Íde B. O’Carroll, PhD is a social researcher, writer and adjunct professor who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA), and summers in Lismore, Waterford (Ireland).
As a consultant researcher (O’Carroll Associates International Consulting) she worked for many years on some of the key social change issues in Ireland and America. In 2014, she wound up her consultancy firm in order to concentrate on writing.
Her selected publications include: Irish Transatlantics, 1980-2015 (Cork Uni. Press, 2018); ‘Across the Pond: Connections to Marriage Equality Ireland’ in Crossing the Threshold: The Story of the Marriage Equality Movement (Merrion, 2017); Models for Movers: Irish Women’s Emigration to America (Cork Uni. Press, 2015); Daring Voices: The One Foundation’s Advocacy Programme, Ireland (OF, 2014); Lesbian and Gay Visions of Ireland: Towards the Twenty-First Century (Cassells, 1995), co-edited with E. Collins.
From 2013-2017, she was a Visiting Scholar at Ireland House, New York University and from 2012-2013, Visiting Scholar, at the Center for Public Policy, UMass-Amherst. In 2018, she became an Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, at UMass-Amherst.
She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Amherst Irish Association/Cumann Gaelach Amherst www.amherstirish.org and member of the Amherst poetry group, Emergence.