Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature

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218 Joseph E Brown Hall

Peter O'Neill received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California in 2010. His work has appeared in journals such as Atlantic Studies: Global CurrentsIrish Studies Review , and Journal of American Studies. His teaching and research interests include comparative ethnic American literatures, transnational literary studies, theories of the state, comparative racialization, Irish migration, cultural studies, and postcolonial theory. In 2009 Palgrave Macmillan published his co-edited essay collection The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas. O'Neill's latest book, Famine Irish and the American Racial State, was published by Routledge in 2017.


Ph.D. in English, University of Southern California, 2010

Curriculum Vitae:
ONeill CV 2017.pdf (341.46 KB)