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Samantha (Sam) Haddad

Ph.D. Student

advisor: Dr. Leisa Meyer
Email: [[srhaddad]]
Current Research: Ireland/Irish America, Women/LGTBQ, Nationalism/Republicanism, Transnational Social Movements


Samantha (Sam) Haddad is a first-year Ph.D. student at the College of William and Mary where she explores the relationship between gender, race, social activism, and transatlantic Irish republicanism during the Northern Irish Troubles. Samantha graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with departmental honors from Mount Holyoke College in 2019 and holds a B.A. in both History and Art History. In 2021, Samantha obtained her M.A. in Irish and Irish American Studies from New York University. That same year, the American Conference of Irish Studies (ACIS) recognized her work on Irish women’s history at both the national and regional levels. Samantha has served as a contributor to Writing the Troubles, Reconstructing the Ethnic Village and numerous public history projects concerning contemporary Irish and Irish American history as well as worked at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has forthcoming published work concerning race and Irish womanhood and women’s prison material culture during the Northern Irish conflict.