Irish literature, history, language, creative writing
1-year undergrad coursework in Irish Studies with professors from University College Dublin and Trinity College.
Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
B.A. Liberal Arts
Earned degree from Independent Learning Program focusing on music and culture with specializations in Anthropology, Linguistics, Ethnomusicology, Folklore; studied at IU Folklore Institute and Archives of Traditional Music.
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
M.A., Ph.D. Ethnomusicology
2-year winner Andrew Mellon Fellowship; 2 National Endowment for the Arts fieldwork grants; concentration in Irish, British Isles, European folk music; authored first-ever dissertation in Irish Folk Music; earned Ph.D. at age 25