Prof. Elliot Gorn to deliver Ernie O’Malley lecture

Professor Elliot Gorn, author of Mother Jones, the Most Dangerous Woman in America, who was a guest at the inaugural Cork Mother Jones Festival in 2012 is to deliver this year’s Ernie O’Malley Lecture at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University on Thursday, 17th October at 7.00pm.  Prof. Gorn will be introduced by Professor Joe Lee.

Elliot J. Gorn

Prof. Elliott J. Gorn

Prof. Gorn will discuss the life of the labour leader Mary Harris, better known as Mother Jones, “the most dangerous woman in America” and the “grandmother of all agitators”, focussing on her Irish origins and influences, as well as how she has been remembered in Cork and the United States.  This is the fifteenth annual Ernie O’Malley Lecture in Irish American History.  The Ernie O’Malley Lecture series is endowed by Cormac K.H. O’Malley in honor of his father, Irish independence fighter and author.

Elliott Gorn is Professor of American Civilisation and History at Brown University. He specializes in the social and cultural history of the United States in the 19th and 20th century and has written numerous books on related subjects.

Joe Lee held the position of Chair of Modern Irish History at University College Cork (NUI Cork) for many years until 2002.  He is currently Professor of History and Glucksman Professor of Irish Studies and Director of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.  He is also a former member of Seanad Éireann, the Irish Senate.

There will be free admission to the lecture for members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students / faculty with a valid NYU I.D. Card.  For non-members $10 donation at the door for general event series.   In order to ensure a seat at events please RSVP to (New York Uni) +212-998-3950 (option 3) or email


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