Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

  Elizabeth Stack
Advisor: Daniel Soyer
Dissertation Title: Contested Citizens, Irish and German Immigrants in New York City 1880-1924

H. Dip in Education, University College Cork, 2005
M.A. History, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1998
B.A., History and English, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1997

Research Interests:
Elizabeth is researching immigration and politics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  She is especially interested in ethnicity and gender and identity formation in America.

Awards and Fellowships:
German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Bosch Archival Summer School,  September 2014
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fr. McCloskey Award, Summer 2014
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Awards from the Crane and Goldberg funds, May 2014
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jesuit Pedagogy Seminar Stipend, Spring 2014
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Senior Teaching Fellowship, 2013-2014
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Research Support Grant, December 2013
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, SAS Summer Research Travel Grant, Summer 2013
History Department, Goldberger Fund, Spring 2013
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2012-2013
Graduate Assistantship, 2010-2012

"Carl Morris Loeb" in Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present, vol. 4, edited by Jeffrey Fear. German Historical Institute, Washington, 2013.

The Presentation Sisters and the Great Hunger in Listowel, Listowel Town Council Memorial for the Presentation Sisters, 2011.

Conference Presentations:
"Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows: Navigating Citizenship and Research", presented at HGSA Research Seminar, Fall 2014

"The Chinese and Irish in New York," Speaker at Fordham Alumni Visit to New York Historical Society, October 2014

“Contested Citizens: German and Irish Immigrants in New York 1880-1924,” presented in seminar group at the GHI Bosch Archival Summer School, September 2014

“Visions of Ireland and America.” Keynote Speaker, Fordham Alumni St. Patrick's Day Brunch, Spring 2014

German-Americans and WWI, Interdisciplinary Conference on Inequalities, Fordham University, Spring 2014

Women on the Margins: Gendered Spaces and Boundaries Fordham University Conference Cities in History, Commentator, Fall 2011

“Bread or Blood: The Great Hunger in an Irish Town,” Irish Studies Institute, Fordham, October 2011

“This is a Case which Requires Immediate Attention – Will You Please See to It?” Irish Emigrant Aid Societies in 19th Century America at the National American Conference for Irish Studies, New Orleans, March 2011

“A Sojourn in New York 1853: Diary of Charles Cooper, Ships Surgeon” at the Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, Michigan, October 2010

Courses Taught:
Irish America; Twentieth Century Ireland: Women in History and Literature; Crime and Punishment in America; US History Survey Course; Modern European History Survey Course


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