Dr Regina Donlon graduated with first class honours degree in German and History from NUI Maynooth in 2008. She then began a PGDE qualification which was awarded the following year. Donlon’s doctoral research used comparative and transnational methodologies to explore German and Irish immigration to the American Midwest in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 2014 she was awarded a prestigious Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway for a project entitled ‘The Tuke Irish in Minnesota: transnational analysis of assisted emigration to the American Midwest, 1880-1930’. Before becoming a lecturer in Carlow College, St Patrick’s, Dr Donlon worked in the Department of History at Maynooth University.
Regina’s research interests lie in the field of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish history, with a particular focus on the Irish diaspora. Her research is underpinned by the use of comparative and transnational methodologies and explores Irish emigrant and immigrant experiences through social, economic, religious, political and gendered lenses. Her current research is focused on return migration to Ireland from the United States during the revolutionary era.
B.A. in German and History (NUI Maynooth, 2008), Post-graduate Diploma in Education (NUI Maynooth, 2009), PhD (History) (Maynooth University, 2014).