Mary J. Hickman

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Mary J. Hickman is Professorial Research Fellow at St. Mary's University in Twickenham, London. She was formerly a Professor of Irish Studies and Sociology at London Metropolitan University and director of its Institute for the Study of European Transformations. She was a member of the Irish Governments Task Force on Policy Regarding Emigrants (2001-2002). She has been Visiting Professor at: New York University, Columbia University and Victoria University, Melbourne. Her current research interests centre on migrations and diasporas.[1] She has been a key figure in the documentation of The Irish Diaspora.[2]

An important analysis of nineteenth-century attitudes by Mary J. Hickman and Bronwen Walter showed that the 'Irish Catholic' was one viewed as an "other" or a different race in the construction of the British nationalist myth.[3]


  • Thinking Identities: Ethnicity, Racism and Culture - This book brings together research about a diverse range of groups who are rarely analyzed together: Welsh, Irish, Jewish, Arab, White, African and Indian.
  • Feminist Review; Issue 50 the Irish Issue By Mary J. Hickman, Ailbhe Smyth


  1. ^ Professor Mary Hickman
  2. ^ The Irish Diaspora
  3. ^ Deconstructing Whiteness: Irish Women in Britain Mary J. Hickman, Bronwen Walter Feminist Review, No. 50, The Irish Issue: The British Question (Summer, 1995), pp. 5-19 doi:10.2307/1395487