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American Library Association
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Oral history, Irish diaspora, Irish migration, Irish America, Irish in Britain, American Immigration, Ethnic identity, Traditional & folk music
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About Me

Sara Goek is a social and cultural historian whose broad research interests cover a wide variety of subjects including oral history, digital humanities, migration, ethnicity and identity, Irish traditional music, and the histories of modern Ireland, Britain, and America. She holds a PhD in History / Digital Arts & Humanities from University College Cork, Ireland (2015), and a MA in Historical Research from UCC and a BA in Irish Studies and History from Boston College. Her PhD research focused on oral histories of traditional musicians who migrated from Ireland to Britain and America in the post-war era.

Sara is Program Manager at the Public Library Association and previously was Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow (2017-2019) and Program Manager at the Association of College & Research Libraries. More information is available from her website:

Recent Publications

Articles, book reviews, and more:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ireland, United States
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, Ireland, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Libraries & Archives, Migration & Immigration, Public History