STUDENT TRAINING & RESEARCH SUPERVISION

I have trained twenty-five graduate students in Irish ethnomusicology, anthropology, music history, and Irish Studies since 1991. I lead undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students on field trips, and introduce them to studio recording, editing and mastering. I emphasize rigorous methodological training, including library, archive, digital humanities and performance skills, as well as fieldwork modalities (interviewing, mapping, participant observation). I have directed graduate theses and served on theses juries in Canada, France, Ireland and the United States and am comfortable working with students of different ages, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds. As a trained pedagogue with thirty years of bilingual and multidisciplinary experience, I offer students a range of intellectual and methodological skills, which they can use to launch their own academic and/or professional music careers.

Library consult with team
Kate Bevan-Baker (PhD), Camille Harrigan (MA), Jérémy Tétrault-Farber (PhD), Linda Fitzgibbon (PhD), Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Mikayla Cartwright (MA)

GRADUATE & POST DOCTORAL STUDENTS 

Doctoral Students:

Kate Bevan-Baker. Concordia University. Program: Ph.D. in the Humanities (HUMA). Thesis title: Archipelago Soundscape: Irish Music History and Vernacular Fiddle Cultures in Prince Edward Island & Les Îles de la Madeleine, Quebec.  Start Date: 2013. Status: Ongoing. Funding: SSHRC & HUMA Concordia

Jérémy Tétrault-Farber. Concordia University. Program: Ph.D. in the Humanities (HUMA).  Thesis title: Irish Music History in Quebec: Beyond the Ethnic Banks: Mapping Montreal’s Multicultural Irish Soundscape.  Start Date: 2013. Status: Ongoing. Funding: HUMA Concordia

Linda Fitzgibbon. Concordia University. Program: Ph.D. Individualized Program INDI. Thesis title: Home and Away: Memory and Identity in an Irish Diasporic Community in Canada. Start Date: 2014. Status: Ongoing.  Funding: INDI Fellowship / SCIS

Raymond Jess. Concordia University. Program: Ph.D. Individualized Program INDI. Thesis title: Irish Cultural and Intellectual History in Canada 1867-1922. Start Date: 2013. Status: Ongoing. Funding: INDI Fellowship / SCIS Scholarship

Jessica Poulin and Raymond Jess
Jessica Poulin (MA) and Raymond Jess (PhD)

Masters Students:

Jessica Poulin. Concordia University, Montreal. Program: MA in Irish Studies/INDI. Thesis title: Living Vikings: Dublin’s Past and Present. Start Date: 2014. End Date: 2016. Status: Ongoing.  Funding: INDI Fellowship

Mikayla Cartwright. Concordia University. Program: MA Individualized Program INDI. Thesis title: Exposing the Subaltern: An Ethnographic Case Study of Women and Irish Catholic Social Services in Montréal.  Start Date: 2013. Status: Ongoing.  Funding:  Nunatsiavut First Nation Government Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP).

Camille Harrigan. Concordia University. Program: MA Individualized Program INDI. Thesis title: St. Patrick’s Basilica: An Irish Montreal “Lieu de Mémoire” – Montreal’s Irish Church as a Site of Collective Memory. Start Date: 2013. Status: Ongoing.  Funding: INDI Fellowship / FRQSC

Post Doctoral 2010-2012

Dr Noemie Beck (France)

Dr. Noémie Beck. Concordia University and Université Lumière Lyon 2, France. Postdoctoral project: Les Irlandais Oubliés: A Historical and Ethnographic Study of the Irish in La Beauce, Quebec. In association with Laboratoire de recherche rhônalpin Triangle CNRS (Centre National de la Rercherche Supérieure). Start Date: 2011. End Date: 2012. Status: Completed. Position: Co- director with Neil Davie, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France.

Funding: ExploRA Pro Fellowship for International Postdoctoral Scholars from Rhône-Alpes Regional Council’s “Coopération et mobilité Internationales Rhône-Alpes” (Rhône-Alpes International Cooperation and Mobility).