Professor Catherine Nash
Professor of Human Geography
School of Geography
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Phone: 020 7882 8924
Fax: 020 7882 7479
Feminist cultural geography, geographies of relatedness, Irish studies
My research interests are in feminist cultural geography and are focused on geographies of identity, relatedness and belonging. Most recently my work has explored the meaning of ancestry and origins in the making of ethnic, national and diasporic identities through research on traditional and new forms of genealogical practices. I have recently completed one strand of this research which focused on the ideas of ancestry and origins in relation to the politics of belonging in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States, (Of Irish Descent: Origin Stories, Genealogy, and The Politics of Belonging, Syracuse University Press, 2008). I am currently addressing the remaking of ideas of identity and relatedness in human population genetics and geneticized genealogy.
My interests in geographies of identity and belonging also inform my research on cultural policy in Northern Ireland and on the practised, symbolic and material dimensions of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Nash, C. ‘Gendered geographies of genetic variation: sex, gender and mobility in human population genetics’, forthcoming in Gender, Place and Culture.
Nash, C. ‘Genetics, race and relatedness: human mobility and difference in the Genographic Project’ forthcoming in Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Nash, C. ‘Irish DNA: Making Connections and Making Distinctions in Y-Chromosome Surname Studies’ forthcoming in Katharina Schram, David Skinner and Richard Rottenburg eds. Identity Politics After DNA
Nash, C. and B. Reid, 2010, ‘Border crossings: new approaches to the Irish border’, Irish Studies Review, 18(3): 265–284.
Nash, C., L. Dennis, and B, Graham, 2010, ‘Putting the border in place: customs regulation in the making of the Irish border, 1921–1945’, Journal of Historical Geography, 36:421–431.
Nash, C. (2008), Of Irish Descent: Origin Stories, Genealogy, and The Politics of Belonging, Syracuse University Press.
Nash, C. (2007) ‘Mapping origins: race and relatedness in population genetics and genetic genealogy’ in Paul Atkinson and Peter Glasner eds. New Genetics, New Identities, Routledge, 77–100.
Nash C. (2006) ‘Irish Origins, Celtic Origins: Population Genetics, Cultural Politics, Irish Studies Review, 14 (1): 11–37
Graham, B. and Nash C. (2006) ‘A Shared Future: Territoriality, Pluralism and Public Policy in Northern Ireland’ Political Geography 25(3): 253-278
Nash, C. (2005) ‘Geographies of Relatedness’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 30 449–462
Nash, C. (2005) ‘Local Histories in Northern Ireland’ History Workshop Journal 60 45–68
Nash, C. (2005) ‘Equity, diversity and interdependence: cultural policy in Northern Ireland’ Antipode 37(2): 272–300
Nash, C. (2005) ‘Mapping Emotion: longing and location in the work of Kathy Prendergast’ in Fintan Cullen ed. A Shared Legacy: essays on Irish and Scottish Art and Visual Culture, Ashgate, 272–245
Nash, C. (2004) ‘Genetic kinship’ Cultural Studies, 18(1): 1–34
Jacobs, J. M. and Nash, C. (2003) ‘Too Little, Too Much: cultural feminist geographies’ Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 10(3): 265–279
Nash, C. (2003) ‘‘They’re family!’: cultural geographies of relatedness in popular genealogy’ in Sara Armed, Anne-Marie Fortier and Mimi Sheller eds. Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration, Berg, Oxford and New York, 179–203
Nash, C. (2003) ‘Setting roots in motion: genealogy, geography and identity’ in David Trigger and Gareth Griffiths eds. Disputed Territories: Land, Culture and Identity in Settler Societies, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 29–52
Nash, C. (2002) ‘Genealogical identities’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 20(1): 27–52