Who Are We?

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching and research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture in all of its manifestations.  Since its inception in the 1993-1994 academic year with the Donald and Marilyn Keough Program in Irish Studies, the Institute has assembled superior faculty and library collections. From the arrival of Seamus Deane as Donald and Marilyn Keough Chair of Irish Studies in 1992 to the most recent hire of Barry McCrea as Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies, the Keough-Naughton Institute has focused on bringing outstanding educators to teach our students.  The Faculty Fellows come from many disciplines, including Irish Language and Literature, Anthropology, Classics, English, Gender Studies, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Theology, and Film, Television, and Theatre.