Jack Sheehan is a PhD candidate at the Department of History in the School of Histories and Humanities. He is funded through the Provost's PhD Award, working with Dr. Daniel Geary on the project
Integration: An Intellectual History."" His research focuses on the collection, collation and usage of folk music for political purposes by states, groups and individuals in the twentieth-century in Ireland, the UK and the USA. This project aims to illustrate the conflicts over the meaning and ownership of folk music between collectors, musicians, state organisations and audiences.
He holds a B.A. in History, an M.Phil. in Creative Writing and a non-foundation scholarship from Trinity College Dublin. His writing has appeared most recently in The Baffler, Popula and The Cardiff Review.