublin, Ireland), 2005.

Contributor to books, including New Voices in Irish Criticism 3, edited by Karen Vandevelde, Four Courts Press (Dublin, Ireland), 2002; and India and Ireland: Colonies, Culture, and Empire, edited by Tadhg Foley and Maureen O'Connor, Irish Academic Press (Dublin, Ireland), 2006. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Irish Journal of Anthropology.