Professional Works

Grants Received

  • IU New Frontiers Humanities Grant (2014)
  • IU New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowship (2014)
  • Overseas Travel Grant to develop a series of team-taught Irish Studies courses (2012)
  • Online course development grants (2011, 2012)
  • Hybrid Course development grants (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Overseas Travel Conference Grants (2013, 2009, 2008)
  • Summer 2008 Faculty Research fellowship
  • Podcasting Faculty Initiative (2008)
  • URSI grant – (Summer 2008)



“Who’s Irish?: Roddy Doyle’s Hyphenated Identities” Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland: The Immigrant in Contemporary Irish Literature. Ed. Pilar Villar-Argáiz. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. 95-107. Print.

“Identity as Conformity: Identity Migration in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.'' Critical edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Ed. Suman Chakraborty. Kolkata: Roman Books, 2012. Print.

"In Search of Identity: Inner Diaspora and Psychic Healing in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children" South Asian Review 31. 2 (2010): 9-26. Print.

“From Emigration to Immigration: Irishness in The Irish Short Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Roddy Doyle’s The Deportees” The Wake of the Tiger. Eds. David Clark and Rubén Jarazo Álvarez. La Coruña, Spain: Netbiblo Publishers, 2010. 103-110. Print. Irish Studies Series.

"The Four Mothers of the Dispossessed: Motherhood in Irish Melodies and Cantares Galegos,” (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the Maternal Body. Ed. Lisa Bernstein. New Castle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008: 23-35. Print.

Invited Review

“After Ireland”: A review of ACIS-CAIS 2014 Breac June 30, 2014
Forthcoming: “Roddy Doyle’s Short Fiction: An Interview” Roddy Doyle” Short Fiction: Theory and Practice (February 2015)
Under Consideration: “ An Interview with Roddy Doyle” Breac
In Progress: New book on Roddy Doyle’s Hyphenated Identities.

Creative Writing

“The Hill.” The Common, November 2014. Web.
“Eating Apples.” The Common, November 2014. Web.
“The Accident.” Buhito Press, October 2014. Web.
“Home.” The Common, October 2014. Web.
“The Wedding Picture.” Marco Polo, April 2013. Web.
"The Merry Go Round." Natural Bridge 27 (Spring 2012): 102-109. Print.
“A Galician Summer.” Transnational Literature 3. 2 (May 2011). Web.
“Mia.” Read Short Stories Online: Page 47 Online Anthology April, 2010. Web.
“Back to Galicia.” disClosure, Issue 17 (April 2008): 6-12. Print.

Under Consideration

“Forest Park” Miracle
“My Walk” Charlottesville Winter
“The Rescue” The Common


Voyeurism in CSI: Las Vegas” (February 2011)
Roddy Doyle’s Characters in The Deportees” Dictionary of World Literary CharactersFacts on File, Inc. (Summer 2009)
“Double Voyeurism in CSI Las Vegas: The Scientist under the Microscope.” In Media Res (August 2007). Web.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (co-authored)

Heath, Sarah and Eva Roa White. "Walking the Line: Lessons in Online Interdisciplinary Instruction" Currents in Teaching and Learning 6. 1 (Fall 2013). eathandWhiteP18.pdf

White, Eva Roa et al. “Turning a Plague into a Posy: Team Teaching Graduate Courses at a Small Campus”Currents in Teaching and Learning 3.1 (Fall 2010). WhiteHeathDarrFinklerP14.pdf

McLean, Donna and Eva White. “Two Approaches to Podcasting Use in the Classroom” MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 5.2 (June 2009)

Reviewer for CPLT -- Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching since 2013

William Penn University
A Case Study of Ireland and Galicia’s Parallel Paths to Nationhood Irish Studies Series. Wales, U.K.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004

This is a comparative study of Ireland and Galicia’s national identity formation in the nineteenth century through their respective cultural revivals, the Irish Celtic Revival and the Galician Rexurdimento, and their legacy in the twentieth century. Although Ireland and Galicia have evolved separately, their shared Celtic ancestry has endured in common themes in their respective literatures, particularly in the poetics of their respective national poets, Thomas Moore and Rosalía de Castro and that of their successors, Seamus Heaney and Celso Emilio Ferreiro. Moreover, there is a parallelism in the evolution of cultural and national identity in both lands that can be traced through their common use of art as socio-political tool. Indeed, both Ireland and Galicia use language as a site of 6 resistance from which takes root their drive for national identity. This is illustrated in the influence of associations such as the Gaelic League in Ireland and the Irmandades da fala in Galicia, both key first in the formation of cultural identity, and then political identity. The study is interdisciplinary in scope and uses sources from the fields of literature, cultural studies, history and sociology.

"Emigration as Emancipation: Portrayals of the Immigrant Irish Girl in NineteenthCentury Fiction." New Hibernia Review 9.1 (Spring 2005): 95-108

Reference work
“Ramón del Valle-Inclán” in the Compendium of 20th century World Novelists ( December 2007)

Conference Papers Presented

Indiana University Kokomo

  • From The Deportees to Two pints: Roddy Doyle’s Glocal Irish Identity ACIS/CAIS international meeting, Dublin, Ireland (June 2014)
  • From the Global in The Deportees to the Personal in Bullfighting: Roddy Doyle’s Continued Search for Irish Identity ACIS Midwest, Iowa City (Oct. 13)
  • “Who is Irish? Roddy Doyle’s Hyphenated Identities.” EFACIS, Galway, Ireland (June 2013)
  • “Who is Irish? Roddy Doyle’s Hyphenated Identities.”ACIS New Orleans international meeting, (March 2012)
  • “From the Political to the Personal: Roddy Doyle’s Bullfighting.” ACIS West, San Jose, CA. (Oct. 2011)
  • “Is Podcasting the New Star in the Galaxy of Learning?” (Poster session with Donna Mclean and Cherie Dodd) 3rd IU Kokomo Faculty Conference, Kokomo Indiana, (November 2010)
  • "Hybrid Ireland: Roddy Doyle’s Nigerian Irish Identity" ACIS -West ,Boise State University, Idaho (Oct. 2010)
  • “Nigeria in Ireland: Roddy Doyle's Nigerian Irish Identity" ACIS international/ Second Galway Conference of Irish Studies, Galway, Ireland (June 2009)
  • “From Emigration to Immigration: The Irish Short Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Roddy Doyle’s The Deportees” AEDEI International conference, A Coruña, Spain (May 2008)
  • “From Emigration to Immigration: The Irish Short Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and 7 Roddy Doyle’s The Deportees” at the national ACIS Irish Studies conference, Davenport, Iowa, (April 2008).
  • “The Four Mothers of the Dispossessed: Motherhood in Thomas Moore and Rosalia de Castro” ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies) Midwest conference Kansas City (October 2007).


  • Brown Bag: Research on Roddy Doyle – IUK, December 4, 2014
  • “Hybridity through Immigration” Arts and Sciences Speakers Series, IUK, (February 2010)