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Dr. Margaret Mulrooney
Maury Hall, Room 109
Office phone: 540-568-8179
Associate professor of history
Associate Vice-Provost, University Studies
Ph.D., College of William and Mary (American Studies)
Fields and specialties
19th century to early 20th century US social and cultural history, especially race and ethnicity; public history; collective memory
American studies; local and public history
History and culture of the Shenandoah Valley; history of James Madison University; higher education; race relations in Virginia and North Carolina; collective memory in the South; civic engagement
Deep Currents: Race, Place and Memory in Wilmington, NC (book manuscript in progress).
Editor. Fleeing the Famine: North America and Irish Refugees, 1845-1851 (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
Black Powder, White Lace: The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in 19th-Century America (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2002).
Co-author. Norvelt and Penncraft, Pennsylvania: Subsistence Homestead Communities of the 1930s (Washington, D.C.: HABS/HAER Division, NPS, 1991).
A Legacy of Coal: The Coal Company Towns of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: HABS/HAER Division, NPS, 1989).
Madison Caucus for Gender Equality (chair)
The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action Task Force (QEP)General Education Diversity Board (chair)
Carnegie Community Engagement Steering Committee
Association for General and Liberal Studies (president-elect)
Virginia Humanities Conference (JMU delegate)